Selton Figueiredo Melo (his artistic name is spelt with a double L) (born December 30, 1972 in Passos, Minas Gerais) is a Brazilian actor. He works on TV, movies and theater. He also produces and directs movies and videoclips. The actor hosts Tarja Preta, a TV show about culture and independent movies.
He played André in the Brazilian film To the left of the father which was directed by Luiz Fernando Carvalho and based on the eponymous novel by Raduan Nassar.
He has also played João da Ega in Os Maias, also directed by Luiz Fernando Carvalho, based on the eponymous novel by Eça de Queiroz.
Selton was born in Passos (State of Minas Gerais), the son of Selva (housewife) and Dalton Melo (bank employee). His brother Danton Mello is actor as well. Selton’s parents are both from Minas Gerais State. After Selton was born his parents move to São Paulo, where he lived until the age of 11. In São Paulo, Selton attended “Colégio Aclimação”. At 11 years of age he was invited… read more