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Sonya Smith
Born Sonya Eleonora Smith
April 23, 1972 (1972-04-23) (age 37)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Occupation Actress
Spouse(s) Gabriel Porras (2008-present)

Sonya Smith (born Sonya Eleonora Smith Jacquet on April 23, 1972) is an American actress best known for her roles in telenovelas. She is the daughter of Venezuelan actress Ileana Jacquet and her American husband.

Although born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Smith grew up in Venezuela and identified herself with Venezuelan culture. 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. Later, in 2007, she reappeared in Acorralada, in which she was one of the main stars and which has been a huge success. During 2005, Smith made her Hollywood debut, playing "Angela LaSalle" in Cyxork 7, where she acted alongside Ray Wise. 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 Saul Lizaso among others.

In 2007 she acted in Telemundo's Pecados Ajenos, where she played her first antagonist role, the hysterical "Elena Torres".


Personal life

Sonya Smith secretly married Mexican actor Gabriel Porras (her co-star in the telenovela Olvidarte Jamas) on February 2008. They reside in Miami, Florida.



  • Hunted by Night (2010) .... Tania
  • I Didn't Know How I Was(2008) .... Detective Higgins
  • I Didn't Know Who I Was (2008) .... Michelle
  • La Misma Luna (USA, 2008)-Mrs. Snyder
  • Tiempo final(2007)-Claudia
  • Ladrón que roba a Ladrón (USA, 2007)
  • Cyxork 7 (USA, 2005)
  • Fragile (2005)
  • East LA King (2004)
  • The Ghost Club (2003)
  • The Triangle(2001)
  • World War 1: The Killing Fields (2000)
  • Masterpiece Theatre: All the King's Men (2000)
  • Net Surfers (1999)
  • Un sueño en el abismo (1991)
  • El desprecio (1991)
  • Pacto de sangre (1985)
  • Por Ti Mama
  • Trampa Mortal
  • Simeon Calamaris en Espanol
  • The Havana Connection
  • The Phantom Lady(La dama duende)
  • Juventud, Divino Tesoro (Divine Treasure of Youth )
  • El Alcalde de Zalamea
  • Los Clasicos... Enredos
  • Zarzuela Bajo las Estrellas
  • Los Empenos de una Casa
  • Salon Mexico


  • La Movida
  • Una Pareja Con Angel

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