Becoming Maria
Miracle on 133rd Street

Actress and Author

You probably know me as Maria on Sesame Street. I have spent most of my life cavorting with Muppets!  But you may not know that along the way I’m proud to have garnered 15 Emmys for writing television scripts, written a few critically praised books for children and young adults, and received awards that include the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Award, the Bronx Hall of Fame and the Hispanic Heritage Award for Education. I’ve also enjoyed traveling the country on public speaking jaunts.

Please take a peek at the time I’ve spent on and off the street.

Sonia Manzano                                                 

Sesame Street cast