Sonja's Korean mother met her American father of African, European and Native American descent while he was serving in the U.S. army in Korea. Her older brother, Roger, was born in Korea. Sonja grew up in Newport News, Virginia and attended Warwick High School where she was a…more
Sonja won the 2008 Asian Excellence Award for Supporting Television Actress for her role as Detective Shakima "Kima" Greggs in HBO's "The Wire".
Sonja is a former slam poet and co-wrote the movie "Slam".
Sonja's mother is a Korean-born and her father is an American of African, European and Native American descent.
Sonja: I'm really open, and I don't like to claim title to anything in my life, you know, racially, culturally, sexually. (on being a lesbian sex symbol)