Sonia Braga

About Sonia Braga

Sonia was born June 8, 1950, in Maringá, Paraná State, Brazil, to a seamstress mother and a realtor father. She starred in the film adaptation of Jorge Amado’s ‘Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands’, in the central role of Dona Flor. Sonia then earned American recognition and a Golden Globe nomination for performance in ‘Kiss of the Spider Woman’, and was subsequently nominated for a second Golden Globe for her performance in ‘Moon Over Parador’, where she played the part of Madonna Mendez. 

Braga also received a BAFTA Award nomination in 1981 for ‘Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands’. For the 1994 television film ‘The Burning Season’, she was nominated for an Emmy Award and a third Golden Globe Award. Her other television and film credits include ‘The Cosby Show’, ‘Sex and the City’, ‘American Family’, ‘Alias’, ‘Aquarius’, ‘Bacurau’, and ‘Fatima’, as recent as 2020. In 2020, The New York Times ranked her #24 in its list of the 25 Greatest Actors of the 21st Century. Learn More…

Sonia Braga