Early life, family, educational background
Soni Nicole Bringas was born on 2 February 2002, in Portland, Oregon USA. She is of South American and Spanish descent, with her father being from Uruguay and her mother from Spain. Soni and her family moved to Costa Rica and lived there for a year when she was eight years old.
Soni has an older brother, Paul, with whom she has a wonderful relationship; he plays the guitar and is very artistic. She also posted on twitter how grateful she was to him for introducing her to American rapper Logic’s music, as she couldn’t stop listening to his songs.
Happy Birthday Soni Nicole Bringas! The talented actress — now best known for her role as Ramona Gibbler on Fuller House — turns 15 today!
Soni has been very interested in dancing since her early childhood, and started lessons when she was five years old; she can dance hip-hop, jazz, salsa, freestyle, tap and ballet. Her dedication and passion towards her talent provided her with many opportunities from a young age, and by the time she reached her teenage years, Soni was already involved in dancing competitions as well as commercials.
Family’s personal life
Soni does not post many pictures with her family and hasn’t revealed the names of her parents, but that her mom was born in Barcelona, Spain and her dad in Montevideo, Uruguay. She has a close relationship with them and shows her love for both on Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, respectively, on her Twitter account. Her family is very supportive of her dreams, and her parents were the ones to recognize and encourage her talent.
Soni enjoys spending time with her family, vacationing in 2014 in Uruguay to visit her father’s birthplace. When she discovered that she’d been cast in “Fuller House,” Soni bought the complete series collection of “Full House” for her family as a Christmas gift, knowing that her parents hadn’t seen it. They watched the entire series together in a month.
Soni’s talent in dancing landed her appearances in numerous commercials. In 2013 she danced alongside Heidi Klum in a Jordache commercial, then acted in an American Girl commercial the following year. She also appeared in Toyota’s Swagger Wagon commercial in 2015, in which Busta Rhymes was a star.
Soni has worked with well-known choreographers such as Matt Steffanina, Marty Kudelka, Wildabeast, Tricia Miranda, Nick Demoura and Nappytabs. She has also danced with Pitbull, Kimbra, Christina Aguilera, Missy Elliot, Sharaya and Justin Bieber, among others.
Her role a hip-hop dancer in the 2014 episode “Chapter Seven” of the CW series “Jane the Virgin,” gained her a lot of attention. Later that year she performed alongside Quvenzhane Wallis in a dance that was choreographed by Mandy Moore on “Dancing with the Stars”, to promote the movie “Annie.”
Her dancing led her to opportunities in acting, and she appeared in the TV drama series “Instant Mom” and the Lifetime movie “Beautiful and Twisted” with Rob Lowe, both in 2015.
However, her most famous role is that of Ramona Gibbler in “Fuller House.” This Netflix original series is a sequel to the popular 1990s sitcom “Full House” that made Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen famous. The first episode aired on 26 February 2016 with the series receiving outstanding ratings and running for five seasons so far. Soni’s character is the teenage daughter of Kimmy Gibbler, played by Andrea Barber, and Fernando Guerrero. Ramona is described as being obsessed with fashion, boys and taking selfies.
She moves into the Tanner family home with her mom and starts a new school, much to her dismay. Ramona also is an aspiring dancer, an attribute that the writers incorporated after Soni mentioned her passion for dancing during her audition. Soni said in an interview with the online magazine, “Sweety High,” ‘After I told the casting directors I was a dancer, the writers added that to my character. It’s awesome because I get to dance a lot in the episodes.’ She also noted how similar her and Ramona are, saying, ‘We’re also both normal teenagers. We’re very close to our family. We love being on our phones and social media. She has a very brother-sister relationship with Jackson, which is similar to my relationship with Michael [Campion] in real life.’
She has a personal YouTube channel, but hasn’t posted anything since 24 May 2016.
Soni is humble, happy, and regularly spends time with fellow cast members Ashley Liao and Michael Campion. She advises any young performers to appreciate the effort that parents and teachers exert to help them achieve their dreams.
She also has a great relationship with her on-screen parents, and has stated that Andrea Barber urged her to keep working hard and remain humble. In the interview with “Sweety High,” Soni said, ‘She always tell me to be nice to people and stay humble and grounded.
it’s coming to an end…we had our final table read today…it will definitely be a difficult few days but with all the love that is within our family, we will get through it. thank you to everyone ❤️ pic.twitter.com/zYw6W4zRl1
— Soni Nicole Bringas (@Soni_NicoleB) November 7, 2019
And I think that’s because that’s what she is.’ Soni enjoys working with the cast, who are like family to her, saying that she has so much fun it does not even feel like work. She still dedicates ten to twenty hours per week to dancing. Soni has a very active social media presence on Instagram and Twitter. She frequently posts pictures with her fellow cast members.
It is not known if she is in a romantic relationship, but it has been rumoured that she is involved with her co-star Michael Campion, who plays Jackson Fuller in “Fuller House.” An ask.fm profile claiming to be Soni revealed that she was dating Michael. Soni confirmed that this profile was fake by posting on her twitter ‘FYI: I DO NOT HAVE AN ASK.FM ACCOUNT – SONI NICOLE BRINGAS.’
There was another instance of a fake account pretending to be Soni’s second account, this time on Twitter, leading followers to believe that she is in a relationship.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
In addition to dance, Soni enjoys participating in sports such as soccer, tennis, aerobics as well as martial arts. She can speak Catalan and Spanish fluently.
She also films herself and uploads dance videos with her friends to TikTok (previously known as Musically).
She has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She has a slim build and stands at a height of 5ft 4ins (1.65m).
Net worth and salary
Her net worth is estimated at $550 000 as of early 2020, and her annual income depends on the jobs she completes for that year.
|Full Name||Soni Nicole Bringas|
|Movies||Beautiful & Twisted|
|TV Shows||Fuller House|
|Fuller House||2016||TV Series post-production||Ramona Gibbler|
|Instant Mom||2015||TV Series||Max Weaver|
|Beautiful & Twisted||2015||TV Movie||Young May|
|Jane the Virgin||2014||TV Series||Hip-Hop dancer|
Source: IMDb, Wikipedia