Sonya Smith

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Sonya Smith
BornSonya Eleonora Smith Jacquet
(1972-04-23) April 23, 1972 (age 42)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
ParentsIleana Jacquet
Federico Albertini Smith
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Sonya Smith
BornSonya Eleonora Smith Jacquet
(1972-04-23) April 23, 1972 (age 42)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
ParentsIleana Jacquet
Federico Albertini Smith

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


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.



1987Pacto de sangreShort film
1991Un sueño en el abismo
2004East L.A. KingNurse Diaz
2006Cyxork 7Angela LaSalle
2007La misma lunaSra. Snyder
2007Ladrón que roba a ladrónVerónica Valdéz
2008I Didn't Know Who I WasMichelleShort film
2010Hunted by NightTania


1990GardeniaSupporting role
1991El desprecioSupporting role
1992Cara suciaEsterella MontenegroLead role
1993RosangelicaRosangélica González Hernández / Elisa MonteroLead role
1994María CelesteMaría Celeste PaniaguaLead role
1996GuajiraSonia ArbeláezLead role
1997Destino de mujerMariana OropezaLead role
2000MilagrosMilagros De La Torre Vargas / Chachita VargasLead role
2000MariúCoralia Lozada de GálvezSupporting role
2006Olvidarte jamásLuisa Dominguez / Victoria SalinasLead role
2007-08AcorraladaFedora "La Gaviota" Garcés SorianoLead role
2007Pecados ajenosElena SandovalMain antagonist
2007Tiempo finalClaudiaEpisode: "Falso cura"
2008Azúcar MorenaManuelaTelevision film
2009Vuélveme a quererLiliana AcostaSupporting role
2010¿Dónde está Elisa?Dana RiggsLead role
2010-11AuroraAngela AmenabarLead role
2012Corazón valienteIsabel Uriarte de ArroyoSpecial participation
2013Marido en alquilerGriselda CarrascoLead role
2014-presentTierra de reyesCayetana Belmonte del JuncoMain antagonist


2012SecreteandoMarisolEpisode: "El chisme de los chismes"




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