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Sonia Braga

Highest Rated:   97% Aquarius (2016)
Lowest Rated:   0% An Invisible Sign (2011)
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Birthplace:   Maringá, Paraná, Brazil
Born in Maringa, Brazil, Sonia Braga acted on the stage as a teenager. She quickly rose to stardom on Brazilian soap operas during the '60s, but it was not until Bruno Barreto's Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1977) that she gained international screen stardom. She played the title character, a remarried widow who is prone to erotic visits from her first husband's ghost. She worked with Barreto again for the 1983 erotic drama Gabriela, based on one of her TV roles.Her first mainstream Hollywood movie was Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985), in the dual role of the mythical title character herself and the woman of Raul Julia's past. She then appeared with Julia in her next few films, including Paul Mazursky's Moon Over Parador (earning her a Golden Globe nomination), Clint Eastwood's The Rookie, and John Frankenheimer's The Burning Season (earning her an Emmy nomination). She hasn't always played a sexpot, however; she was firey garage owner Ruby in Robert Redford's The Milagro Beanfield War as well as the math teacher known as "the Dragon Lady" on The Cosby Show. After living in the U.S. for some time, she returned to Brazil in 1996 to star in the romantic comedy Tieta of Agreste, which she also co-produced. The role of Tieta was a self-reflexive one, that of a mature beautiful woman returning to Brazil after several years away. In the late '90s, she worked on the miniseries Streets of Laredo, A Will of Their Own, and Four Corners. In 2001 she joined the cast of Gregory Nava's PBS series American Family as matriarch Berta. She can also be seen as Jennifer Lopez's mother in Angel Eyes and as Kim Cattrall's lover Maria on Sex and the City.

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
97% Aquarius
  • Clara
$0.3M 2016
No Score Yet The Wine Of Summer
  • Actor
2015
50% Emoticon ;)
  • Sonia
2014
No Score Yet Meddling Mom
  • Carmen Vega
2013
0% An Invisible Sign
  • Mom
2011
No Score Yet Lope
  • Paquita
2010
No Score Yet Che
  • Celia
2008
No Score Yet Bordertown
  • Teresa Casillas
2008
32% The Hottest State
  • Mrs Garcia
2007
22% Marilyn Hotchkiss Ballroom Dancing & Charm School
  • Tina
$0.2M 2006
33% Sea of Dreams
  • Nurka
2006
6% Testosterone (Testosteroni)
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Testosterone
  • Pablo's Mother
2003
21% Empire
  • Iris
$17.6M 2002
33% Angel Eyes
  • Josephine Pogue
$23.8M 2001
No Score Yet Steve Martini's The Judge
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet Steve Martini's 'The Judge'
  • Lily Acosta
2001
No Score Yet Memorias Postumas
  • Actor
2001
11% Perfume
  • Irene
2001
22% From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter
  • Quixtla
2000
No Score Yet Posthumous Memories (Memorias Postumas)
  • Actor
1999
No Score Yet Tieta of Agreste
  • Actor
1998
No Score Yet Tieta of Agreste
  • Tieta
1996
38% Two Deaths
  • Ana Puscasu
1995
No Score Yet The Burning Season
  • Regina
1994
No Score Yet Roosters
  • Juana Morales
1993
No Score Yet The Last Prostitute
  • Loah
1991
31% The Rookie
  • Liesl
1990
42% Moon over Parador
  • Madonna
1988
59% The Milagro Beanfield War
  • Ruby Archuleta
1988
No Score Yet The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains
  • Emily Del Pino Pacheco
1987
No Score Yet I Love You
  • Actor
1986
88% Kiss of the Spider Woman
  • Leni Lamaison / Marta / Spider Woman
1985
29% Gabriela
  • Gabriela
1983
No Score Yet Eu Te Amo (I Love You)
  • Actor
1982
No Score Yet Lady on the Bus
  • Actor
1978
No Score Yet Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos (Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands)
  • Dona Flor
1976

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
96% Marvel's Luke Cage
2016
  • Soledad Temple
  • 2016
75% Warehouse 13
2009-2014
  • Alicia
  • 2014
No Score Yet Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
  • Gabriela Laurent
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet Alias
2001-2006
  • Elena Derevko Sophia Vargas Sophia
  • 2005
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Dona Marta Cruz
  • 2005
No Score Yet Ghost Whisperer
2005-2010
  • Estella de la Paz
  • 2005
No Score Yet Law & Order
1990-2010
  • Helen
  • 2003
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
  • Angie's Mother

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