Sonia Braga

ABC's Brothers & Sisters has cast Brazilian beauty Sonia Braga to play Gilles Marini's mother, Gabriela, in its Thanksgiving episode airing on November 14. Sonia, who had recurring roles on Alias and PBS' American Family, will be a welcome addition to the Walker family dinner table as Luc Laurent's mama, what with so many seats left empty this year. (Au revoir, Tommy, Rebecca, and Robert.)

But what will Mother Laurent think of Nora's stuffing? Not to mention her son's new career as an underwear model? I don't hear anyone else complaining...

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