Sonja Bennett starred in her first major film role in the Canadian feature film Punch. For her performance, she was awarded Best Actress by the Vancouver Film Critics Circle and received a special Artistic Merit Award from Women in Film and Video.
After the success of Punch, Sonja was cast in series lead roles on such shows as Cold Squad and Godiva’s (both of which earned her Leo and Gemini nominations). In 2010, Sonja decided to apply some of what she learned from 10 years making films in front of the camera to and took up screenwriting. Her first screenplay, Christmas for Cats, was awarded an honourable mention in the Praxis feature film screenplay competition. Preggoland, Sonja’s second script was supported by Movie Central, Telefilm Canada and was selected for the Telefilm/CFC Comedy Exchange.
Currently, Sonja can be seen on ABC’s thriller/ drama Mistresses and is writing on CBC’s Kim’s Convenience as her web series for Telus Optik, Sunnyhearts CC.
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