bio

Ivo Müller is a Brazilian-born actor. After discovering a love of live performance in middle school, Ivo earned a B.A. in Law at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, before abandoning his burgeoning career in favor of acting.

Ivo’s acting credits include a stage production of Twelve Angry Men, and Tabu, a critically-acclaimed, multi-award winning 2012 Portuguese movie that won the Critics Best Picture award at the Berlin Film Festival. Ivo has worked with studios including HBO, Sony, and Globo TV. Can be seen as a compelling AIDS-stricken hairdresser, appearing opposite Andrea Beltrão in Hebe: The Brazilian Star (2019), in both the feature film and the television biopic. Alongside his acting career, Müller worked as an acting coach in the awarded documentary Cine Marrocos (2018), where he coached homeless people and refugees living in an abandoned movie theater in São Paulo.

Müller speaks English, Spanish and his native Brazilian Portuguese. 

acting reel

If you want to watch full scenes or short films, here are some options

TABU

Feature – Portugal/France/Germany/Brasil Dir. Miguel Gomes
*Awarded at the Berlin International Film Festival 2012

HEBE

Feature e TV Show – Brazil 
Dir. Maurício Farias
*TV Globo

works

Feature 

  • A Solidão dos Jovens Atores, dir. Marcio Reolon & Filipe Matzenbacher (post-production)
  • Barba Ensopada de Sangue, dir. Aly Muritiba (post-production)
  • Bluefish, dir. Clark Middleton and Ewen Bremner, USA (post-production)
  • Proof Sheet, dir. Richard Kilroy – 2023 
  • Hebe: The Brazilian Star, dir. Mauricio Farias – 2019
  • Blitz, dir. Rene Brasil – 2018
  • The Death of Marga Maier, dir. Camila Toker – 2017
  • Cine Marrocos, dir. Ricardo Calil – 2015
  • The Devil Lives Here, dir. Dante Vescio and Rodrigo Gasparini – 2016
  • California, dir. Marina Person – 2015
  • Wild Love Prayer, dir. Chico Faganello – 2015
  • Lascados, dir. Vitor Mafra – 2014
  • Tabu, dir. Miguel Gomes – 2012  
  • Another Memory, dir. Chico Faganello – 2005

Short Films

  • The Professor, dir. Lucas Banser (post-production)
  • I Have a Voice, dir. Juliana Albuquerque & Bárbara Ramoz – 2023
  • The Orphan, dir. Carolina Markowiczs – 2019 
  • The Artificial Humors, dir. Gabriel Abrantes – 2017
  • Birds in the Mouth, dir. Gustavo Ribeiro – 2016
  • Blue Black Opal, dir. Rene Brasil – 2016
  • Without You Life is an Adventure, dir. Alice Drummond Andrade – 2015
  • Valentina, dir. André Gevaerd – 2015
  • The Time It Takes, dir. Cíntia Domit Bittar – 2015
  • Dictionary, dir. Ricardo Weschenfelder – 2013
  • Lace, dir. Kika Moura – 2005

Theater

  • Rilke, monologue based on the work of poet Rainer Maria Rilke, dir. Arieta Corrêa, 2019
  • Stitching, by Anthony Neilson, dir. Cesar Baptista, 2018
  • Huis Clos (No Exit, by J.P. Sartre), dir. Diego Moschkovich, 2016
  • Dear Listeners, dir. Otávio Martins, 2015/2016
  • Twelve Angry Men, dir. Eduardo Tolentino/Grupo Tapa, 2010/2018
  • Letters to a Young Poet, monologue based on texts by Rainer Maria Rilke, 2010/2014
  • The Widows, by Arthur Azevedo, dir. Eduardo Tolentino/Grupo Tapa, 2009
  • Camaraderie, by August Strindberg, dir. Eduardo Tolentino/Grupo Tapa, 2008
  • Bitter Sicilian, by Luigi Pirandello, dir. Eduardo Tolentino/Grupo Tapa, 2007/2008
  • Portraits of Augustus Jones, dir. Hugo Coelho, 2007
  • Portraits and Songs, dir. Renato Andrade, 2005/2006
  • Hecuba, by Euripides, dir. Esther Góes, 2005

