Critically acclaimed veteran Brazilian actress Sonia Braga guest stars as Emilina Palmero, Vic's wife, and Angie's mom, in the episode "Meet the Cuban Parents" in Season 2.
|Birthname||Sônia Maria Campos Braga|
|Birthplace:||São João do Caiuá, Paraná, Brazil|
|Appeared on:||George Lopez (TV series)|
|Appeared as:||Emilina Palmero, Angie's mother|
|Episodes appeared in:||"Meet the Cuban Parents" in Season 2|
Braga was born 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.
Sonia 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 credits include The Cosby Show (1986), Sex and the City (2001), American Family (2002), and Alias (2005).
In 1973, for her work on the series, Sonia received a Helene Silveira Trophy for best TV actress. 
- ↑ Buffet Torres (website)
- ↑ Sônia se despe do glamour de Hollywood, July 11, 2010, by Eliane Trinidade for Folha de S.Paulo.
- ↑ Sonia Braga to Guest Star on USA's ‘Royal Pains’ (Exclusive), August 4, 2014, Jethro Nededog, TheWrap-Covering Hollywood.
- ↑ Children's Television Workshop Newsletter. March 30, 1973.