The head of the household, Jess Gonzalez, is your average father who is forced to fight everyday troubles, following the death of his loving wife Berta. Their beloved daughter, Nina, has ... See full summary »

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Gregory Nava
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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Kurt Caceres ...  Conrado Gonzalez 22 episodes, 2002
Edward James Olmos ...  Jess Gonzalez / ... 17 episodes, 2002
Patricia Velasquez ...  Adela / ... 15 episodes, 2002-2004
Parker Torres ...  Cisco Gonzalez 14 episodes, 2004
Constance Marie ...  Nina Gonzalez 13 episodes, 2002
Austin Marques ...  Pablito Gonzalez 13 episodes, 2002
Yasmine Delawari ...  Yasmin Amir 13 episodes, 2004
Nicholas Gonzalez ...  Young Conrado 13 episodes, 2004
Jossara Jinaro 13 episodes, 2004
Eddy Martin ...  Roberto 13 episodes, 2004
Jeanine Monterroza Jeanine Monterroza ...  Evangelina 13 episodes, 2004
A.J. Lamas ...  Cisco Gonzalez 12 episodes, 2002
Sônia Braga ...  Berta Gonzalez 11 episodes, 2002
Kate del Castillo ...  Ofelia 10 episodes, 2002
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The head of the household, Jess Gonzalez, is your average father who is forced to fight everyday troubles, following the death of his loving wife Berta. Their beloved daughter, Nina, has recently graduated from law school and decides to work for Legal Services on behalf of immigrant rights, even though Jess does not agree with her decision. The rest of the Gonzalez family just try to go with the flow, but they find their own problems down the road. Written by Anonymous

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Drama | Family

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Official Sites:

PBS

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USA

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English

Release Date:

23 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

American Family: Journey of Dreams See more »

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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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[driving through a typical suburban neighborhood]
Cisco: This is like some strange planet on Star Trek.: Planet Gringo.
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A stellar series!
7 February 2003 | by kotsw85See all my reviews

Look up the word "quality" and the definition is "American Family".

The Gonzalez clan happen to be Latino, but they could be any family in America. Edward James Almos and Sonia Braga are truly brilliant as Jess and Berta Gonzalez [sadly, as is with most quality televison, both were passed over for much deserved Emmy nominations].

American Family" is lovingly written with heart, humor and intimacy. If you didn't catch it on PBS, try and find it on video....it's well worth the effort!


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