Hoji Fortuna

Hoji Fortuna

Actor, Performance Coach and Script Consultant

Brooklyn, New York

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December 2011
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About Hoji

Hoji Fortuna was born in Angola (southwest Africa) and lived in Portugal for 14 years, before moving to New York to pursue a career in acting.

He started his career as a comedy actor in 2001 after winning a reality show in Portugal. There, Hoji mostly worked in TV, but also some in theatre.

In 2008 Hoji traded beautiful laid-back Lisbon for busy charismatic New York and have s
ince been working in film, TV and theatre in the U.S. and abroad.

He won an African Oscar for a performance as Cesar in Viva Riva! (Best African Film at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards; winner of six African Oscars and official selection at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival and 2011 Berlin International Film Festival). The movie is currently on Netflix after U.S. and international theatrical distribution.

In addition to Viva Riva! Hoji has performed in director Hal Hartley’s feature film Meanwhile, in ABC series Pan Am and more recently in upcoming feature film In The Morning by director Nefertite Nguvu.

Hoji is also the author of New York for Actors, a manual for new, aspiring and foreign actors interested in developing a career in the U.S. in general and New York in particular. The book can be found on the iBookstore or on Lulu.com.

Unique traits: Definitely my intensity, Morgan Freemish personality and classic smooth demeanor. Meet me once and never forget. I guarantee you that.

Loglines

  • Mexxican

    Mexxican Action Crime Drama Film-noir When little Leon learned from his mother how to defend against his bullies, he didn’t know he would become an incredible fighter. But can the rise in the clandestine street-fighting world be immune to the drug trade and its ruthless trail of greed, violence and revenge?

Credits

  • Masaryk

    Masaryk (2017)
    Film (Biography, Drama and History) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Grain

    Grain (2016)
    Film by Kaplan Films/Semih Kaplanoglu Alexandre

  • Contained

    Contained (2016)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor A man quarantined for being suspected of having Ebola begins to question his health as well as his psychological state.

  • Wilsonov

    Wilsonov (2015)
    Film by FilmBrigade/Tomáš Mašín Bobby

  • Another Empty Space

    Another Empty Space (2015)
    Film (Short, Drama and Romance) Actor In the winter of Berlin two ex-lovers meet for the first time since parting ways.

  • Odlazak

    Odlazak (2015)
    Film (Short, Mystery, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Pink Dolphin

    Pink Dolphin (2015)
    Film (Short and Drama) Actor A little girl from the Amazon Rain Forest runs away from home to look for a pink dolphin that she had dreamed about. At the same time on the Amazon River, a hunter decides to kill the last pink dolphin on earth to fulfill his desires of power and wealth. A group of indigenous people finds the little girl frustrated and sad because the river is polluted, the entrance of the river is blocked, and there are no pink dolphins left in the river. The indigenous takes the girl through a secret way in the jungle to find the Amazon River. Once they reach the shore, a woman spirit appears with the little girl and starts a ritual dance with the indigenous people so the girl can become a pink dolphin. The indigenous people and the woman spirit punish the ambitious hunter for the rest of his life. Written by Nadia Menco

  • In The Morning

    In The Morning (2014)
    Film by Hollywood Africans/Nefertite Nguvu Ravi

  • Afronauts

    Afronauts (2014)
    Film (short) by Powder Room Films/Frances Bodomo Nkoloso

  • An African City

    An African City (2014)
    Television (Comedy and Romance) Actor An African City is a Ghanian television and web series created by Nicole Amarteifio. Through the narration of the lead character, Nana Yaa, (Maame Yaa Boafo), we watch the lives of five beautiful, upperclass, educated African women as they deal with their lives as single women in Accra, Ghana. The series often portrays frank discussions about romance, sexuality and Africanism. The five women have all been raised abroad and have returned to Africa to continue high-powered careers, look for love and have sex. Written by Toyin Fadope

