Ana Lúcia Moniz is a singer and actress born on November 9, 1976 in Lisbon, Portugal. Her father, Carlos Alberto Moniz, is a famous conductor. From 1990 to 1991, she studied at the Music Academy of Santa Cecilia. Afterwards, she spent a year at the Eden Prairie High School in Minnesota, United States of America, where she received the award for the best composer. Lúcia was unknown to the Portuguese public when in 1996 she entered RTP da Canção, the Portuguese national pre-selection for the Eurovision Song Contest, and won it.