Sônia Braga

Sônia Braga

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1950-06-08 · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Maringá, Paraná, Brazil

52 Movies · 16 TV shows

Biography

Sônia Maria Campos Braga (Portuguese: [ˈsõnjɐ maˈɾi.ɐ ˈkɐ̃pus ˈbɾaɡɐ]; born 8 June 1950) is a Brazilian actress. She is known in the English-speaking world for her Golden Globe Award–nominated performances in Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985) and Moon over Parador (1988). She also received a BAFTA Award nomination in 1981 for Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (first released in 1976). 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 (1986), Sex and the City (2001), American Family (2002), Alias (2005), Aquarius (2016), Bacurau (2019), and Fatima (2020).

Personal Life

During the 1980s, Braga had relationships with Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, actor Robert Redford and director Clint Eastwood.

Early Life

Braga was born in Maringá, Paraná, Brazil, to Hélio Fernando Ferraz Braga and Maria Braga Jaci Campos, costume designer of Maringá. She has two siblings, Ana Júlia and Hélio. Her sister Ana's daughter Alice Braga is also an actress. Braga's family 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 noted Brazilian reception center Buffet Torres as a receptionist.

Movies & TV shows

2022.

1 Movie
Shotgun Wedding

Shotgun Wedding

2022
The families of Tom andDarcy come together for the ultimate destination wedding as they begin to get cold feet. Everyone's lives are in danger when the entire party is taken hostage, if that wasn't en...

2020.

2 Movies
Babenco: Tell Me When I Die

Babenco: Tell Me When I Die

2020
Besieged by cancer and nearing the end, the genius Argentine-Brazilian filmmaker Héctor Babenco (1946-2016) asks Bárbara Paz, his wife, for one last wish: to be the protagonist of his own death.
Fatima

Fatima

8
2020
In 1917, outside the parish of Ftima, Portugal, a 10-year-old girl and her two younger cousins witness multiple visits to the Virgin Mary, who tells them that only prayer and suffering will bring an e...

2019.

4 Movies
Bacurau

Bacurau

5.7
2019
Bacurau, a small town in the Brazilian serto, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who passed away at the age of 94. Its inhabitants notice that their community has disappeared from most maps....
Bacurau no Mapa

Bacurau no Mapa

2019
Bacurau's shooting and pre-production took place behind the scenes. With exclusive images, directors Kléber Mendona Filho and Juliano Dornelles show how they made the film an audience and critical suc...
The Jesus Rolls

The Jesus Rolls

2019
Hours after his release from prison, Jesus Quintana pairs up with fellow misfits Petey and Marie for a freewheeling joyride of petty crime and romance.
Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage

Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage

2019
Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage is a warm and revealing portrait of the charismatic, groundbreaking actor’s journey from his native Puerto Rico to the creative hotbed of 1960s New York City, to promin...

2017.

1 Movie
Wonder

Wonder

6.46
2017
The story of August Pullman is about a boy with facial differences.

2016.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Marvel's Luke Cage

Marvel's Luke Cage

6.75
2016
A wrongly accused man escapes prison to become a superhero for hire after a sabotaged experiment gave him super strength and resilience.
Aquarius

Aquarius

6.33
2016
Clara was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Brazil. She is the last person to live in the building that was built in the 1940s. The company that bought the apartments has other plans.

2014.

1 Movie
Emoticon

Emoticon

2014
Elena Gallenti is an anthropology graduate student struggling to complete her thesis on 'modern means of communication.' All that changes when she meets her new boyfriend's teenage kids, who are going...

2013.

2 Movies
The Wine of Summer

The Wine of Summer

2013
A frustrated actor travels to Spain in search of a playwright, but ends up with a group of previously unconnected people.
Meddling Mom

Meddling Mom

2013
Take Carmen Vega downtown and book her! Carmen (Sonia Braga) is guilty as charged of scheming with her two best friends, Marisol and Valeria (Rose Abdoo and Saundra Santiago) to stick her nose in ever...

2012.

1 Movie
Feijoada Completa

Feijoada Completa

2012
On a Saturday, unhappy with her marriage, Carol gets ready to leave, her husband usually goes to a soccer match and bring his friends back home for lunch. The dish of the day is feijoada. This film i...

2010.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
An Invisible Sign

An Invisible Sign

6
2010
After her father became ill, she turned to math for salvation. As an adult, she has to help her students through crises of their own.
Lope

Lope

2010
A chronicle of the life of Spanish playwright and poet Lope de Vega, who dominated Spain's early Golden Age of Theater in the 16th century. Lope returns home from war and enters the theater world when...
TV
As Cariocas

As Cariocas

2010
There are ten stand-alone episodes of "The Cariocas", which tells the story of ten modern-day women against the beautiful backdrop of Rio de Janeiro and its stunning urban landscapes. Our protagonists...