TV

  • Passport to Freedom – Globo/Sony/Amazon, 2021
  • Hebe – Globo Play, 2020
  • As Aventuras de Poliana – novela/SBT, 2019
  • A Grande Viagem/The Great Journey – TV Cultura, 2018* Emmy International Nominee Best Kids TV Show
  • Unidade Básica – Universal Channel Brasil, 2016
  • Gigantes do Brasil – History Channel, 2015
  • The Business – HBO, 2014

Awards and Nominations

  • Best Ensemble – CineEuphoria 2013 – Film Tabu
  • Best Villain – São Paulo Int’l Fantastic Film Festival – 2016 – Film The Devil Lives Here
  • Nominated for Best Supporting Actor at Film Quest – Fantastic Film Festival in Utah, USA – 2016 for The Devil Lives Here

Honored Actor at CINERAMA – BC – Balneário Camboriú Int’l Film Festival 2013 – for outstanding performance in the film Tabu.

Award-Winning Works

  • Tabu, film by Miguel Gomes – Nominated for the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival 2012 – Winner of the FIPRESCI Critics’ Award and the Alfred Bauer Award at the same festival
  • Twelve Angry Men, dir. Eduardo Tolentino/Grupo Tapa, 2010/2015 – APCA 2010 Award – Best Show
  • The Artificial Humors, dir. Gabriel Abrantes, nominated for the European Film Award 2017
  • Twelve Angry Men – APCA 2010 – Best Show and Contigo 2011 Award – Best Drama

The Orphan, dir. Carolina Markowicz, won numerous international awards, including Best Live Action Film at Hollyshorts, Los Angeles, and the Queer Palm at the Cannes Film Festival

press

producer

Over the years, I’ve learned to produce my own theater projects, and lately, I’ve also ventured into film production. Typically I serve as a creative and/or associate producer in projects where I also work as an actor, and/or in educational initiatives like “I Have a Voice,” produced for the Childhood Foundation.

Even Landscapes Change – in development 
Written by Ivo Müller and Jean Paulo Lasmar, dir. JP Lasmar

The Professor – short in post production 
Written and directed by Lucas Banser

I Have a Voice – short 2023 – Dir. Juliana Albuquerque e Barbara Ramoz
Produced for the Childhood Foundation

Bluefish – Feature – filmed during the pandemic –  post production
Dir. Clark Middleton and Ewen Bremner 

The Devil Lives Here
Horror feature film, Brasil 2016.
Dir. Rodrigo Gasparini e Dante Vescio 



teaching artist

Teaching has been a cornerstone throughout my entire life. Both sides of my family have a legacy of educators, with grandparents who were dedicated teachers. My initial venture into the professional world was as an English teacher. Concurrently, while pursuing my aspirations to become an actor, I found joy in teaching acting to children in public schools in São Paulo. As my acting career gained momentum, I transitioned to instructing actors and directors at renowned film schools such as Academia Internacional de Cinema and Inspiratorium in Brazil.

I also had the privilege of serving as an acting coach for the documentary “Cinema Morocco,” directed by Ricardo Calil. In the United States, I contributed as an assistant teacher alongside the late actor and acting coach Clark Middleton, known for his roles in “Twin Peaks” and “The Blacklist.”

To explore some of my work, you can enroll in my online course on Domestika.com. Use this link!

Furthermore, I am here to support you with auditions, self-tapes, speech, and public speaking through virtual lessons on Zoom or in-person sessions. Please feel free to reach out for information regarding fees and availability.

Online Course at Domestika – pre recorded 
Acting Techniques for Effective Communication

reviews

I never take any acting class and have been thinking about it just to improve my communication skills. In this class, Ivo has been very clear in giving directions on how to do acting and to level up your communication technique. I think it's also great for the beginner who wants to learn acting. Awesome and inspiring course!
dicky_2d
Comecei a fazer as aulas e estou achando incrível como o Ivo apresenta o conteúdo de forma prática e entusiasmada. Avante!
marianaleme1
Thanks to teach me how to act. Great course.
mariobarreratelevision
Muito interessante e agregador
avilaciccons
Buen curso con bastante información útil.
leosmarissa
Clear message and it covers some history of acting which is a plus Thank you Ivo
yokkwei

contact

Direct contact: im@ivomuller.com

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