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Sônia Braga


Born June 8, 1950, in Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil to a seamstress mother and a Realtor father. Made a notable appearance in the film adaptation of Jorge Amado's Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976). Played the central role of Dona Flor. Earned American recognition and a Golden Globe nomination for performance in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985).... See full bio »

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Nominated for 3 Golden Globes. Another 14 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

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Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands Dona Flor (Florípides) Guimarães
1976

Filmography

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 2018/II Fatima (pre-production)
Sister Lucia (as Sonia Braga)
 2018 Going Places (completed) (as Sonia Braga)
 2017 Las Reinas (TV Series)
Gabriella De La Reina
- Pilot (2017) ... Gabriella De La Reina (as Sonia Braga)
 2017/I Wonder
Grans (as Sonia Braga)
 2016 Luke Cage (TV Series)
Soledad
- You Know My Steez (2016) ... Soledad (as Sonia Braga)
- Suckas Need Bodyguards (2016) ... Soledad (as Sonia Braga)
- Just to Get a Rep (2016) ... Soledad (as Sonia Braga)
 2016 Aquarius
Clara (as Sonia Braga)
 2015 The Curse of the Fuentes Women (TV Movie)
Orquidia Fuentes (as Sonia Braga)
 2014 Royal Pains (TV Series)
Lorena Correia
- HankMed on the Half Shell (2014) ... Lorena Correia (as Sonia Braga)
- Good Air/Bad Air (2014) ... Lorena Correia (as Sonia Braga)
- Oh, M.G. (2014) ... Lorena Correia (as Sonia Braga)
- Everybody Loves Ray, Man (2014) ... Lorena Correia (as Sonia Braga)
 2014 Emoticon ;)
Sonia (as Sonia Braga)
 2014 Warehouse 13 (TV Series)
Alicia
- Savage Seduction (2014) ... Alicia (as Sonia Braga)
 2013 The Ordained (TV Movie)
Magalys (as Sonia Braga)
 2013 The Wine of Summer
Eliza (as Sonia Braga)
 2013 Meddling Mom (TV Movie)
Carmen Vega (as Sonia Braga)
 2012 Mundo Invisível (segment "Kreoko") (as Sonia Braga)
 2012 Feijoada Completa (Short)
Celeste (as Sonia Braga)
 2011 Tapas & Beijos (TV Series)
Helô Siqueira
- A Bolsa do Camelô (2011) ... Helô Siqueira (as Sonia Braga)
 2010-2011 Brothers & Sisters (TV Series)
Gabriela Laurent
- Walker Down the Aisle (2011) ... Gabriela Laurent (as Sonia Braga)
- The Rhapsody of the Flesh (2010) ... Gabriela Laurent (as Sonia Braga)
 2010 As Cariocas (TV Series)
Júlia
- A Adúltera da Urca (2010) ... Júlia (as Sonia Braga)
 2010 An Invisible Sign
Mom (as Sonia Braga)
 2010 Lope
Paquita (as Sonia Braga)
 2007 Donas de Casa Desesperadas (TV Series)
Alice Monteiro
- Episode #1.3 ... Alice Monteiro (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.1 ... Alice Monteiro (as Sonia Braga)
- Bem lá no fundo ... Alice Monteiro (as Sonia Braga)
 2006-2007 Páginas da Vida (TV Series)
Tônia Werneck
- Episode dated 2 March 2007 (2007) ... Tônia Werneck (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode dated 1 March 2007 (2007) ... Tônia Werneck (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode dated 27 February 2007 (2007) ... Tônia Werneck (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode dated 26 February 2007 (2007) ... Tônia Werneck (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode dated 24 February 2007 (2007) ... Tônia Werneck (as Sonia Braga)
 2007 Bordertown
Teresa Casillas (as Sonia Braga)
 2006 The Hottest State
Mrs. Garcia (as Sonia Braga)
 2006 Sea of Dreams
Nurka (as Sonia Braga)
 2005 Che Guevara
Celia (as Sonia Braga)
 2005 Ghost Whisperer (TV Series)
Estella de la Costa
