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American Family 

The head of the household, Jess Gonzalez (Edward James Olmos), is your average father who is forced to fight everyday troubles, following the death of his loving wife Berta (Sônia Braga). ... See full summary »


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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 2 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards »


Series cast summary:
Kurt Caceres ...  Conrado Gonzalez 22 episodes, 2002
Edward James Olmos ...  Jess Gonzalez / ... 17 episodes, 2002
Patricia Velasquez ...  Adela / ... 15 episodes, 2002-2004
Parker Torres Parker Torres ...  Cisco Gonzalez 14 episodes, 2004
Constance Marie ...  Nina Gonzalez 13 episodes, 2002
Austin Marques ...  Pablito Gonzalez 13 episodes, 2002
Yasmine Delawari ...  Yasmin Amir 13 episodes, 2004
Nicholas Gonzalez ...  Young Conrado 13 episodes, 2004
Jossara Jinaro 13 episodes, 2004
Eddy Martin ...  Roberto 13 episodes, 2004
Jeanine Monterroza Jeanine Monterroza ...  Evangelina 13 episodes, 2004
A.J. Lamas ...  Cisco Gonzalez 12 episodes, 2002
Sônia Braga ...  Berta Gonzalez 11 episodes, 2002
Kate del Castillo ...  Ofelia 10 episodes, 2002
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The head of the household, Jess Gonzalez (Edward James Olmos), is your average father who is forced to fight everyday troubles, following the death of his loving wife Berta (Sônia Braga). Their beloved daughter, Nina (Constance Marie), has recently graduated from law school and decides to work for Legal Services on behalf of immigrant rights, even though Jess does not agree with her decision. The rest of the Gonzalez family just try to go with the flow, but they find their own problems down the road.

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[driving through a typical suburban neighborhood]
Cisco: This is like some strange planet on Star Trek.: Planet Gringo.
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Featured in The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (2005) See more »

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Network TV's loss is our gain.
30 January 2002 | by pwargoSee all my reviews

After hearing the creator of the show interviewed on KPBS, I had to watch it. This show was piloted for CBS, but they ended up rejecting it. PBS picked it up, and I'm glad they did. This show is considerably better than most of the pap served up on the major networks, and has an incredible cast. This is a beautiful story about a family that is both funny and dramatic at the same time. (Much like life!) This show is truly worth watching.

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23 January 2002 (USA) See more »

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American Family: Journey of Dreams See more »


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$18,000,000 (estimated)
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