Place of birth: Bahia, Brazil
She is an Actress and the wife of Ben Kingsley an Academy Award Winning actor.
Ms. Lavender is a Brazilian actress that has appeared on Brazilian television, English-language television, film and stage, including touring with the British Shakespeare Company.
at the age of eight she began training in ballet, jazz, contemporary dance and later studied Flamenco dancing under Roberto Amaral and Yolanda Arroyo in Los Angeles.
She then moved into journalism and received a degree from PUC University, Drama followed at Dirceu de Mattos school in Rio de Janeiro, studied English for a year and then traveled to London.
She auditioned for the London International School of Performing Arts, playing ‘Queen Anne’ from Shakespeare’s Richard III, and passed the audition in spite of the language barrier.
In 2003 Lavender appeared in the independent film “Emotional Backgammon” and was awarded “Best Actress” at the Denver Film Festival.
From there she went on to appear in “Ali G Indahouse” and the BBC series “Longitude”, “EastEnders” and “Casualty”.
Then in 2009 Lavender toured with the British Shakespeare company production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, playing Hippolyta and Titania.
She’s trained in the Brazilian martial art “Capoeira”.
2011 saw Lavender star as “Maria” in a one woman show “A Woman Alone” written by Dario Fo. now in 2012 Lavender Pictures her co-owned film company is in the process of developing a slate of scripts including “Zorra” of which Lavender will star in.