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Hoji Ya Henda Braga Fortuna is an Angolan actor.

Born in Luanda and named after war hero Hoji-ya-Henda, Fortuna emigrated to Portugal at the age of 20. He worked as a model and DJ in parallel to his study of law at the Catholic University of Portugal in Porto, and eventually took up acting. In 2008, he followed his partner and now wife, travel writer Anja Mutic, to live in New York.

Fortuna has appeared in many stage, TV and film productions since 2001, acquiring a certain celebrity in Portugal for appearing in at least ten television series there. He received an 7th African Movie Academy Awards as best supporting actor for his breakthrough role as the criminal César in the 2010 Congolese movie Viva Riva!. In 2013, he was cast to appear in a background role in the fourth season of Game of Thrones. However, he revealed on his Facebook page that he would not be appearing in season 4 for unspecified reasons.[1][2]


  • O Bar da TV, Portuguese reality TV show based on The Bar, winner (2001)
  • Morangos com Açúcar, Portuguese teen drama series (2004)
  • Game of Thrones (season 4), American fantasy series, unnamed role (2014)
  • Viva Riva!, Congolese thriller, César (2010)


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