Sonya doesn't watch the show Lost where she plays Penny. She doesn't watch TV at all.
Sonya played the role of David Frost's girlfriend Caroline Cushing in Peter Morgan's Tony award-winning Broadway play Frost/Nixon which was directed by Michael Grandage.
As of 2008, she resides in Los Angeles.
Her first U.S. role was in 2001 when she was cast as Donna Barnes on the HBO series The Mind of the Married Man.
Sonya was originally cast to play the role of Kate Austen in Lost. When she refused to move to Hawaii, the role went to Evangeline Lilly.
Sonya starred in the short-lived US version of the series Coupling, playing the role of Sally Harper. The show was based on the successful British show of the same name, in which her character was played Kate Isitt.
Sonya's first role on US television was in the 2001 series The Mind of the Married Man, where she played Donna Barnes.
Sonya was nominated for a 2005 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress On Television for her role in The Librarian: Quest for the Spear.
Sonya loves listening to Argentinian music.
Sonya's mother is British, and her father is from Argentina.
She has acted in some independent movies such as The Search for John Gissing, Eisenstein, and True Blue.
For Quest For The Spear, she had to take martial arts classes, and can very confidently do Tae Bo since she was trained.
Her cameo character on Numb3rs has been claimed many times to be very similar to the role she played on Lost.
When not acting, Sonya finds herself expressing her first passion, writing.
She filmed a scene naked on The Vice.
Sonya speaks good conversational French.
She has won three Oxford LADMA Medals of Distinction: gold, silver and bronze.
She is 5'7" tall. She has natural blonde hair.
Sonya was the second actor from the Showtime series Sleeper Cell to star on Lost.
She has been known in the past to have translated Argentinian-Spanish plays into English.
Sonya: (on coming back to "Lost") I'm guessing I will, but I make no assumptions with Lost. You know, if they call me I'm delighted, and if they don't, that's fine too.
Sonya: (on how involved the fans get with the show "Lost") I think it's funny but also understandable when you've got writing that's as smart as that. It's inevitable that people are going to want to examine it more closely I think.
Sonya: (on fan response on her doing "Lost") I was touched and delighted that people respond and reach out and want to talk to me about my work. It's lovely, but kind of amazing when I think that I've only done five episodes of the show and I've done whole seasons of other shows and not elicited a response like this.
Sonya: (the show being "Tell Me You Love Me") I think most of us who are in a committed relationship want it to work and this show deals very honestly with the huge difficulties, even though you want it to work, that you are still confronted with.
Sonya: (on physical training for "Quest for the Spear") I have no martial arts training so I acquired all the martial arts training in four weeks. It was a crash course on how to kick butt...I don't want to claim any black belt knowledge, but I can do the 12 moves I've been taught to do convincingly. It's great to go to bed and be physically tired, not just drained from sitting around for 12 hours.
Sonya: (talking about the physical exhaustion she experienced in "Quest for the Spear") I was tired from climbing trees, from falling off a bridge, swimming down a waterfall and doing martial arts.
Sonya: (after being asked her opinion on the green screen) This was a whole new experience for me. The production and art design people give an image of what the scene will look like, but you really have to use your imagination and create it yourself.
Sonya: (talking about "Quest for the Spear") It's been so much fun to be a part of a project like this and be asked to do this much stuff in such a short time.
Sonya: (after being asked her favourite part of using green screen effects) It's fun because you're drawing on your own imagination. It was a challenge but a great one.
Sonya: (after being asked what it's like to work with Noah Wyle) I obviously knew his work but had never worked with him. It's a real delight. I can't think of anyone nicer to do a scene with - he has a great sense of humor, talent and professionalism that he brings. He made it really fun to come to work.