Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Who Are Those Gals? - Sonia Braga

Sônia Maria Campos Braga was born in Maringá, Paraná, Brazil on June 8, 1950. The daughter of Hélio Fernando Ferraz Braga and costume designer Maria Braga Jaci Campos, she is the sister of Ana Júlia (Ana Maria Braga) and assistant director, actor Hélio Braga, and the aunt of Alice Braga, also an actress. Parents and their six children moved to Curitiba and then to Campinas. Braga was 8 years old when her father died, and she moved to a convent school in São Paulo. In her teens, she took a job in the traditional Buffet Torres as a receptionist.

Sônia debuted on stage in "Hair" in the end of the 1960s. Her first success on TV was in ‘Vila Sésamo’ (1972), the Brazilian version of ‘Sesame Street’ (1969). She had her first international success on big screen in “Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands” (1976).

Braga has been nominated for three Golden Globes and an Emmy Award, she is best known in the English-speaking world for her performances in “Kiss of the Spider Woman”, and “Moon Over Parador”. Her television credits include ‘Sex and the City’, ‘Alias’, ‘American Family’ and ‘The Cosby Show’.

BRAGA, Sônia (Sônia Maria Campos Braga) [6/8/1950, Maringá, Paraná, Brazil -     ] - producer, TV actress, daughter of costume designer Maria Braga Jaci Campos, sister of actress Ana Maria Braga [1949-    ], assistant director, actor Hélio Braga, animator, aunt of director Daniela Braga [1972-    ], actress Alice Braga [1983-    ], producer, actress Rita Moraes.
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman’s Daughter - 2000 (Quixtla)

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