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Sonja Sohn

Full / Real Name: Sonja Williams
Born: 09 May 1964 (55 years old)
Gender: Female

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Sonja Sohn is an American actress and community activist best known for her starring role as Detective Shakima 'Kima' Greggs on the crime drama television series The Wire, from 2002-2008.

She also starred as Samantha Baker on the medical drama television series Body of Proof, from 2011-2012.

Born in Virginia, Sohn first came to wide industry attention in Slam, the Sundance Grand Jury Prize winner which she starred in and co-wrote.

After that Sohn worked primarily in studio films, including Martin Scorsese's Bringing out the Dead and John Singleton's Shaft, until landing the role of Kima Greggs in HBO's Emmy-nominated series, The Wire.

Since then she has recurred on a number of television series including Brothers & Sisters and Cold Case and also appeared in The Good Wife.

Sohn is also heavily involved in political activism. She is the founder and CEO of the Baltimore-based reWIRED for Change, an outreach program intended to communicate with (and ultimately rehabilitate) at-risk young people who have been involved in criminal activity.

The program is run out of the University of Maryland School of Social Work and uses episodes of The Wire as a teaching tool, encouraging the participants to examine and query their own lives and past actions.

Before her acting career she was a slam poet. She has two daughters and is married to Australian composer Adam Plack.


Television Roles

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Samantha Baker

Samantha Baker

Trish Evans

CIA Director

Toni Halstead

Toni Halstead

Judge Vivian Holston

Lisa Carter

Sonya Rucker

Sonya Rucker

Lenore / Esther Mikaelson

Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs

Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs

Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs

Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs

Det. Shakima 'Kima' Greggs

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