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Sonia Manzano was born on the 12th June 1950, in Linwood, New Jersey, USA of Puerto Rican ancestry. She is a retired actress, probably best known for her appearances in the role of Maria in the TV series “Sesame Street” (1971-2015), and playing Judge Gloria Pepitone in the TV series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2013-2016). She is also recognized as a writer. Her career was active from 1971 to 2016.

Have you ever wondered how rich Sonia Manzano is, as of mid-2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the total size of Sonia’s net worth is over $600,000, which has been accumulated through her successful involvement in the entertainment industry.

Sonia Manzano Net Worth $600,000

Sonia Manzano spent her childhood in the South Bronx, an area of New York City, where she attended the High School of Performing Arts, andwhile there she started to participate in various school plays. Later, she enrolled at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, as she received a scholarship.

Sonia`s career began when she was still in college, appearing in the off-Broadway production of “Godspell” in 1971. After the success she had while on stage, Sonia auditioned for the role of Maria in the highly popular TV series “Sesame Street”. She was accepted, and stayed on in the show until her retirement in 2015. Little by little, Sonia`s net worth started to increase, as her role in the show developed further, and she eventually became the script writer for the show.

Apart from “Sesame Street”, Sonia has made many other appearances, reaching more than 30 film and TV titles before she decided to retire. During the 1970s, she also appeared in such productions as “Firepower” (1979), and several “Sesame Street” specials, including “Christmas Eve on Sesame Street” (1978), and “A Special Sesame Street Christmas” (1978). In 1979, she featured in the TV series “B.J. and the Bear”, and the same year she appeared in the film “Night-Flowers”. She continued to build his career, and her net worth as well, by making appearances in several Sesame Street specials, and other productions tied with the Sesame Street, including “Follow That Bird” (1985), and “I’m Glad I’m Me” (1986). The 1990s didn`t change much for her, as she continued in the same rhythm, appearing in such productions as “Elmo Saves Christmas” (1996), and “The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland” (1999), among others, all of which added further to her net worth. In 2004, she featured in several episodes of the TV series “Law & Order”, and several years later, she was selected for the role of Judge Gloria Pepitone in the TV series “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” (2013-2016).

Thanks to her skills, Sonia received numerous prestigious nominations and awards, including 15 Daytime Emmy awards in the category of Outstanding Writing in a Children’s Series for her work on “Sesame Street”. Furthermore, she won the Lifetime achievement award in 2016 for her work on television.

Apart from her successful career as an actress, Sonia is also known as a writer, as in 2004 she published a book for children, entitled “No Dogs Allowed”, which also added to her overall net worth. Speaking about Sonia Manzano’s personal life, she has been married to Richard Reagan since 1986. They are the parents of a daughter, and their current residence is in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, New York City.

Quick Facts

Birth date: June 12, 1950
Birth place: New York City, New York, United States
Profession:Actress, Soundtrack, Writer
Education:Carnegie Mellon University
Nationality:American
Spouse:Richard Reagan
Children:Gabriela Reagan
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Interesting Facts

#Fact
1Sonia performed in the original cast of "Godspell," originating her character's song "Turn Back, O Man." [1971]


