Sonia Manzano

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Birthday
12, 1950
Birthplace
Linwood, NJ
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
12, 1950 (age 69)
Birthplace
Linwood, NJ

About

Known best for her role as Maria in the acclaimed American children's series Sesame Street. She also earned more than ten Emmy Awards for her screenwriting work on the popular program and was nominated for two performance Emmys. In 2019, she began starring on the Nickelodeon series The Casagrandes.

Before Fame

While attending Carnegie Mellon University, she starred in an Off-Broadway production of the musical Godspell. In the early 1970s, she joined the cast (and later, the writing staff) of Sesame Street.

Trivia

Her popular children's book, No Dogs Allowed, was published in 2004 by Simon & Schuster.

Family Life

Born in New Jersey, she was raised in New York City's South Bronx neighborhood by Puerto Rican immigrant parents.

Associated With

She and Mo Willems were both writers for Sesame Street.