BABEWATCH: Sonja Sohn “reWIRED”

November 10th, 2009 | 4 comments | Posted by Jen

Name: Sonja Sohn sonjasohn

Hails from: Virginia

Occupation: Actress and activist

Why She’s a Babe: As Detective Kima Greggs on the best television show of all time, The Wire, Sonja proved that she could drink, smoke, fuck, and fuck up her relationships right alongside the big boys. And now the Blasian former slam poet–who goes by her Korean American mother’s maiden name because her father didn’t approve of her career choice–is turning her experiences from the show and from filming in the bleakest neighborhoods of Baltimore into a nonprofit called “reWIRED For Change,” a life-skills, violence prevention, and self-esteem-building program targeting at-risk youth, ages 14-24.  This along with The Wire being taught as a course at Harvard next year makes it almost seem like the show never died, went to TV heaven, and left me canceling HBO, watching all five seasons on DVD over and over like a fiend, and in a state of permanent mourning.

Well, almost.

[Boston Globe: 'The Wire' sparks a connection]

[reWIRED For Change]

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4 Responses to “BABEWATCH: Sonja Sohn “reWIRED””

  1. phomasta says:

    “goes by her Korean American mother’s maiden name because her father didn’t approve of her career choice”

    - because her father is really BlAsian

  2. Friggles says:

    She’s got Seoul and she’s super bad.

    Zar gute, jaa?

  3. Simon says:

    RIP The Wire.

    My favorite scene of Sonja Sohn is when she flipped a guy off the roof of a car.

  4. BlasianBytch says:

    Go Blasians!!! This might be contradictory coming from me, but I’m happy to see a Blasian woman that is being praised for activism and talent on not just hypersexualized.

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