Pictures

Won Awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Lifetime Achievement AwardDaytime Emmy Awards
2003Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Lou Berger (head writer)
· Judy Freudberg (head writer)
· Tony DeSena (head writer)
· Molly Boylan (writer)
· Sara Compton (writer)
· Annie Evans (writer)
· Christine Ferraro (writer)
· Tony Geiss (writer)
· Ian James (writer)
· Emily Perl Kingsley (writer)
· Joey Mazzarino (writer)
· Cathi Turow (writer)
· Adam Rudman (writer)
· Nancy Sans (writer)
· Josh Selig (writer)
· Belinda Ward (writer)
· John Weidman (writer)
· Mo Willems (writer)
· Luis Santeiro (writer)
2002Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Lou Berger (head writer)
· Molly Boylan (writer)
· Sara Compton (writer)
· Annie Evans (writer)
· Christine Ferraro (writer)
· Judy Freudberg (writer)
· Tony Geiss (writer)
· Ian Ellis James (writer)
· Emily Perl Kingsley (writer)
· David Korr (writer)
· Joey Mazzarino (writer)
· Cathi Turow (writer)
· Adam Rudman (writer)
· Nancy Sans (writer)
· Luis Santeiro (writer)
· Josh Selig (writer)
· Belinda Ward (writer)
· John Weidman (writer)
· Mo Willems (writer)
2001Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Lou Berger (head writer)
· Molly Boylan
· Sara Compton
· Annie Evans
· Chrissy Ferraro
· Judy Freudberg
· Tony Geiss
· Ian Ellis James
· Emily Perl Kingsley
· David Korr
· Joey Mazzarino
· Cathi Turow
· Adam Rudman
· Nancy Sans
· Luis Santeiro
· Josh Selig
· Belinda Ward
· John Weidman
· Mo Willems
1999Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Lou Berger (head writer)
· Molly Boylan
· Sara Compton
· Annie Evans
· Chrissy Ferraro
· Judy Freudberg
· Tony Geiss
· Ian Ellis James
· Emily Perl Kingsley
· David Korr
· Joey Mazzarino
· Jeff Moss
· Cathi Turow
· Adam Rudman
· Nancy Sans
· Luis Santeiro
· Josh Selig
· Belinda Ward
· John Weidman
· Mo Willems
1998Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Molly Boylan
· Lou Berger
· Sara Compton
· Annie Evans
· Christine Ferraro
· Judy Freudberg
· Tony Geiss
· Ian Ellis James
· Emily Perl Kingsley
· David Korr
· Joey Mazzarino
· Jeff Moss
· Cathi Turow
· Adam Rudman
· Nancy Sans
· Luis Santeiro
· Josh Selig
· Belinda Ward
· John Weidman
· Mo Willems
1995Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Norman Stiles
· Lou Berger
· Molly Boylan
· Sara Compton
· Christine Ferraro
· Judy Freudberg
· Tony Geiss
· Ian Ellis James
· Emily Perl Kingsley
· David Korr
· Joey Mazzarino
· Jeff Moss
· Adam Rudman
· Nancy Sans
· Luis Santeiro
· Josh Selig
· Jon Stone
· Cathi Turow
· Belinda Ward
· John Weidman
· Mo Willems
1994Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Norman Stiles
· Lou Berger
· Molly Boylan
· Sara Compton
· Judy Freudberg
· Tony Geiss
· Ian Ellis James
· Emily Perl Kingsley
· David Korr
· Joey Mazzarino
· Nancy Sans
· Luis Santeiro
· Josh Selig
· Jon Stone
· Cathi Turow
· Belinda Ward
· John Weidman
1992Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Norman Stiles (head writer)
· Nancy Sans (writer)
· Judy Freudberg (writer)
· Tony Geiss (writer)
· Cathi Turow (writer)
· Belinda Ward (writer)
· Lou Berger (writer)
· David Korr (writer)
· Josh Selig (writer)
· Jeff Moss (writer)
· John Weidman (writer)
· Sara Compton (writer)
· Luis Santeiro (writer)
· Molly Boylan (writer)
· Emily Perl Kingsley (writer)
· Mark Saltzman (writer)
· Jon Stone (writer)
1991Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Norman Stiles (head writer)
· Judy Freudberg (series writer)
· Nancy Sans (series writer)
· Tony Geiss (series writer)
· Jeff Moss (series writer)
· Cathi Turow (series writer)
· David Korr (series writer)
· Belinda Ward (series writer)
· Lou Berger (series writer)
· Josh Selig (series writer)
· Sara Compton (series writer)
· Luis Santeiro (series writer)
· John Weidman (series writer)
· Emily Perl Kingsley (series writer)
· Mark Saltzman (series writer)
· Jon Stone (series writer)
1990Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Norman Stiles (head writer)
· Judy Freudberg (series writer)
· Cathi Turow (series writer)
· Nancy Sans (series writer)
· Tony Geiss (series writer)
· Luis Santeiro (series writer)
· Jeff Moss (series writer)
· Sara Compton (series writer)
· Belinda Ward (series writer)
· John Weidman (series writer)
· Josh Selig (series writer)
· Emily Perl Kingsley (series writer)
· David Korr (series writer)
· Mark Saltzman (series writer)
· Jon Stone (series writer)
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Norman Stiles (head writer)
· Nancy Sans (writer)
· Luis Santeiro (writer)
· Cathi Turow (writer)
· Belinda Ward (writer)
· Jeff Moss (writer)
· Sara Compton (writer)
· Judy Freudberg (writer)
· David Korr (writer)
· John Weidman (writer)
· Tony Geiss (writer)
· Emily Perl Kingsley (writer)
· Mark Saltzman (writer)
· Christian Clarke (writer)
· Jon Stone (writer)
· Jocelyn Stevenson (writer)
1988Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Norman Stiles (head writer)
· Christian Clarke
· Sara Compton
· Judy Freudberg
· Tony Geiss
· Emily Perl Kingsley
· David Korr
· Jeff Moss
· Cathi Turow
· Mark Saltzman
· Nancy Sans
· Luis Santeiro
· Jocelyn Stevenson
· Jon Stone
· Belinda Ward
· John Weidman
1987Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Norman Stiles
· Cathi Turow
· Jeff Moss
· Mark Saltzman
· Belinda Ward
· David Korr
· Sara Compton
· Tom Dunsmuir
· Tony Geiss
· Emily Perl Kingsley
· Judy Freudberg
· Jon Stone
· Nancy Sans
· Luis Santeiro
1986Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Norman Stiles
· Sara Compton
· Tom Dunsmuir
· Judy Freudberg
· Tony Geiss
· Emily Perl Kingsley
· David Korr
· Jeff Moss
· Mark Saltzman
· Nancy Sans
· Luis Santeiro
· Cathi Turow
1984Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in Children's ProgrammingSesame Street (1969)· Norman Stiles
· Gary Belkin
· Sara Compton
· Tom Dunsmuir
· Judy Freudberg
· Tony Geiss
· Emily Perl Kingsley
· David Korr
· Jeff Moss
· Luis Santeiro

