Sonia Braga

Actor, Producer
A sultry and sensuous brunette, Sonia Braga began her career in her native Brazil as a teenager and made her stage debut at 17. From the late 1960s, she began to amass an impressive body of work, including appearances ... Read more »
Born: 06/08/1950 in Brazil

Filmography

Actor (43)

Emoticon;) 2014 (Movie)

Sonia (Actor)

Royal Pains 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Meddling Mom 2012 - 2013 (TV Show)

Actor

The Wine of Summer 2012 (Movie)

Eliza (Actor)

An Invisible Sign 2011 (Movie)

Mom (Actor)

Lope 2010 (Movie)

Paquita (Actor)

Bordertown 2007 (Movie)

Teresa Casillas (Actor)

Sea of Dreams 2007 (Movie)

Nurka (Actor)

The Hottest State 2007 (Movie)

Mrs Garcia (Actor)

Testosterone 2004 (Movie)

Pablo's Mother (Actor)

American Family 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Empire 2002 (Movie)

Iris (Actor)

Family Law 2000 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Angel Eyes 2001 (Movie)

Josephine Pogue (Actor)

Perfume 2001 (Movie)

Irene (Actor)

Sex and the City 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Steve Martini's The Judge 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Memorias Postumas 2000 (Movie)

(Actor)

ALMA Awards 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter 1998 (Movie)

Queen of the Vampires (Actor)

Tieta 1998 (Movie)

Tieta (Actor)

Larry McMurtry's Streets of Laredo 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Two Deaths 1996 (Movie)

Ana Puscasu (Actor)

Concert of the Americas 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

Roosters 1995 (Movie)

Juana (Actor)

The Burning Season 1994 (Movie)

Regina DeCarvalho (Actor)

This'll Kill Ya 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

The Rookie 1990 (Movie)

Liesel (Actor)

Moon Over Parador 1988 (Movie)

Madonna (Actor)

The Milagro Beanfield War 1988 (Movie)

Ruby Archuleta (Actor)

Kiss of the Spider Woman 1985 (Movie)

Marta (Actor)

Gabriela 1983 (Movie)

Gabriela (Actor)

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands 1978 (Movie)

Dona Flor (Actor)

A Will of Their Own (TV Show)

Actor

Four Corners (TV Show)

Actor

Money Plays (TV Show)

Actor

Streets of Laredo (Movie)

(Actor)

The Last Prostitute (TV Show)

Actor

Women of the World (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A sultry and sensuous brunette, Sonia Braga began her career in her native Brazil as a teenager and made her stage debut at 17. From the late 1960s, she began to amass an impressive body of work, including appearances in several soap opera-like miniseries (telenovelas). Braga became an international sex symbol as a woman torn between her living spouse and the ghost of her dead one in Bruno Barreto's "Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands" (1977). She and Barreto reunited in 1983 for a film version of one of her most famous TV roles, "Gabriela".

Relationships

Pelé Actor

Companion
In a June 2001 Time Out New York interview, Braga confirmed they shared "a little thing"

Alice Braga Actor

Niece
Born April 15, 1983; starred in internationally acclaimed "City of God" (2002)

Ana Braga

Sister
Mother of Alice Braga

Michael Fuchs Executive Producer

Companion
Involved summer 1991

Maria José

Mother
Raised Sonia and her siblings as a single parent

Robert Redford Actor

Companion
Dated in late 1980s No longer together

Milestones

2007

Co-starred in Ethan Hawke's adaptation of his own novel, "The Hottest State"

2007

Cast opposite Antonio Banderas and Jennifer Lopez in "Bordertown"

2006

Co-starred with Jennifer Lopez in "Bordertown"

2005

Appeared in five episodes of the ABC spy series, "Alias"

2002

Played Berta Gonzalez in the PBS series, "American Family"

2001

Acted alongside long-time pal Chris Noth in the NBC miniseries "Steve Martini's The Judge"

2001

Was featured in the ensemble cast of "Perfume"; screened at Sundance

2001

Made appearance as a woman who becomes romantically involved with Samantha (Kim Cattrall) in HBO's "Sex and the City"

1999

Cast as the Queen of the Vampires in the sequel "From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter"

1998

Had featured role in the NBC miniseries "A Will of Their Own"

1998

Co-starred with Ann-Margret in the midseason CBS drama series "Homestead"

1996

Debut as producer, "Tieta/Tieta do Agreste"; also played title role of a wealthy widow who revisits her poor roots (released theatrically in the USA in 1998)

1995

Acted alongside Edward James Olmos in "Roosters"

1994

Reteamed with Raul Julia, her "Spider Woman" co-star, in the HBO fact-based drama "The Burning Season"

1991

Had title role in the Lifetime movie "The Last Prostitute," playing a legendary lady of the evening who retired to raise horses

1988

Co-starred in "The Milagro Beanfield War," directed by Robert Redford, and "Moon Over Parador," co-starring Raul Julia

1987

Acted in the HBO drama "The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains"

1986

Made two appearances on "The Cosby Show" (NBC), playing Cliff's math teacher, Mrs. Westlake

1985

English-language debut, "Kiss of the Spider Woman," playing several characters including the iconic titular Spider Woman; first film with Raul Julia (film re-released in 2001)

1983

Reunited with Barreto for "Gabriela," reprising the role she had made famous on Brazilian TV

1977

Earned international attention as the lead in the Bruno Barreto directed "Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos/Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands"

1968

First major film role, "A Moreninha"

1968

Appeared in a Brazilian stage version of "Hair"

1968

Film debut, "O bandido da luz vermelha" Sailboat"

1967

Stage debut in Moliere's "Jorge Dandin" (date approximate)

Made live television debut at age 14 on "The Enchanted Garden", a Brazilian children's program

Became famous in Brazil for roles in telenovelas, "Selva de Pedra" (1972), "Gabriela" (1975) and "Dancin' Days" (1978)

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