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Sonja Sohn Age, Bio, Parents, Husband, Children, Movies

Sonja Sohn Biography

Sonja Sohn is an American actress, director, activist, and filmmaker best known for playing Baltimore investigator Kima Greggs in the HBO drama The Wire (2002–2008). She gained notoriety for her performance in the independent film Slam.

Age of Sonja Sohn

As of May 2023, Sonja will be 59 years old. On May 9, 1964, in Fort Benning, Georgia, the United States of America, Sonja Williams gave birth to Sohn.

Education Sonja Sohn

Warwick High School was attended by Sonja Williams. She later received her degree in English from Brooklyn College.

Sonja Sohn Height

She is 165 cm (5 feet, 5 inches) tall.

Parents of Sonja Sohn

Sohn was born Sonja Denise Williams in Fort Benning, Georgia. Her father was African-American, and her mother was Korean. Her father was stationed in South Korea during the time her parents first connected after the Korean War.

Sonja Sohn’s husband and kids

In 2003, she wed producer and composer Adam Plack, who was born in Australia. The couple split in 2011. Her two daughters are named Sophia and Sakira.

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Sonja Sohn Career

As a slam poet, Sohn’s career started out. Director Marc Levin saw her performing her poetry in a theater and hired her for his 1998 film Slam. She not only acted in the movie, but she also co-wrote it. She next appeared as Kanita in Martin Scorsese’s drama movie “Bringing Out the Dead,” alongside Patricia Arquette, Nicolas Cage, and John Goodman. In the new millennium, the actress made an appearance in the movie “Shaft.” On “The Wire,” Sohn was chosen to play Detective Shakima “Kima” Greggs. The HBO crime drama ran for 56 episodes before making its premiere. She made an appearance in the drama movie “G,” about a recording magnate attempting to reconcile with his ex-lover.

In the seasons 2006 and 2007, “Cold Case,” a police procedural series, featured Sohn in a recurrent role. In 2008, she made an appearance in the dance movie “Step Up 2: The Streets.” She made her acting debut in the sitcom “Brothers & Sisters” the same year as Trish Evans. She was cast as Samantha Baker in “Body of Proof,” an ABC medical drama series that aired from 2011 to 2012, and as Sonya Rucker in “The Good Wife” in 2010. In 2012, she appeared in “Burn Notice” as Agent Olivia Riley.

From 2014 to 2015, Sohn played Lenore/Esther in the television series “The Originals.” She also played the role of Franny in the movie “The Missing Girl” around this time, which is about a comic book store owner who hires a graphic novelist who is seeking to break into the industry. In 2016, she had appearances in the dramas “Shut Eye” and “Luke Cage.” A year later, Sohn directed the documentary Baltimore Rising. She then made an appearance in the comedy “The Chi.” The gifted actress made appearances in the sports drama movie “High Flying Bird” as well as the web TV series “Star Trek: Discovery” in 2019.

Sonja Sohn Net Worth

Sohn’s net worth is thought to be $1 million.

Sonja Sohn Movies and TV Shows


  • 2019 High Flying Bird
  • 2017 Domain
  • 2015 The Missing Girl
  • 2012 The Wire: The Musical
  • 2008 Step Up 2: The Streets
  • 2003 The Killing Zone
  • 2002 G
  • 2001 Perfume
  • 2000 Shaft
  • 1999 Getting to Know You
  • 1999 Bringing Out the Dead
  • 1998 Slam Lauren Bell
  • 1996 Work


  • 2020 Utopia Agent
  • 2020 Interrogation
  • 2019–present Star Trek: Discovery
  • 2019 Godfather of Harlem
  • 2018–present The Chi
  • 2017 Baltimore Rising
  • 2016 Luke Cage
  • 2016 Shut Eye
  • 2015 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver
  • 2014–15 The Originals
  • 2013 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • 2012 Drop Dead Diva
  • 2012 Burn Notice
  • 2011–12 Body of Proof
  • 2011 Bar Karma
  • 2010–13 The Good Wife
  • 2008–09 Brothers & Sisters
  • 2006–07 Cold Case
  • 2002–08 The Wire
  • 1998 Bronx County
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