Nominated Awards

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2000Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Lou Berger (head writer)
· Molly Boylan
· Sara Compton
· Annie Evans
· Chrissy Ferraro
· Judy Freudberg
· Tony Geiss
· Ian Ellis James
· Emily Perl Kingsley
· David Korr
· Joey Mazzarino
· Jeff Moss
· Cathi Turow
· Adam Rudman
· Nancy Sans
· Luis Santeiro
· Josh Selig
· Belinda Ward
· John Weidman
· Mo Willems
1997Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Norman Stiles
· Lou Berger
· Luis Santeiro
· Nancy Sans
· Christine Ferraro
· John Weidman
· Belinda Ward
· Adam Rudman
· Molly Boylan
· Annie Evans
· Ian Ellis James
· Emily Perl Kingsley
· Jeff Moss
· Mo Willems
· Tony Geiss
· David Korr
· Judy Freudberg
· Cathi Turow
· Sara Compton
· Josh Selig
· Joey Mazzarino
1996Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Norman Stiles
· John Weidman
· Lou Berger
· Belinda Ward
· Cathi Turow
· Ian Ellis James
· Adam Rudman
· Nancy Sans
· Joey Mazzarino
· Mo Willems
· Emily Perl Kingsley
· Christine Ferraro
· David Korr
· Jeff Moss
· Judy Freudberg
· Josh Selig
· Sara Compton
· Molly Boylan
· Luis Santeiro
· Tony Geiss
1993Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Norman Stiles
· Judy Freudberg
· David Korr
· Lou Berger
· Tony Geiss
· Nancy Sans
· Jeff Moss
· Josh Selig
· Cathi Turow
· Joey Mazzarino
· Sara Compton
· Belinda Ward
· Luis Santeiro
· Emily Perl Kingsley
· Molly Boylan
· Mark Saltzman
· John Weidman
· Ian Ellis James
· Jon Stone
1992Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)
1989Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Performer in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)
1985Daytime EmmyDaytime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing in a Children's SeriesSesame Street (1969)· Norman Stiles (head writer)
· Sara Compton
· Jeff Moss
· David Korr
· Luis Santeiro
· Gary Belkin
· Judy Freudberg
· Tony Geiss
· Tom Dunsmuir
· Nancy Sans
· Emily Perl Kingsley


