Sonya Salomaa

Sonya SalomaaSonya Salomaa

Sonya was born in Sudbury, Ontario, and grew up in Prince George, BC. She attended the University of Northern British Columbia to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Forestry, however in her last summer break she went to Victoria to sing and play guitar, and while there she became interested in acting.

Sonya attended our Audition Course and On-going Scene Study Course in 2000, soon after she appeared on screen. In 2005, she took over the role of Maya Kandinski from Carly Pope in the Canadian supernatural drama series “The Collector” and won Leo Awards two years running for Best Actress in a Supporting Role. This was followed by a season in “Durham County”, after which she received another Leo nomination for her role as Traci Prager. In 2008, Salomaa again took over a role—this time from Claudette Mink of the character Laura Nelson, a member of the coast guard in “The Guard”. She’s also guest starred in several TV shows, including “Supernatural”, “Covert Affairs” and “Flashpoint”. She was also one of the presenters for the 2010 Leo Awards.

Sonya has also performed in numerous films including the comedy, “The Tooth Fairy” , Shannen Doherty’s,“Christmas Caper “ and “Malibu Shark Attack”. She starred as a wannabe singer coming to terms with not following her dreams in the 2006 Canadian drama “Black Eyed Dog” and was the antagonist of “Ties That Bind “opposite Brian Krause and Nicole De Boer.

Here are some of Sonya’s credits. For a complete list go to Sonya Salomaa’s IMDB page.


2003 House of the Dead

2006 Black Eyed Dog

2009 Watchmen

TV Movies

2000 2gether, Croon

2003 1st to Die

2005 A Lover’s Revenge, Ties That Bind, All She Wants for Christmas

2006 The Stranger Game

2007 Christmas Caper

2008 A Teacher’s Crime, Malibu Shark Attack

2011 Secrets of Eden

2012 Broken Trust

2014 Aurora Teagarden Mystery: A Bone to Pick

TV Series

2000 2gether: The Series,

2001 Los Luchadores, Pasadena, Special Unit 2, Dark Angel, UC: Undercover

2002 Glory Days

2003 Just Cause, Dead Like Me, Andromeda

2005 The L Word, The Collector (26 episodes)

2006 Kyle XY, Stargate SG-1, Saved

2007 Painkiller Jane, Durham County

2008 Flash Gordon, About a Girl, Shoot Me Now

2009 The Guard (15 episodes), V

2010 Canadian Comedy Shorts, Endgame,

2011 R.L. Stine’s The Haunting Hour, Supernatural, Covert Affairs, Flashpoint, Republic of Doyle

2013 The Killing

2014 Cedar Cove, Intruders (8 episodes)

2015 UnREAL

Check out Sonya in The Space Between. Directed by Power Ranger's Amy Jo Johnson.