Born in Virginia, Sonja 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
, until landing the role of Kima Greggs in HBO's Emmy-nominated series, The Wire
. In the last few years she has recurred on ABC's Brothers & Sisters
, Cold Case
and 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.
Note: This profile was written in or before 2011.
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