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Sonja Sohn (1964)

Sonja Williams

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Sonja Sohn is an American actress and community activist. She is best known for her role as Detective Kima Greggs on the hit HBO drama The Wire, which has led to her current work as the leader of the Baltimore community initiative ReWired for Change. She is currently starring as Detective Samantha Baker on the ABC drama series Body of Proof.

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Sohn is of African American and Korean heritage. Before she was an actress, Sohn was a slam poet, having written lyrics and co-written the script for the film Slam. Through the five seasons of the HBO series The Wire, she held a starring role as Detective Kima Greggs. She has also guest starred on many episodes of Cold Case as "Toni Halstead". She won the supporting television actress award at the 2008 Asian Excellence Awards for her character on The Wire.

She has had supporting roles in Hollywood films Bringing Out the Dead, Shaft and Step Up 2 the Streets. She also starred in independent films Perfume, G and The Killing Zone.

Previously involved in political activism (she campaigned in North Carolina in support of Barack Obama's 2008 presidential bid), Sohn took a break from acting in 2009 to concentrate on social issues. She is the founder and CEO of the Baltimore-based reWIRED for Change, an outreach program intended to communicate with at-risk youth 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 lives and past actions. Other actors and writers involved with The Wire serve as board members.

In 2008-09 she was a guest star in the ABC series Brothers & Sisters, and in 2010 she appeared in an episode of CBS series The Good Wife. In 2011 she was a guest star on the show Bar Karma.

She plays Detective Samantha Baker in the medical drama television series Body of Proof with Dana Delany and Jeri Ryan, which premiered on ABC on March 29, 2011.

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Sohn is a graduate of Warwick High School . She has two daughters and is married to Australian composer Adam Plack.

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