2009.

1 TV show
TV
Warehouse 13

Warehouse 13

5.65
2009
Two secret service agents, Myka Bering and Pete Lattimer, were assigned to the top secret Warehouse 13 after saving the life of the President. The Warehouse is a top secret facility that houses danger...

2008.

1 Movie
Tangled Web: Making Kiss of the Spider Woman

Tangled Web: Making Kiss of the Spider Woman

2008
The film's story is detailed in rare documents. It ranged from critical reception to legacy. Director David Weisman, who also produced "Kiss of the Spider Woman", comes off as the rightful creative fo...

2007.

1 Movie
Bordertown

Bordertown

2007
The titles show how the North American Free Trade Agreement is being used by American corporations. Most Mexican women are hired to work long hours for little money in order to produce mass quantities...

2006.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
Páginas da Vida

Páginas da Vida

2006
Páginas da Vida is a Brazilian telenovela that was produced and aired by TV Globo from July 10, 2006 to March 2, 2007, totaling 203 chapters. The plot featured Regina Duarte as the protagonist, Lília...
TV
Brothers and Sisters

Brothers and Sisters

2006
The Walker family deals with struggles and successes.
Sea of Dreams

Sea of Dreams

2006
On an island across the sea lies a village full of romance, wonder and mystery; a timeless place where people carry strong beliefs that can fulfill the heart's deepest desires. There is a beautiful sc...
The Hottest State

The Hottest State

2006
A young actor from Texas tries to make it in New York while struggling in his relationship with a beautiful singer

2005.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Ghost Whisperer

Ghost Whisperer

6.63
2005
She tries to help the dead communicate with their loved ones when she receives intense and confusing messages. Conflicts are preventing the spirits from passing over most of the time, which is why Mel...
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School

Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School

2005
Randall Miller's heart-achingly sweet drama centers on the unfulfilled personal life of Frank Keane, a sensitive baker who remains deeply depressed over his late wife's death. Frank decided to show up...

2003.

1 Movie
Testosterone

Testosterone

2003
Dean has been stumped for some time in his attempt to produce a follow-up to his successful graphic novel "I was a Teenage Speed Freak.". Louise, his editor, is hounding him because his fans expect gr...

2002.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
TV
George Lopez

George Lopez

4.5
2002
George Lopez is a comedian. The show was on ABC from March 27 to May 8.
TV
CSI: Miami

CSI: Miami

5.96
2002
CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve gruesome murders. The Miami C...
Empire

Empire

5.5
2002
A big time drug dealer is looking to get out of the game and sees his chance with a new friend who happens to be a Wall St. A broker. Victor was double crossed and had to get revenge.

2001.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Angel Eyes

Angel Eyes

6
2001
A story about a couple who cross paths and are destined to save each other's lives. Not once, but twice.
Perfume

Perfume

2001
A week in the lives of a group of models, photographers, agents, reporters, publicists and other characters during a wild modeling show in New York City.
TV
Alias

Alias

2001
The agent thought she was working for the U.S. has been tricked. The Alliance of Twelve is a criminal organization. Sydney became a double agent for the CIA after learning of this.
Posthumous Memories

Posthumous Memories

6
2001
Free adaptation of Machado de Assis' classic. The narrator is a rich dead man, who tells us about his life and times, making fun of both.

1999.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Força de um Desejo

Força de um Desejo

1999
Força de um Desejo is a Brazilian telenovela produced by Globo TV and was shown in the schedule of 18 hours between May 10, 1999 and January 29, 2000, in 226 chapters. It was written by Gilberto Braga...
From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter

5.14
1999
Johnny Madrid is on the run. Along with Madrid's gang, Johnny and Esmeralda embark on an adventure filled with colorful characters who lead them into the fight of their lives!

1998.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
A Will of their Own

A Will of their Own

1998
A Will of their Own was directed by Karen Arthur. The film follows a family's struggle for power. The film was shown on television. In late 2003 it was released to DVD.
For All - O Trampolim da Vitória

For All - O Trampolim da Vitória

1998
1943, World War II. The northeastern coast of Brazil is an strategic region for the Allies. Giancarlo, an Italian immigrant married to a Brazilian woman, lives nearby the Parnamirin Field, the largest...
TV
Four Corners

Four Corners

1998
In a growing southwestern community where old-fashioned values are at odds with changing times, a widow is forced to run her ranch while fighting off encroaching developers after the death of her husb...
Money Play$

Money Play$

1998
When a money mule has a fatal heart attack at a brothel, the contents of the money vest are hidden. Johnny is her best bet to retire early.

