Sonja Sohn

American actress, activist (b. 1964)

Sonja Denise Plack (née Williams; born May 9, 1964), better known as Sonja Sohn, is an American actress. She is known for playing Baltimore detective Kima Greggs in the HBO series The Wire (2002–2008). She is also an activist and filmmaker. She co-wrote and starred in the movie Slam (1998). She also directed the HBO documentary Baltimore Rising (2017), about the 2015 Baltimore protests.

Sohn in 2011

Sohn's other TV roles include Samantha Baker in Body of Proof, Laverne Johnson in The Chi and Gabrielle Burnham in Star Trek: Discovery.

Sohn was born at Fort Benning, Georgia. Her mother was Korean and her father was an African American.[1] Her parents met when her father was stationed in South Korea after the Korean War. She grew up in Newport News, Virginia. Sohn has two daughters, born in 1986 and 1990. She was married to Australian-born musician Adam Plack from 2003 to 2011.


  1. "Q&A with Sonja Sohn". C-SPAN. March 7, 2012. Retrieved September 14, 2021.

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