Few actresses have had such a strident career path like Sonja Sohn.
Born to a Korean mother and African American father in Newport News,
Virginia, Sonja moved to New York City and got interested in the art of
the spoken word. Her passionate writing and performances led her to
her first film role in 1996 with Work. After some encouragement, she
began to take part in acting workshops and gained overnight stardom
with her role in the Sundance Award winning film Slam in 1998. After
turns in Martin Scorsese’s Bringing Out The Dead and John Singleton’s
Shaft, Sonja landed her iconic role as Detective Shakima ‘Kima’ Greggs
in HBO’s ‘The Wire’. Ms. Sohn hasn’t slowed down since, adding to her
repetoire a role in ABC’s newest series ‘Body of Proof’ along with work
on President Obama’s election campaign in 2008 and being the director
of reWIRED for Change, a community activism initiative she founded
in Maryland. We definitely look forward to seeing more of her on our
screen…heck, anywhere for that matter.
Sonja Sohn speaks on her involvement with reWIRED For Change