Sonja Sohn Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 06 Nov, 2020
Facts of Sonja Sohn
Date of Birth: 1964 , May-9
Age: 56 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Name Sonja Sohn
Birth Name Sonja Williams
Nick Name Sonja Denise Plack
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Fort Benning, Georgia, USA
Profession Actress, Director
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Black
Children 2
Divorce Adam Plack (2003 - 2011)
Education Warwick High School, Brooklyn College
Awards Cinema Eye Honors Award, Gotham Award
Movies Work, Slam, Getting to Know You, Bringing Out the Dead, Shaft, Perfume, G, The Killing Zone, Step Up 2: The Streets, The Missing Girl, Domain, High Flying Bird
TV Show Cold Case, The Wire, Brothers & Sisters, Body of Proof, Burn Notice, The Good Wife, The Originals, Luke Cage, Shut Eye, Incorporated, Star Trek: Discovery, The Chi, Utopia
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Sonja Sohn AKA Sonja Denise Plack is an American film and television actress. She is most known as Detective Shakima 'Kima' Greggs on the HBO crime-drama series The Wire, Lenore / Esther on The CW supernatural drama series The Originals, and Captain Betty Audrey on the Netflix superhero series Luke Cage

Sonja Sohn Early Life: Age, Parents, Ethnicity & Education

Sonja Sohn was born Sonja Williams on May 9, 1964, in Fort Benning, Georgia, to an African-American father and a Korean-American mother. Her parents met when her father, a US Army veteran, was stationed in Korea after the Korean War of the '50s. 

The now-56-year-old grew up in Newport News, Virginia where she attended and graduated from Warwick High School. After graduating, she pursued a degree in English at Brooklyn College.

Has Two Children with Ex-Husband Adam Plack

Sonja Sohn has two daughters, named Sakira Wang and Sophia Wang, with her ex-husband, the music composer Adam Plack

Sonja Sohn with ex-husband Adam Plack and their two daughters SOURCE: Liverampup

Sohn and Plack married in 2003 and were together for eight years before calling off their marriage in 2011. 

Career and Net Worth

Sohn was a slam poet while pursuing English at Brooklyn College, which is how she landed a role in the 1998 indie drama Slam. During the subsequent years, Sohn featured in a litany of movies like Getting to Know You, Bringing Out the Dead, Shaft, Perfume, G, and The Killing Zone 

She had a breakthrough year in 2002 when she landed the role of Detective Shakima 'Kima' Greggs in the hit HBO crime-drama series The Wire.

Following that, she had prominent appearances as Toni Halstead on the CBS police procedural drama series Cold Case, Trish Evans in the ABC Family drama series Brothers & Sisters, Agent Olivia Riley in the USA Network spy drama series Burn Notice, and Lenore / Esther in The Vampire Diaries spin-off series The Originals.

She also starred as Samantha Baker in the ABC medical/crime-comedy drama series Body of Proof and portrayed Captain Betty Audrey in the Netflix/Marvel superhero series Luke Cage.

Sonja Sohn as Laverne Johnson on The Chi SOURCE: Deadline

In recent times, she featured as Laverne Johnson on The Chi, Dr. Gabrielle Burnham on Star Trek: Discovery, and Agent Katherine Milner on Utopia

Other notable films Sohn has featured in include movies like Step Up 2: The Streets, The Missing Girl, Domain, and High Flying Bird.  

Courtesy of her eminent film and television career, Sonja Sohn reportedly has a net worth of $1.5 million. The 56-year-old makes her wealth from sources like TV and film salary, media and public appearances, brand endorsements, and the like. 

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