Sonia Braga

Sonia Braga

  • Highest Rated: 97% Aquarius (2016)
  • Lowest Rated: 0% An Invisible Sign (2011)
  • Birthday: Jun 8, 1950
  • 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

90% Bacurau (Nighthawk) Domingas 2019
No Score Yet Bacarau Actor 2019
85% Wonder Grans $132.1M 2017
97% Aquarius Clara $0.3M 2016
No Score Yet The Wine Of Summer Actor 2015
57% 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
32% The Hottest State Mrs Garcia 2007
No Score Yet Bordertown Teresa Casillas 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' 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 Streets of Laredo Actor 1995
No Score Yet The Burning Season Regina 1994
No Score Yet Roosters Juana Morales 1993
No Score Yet The Last Prostitute Loah 1991
29% The Rookie Liesl 1990
42% Moon over Parador Madonna 1988
55% 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
85% Kiss of the Spider Woman Leni Lamaison / Marta / Spider Woman 1985
29% Gabriela Gabriela 1983
No Score Yet Eu Te Amo (I Love You) Maria Producer 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

88% Marvel's Luke Cage
2016-2018
Soledad Temple
  • 2018
  • 2016
83% Warehouse 13
2009-2014
Alicia
  • 2014
79% Brothers & Sisters
2006-2011
Gabriela Laurent
  • 2011
  • 2010
89% 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
71% Sex and the City
1998-2004
Maria
  • 2001
  • 1998
No Score Yet Family Law
1999-2002
Beatrice Valdes
  • 2000
82% Tales from the Crypt
1989-1996
  • 1992
No Score Yet The Cosby Show
1984-1992
Anna Maria Westlake
  • 1986
No Score Yet Four Corners
1998
Carlotta Alvarez
No Score Yet George Lopez
2002-2007
Angie's Mother

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