Date of birth: 12th of June, 1950
Profession: actress, singer, songwriter, author
Nationality: United States of America
Source of wealth: television
Sonia is a talented actress, singer and author. She has become prominent in each area of activity, and it brought her $600, 000 net worth.
Sonia rose to fame as Maria from a popular kids’ series “Sesame Street”. The show, produced by Children's Television Workshop (now Sesame Workshop) has been on air since 1967 and from that moment and till now it remains the favorite for many boys and girls (and their parents) all over the world. Sonia Manzano had been busy in the show from 1971 till 2015. No need to say, that this job provided her for high level of income.
But Sesame Street was not the only area of activity for Sonia Manzano. She has also written a number of scripts for television and authored lots of books for kids, such as “No Dogs Allowed!”, “A Box Full of Kittens” and many others.
Sonia Manzano successful career was proved not just with the high level of payments, but also with numerous awards. She is a proud holder of 15 Emmys, the Hispanic Heritage Award etc.
Thus, Sonia Manzano built an honest brand and managed to monetize her talents. But how did she start her way on top?
The future TV actress was born on the 12th of June in Linwood, NJ, but soon after her birth her family moved to the South Bronx, where the girl spent the early and teen years. Her school teachers noticed Sonia’s talent to acting, and they convinced the girl to consider it as a career.
That’s why Sonia Manzano entered the High School of Performing Arts. She continued her education at Pittsburgh Carnegie Mellon University. Still being on her first year of studying, Sonia debuted as an actress. She played in the stage show “Godspell”.
In early 1970s Manzano got the role, which made her popular. She was cast as Maria to “Sesame Street”. From that moment the show has become an inseparable part of her life. Sonia Manzano had not just starred in the show she also wrote the scripts to some of episodes. By the way, her daughter Gabriela appeared in the show too. She portrayed Sonia’s screen kid.
As for now, Sonia Manzano is semi-retired. She spends most part of her life, spending money, which she has previously earned with her daughter and husband Richard Reagan.