  • Meanwhile

    Meanwhile (2012)
    Film by Possible Films/Hal Hartley Otis

  • Max Payne 3

    Max Payne 3 (2012)
    Video Game (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 2 More) Miscellaneous Crew Nine years after the events of Max Payne 2: The Fall of Max Payne (2003), Max finds himself living a degenerative lifestyle, addicted to painkillers and alcohol in the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, while trying to forget the past that haunts him. Employed by real estate mogul Rodrigo Branco, Max works in private security, protecting the wealthy Branco family. But as things go wrong and Rodrigo's wife Fabiana is kidnapped, Max is forced into a deadly new conflict, while relying on the abilities he attained from the experiences of the past he left behind. Written by Malthe Frøkjær-Rubbås

  • Pan Am

    Pan Am (2011)
    Television by ABC Network/Millicent Shelton Haitian Doctor

  • Viva Riva

    Viva Riva (2011)
    Film by uFilm/Djo Munga Cesar

  • Festival of Lights

    Festival of Lights (2010)
    Film by Durga Entertainment/Shundell Prasad Mr. Wright

  • Harlem 125

    Harlem 125 (2010)
    Television (Drama) Actor A series of stories focusing on Africans making it in New York City. Some have a much harder time than others, but learn to keep striving.

  • Viva Riva!

    Viva Riva! (2010)
    Film (Crime, Drama and Thriller) Actor Riva is an operator, a man with charm and ambition in equal measure. Kinshasa is an inviting place. With petrol in short supply in DRC's capital, he and his sidekick pursue a plot to get hold of a secret cache - barrels of fuel they can sell for a huge profit. Of course they're not the only ones who want the stuff. Cesar is a ruthless, sharply dressed foreigner thriving in Kinshasa's lawless streets. A female military officer joins the fray. Even the church will betray its tenets for a piece of the action. But Riva's main nemesis is Azor, a crime boss in the classic style: big, decadent and brutal. He's not a man to mess with, but his girlfriend, Nora, may just be the most seductive woman in all of DRC. Riva catches sight of her dancing at a nightclub and it's not long before Nora matches the fuel cache as a coveted object of his lust. Written by Anonymous

  • Code Name: Operation Black Thunder

    Code Name: Operation Black Thunder (2010)
    Film (Short, Action, Adventure, Crime and 1 More) Actor When our Intelligence Agencies are infiltrated by a terrorist organization, seven disgraced New York City Cops are selected to stop the worst terrorist attack in US history. This time it takes some dirty cops to save the world.

  • Honeysuckle

    Honeysuckle (2010)
    Film (Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • A Minha Família

    A Minha Família (2009)
    Television (Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Novos Malucos do Riso

    Novos Malucos do Riso (2009)
    Television (Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • A Outra

    A Outra (2008)
    Television (Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Malucos no Hospital

    Malucos no Hospital (2008)
    Television (Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Fascínios

    Fascínios (2008)
    Television (Comedy, Drama and Romance) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Joseph

    Joseph (2005)
    TV Movie (Action, Crime and Drama) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Malucos e Filhos

    Malucos e Filhos (2005)
    Television (Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Malucos na Praia

    Malucos na Praia (2005)
    Television (Comedy) Actor Add a Plot »

  • Morangos com Açúcar

    Morangos com Açúcar (2004)
    Television (Comedy, Drama, Music and Romance) Actor This soap opera follows the daily routine of a group of portuguese teenagers and their problems

  • O Crime Não Compensa

    O Crime Não Compensa (2003)
    Television Actor Add a Plot »

  • Os Imortais

    Os Imortais (2003)
    Film (Action, Crime, Drama and War) Actor Every year, four ex-soldiers who call themselves "Os Imortais" ("The Immortals"), get together with four women to celebrate their war deeds and remember the old days, back in the war. On the summer of 1985, tired of their monotonous lives, they decide to rob a bank. Joaquim Malarranha, a chief inspector from the local police force who is about to retire, crosses their path and chooses to spend his last days of duty trying to solve the robbery. But as he carries on with his investigation, he discovers more than he could have ever imagined... Written by Anonymous

  • Sexappeal

    Sexappeal (2001)
    Television Actor Add a Plot »

  • Os Malucos do Riso

    Os Malucos do Riso (1995)
    Television (Comedy) Actor A series of comedic sketches.

Awards

  • Best Actor in Supporting Role - AMAA (African Oscars)
    (2011)

Education

  • Royal Central School of Speech and Drama

  • Stella Adler Studio of Acting
    (2009)

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