Sonya Walger is an English actress best known for her television roles as Donna Barnes in The Mind of the Married Man (2001-2002), as Desmond's girlfriend, Penelope "Penny" Widmore, on Lost (2006-2010) and as Dr. Olivia Benford on FlashForward, from 2009-2010.
She currently stars as psychiatrist Dr. Elise Ryan in the comedy-drama police procedural television series Common Law, since 2012.
She also starred as Carolyn in HBO’s Tell Me You Love Me. In Showtime’s Sleeper Cell, she portrayed Special Agent Particia Serxner.
Her other credits include Mike Binder’s The Mind of the Married Man, CSI: NY, Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and a co-starring role with Jeff Daniels and Marlee Matlin in the Hallmark Hall of Fame telefilm, Sweet Nothing in My Ear.
On stage, Walger appeared on Broadway as Caroline Cushing in Peter Morgan’s Tony Award winning Frost/Nixon, directed by Michael Grandage.
Her theatre credits also include Hay Fever, Villette (Crucible Theatre, Sheffield), Apocalyptica (Hampstead), Black Comedy and The Real Inspector Hound (Donmar Warehouse).
Born and raised in Great Britain, Walger attended Oxford University, where she majored in literature. She currently resides in Los Angeles.