Filmography

Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Missing Grandma2014Short completedMita
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2013-2015TV SeriesJudge Gloria Pepitone
Sesame Street1971-2014TV SeriesMaria / Chaplin / Maria Figueroa Rodriguez / ...
Little Children, Big Challenges2012TV SeriesMaria
Elmo's World: People in Your Neighborhood2011Video voice
Dinner: Impossible2009TV SeriesMaria
The Guitar2008Lady (uncredited)
Ready for School2007VideoMaria
Sesame Street: Friends to the Rescue2005VideoMaria
Dumped!2005Bernice
Sesame Street Presents: The Street We Live On2004TV MovieMaria
Law & Order2004TV SeriesBarbara Benitez
Sesame Street: Three Bears and a New Baby2003VideoMaria Figueroa Rodriguez
Elmo Visits the Firehouse2002Video shortMaria
The Adventures of Elmo in Grouchland1999Maria
Kids' Favorite Songs1999Video shortMaria (uncredited)
Big Bird Gets Lost1998Video shortMaria
123 Count with Me1997Video shortMaria
Elmo Saves Christmas1996VideoMaria
Kids' Guide to Life: Learning to Share1996Video shortMaria (voice)
Learn Along with Sesame1996TV SeriesMaria
Sesame Street Jam: A Musical Celebration1994TV MovieMaria
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever!1994TV MovieMaria
Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Hospital1990Video shortMaria
Sing Yourself Silly!1990Video shortMaria
Sesame Street, Special1988TV MovieMaria Figueroa Rodriguez
Sing Along1987Video shortMaria
Learning to Add and Subtract1987Video shortMaria
Getting Ready to Read1986Video shortMaria
I'm Glad I'm Me1986VideoMaria
Sesame Street Presents: Follow that Bird1985Maria
The Muppets Take Manhattan1984Customer at Sardi's (uncredited)
Don't Eat the Pictures: Sesame Street at the Metropolitan Museum of Art1983TV MovieMaria
B.J. and the Bear1979-1981TV SeriesChattanooga
Night-Flowers1979Galicia
Sesame Street in Puerto Rico1979TV MovieMaria Figueroa
Firepower1979Air Hostess
A Special Sesame Street Christmas1978TV MovieMaria
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street1978TV MovieMaria
Death Wish1974Grocery Clerk (uncredited)

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Hospital1990Video short lyrics: "You Gotta Be Patient To Be a Patient" 1990, "Busy Getting Better All the Time" 1990 - uncredited
Sesame Street, Special1988TV Movie performer: "Sing Your Synonyms"
I'm Glad I'm Me1986Video performer: "The Ankle, the Shoulder, and the Knee"
A Special Sesame Street Christmas1978TV Movie performer: "It's the Thought That Counts", "Christmas Morning", "Tomorrow", "If Just One Person Believes In You" - uncredited
Christmas Eve on Sesame Street1978TV Movie performer: "True Blue Miracle"
Sesame Street1969TV Series performer: "AND THE WORD IS 'NO'"

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Plaza Sésamo: Bienvenida la primavera2006Video
Big Bird's Birthday or Let Me Eat Cake1991TV Movie
Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Hospital1990Video short writer
Learning About Numbers1986Video short writer
Sesame Street1969TV Series 1981-2002

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sesame Street Home Video Visits the Hospital1990Video short lyricist

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Habla Texas2011TV Movie documentary special thanks
Dinner: Impossible2009TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
I Am Big Bird: The Caroll Spinney Story2014DocumentaryHerself
From Broadway with Love: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook2013TV MovieHerself
Celebrity Habla 22010TV Movie documentaryHerself
The 36th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards2009TV SpecialHerself (uncredited)
American Latino TV2004TV SeriesHerself (2014)
Biography2001TV Series documentaryHerself
Sesame Street Unpaved1999TV Movie documentaryHerself - Host
Elmopalooza!1998TV SpecialMaria
Sesame Street Stays Up Late!1993TV SpecialMaria
Sesame Street: 20 and Still Counting1989TV SpecialMaria
The 10th Annual People's Choice Awards1984TV SpecialHerself - Accepting Award from Favourite Children's Program

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
A Sesame Street Christmas Carol2006VideoMaria
Sesame Street1994TV SeriesMaria
Sesame Songs: Rock & Roll1990Video shortMaria
Sesame Street: Bedtime Stories and Songs1986Video shortMaria

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