Wagner Moura is a Brazilian film, television and stage actor. Besides being a well-established and acclaimed actor in Brazil, he has achieved widespread international fame for his portrayal of Captain (later Colonel) Roberto Nascimento, protagonist of the highly successful 2007 film Elite Squad and its sequel, Elite Squad: The Enemy Within. He also gained recognition globally playing "Spider" in the 2013 sci-fi film Elysium. In 2015 he is played the lead role of Pablo Escobar in the Netflix series Narcos, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination.
He graduated in journalism at Federal University of Bahia but decided to become an actor.
In 1997 he appeared in the film Woman on Top starring Penélope Cruz.
In 2007 he played Captain Nascimento, protagonist of the Golden Bear winner in the 2008 Berlin Film Festival, Elite Squad.