Sônia Braga
Brazilian actress
Sônia Braga
Sônia Maria Campos Braga is a Brazilian actress. She has been nominated for both a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award.
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Political attacks on Brazilian film a reminder: there's no such thing as bad publicity
Huffington Post - 4 months
The director and stars of 'Aquarius' protest the proposed impeachment of Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff at Cannes in May 2016. Jean-Paul Pelissier/Reuters Rodrigo Fonseca, Darcy Ribeiro School of Cinema With more than 338,000 tickets sold, more than $1 million in box office, and two months of sold-out screenings, the Brazilian film Aquarius is a megahit by Latin American independent cinema standards. It has finished its run at the Viennale Film Festival in Vienna, Austria, and it will compete next month at Mexico's Premios Fenix, where it's nominated for best actress and best director, among other awards. But don't expect to see this critics' darling at the Oscars. Beyond its international acclaim, Aquarius is the cause of a vitriolic political dispute within the Brazilian arts. The country's decision not to send the film to the Oscars as a contender for Best Foreign Film has led to accusations of censorship, putting the brand-new administration of Michel Tem ...
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Sonia Braga shines in the absorbing Brazilian drama 'Aquarius'
LATimes - 4 months
The title of “Aquarius” refers to a two-story apartment complex, located in the Brazilian coastal city of Recife, that has clearly seen better days. By the end of Kleber Mendonça Filho’s gorgeous, ruminative new film, this endangered piece of real estate has come to feel like not just a milieu...
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Memo From Brazil: Brazilian Politics Smother a Film’s Oscar Ambitions
New York Times - 5 months
A government panel rejected the critically acclaimed “Aquarius,” starring Sonia Braga, as Brazil’s Academy Awards entry, prompting other directors to withdraw their films.
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Chill Out And Get Off: Inside The Strange, Sexy World Of ASMRotica
Huffington Post - 5 months
Laila Love ASMR, as she goes by on YouTube, sits before her laptop camera in a room that appears to be a bedroom masquerading as a spa. A Himalayan salt lamp is propped next to a sprawling white bed, along with a spread of lit candles that I can only imagine smell soothing as hell.  In the video called “~Sensual Trigger Words~ *ASMRotica* *3Dio Binaural*,” Love wears a low-cut T-shirt, rectangular glasses and fluorescent pink lipstick, her black hair styled with short, Bettie Page–style bangs. She greets her viewers in a painstaking whisper in which every consonant is elongated, enunciated, even somehow massaged. “Now today I wanted to do a sexy, sensual trigger words video ― Part 2,” she says, her dimples popping in and out of view as she attempts to hold back a smile.  “Sensual,” she begins. The word is brought to life in Love’s mouth, stretched out and softened as if spun from cotton candy, or uttered in a melodramatic perfume commercial. “Love. Close. Satin. ...
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Sonia Braga joins the cast of Marvel's 'Luke Cage'
LATimes - about 1 year
With "Marvel's Jessica Jones" receiving rave reviews, the comic book company's next Netflix show, "Marvel's Luke Cage," steps up with the casting of a major actress, Sonia Braga, in the role of Soledad Temple, the mother of Rosario Dawson's character Claire. Dawson's Claire is slated to have an...
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Imagen Awards nominate 'Chicago Fire,' 'Scandal,' 'Grey's Anatomy' for Latino Portrayals
Yahoo News - over 3 years
By Steve Pond LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - The television series "Chicago Fire," "Dallas" and "Scandal" and the feature films "Bless Me, Ultima" and "Tio Papi" are among the nominees for the 28th annual Imagen Awards, which honor portrayals of Latinos and Latino culture in TV and film. Among the actors nominated by the Imagen Foundation are Benjamin Bratt, Sonia Braga, Nestor Carbonell, Oscar Nunez, Jordana Brewster, Gina Torres for their work in television, and Eva Mendes, E.J. Bonilla and David Castro for feature film. ...
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Lori Culwell: Twelve Things You Didn't Know About Gwen From Parenthood: An Interview With Rose Abdoo)
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
By now, you've hopefully caught up on season four of Parenthood, which was arguably the most emotional season yet. If you're a fan of the show, you know that this season focused on Kristina (played by Monica Potter) and her battle with breast cancer. Kristina got good news about her cancer in the finale, but the episode took an unexpected emotional turn when Kristina went to say goodbye to her chemotherapy team and discovered that her friend Gwen (played by Rose Abdoo) was back, her cancer having returned. Since Gwen had served as Kristina's touchstone throughout the season, viewers were heartbroken I am a big fan of the show so I was already connected to the season, but I was also excited about this storyline because my husband (voiceover actor Stephan Cox) knows Abdoo (Gwen). He interviewed her last month, and there are many things about her that I know you will find interesting. Here are the highlights, and if you love Rose like we do, you can listen to the intervie ...
