Sonia Satra

Recent Role:

Lucy Cooper Spaulding (1993 - 1997) on Guiding Light

Born:

12/17/1971, Glen Ridge, New Jersey

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  • Biography
  • Petite beauty, Sonia Satra burst onto the soap scene in 1993 when she created the role of "Lucy Cooper" on the long running CBS soap opera Guiding Light. The youngest of three daughters, Sonia graduated third in her class at Glen Ridge High School and went on to attend Rutgers University. Since leaving Guiding Light in 1997, Satra has appeared in several television shows and independent films.

    Gender:

    Female

    Birth Place:

    Glen Ridge, New Jersey

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (4)

    • Sonia Satra: I've always been a go-for-it kinda person. Being busy is how I like it. I generally like my life when things are crazy.

    • Sonia Satra: The turning point came at Halloween my junior year in high school, when I decided to dress as a hooker. I wore spandex and a leather jacket and everything. It was so opposite of what I was. If I could have freeze-framed the faces of the people in the hall.... that's probably when I realized how much I enjoy attention.

    • Sonia Satra: We didn't have a TV in our house when I was little, and once we got one, I wasn't allowed to watch it a lot. I didn't go to the movies too often. I guess I really shouldn't have become an actress.

    • Sonia Satra: Life is a series of realizations and endless possibilities, I want to reach a level in which I’m no longer anticipating the arrival of the next colossal wave, I’m just cleverly riding it in.

    Trivia (18)

    • In 1994, Sonia was one of 14 Guiding Light stars to appear on a special set of phone cards called "The Soap Connection Collection." The cards allowed fans of the show to hear interviews and behind the scenes info provided by the character who appeared on the card.

    • Sonia considers herself the black sheep of her family. Her two older sisters are professionals (a doctor and an engineer) but she choose to go into show business.

    • Sonia loves to travel. As a child she had visited France, England, Denmark, Spain, and Egypt with her family. She also lived in England for a time when she was eight years old.

    • While working on One Life to Live Sonia often said she was bothered by the way the directors were treated by the actors on the show. She felt that the actors should, "shut up and concentrate on what really mattered".

    • While in college, Sonia was approached by a photographer who told her she should get into modeling. Some time later, on her way to an interview with a modeling agency, Sonia gave the wrong address and ended up at an advertising agency instead. As a result, Sonia ended up being cast in her first commercial.

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