Birth Name: Sônia Maria Campos Braga
Place of Birth: Maringá, Paraná, Brazil
Date of Birth: June 8. 1950
Ethnicity: Brazilian (Portuguese, African, Indigenous, possibly other)
Sônia Braga is a Brazilian actress.
Sônia was born in Maringá, Paraná, the daughter of Hélio Fernando Ferraz Braga and Maria Jaci Campos. Her siblings are Ana, Júlio, and Hélio. Her niece (Ana’s daughter) is actress Alice Braga. Sônia was raised between Curitiba, Paraná, and Campinas, São Paulo, and moved to the U.S in 1985.
Her father is said to have Portuguese and African ancestry. Her mother has Indigenous and European heritage.
The Ebony Magazine Edition of February 1991 wrote of Sônia, “Sonia Braga (below, left) the acclaimed actress who is recognized around the world as White, is among the cultural exports Afro-Brazilians claim as their own”.
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