- Shadow Boxer (2005) ... Estella de la Costa (as Sonia Braga)
 2005 Alias (TV Series)
Elena Derevko
- Before the Flood (2005) ... Elena Derevko (as Sonia Braga)
- The Descent (2005) ... Elena Derevko (as Sonia Braga)
- Mirage (2005) ... Elena Derevko (as Sonia Braga)
- A Clean Conscience (2005) ... Elena Derevko (as Sonia Braga)
- The Orphan (2005) ... Elena Derevko (as Sonia Braga)
 2005 CSI: Miami (TV Series)
Dona Marta Cruz
- Identity (2005) ... Dona Marta Cruz (as Sonia Braga)
 2004 Amália Traïda (Short)
Amália Rodrigues (as Sonia Braga)
 2004 Scene Stealers
Celia Crouch (as Sonia Braga)
 2003 Testosterone
Pablo's Mother (as Sonia Braga)
 2003 Law & Order (TV Series)
Helen
- Genius (2003) ... Helen (as Sonia Braga)
 2002 George Lopez (TV Series)
Emilina Palmero
- Meet the Cuban Parents (2002) ... Emilina Palmero (as Sonia Braga)
 2002 American Family (TV Series)
Berta Gonzalez
- La Casa (2002) ... Berta Gonzalez (as Sonia Braga)
- The Glass Ceiling (2002) ... Berta Gonzalez (as Sonia Braga)
- The Father (2002) ... Berta Gonzalez (as Sonia Braga)
- La Cama (2002) ... Berta Gonzalez (as Sonia Braga)
- Crash Boom Love: Part 2 (2002) ... Berta Gonzalez (as Sonia Braga)
 2002 Empire
Iris (as Sonia Braga)
 2001 Sex and the City (TV Series)
Maria Diega Reyes
- Ghost Town (2001) ... Maria Diega Reyes (as Sonia Braga)
- What's Sex Got to Do with It? (2001) ... Maria Diega Reyes (as Sonia Braga)
- Defining Moments (2001) ... Maria Diega Reyes (as Sonia Braga)
 2001 Angel Eyes
Josephine Pogue (as Sonia Braga)
 2001 The Judge (TV Movie)
Lily Acosta (as Sonia Braga)
 2001 Memórias Póstumas
Marcela (as Sonia Braga)
 2001 Perfume
Irene Mancini (as Sonia Braga)
 2000 Family Law (TV Series)
Beatrice Valdez
- Echoes (2000) ... Beatrice Valdez (as Sonia Braga)
 1999 From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter (Video)
Quixtla (as Sonia Braga)
 1999 Força de Um Desejo (TV Series)
Helena Silveira Sobral (as Sonia Braga)
 1998 A Will of Their Own (TV Mini-Series)
Jessie Lopez de la Cruz
- Episode #1.1 (1998) ... Jessie Lopez de la Cruz (as Sonia Braga)
 1998 Money Play$ (TV Movie)
Irene (as Sonia Braga)
 1998 Four Corners (TV Series)
Carmen Alvarez
- Betrayals (1998) ... Carmen Alvarez (as Sonia Braga)
 1996 Tieta do Agreste
Tieta
 1995 Moses (TV Mini-Series)
Sephora (uncredited)
 1995 Streets of Laredo (TV Mini-Series)
Maria Garza
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Maria Garza (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Maria Garza (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.1 (1995) ... Maria Garza (as Sonia Braga)
 1995 Two Deaths
Ana Puscasu (as Sonia Braga)
 1995 Happily Ever After: Fairy Tales for Every Child (TV Series)
Esmerelda
- Cinderella (1995) ... Esmerelda (voice, as Sonia Braga)
 1994 The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (TV Movie)
Regina de Carvalho (as Sonia Braga)
 1993 Roosters
Juana Morales (as Sonia Braga)
 1992 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series)
Sophie Wagner
- This'll Kill Ya (1992) ... Sophie Wagner (as Sonia Braga)
 1991 The Last Prostitute (TV Movie)
Loah (as Sonia Braga)
 1990 The Rookie
Liesl (as Sonia Braga)
 1988 Moon Over Parador
Madonna Mendez (as Sonia Braga)
 1988 The Milagro Beanfield War
Ruby Archuleta (as Sonia Braga)
 1987 The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains (TV Movie)
Emily Del Pino Pacheco (as Sonia Braga)
 1986 The Cosby Show (TV Series)
Anna Maria Westlake
- An Early Spring (1986) ... Anna Maria Westlake (as Sonia Braga)
- Mrs. Westlake (1986) ... Anna Maria Westlake (as Sonia Braga)
 1985 Kiss of the Spider Woman
Leni Lamaison / Marta / Spider Woman (as Sonia Braga)
