Sonja Sohn - Famous Actor

Sonja Sohn Net Worth


Sonja Sohn, a famous American actress, has a net worth of $1.5 million. She contributed to the screenplay of the movie ‘Slam’ and starred in 60 episodes of ‘The Wire’, for which she won Outstanding Television Actress Award and received nominations for various others.

Key facts:

  • Sonja Sohn is an American actress famously known for her award-winning performances in both movies and television shows.
  • She was discovered while performing slam poetry and was invited to star in the movie 'Slam' in 1998 which she also contributed to the movie's screenplay.
  • Sohn gained widespread recognition from her outstanding performance in the 60 episodes of HBO's 'The Wire,' where she starred as Detective Shakima Greggs from 2002 until 2008.
  • In addition to her role in 'The Wire,' Sohn has made guest appearances on popular TV shows such as 'Cold Case,' 'Brothers & Sisters,' 'The Good Wife,' and many others before landing the regular role of Samantha Baker in ABC's 'Body of Proof' for two seasons.
  • Sonja Sohn founded rewired for Change, a group in Baltimore that seeks to help children involved with crime and has been nominated for several awards, winning Best Actress at the Gotham Awards for 'Slam' and Outstanding Television Actress at the Asian Excellence Awards for 'The Wire.'

Basic Information About Sonja Sohn

Full NameSonja Sohn
CategoryCelebrities β€Ί Actors
ProfessionsActor, Screenwriter
Net worth$1,500,000
Date of birth1964-06-04 (60 years old)
Place of birthNewport News
NationalityUnited States of America
EducationBrooklyn College
SpouseAdam Plack - (2003 - 2011)Β (divorced)Β (2 children)
KidsTwo Daughters (Sophia and Sakira)
Social Mediaβ†—οΈŽ Wikipedia β†—οΈŽ Instagram β†—οΈŽ Twitter β†—οΈŽ Imdb

What Movie Awards did Sonja Sohn win?


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Sonja Sohn awards

Award Name State Movie / Series Name Year
Vision Award - Best Performance - DramaNomineeThe Wire2003

Sonja Sohn roles

Movie / Series Role
Bringing Out the DeadKanita
Step Up 2: The StreetsSarah
High Flying BirdMyra
The WireDet. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs 60 episodes, 2002-2008
Law & Order: Special Victims UnitLisa Carter 1 episode, 2013
Burn NoticeOlivia Riley 5 episodes, 2012
Godfather of HarlemNell 1 episode, 2019
Star Trek: DiscoveryDr. Gabrielle Burnham 4 episodes, 2019-2020
The OriginalsLenore / ... 8 episodes, 2014-2015
Luke CageCaptain Betty Audrey 3 episodes, 2016
Last Week Tonight with John OliverPolice Officer 1 episode, 2015
InterrogationMarjorie Thompson 1 episode, 2020
Body of ProofSamantha Baker 29 episodes, 2011-2012
Drop Dead DivaJudge Vivian Holston 1 episode, 2012
UtopiaAgent Katherine Milner 3 episodes, 2020
Brothers & SistersTrish Evans 4 episodes, 2008-2009
Shut EyeDetective 5 episodes, 2016
The ChiLaverne Johnson 10 episodes, 2018-2020
IncorporatedChairman Fisher 2 episodes, 2017

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Interesting Facts about Sonja Sohn

  1. Was a "Slam" poet before becoming an actress...
  2. Her father is African-American, and her mother is Korean-American.
  3. "Sohn" is her mother's maiden name. She changed her name because her father disapproved of her becoming an actress.
  4. Grew up in Newport News, Virginia.
  5. Graduated from Warwick High School. She was a cheerleader and was voted "most popular" and "most school-spirited.".
  6. Studied English at Brooklyn College which led to her writing poetry.
  7. During Sonja's tenure on The Wire (2002), her youngest daughter Sophia Wang makes several brief on-screen appearances that made it into the final cut of the show. However, she is only credited for appearing in The Wire: Not for Attribution (2008) where she plays the part of "Six Flags Girl #2".
  8. Even though Sohn is the name of her Korean mother it is also the German word for son.
  9. Has two daughters: Sakira Wang and Sophia Wang.

Additional information of Sonja Sohn

Lucky Number7
Lucky StoneEmerald
Lucky ColorGreen
Best Match for MarriageVirgo, Cancer, Capricorn
DivorceAdam Plack
Eye ColorBrown
Hair ColorBlack
Body Size34-25-35 inches

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