Sofia Milos is a Swiss actress best known for her role as Detective Yelina Salas in the television drama series CSI: Miami.
Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Milos (pronounced MEE-loz) later moved with her family back to Italy. Blessed with a variety of international influences, she quickly showed a skill and love for languages. She became fluent in Italian, French, German, English, Greek, Suisse and Spanish.
Sofia had to overcome her childhood shyness, as she found herself pushed into her first beauty contest at the age of 14. But not only did she win that local competition, she went on to win the provincial, regional and national contests as well, becoming Junior Lady Italy, including winning a Tango contest.
At the age of 15 she began a modelling career with which she paid her way through Business and Economics school in Switzerland.
In the years to follow her fashion career took her all through Milan, Paris, New York, Tokyo, Munich, Zurich.
She has always loved to create oil paintings and drawings, mostly portraits and nudes. With her abilities as an artist, and her exposure to the fashion industry, it seemed like a natural succession to her that at the age of 19, she also began doing fashion design selling her creations freelance besides working as a model.
In 1990, Sofia decided to follow her dream to the USA, first in NYC and then in Los Angeles. She enrolled in acting classes at the Beverly Hills Playhouse, led by famed acting coach and director, Milton Katselas where she still currently studies.
She pursued theatre work until in 1992; she booked her first Film role, as Kristen, in the indie movie Inside Out. Television producers took notice, and she was cast in her first series regular role, Café Americain.
From 1993 through 1994 she brought life to the part of an Italian fashion model living in Paris. After the show was cancelled, she was snapped up by other producers over the next few years, doing guest starring roles on a variety of TV shows.
In 1995, she played the charming but elusive Aurora in the comedy series Friends. In 1996 she guest-starred on Mad About You. In 1997 through 1998, she was cast in the NBC-TV series Caroline in the City.
In 1998, she was introduced to Italian actor-director Ezio Greggio by Kirstie Alley who created a role for Sofia in the indie Screw Loose (Svitati). Also in 1998, director Jim Abrams (The Naked Gun, Airplane) cast her in Jane Austen’s Mafia!.
Later that year, she was signed for the new, but short-lived sitcom The Secret Lives of Men. In 1999 she filmed The Ladies’ Man in Canada. She also appeared in the critically-acclaimed HBO series The Sopranos and worked on a few episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
Then she co-starred in MK-3, a modern interpretation of the classic novel The Three Musketeers. In 2001, Sofia had a recurring role in Thieves. Also in 2001, HBO aired her film Double Bang. She then co-starred in the action film The Order.
She later appeared in the film Passionada, co-starred in an episode of The Twilight Zone and appeared in an episode of ER.
She later starred on CSI: Miami and the Canadian action series The Border.