Playby: Sofia Vergara
- Full Name: Solange Adele Mullaney
Known As: Solange Mullaney
Current Age: 46
Date of Birth: May 17, 1949
Place of Birth: Bronx, New York, New York
Place of Residence: Washington, DC
Blood Line: Magical
Heritage: American (Irish-Puerto Rican)
Financial Status: Well-off
Education/Profession: Bureau of Magical Affairs
Rank/Position: Secretary of Magic
Pet(s): An American red-nose pitbull named Sophie
Wand: Redwood, dragon heartstring, 15 inches
Additional Abilities: N/A
- Even though Solange is of Irish and Puerto Rican heritage, she has her mother's Latina features. She has silky, dark-brown hair that reaches a little past her shoulders. She has tan skin which fades during the winter months because of the lack of powerful sun. Her big eyes are dark brown. She is a very curvy woman which she only accentuates with her clothing, knowing that government is just like any other business.
PERSONALITY, TRAITS & QUIRKS
- Solange is a very fun person outside of work. She loves to laugh, dance, and eat good food. When she usually plans a luncheon or dinner for her employees, it's usually at a really good restaurant. She's very family-oriented, but only with her own family, the one she was raised in. She has no plans to get married or have children of her own. With the number of brothers, sisters, cousins, nieces, and nephews she has, she has plenty of children to spoil for the rest of her life. Also, a marriage in government never lasted. Solange has seen the scandals that have gone around her in both the other three branches and in her own with married couples.
At the same time, Solange is a very strict person when it comes to her duties as Secretary. She loves her government very much and the people she represents. Solange has a strong sense of nationalism and devotion to her country. She will protect it at all costs, but look towards avenues that don't involve full-on war, which she would have to pass with the House of Wrong and Rightdoings anyway and then the president.
HISTORY & PAST
- Solange was born to Kennedy and Jahaira Mullaney on May 17, 1949 in the Bronx borough of New York City. Her father is an Irish-American, his family having moved there before the Great Depression when he was only a baby. Her mother is straight from the island of Puerto Rico, emigrating on her own during the Great Depression for more opportunity in America. They both went to Salem, even though Jahaira's English wasn't too great. Strangely enough, they never ran into each other until V-E Day. By some interesting twist of fate, Kennedy and Jahaira found themselves in Times Square. They shared a kiss that soon turned into a romance.
They were married not long after and set up a small grocery store which was successful enough for a few years for them to support a family. Jahaira became pregnant with their first child, a girl, whom they named Solange when she was born. Solange lived the typical American childhood. She loved going to the movies with her siblings and friends; she loved hot dogs at baseball games (but never the sport herself) and she loved watching the New York football Giants on Sundays with her dad. She was constantly surrounded by family: her father's family and her mother's cousins, who had helped her when she first moved to America. Solange's grandmother would eventually come to live with them in the 60s. Solange would share her parents' love and devotion with her subsequent brothers and sisters, a total of seven children making up the Mullaneys.
Kennedy and Jahaira knew from the start that Solange would be an ambitious cookie. She was always competitive on the playground and in kindergarten. She spoke at an early age. She succeeded in the public school system, the shining star amongst rag-tag students. That was until she got her letter from Salem Witches Institute. Solange had always seen her parents messing around with mysterious tree branches that seemed to conjur up something out of nothing. However, they never explained it until she got her letter. She was a witch; it was natural, her parents assured her, knowing the connotations that label had from Halloween decorations and typical fairy tales. They promised she would not grow a crooked nose nor any warts.
Solange realized she would have to pull her weight at Salem. She was surrounded by children who were richer and smarter than her. Solange accepted this challenge; she would just have to get smarter. She would find it harder to fit in than she thought. The other students weren't welcoming to her Barrio accent, whatever that meant, nor the crude New York one she knew she definitely had. This would prove to be a problem when she graduated, near the top of her class, and had dreams of going to college. During her years in Salem, America was going through a turbulent change. John F. Kennedy had been assassinated, the Civil Rights Movement was underway (something both her parents were passionate for), and Watergate blew the roof on corruption.
It hurt Solange to see these people, specifically in the last incident, hurting America, the best country in the world. They had defeated the Nazis before she was born, were standing up to the Reds, and other threats to America. However, there was a growing unrest in her own, secret community. She had found out that the government kept the wizards and witches of America under wraps; they were a secret, a state secret, that were never discussed, like the atom bomb. Solange was even more perturbed that she was being hidden, despite her loving this country so much. She began to get into different movements during her years at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, the nation's capital. She had applied here because she wanted to get into politics and change things for the wizarding community. Solange eventually joined the Revealing Party, a group of politically-charged witches and wizards who wanted full integration with Muggle society. Her foes were the Cloaking Party, who wanted to keep separate even to the point of having special magical elementary schools for their children.
All the while, Solange began to change her identity. She began to mold herself in the image of the proper politician while she was interning at the State Department, which she got when she was 20. She practiced her English to rid herself of her New York accent. Solange wanted respect; she had to change. If she stayed herself, she would never gain respect she deserved, much like in Salem. However, this came at a cost. She all but severed ties with her crazy Irish-Puerto Rican family in New York; she stayed in DC having moved there because of school. She seemed to forget her heritage. She didn't think anything about it until one Christmas when she was treated so coldly by her siblings. She had had a miserable holiday that year before her parents sat her down and told her.
Needless to say, she felt terrible. Solange came to realize that she was fitting in with the fake presentation politicians gave. She learned to compromise her DC attitude with her heritage. She rose pretty well in the State Department after graduation before being transferred over to the fourth branch of the United States government at the age of thiry-three which dealt with her people--the magical people. It took some getting used to, especially since she had to keep her job even more secret from her Muggle peers, but she adjusted well. She was in a powerful position when Bill Clinton was elected United States president in 1992. He appointed her Secretary of Magic in his cabinet. Solange was proud that an Irish-Latina from the Bronx was now the highest ranking official of the magical community.
- Father: Kennedy Mullaney
Mother: Jahaira Mullaney
Sibling: Samantha Mullaney (second oldest)
Sibling: Erica Mullaney
Sibling: Robert Mullaney
Sibling: Anthony Mullaney
Sibling: Isabelle Mullaney
Sibling: Anna Mullaney