Sonya Smith

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Sonya Smith
BornSonya Eleonora Smith Jacquet
(1972-04-23) April 23, 1972 (age 41)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
OccupationActress
Height(1.78)
ParentsIleana Jacquet
Federico Albertini Smith
 
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Sonya Smith
BornSonya Eleonora Smith Jacquet
(1972-04-23) April 23, 1972 (age 41)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.
OccupationActress
Height(1.78)
ParentsIleana Jacquet
Federico Albertini Smith

Sonya Eleonora Smith Jacquet [ˈsonja eleoˈnoɾa ˈsmit dʒaˈket] (born April 23, 1972) is an American-born Venezuelan actress best known for her roles in telenovelas.

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Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, she is the daughter of German-born Venezuelan actress Ileana Jacquet and Frederick Smith, who is American. Her maternal great-grandfather was French. After her parents divorced, her actress mother along with Smith went back to Venezuela; Smith grew up in Venezuela and identifies herself with Venezuelan culture.[1] She speaks fluent Spanish, English, and German; the latter is learned from her mother who is a German who grew up in Venezuela.She studied college for psychology in Universidad Central de Venezuela

Her breakthrough came in the early 1990s when she played Estrellita Montenegro, the main character in Cara Sucia, her most successful telenovela as the lead actress. Smith remains a popular actress not only in Venezuela, also in other countries where her telenovelas have shown. In 2006, she returned to telenovelas with Olvidarte Jamás, her biggest hit as the lead actress since Cara Sucia, which was shot in Miami; this is the time where Smith returned to her birthcountry, but this time in Miami. Later, in 2007, she reappeared in Acorralada, in which she was one of the main stars and which has been a huge success. There, she was Fedora Gaviota.

During 2005, Smith made her Hollywood debut, playing Angela La Salle in Cyxork 7, where she acted alongside Ray Wise; although Smith recently lives in the United States and appeared in a Hollywood film, she still wants to remain more in the Spanish media of the country because the Spanish media opened opportunities for her to fame.[2] In 2007, she participated in another Hollywood film, Ladrón que roba a Ladrón, where she shared credits with actors, Fernando Colunga, Gabriel Soto, Miguel Varoni, and Saúl Lisazo among others.

Filmography[edit]

YearsTitleCharacterNote
1987Pacto de sangreN/AShort
1990GardeniaN/ATV Series
1991El desprecioN/ATV Series, Episode #1.1
Un sueño en el abismoN/A
1992Cara SuciaEsterella MontenegroMain Protagonist
1993RosangelicaRosangélica González Hernández / Elisa MonteroProtagonist
1994María CelesteMaría Celeste PaniaguaProtagonist
1996GuajiraSonia ArbeláezProtagonist
1997Destino de MujerMariana OropezaProtagonist
2000MilagrosMilagros de la Torre Vargas / Chachita VargasProtagonist
MariúCoralia Lozada de Gálvez
2006Olvidarte JamásLuisa Dominguez / Victoria SalinasMain Protagonist
Cyxork 7Angela La Salle
2007La Misma LunaSra. SnyderMovie
Ladrón que roba a ladrónVeronica ValdezMovie TV
2007-2008AcorraladaFedora "La Gaviota" Garcés SorianoSupporting Role
Pecados AjenosElena SandovalVillain
(First antagonist role)
2008Azucar MorenaManuelaTV Movie
I Didn't Know Who I WasMichelleShort
2009Vuélveme a QuererLiliana AcostaSupporting Role
2010¿Dónde Está Elisa?Dana RiggsProtagonist
(Nominated for Best Actress award in Spanish.)
Hunted by NightTaniaMovie
AuroraAngela AmenabarProtagonist
(Lead role in the last episodes.)
2012Corazón ValienteIsabel Uriarte de ArroyoSpecial Participation / Villain
Unknowns (Desconocidos)DA RileyMovie
SecreteandoMarisolWebnovela
2013-2014Marido en AlquilerGriselda CarrascoMain Protagonist

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