 1983 Gabriela
Gabriela / Nacib's cook-mistresswife (as Sonia Braga)
 1981 Eu Te Amo
Maria (as Sonia Braga)
 1980 Chega Mais (TV Series)
Gelly
- Episode #1.40 (1980) ... Gelly (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.39 (1980) ... Gelly (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.37 (1980) ... Gelly (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.38 (1980) ... Gelly (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.36 (1980) ... Gelly (as Sonia Braga)
 1978-1979 Dancin' Days (TV Series)
Júlia Matos
- Episode #1.172 (1979) ... Júlia Matos (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.171 (1979) ... Júlia Matos (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.170 (1979) ... Júlia Matos (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.169 (1979) ... Júlia Matos (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.168 (1979) ... Júlia Matos (as Sonia Braga)
 1978 A Dama do Lotação
Solange (as Sonia Braga)
 1977 Espelho Mágico (TV Series)
Cinthia Levy / Camila
- Episode dated 14 June 1977 (1977) ... Cinthia Levy / Camila (as Sonia Braga)
 1976 Saramandaia (TV Series)
Marcina
- Episode #1.120 (1976) ... Marcina
- Episode #1.119 (1976) ... Marcina
- Episode #1.118 (1976) ... Marcina
- Episode #1.117 (1976) ... Marcina
- Episode #1.116 (1976) ... Marcina
 1976 Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands
Dona Flor (Florípides) Guimarães (as Sonia Braga)
 1975 Gabriela (TV Series)
Gabriela
- Episode #1.134 (1975) ... Gabriela (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.133 (1975) ... Gabriela (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.132 (1975) ... Gabriela (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.131 (1975) ... Gabriela (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.130 (1975) ... Gabriela (as Sonia Braga)
 1975 O Casal
Maria Lúcia (as Sonia Braga)
 1974 Fogo Sobre Terra (TV Series)
Brisa
- Episode dated 8 May 1974 (1974) ... Brisa (as Sonia Braga)
 1973 Mestiça, a Escrava Indomável
Mestiça (as Sonia Braga)
 1972 Vila Sésamo (TV Series)
Ana Maria (as Sonia Braga)
 1972 Somos Todos do Jardim de Infância (TV Movie) (as Sonia Braga)
 1972 Selva de Pedra (TV Series)
Flávia
- Episode dated 12 April 1972 (1972) ... Flávia (as Sonia Braga)
 1971 O Capitão Bandeira Contra o Dr. Moura Brasil
Boy (as Sonia Braga)
 1969-1970 A Menina do Veleiro Azul (TV Series) (1969)
- Episode #1.325 (1970) ... (1969) (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.30 (1969) ... (1969) (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.29 (1969) ... (1969) (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.28 (1969) ... (1969) (as Sonia Braga)
- Episode #1.27 (1969) ... (1969) (as Sonia Braga)
 1970 Cleo e Daniel
Sandra (as Sonia Braga)
 1970 Irmãos Coragem (TV Series)
Lídia Siqueira (as Sonia Braga)
 1970 A Moreninha
Carolina, a Moreninha (as Sonia Braga)
 1968 O Bandido da Luz Vermelha
Victim (as Sonia Braga)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Regular appearances in archive footage of her works in Brazilian soaps, in daytime TV-series Vídeo Show (1983) (1983/2002). See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Interview | 3 Articles | 26 Pictorials | 6 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Sonia Braga

Height:

5' 2" (1.57 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I was never the good girl or the bad girl. I was always the ugly girl.

Trivia:

First Brazilian actor to receive an Emmy nomination. See more »

Trademark:

Voluptuous figure. See more »

Nickname:

The Brazilian Bombshell

Star Sign:

Gemini

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