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Summer Rayne Oakes: The Pirelli Calendar's Soulful Departure
Huffington Post - about 4 years
"Shoot a calendar that will inspire the next generation." Those were the directions that Pirelli creative team imparted to Steve McCurry, the chosen photographer (see: "Afghan Girl") for the 40th Anniversary edition of the Calendar, which launched in Rio de Janeiro this past week. Instead of the calendar that we often come to expect, featuring artistic nudes, Pirelli and McCurry opted for a less expected route. They chose, instead, to feature eleven women fully clothed -- all of who work on environmental and humanitarian causes. This was of course, music to my ears, as well as many of the other lovely ladies I got to share some calendar space with, including Liya Kebede, who works on maternal health; Petra Nemcova, who started the Happy Hearts Fund after surviving the tsunami of 2004; and Kyleigh Kuhn, who works closely with women in Afghanistan with Twenty Four Suns and Roots of Peace. Rio provided a vibrant backdrop for the two-week shoot. McCurry not only captur ...
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Movies on TV, Today & Tonight - Regina Leader-Post
Google News - over 5 years
3: 20 (166) >>> The Milagro Beanfield War Sonia Braga. Tensions rise between a Chicano farmer and land developers. (2 hrs.) 3: 30 (43) >> The Kingdom Jamie Foxx. Federal agents seek a terrorist cell in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. (2 hrs.30 mins
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Evandro Mesquita completa 40 em sucesso com A Grande Família - Gazetaweb.com
Google News - over 5 years
"Eu tava no ginásio e fui ver Hair, com Sonia Braga nua e aquela profusão de pessoas loucas no palco... Isso é teatro? Isso pode? Eu quero fazer isso também", decidiu Evandro, uma das mais amadas figuras da cultura pop nacional - uma das cabeças da
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Exclusive Patch Interview with Actor Esai Morales - Patch.com
Google News - over 5 years
In addition to his film and television work, Morales joined with actors Jimmy Smits, Sonia Braga, Merel Julia and attorney Felix Sanchez in 1997 to co-found the National Hispanic Foundation for the Arts. How did you first hear about the “Gun Hill Road”
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Eternos de las telenovelas - La Prensa (Bolivia)
Google News - over 5 years
En Brasil, se encuentran Toni Ramos, José Wilker, Fernanda Montenegro, la versátil Sonia Braga o la encantadora Susana Vieira, quienes indudablemente ya son señores del espectáculo televisivo. Sin lugar a dudas, es la reina de la telenovela mexicana
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'Doña Flor' y sus tres maridos - Trome.pe
Google News - over 5 years
Sí, esta mujer, Nelly Rodríguez, le ganó a la escultural brasileña Sonia Braga, quien encarnó a 'Doña Flor', una mujer que tenía dos hombres, su esposo fantasma y su nuevo marido. La película fue una versión de la novela del gran escritor brasileño
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Brazilian Sex Comedy Blockbuster DONA FLOR AND HER TWO HUSBANDS to Be Remade - Alt Film Guide (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Additionally, Sonia Braga was a British Film Academy nominee in 1981 in the Most Outstanding Newcomer to Leading Film Roles category. The new Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands is expected to hit Brazilian theaters in 2014
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Você sabe tudo sobre o escritor Jorge Amado? - R7
Google News - over 5 years
1 - Qual novela baseada em um romance de Jorge Amado deixou Sonia Braga famosa em todo o Brasil? 2 – Qual romance do escritor virou filme, em 1976, e minissérie, em 1998? 3 – A novela Porto dos Milagres foi inspirada em qual livro de Jorge Amado?
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sônia Braga
  • 2015
    Age 64
    In November 2015, Marvel announced that Braga had been cast in the television series, Luke Cage, produced by Marvel Television in association with ABC Studios for Netflix.
    More Details Hide Details During the 1980s, Braga had relationships with Van Halen frontman David Lee Roth, with actor Robert Redford and with director Clint Eastwood. She has no children.
  • 2014
    Age 63
    Braga’s scenes were filmed on location in Mexico and her episodes were aired in August 2014.
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  • 2010
    Age 59
    In 2010, she starred in the episode A Adultera da Urca, in the miniseries As Cariocas and in 2011, made a cameo in the Tapas & Beijos series.
    More Details Hide Details Braga has been cast in a recurring role as Lorraine Correia in the sixth season in the series Royal Pains.
  • 2006
    Age 55
    In 2006, she returned to work on a telenovela of Rede Globo, playing sculptress Tônia in Páginas da Vida.
