Born on June 6, 1974 in London, England, Sonya Welger is an actress best known for her role on the controversial HBO series Tell Me You Love Me. Of Argentine heritage from her father's side, she studied English Literature at Christ Church, Oxford where she got a first-class degree.
Because of her Argentine heritage, she grew a love for Argentine music, and a yearly visit to Argentina with her family. She later on began acting and appeared in a number of feature films and television series. Among the movies she's had roles in are Caffeine, Eisenstein, and The Search for John Gissing. She has also acted in television series such as Lost as Desmond’s girlfriend Penny Windmore, the terrorism-themed series Sleeper Cell, CSI: NY, and Numb3rs. She has additionally lent her voice talents to the popular but controversial videogame Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. In 2004, she bagged the role of Nicole Noone in The Librarian: Quest for the Spear opposite Noah Wyle.
In 2007, Walger was cast in the sexually explicit HBO series Tell Me You Love Me. For one, Walger’s character regularly performed hand jobs on co-star Adam Scott. She also played the role of Sarah Connor’s former fiance Michelle Dixon on the sci-fi series Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chornicles. She later became known for her roles on Lost and Flashforward. When both series ended, she was cast on In Treatment in 2010.
Walger makes her TV comeback as part of the cast of the USA Network series Common Law, where she plays a couples therapist to leading cops played by Michael Ealy and Warren Kole.
- For Quest For The Spear, she had to take martial arts classes, and can very confidently do Tae Bo since she was trained.
- When not acting, Sonya finds herself expressing her first passion, writing.
Sonya was nominated for a 2005 Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actress On Television for her role in The Librarian: Quest for the Spear.
2012: Common Law - Dr. Ryan
2011: The Factory - Shelley
2010: In Treatment (TV series) - Julia
2009-2010: FlashForward (TV series) - Dr. Olivia Benford
2006-2010: Lost (TV series) - Penelope Widmore
2008: Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles (TV series) - Michelle Dixon
2008: Sweet Nothing in My Ear (TV movie) - Joanna Tate
2007: Tell Me You Love Me (TV series) - Carolyn
2005-2006: Sleeper Cell (TV series) - Special Agent Patrice Serxner
2006: Caffeine - Gloria
2004-2006: CSI: NY (TV series) - Jane Parsons
2006: Numb3rs (TV series) - Susan Berry
2004: The Librarian: Quest for the Spear (TV movie) - Nicole Noone
2004: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Video Game) - Pedestrian (voice)
2003: Coupling (TV series) - Sally Harper
2001-2002: The Mind of the Married Man (TV series) - Donna Barnes
2002: 40 (short) - Alice
2001: The Search for John Gissing - Sister Mary
2000: Eisenstein - Zina
1999: All the King's Men (TV movie) - Lady Frances
1999: Dangerfield (TV series) - Ana Mogollon Cabrera
1999: Goodnight Sweetheart (TV series) - Flic
1999: Noah's Ark (TV movie) - Miriam
1999: The Vice (TV series) - Emma
1998: Midsomer Murders (TV series) - Becky Smith
1998: Mosley (TV series) - Barbara Hutchinson
1998: Mystery!: Heat of the Sun (TV mini-series) - Hilde Van der Vuurst
(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.
(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.