This career essentially chased me down while I was on the spoken-word scene in New York. I kept hearing that my delivery of my poetry – which was very personal and cathartic at the time- was very moving to folks. People thought that I was an actress because of my delivery, when I was just dropping into the work and really pouring out my soul.
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I was very academically inclined. But my inner life was in such turmoil. I’d go home and my home life was so miserable that it just felt like I was doing everything that I was supposed to do. I did all my chores, made really good grades, and I was excelling at school, but I wasn’t happy.
I studied acting for five years. I quit college at that point. You know, I go hard. When I know I’m supposed to go in a direction, I’m fully committed and I go all the way. Everything falls to the side and I’m all in. So I completely dove into acting even though I was almost 30.
Even though the neighborhood I grew up in had some unhealthy elements, there was a caring there where you knew that you didn’t want to get caught doing something wrong. There were bright spots in the neighborhood where I felt nurtured on a community level.
|Profession:||Activist, Actress, Screenwriter|
Sonja Sohn is an American actress and community activist. She is best known for her role as Detective Kima Greggs on the HBO drama The Wire, and as Detective Samantha Baker on the ABC series Body of Proof. She is also known for having starred in the independent film Slam, which she also co-wrote. Her role on The Wire has led to her current work as the leader of the Baltimore community initiative ReWired for Change.
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