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  • 2002
    Age 51
    In 2002, she appeared in American Family, a PBS series created by Gregory Nava that follows the lives of a Latino family in Los Angeles.
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  • 2001
    Age 50
    In 2001 Braga appeared in Angel Eyes a romantic drama film directed by Luis Mandoki and starring Jennifer Lopez.
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    In 2001, she joined the cast of Memórias Póstumas directed by André Klotzel based on The Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas by Machado de Assis.
    More Details Hide Details For her performance in this film, she won the Kikito award for best supporting actress in Gramado Film Festival.
  • 1996
    Age 45
    In 1996, won the Lone Star Film & Television Awards, as best supporting actress for her work in Streets of Laredo directed by Joseph Sargent.
    More Details Hide Details That same year, director Nicolas Roeg invited her for the lead role in the film Two Deaths alongside Patrick Malahide. In 1999, after nearly 20 years away from the Brazilian television, the actress made a cameo in the first 10 chapters of the soap opera Força de um Desejo (1999), by Gilberto Braga and Alcides Nogueira, in the role of Helena Silveira, characters of mother Fábio Assunção and Selton Mello.
  • 1995
    Age 44
    In 1995, she was nominated for an Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie for The Burning Season, but lost to Shirley Knight.
    More Details Hide Details The film details the life of Brazilian activist Chico Mendes.
  • 1985
    Age 34
    In 1985, she starred in the movie Kiss of the Spider Woman alongside Raul Julia and William Hurt.
    More Details Hide Details The film's success opened the doors of the international market for Sonia Braga and earned her a Golden Globe nomination for best supporting actress. She decided to leave Brazil and try career in the US, where she lived for 14 years. In 2003, she obtained American citizenship. Braga was the first Brazilian to present a category at the Oscars. She was announced by Goldie Hawn as one of the most glamorous actresses in the world, before appearing with Michael Douglas, who announced the result of the best short film. Braga competed for many prestigious awards in the United States. For her performance in The Burning Season (1994) she was nominated for the third time for the Golden Globe for best supporting actress.
  • 1981
    Age 30
    In 1981, she starred in Eu Te Amo directed by Arnaldo Jabor, and won the best actress award at the Gramado Film Festival.
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  • 1979
    Age 28
    In 1979, Sonia Braga ventured into children's theater in the play No País dos Prequetés.
    More Details Hide Details The following year she returned to television in the telenovela Chega Mais alongside Tony Ramos. In the early 1980s, Braga, who had already made films like Lady on the Bus (1978), decided to devote herself exclusively to the movies.
  • 1976
    Age 25
    In 1976, she participated in the cast of Saramandaia.
    More Details Hide Details The following year she starred in Espelho Mágico as Cynthia Levy. One of the highlights of the soundtrack of the soap opera is the cover version that Gal Costa recorded of Tigresa, music that Caetano Veloso composed in honor of Braga. In the late 1970s, Sonia Braga gave life to another character of great success of Brazilian television, Julia Matos in Dancin' Days (1978). In the story, Braga played an ex-convict who gets out of prison ready to win back the love of her daughter, played by Gloria Pires.
    In 1976, she made the film Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands directed by Bruno Barreto, alongside José Wilker and Mauro Mendonça.
    More Details Hide Details The film was a box office hit of the Brazilian cinema and also had major repercussions internationally. In 1983, she starred Gabriela, alongside Marcello Mastroianni. Braga also served in Tieta of Agreste (1996), directed by Carlos Diegues.
  • 1975
    Age 24
    In 1975, Braga starred in the telenovela Gabriela, in an adaptation of Jorge Amado's novel Gabriela, Clove and Cinnamon.
    More Details Hide Details Directed by Walter Avancini, the soap opera was a great national and international success, raising Sonia Braga as a sex symbol. Braga returned to embody Jorge Amado's characters in the film.
  • 1972
    Age 21
    Despite the success on stages and acting in soap operas, it was in the television series, Vila Sésamo, displayed in 1972, that Braga became a household name.
    More Details Hide Details After, Braga was invited to join the cast of Irmãos Coragem (1970), a soap opera written by Janete Clair, which aired on Rede Globo.
  • 1968
    Age 17
    In 1968, Braga was in the film O Bandido da Luz Vermelha, and early '70s, appeared in supporting roles in the films A Moreninha and Cléo e Daniel.
    More Details Hide Details The following year, she was invited to perform in A Menina do Veleiro Azul, a soap opera produced by TV Excelsior, but the network closed before the soap opera aired.
    In 1968, she participated in the cast of the first Brazilian assembly Hair, directed by Ademar War.
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  • 1950
    Born on June 8, 1950.
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