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  • Real name : Sonia María Campos Braga
  • Place of birth : Maringá
  • Date of birth : 08/06/1950


  • Braga Sônia


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Sônia Braga (1950)

Sonia María Campos Braga

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Sônia Maria Campos Braga is a Brazilian actress. She has been nominated for both a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award.


 early life
Sonia Braga was born in Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil, the daughter of Maria José "Zeze" Braga, a seamstress, and a realtor father. In 1975, she became famous in Brazil with the telenovela Gabriela .

Braga made another notable Jorge Amado adaptation, when she played the lead role in the film Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands ("Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos") in 1976. She made appearances in several Brazilian blockbuster films such as Lady on the Bus ("A Dama do Lotação") in 1978 and I Love You ("Eu Te Amo" in Portuguese) in 1981.

She achieved international recognition with her title role in Gabriela, the film adaptation of Jorge Amado's novel, in 1983. Set in Bahia in 1925, Amado's story tells of Gabriela, a mulatto girl who transforms the lives of many of the provincial inhabitants. Jorge Amado's romantic tale was to be Braga's stepping stone into American cinema after which she moved to the United States where she appeared in such films as The Rookie , Kiss of the Spider Woman, The Milagro Beanfield War and Angel Eyes. She has guest starred in television series such as Alias, The Cosby Show, George Lopez, CSI: Miami, Sex and the City, Ghost Whisperer and Brothers & Sisters.

In 2007, she accepted a part on a Brazilian prime time soap opera, Páginas da Vida, and then in the Portuguese language version of the American TV series Desperate Housewives. After that she moved back to Roosevelt Island in New York City to relaunch her career in the United States.

Sônia Braga was nominated for an Emmy Award in 1995 in the category of "outstanding supporting actress in a mini series or special" for the role of Regina De Carvalho in The Burning Season.

In Brazil, she was one of the top soap opera stars in the 1970s. She also appeared in the Brazilian version of Sesame Street (Vila Sésamo).

 personal life
During the 1980s, Braga had a relationship with actor Robert Redford and later, with director Clint Eastwood.

Her niece, Alice Braga, has starred in several films such as City of God and I Am Legend with Will Smith and Blindness with Julianne Moore.

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