In 2006, Sonia went back to Brazil to star a new role, on a Brazilian Soap Opera, called Páginas da Vida (Pages of Life).
At the age of 14, Sonia had to leave school to support her family.
In 1996, she won a Lone Star Film & Television Award for starring in the mini-series Streets of Laredo.
Sonia won two Gramado Film Festival awards; in 1981 and 2001.
She received her first Golden Globe nomination (of three) in 1986, for her supporting role performance in a movie titled Kiss of the Spider Woman.
In 1989, Sonia was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for her performance in the movie Moon Over Parador.
In 1995, Sonia was nominated for an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award, for her performance in a TV movie The Burning Season.
In 1981, Sonia was nominated for a BAFTA Film Award for her performance in a comedy Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos.
In 2000, Sonia appeared in a TV special titled Sonia Braga: 50 Anos. It was a special retrospective through Sonia's personal life and her acting career.
In 1976, Sonia recorded a song titled O Estopim da Bomba, and the song was featured on the original soundtrack of a Brazilian soap opera Saramandaia.
In 1968, Sonia landed her first movie role in a Brazilian thriller titled O Bandido da Luz Vermelha.
Her first appearance on television was in Irmãos Coragem, a Brazilian telenovela, in 1970.
In 1986, Sonia was a member of the jury at the Cannes Film Festival.
Her debut on stage was in a popular musical Hair.
In order to star in a movie titled Tieta do Agreste, Sonia had to lose more 10 kilograms.
Sonia: You can keep yourself alive. That's the magic of being an actor.
Sonia: The only thing I know is that we came from the stars, and that we have the same material as the stars. That's all that I know. Everything else I don't know.
Sonia: If you take away money, if you take away the houses and things, who are we really? What is love really about? What is it to love each other? Why do we stay together, and why do all the kids split? All these questions I have really deep inside of me.
Sonia: I grew up in a very open-minded family. My father died when I was very little, so my mother was really, really incredibly busy trying to provide for us.