1996.

1 Movie
Tieta of Brasil

Tieta of Brasil

1996
Just when her family starts believing that she is dead, and that they can expect a rich heritage, Tieta returns from São Paulo to her native village in Bahia, which she had been forced to leave long a...

1995.

2 Movies
Two Deaths

Two Deaths

1995
There is a story of power, passion and obsession in an Eastern European country.
Moses

Moses

1995
An ordinary man is called upon by God to do the impossible in this lovingly told production of the Old Testament story. The man who leads the slaves to freedom is the Pharaoh of Egypt. The "greatest s...

1994.

1 Movie
The Burning Season

The Burning Season

1994
Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ranch land....

1993.

1 Movie
Roosters

Roosters

1993
Gallo Morales is the proud patriach returning home after a seven-year stint for manslaughter. Seeking to re-establish his legendary status as a champion breeder, he comes back for the rooster bred by ...

1991.

1 Movie
The Last Prostitute

The Last Prostitute

1991
Two 60s teenagers find work rather than pleasure when it turns out that the prostitute they desire now owns a horse farm.

1990.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
Law & Order

Law & Order

5.83
1990
A murder is followed by a police investigation and prosecution.
The Rookie

The Rookie

6
1990
Many of the partners he's had have died on the job as a result of Nick's risky tactics. Nick's rookies are almost as hotheaded as he is.

1988.

2 Movies
Moon Over Parador

Moon Over Parador

6
1988
Jack Noah, a little known actor, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. Jack was offered an offer that he could not refuse by Roberto, the dictator's righ...
The Milagro Beanfield War

The Milagro Beanfield War

1988
A developer plans to build a resort in a small town. While activist Ruby Archuleta and lawyer/newspaper editor Charlie Bloom realize that this will result in the eventual displacement of the local His...

1987.

1 Movie
The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains

The Man Who Broke 1,000 Chains

1987
The true story of Robert Burns, the prisoner who attempted two daring escapes after being sentenced to a Georgia chain gang.

1985.

1 Movie
Kiss of the Spider Woman

Kiss of the Spider Woman

6
1985
Luis and Valentin are cell mates in a South American prison. Luis, a gay man, and Valentin, a political prisoner, were found guilty of immoral behavior. Luis and Valentin are both trying to escape rea...

1984.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
The Cosby Show

The Cosby Show

6.2
1984
The Cosby Show is an American television situation comedy starring Bill Cosby, which aired for eight seasons on NBC from September 20, 1984 until April 30, 1992. The show focuses on the Huxtable famil...

1983.

1 Movie
Gabriela

Gabriela

1983
In 1925, a poor, uneducated, and charming woman becomes a cook, mistress, and then wife of a bar owner in a small Brazilian coastal town.

1981.

1 Movie
I Love You

I Love You

1981
Man meets woman, and invites her home. The two start an intense relationship in order to shield themselves from loneliness.

1978.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Lady on the Bus

Lady on the Bus

1978
The wedding night of Solange did not go as well as she would have liked. She decided to live through her sexual frustration by sleeping with strangers she picked up on crowded buses, after constant fi...

1976.

1 Movie
Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands

1976
In a small city of Brazil, Flor, a cooking teacher, marries Vadinho, a very handsome and erotic man. Once married she finds he is a good-for-nothing who takes all her money to gamble. After his death,...

1975.

1 Movie

1974.

1 Movie

1971.

2 Movies
O Capitão Bandeira Contra o Dr. Moura Brasil

O Capitão Bandeira Contra o Dr. Moura Brasil

1971
Successful manager is haunted by a sinister character who enters his dreams, Dr. Moura Brasil.

1970.

2 Movies
A Moreninha

A Moreninha

1970
Carolina gathers some old friends in her house on Paquetá Island, in Rio de Janeiro. She will find, among them, the boyfriend she had during her childhood and with whom she had exchanged vows of etern...

1968.

1 Movie
The Red Light Bandit

The Red Light Bandit

1968
Born and raised in the misery of Brazilian slums, Jorge becomes a luxury house burglar in São Paulo and gets nicknamed "The Red Light Bandit" by the sensationalist press. In addition to wearing a red ...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
Tropico

Tropico

Raymond was hired to spy on Mark, an American businessman, in a steamy coastal town in Northern Brazil. When he falls for Mark's wife, Lucia, and her identical twin sister, things get complicated.
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