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August 24, 1980 |
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||5' 7" (1.70 m)|
|Family||Guy Bennett (father)|
Sonja Bennett (born August 24, 1980) is a Canadian actress and screenwriter. Her film debut was in the Canadian feature film Punch (2002), for which she won the Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress in a Canadian Film. She has since starred in the films Donovan's Echo, Cole, Control Alt Delete, Young People Fucking, and Fido as well as the television series Godiva's and Cold Squad.  In 2014, Bennett made her screenwriting debut with Preggoland in which she also starred.
Life and career
Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, she is the daughter of director/writer Guy Bennett and Anna Hart. She was raised mainly by her mother in different areas. She is a graduate of Garibaldi Secondary School in Maple Ridge, British Columbia. She also attended the University of British Columbia for two years on an academic scholarship. Afterwards, she attended Langara College in Vancouver, British Columbia and enrolled in the Studio 58 program.
For the small screen Bennett played recurring roles on the NBC series Battlestar Galactica, Warner Brothers' Traveler, New Line television series Blade as well as Eureka, Dead Zone and Cold Squad. She has played guest starring roles on the series Supernatural, Stargate Atlantis, Psych, Painkiller Jane, John Doe. Bennett starred in the series Godiva's for CHUM television for which she received Leo Nomination for Best Supporting Actress in a Dramatic Series 2006.
She wrote the screenplay for the 2014 film Preggoland, in which she also starred.
Awards and nominations
- In 2002 she got a 'Special Citation' in the Women In Film And Video Vancouver Artistic Merit Award category at the Vancouver International Film Festival for Punch (2002).
- In 2003 she won the Best Canadian Actress in a Lead Role of the Vancouver Film Critics Circle for Punch (2002).
- In 2005 she was nominated for the Leo at the Leo Awards for Dramatic Series: Best Supporting Performance by a Female for Godiva's (2005) for episode Having Her Cake, and for the Gemini at the Gemini Awards/2005 Gemini Awards for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series for Cold Squad (1998) for episode Righteous.
- In 2006 she was twice nominated for the Leo at the Leo Awards for Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series for Godiva's (2005) for episodes Dead Flowers and Out the Door.
- In 2008 she won the award for Best Supporting Actress in a Canadian Film of the Vancouver Film Critics Circle for Young People Fucking (2007).
- In 2010 she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress in a Feature Film at the Leo Awards for Cole (2009).
|2002||Dents in the Sky||Sue||Short film|
|2002||Water Game, TheThe Water Game||Grad|
|2003||My Life Without Me||Sarah|
|2003||Ferry Tale||Vicky||Short film|
|2004||Perfect Score, TheThe Perfect Score||Pregnant Girl|
|2005||Where the Truth Lies||Bonnie|
|2005||Fog, TheThe Fog||Mandi|
|2006||Nostalgia Boy||Connie Golden||Short film|
|2006||Catch and Release||Caterer|
|2007||Cabinet, TheThe Cabinet||Lizzie||Short film|
|2007||Sandlot: Heading Home, TheThe Sandlot: Heading Home||Pearl||Video|
|2007||Young People Fucking||Mia|
|2008||Control Alt Delete||Jane|
|2008||Gold! Gold! Gold!||Trina||Short film|
|2010||Smokin' Aces 2: Assassins' Ball||Jules Scott||Video|
|2010||Fathers & Sons||Sonja|
|2011||Pleased to Meet You||Tracy||Short film|
|2011||Rise of the Planet of the Apes||Mother on Sidewalk|
|2012||Random Acts of Romance||Lynn|
|2012||In No Particular Order||Claire|
|2003||John Doe||Delphine Young||Episode: "Psychic Connection"|
|2003||Peacemakers||Georgia||Episode: "No Excuse"|
|2004||Tru Calling||Beth||Episode: "The Getaway"|
|2004||Dead Zone, TheThe Dead Zone||Rachel Caldwell||Episodes: "Finding Rachel: Parts 1 & 2", "Tipping Point"|
|2004-2005||Cold Squad||Det. Samantha Walters||Regular role (13 episodes)|
|2005||Confessions of a Sociopathic Social Climber||Eliza||TV film|
|2005||Dead Zone, TheThe Dead Zone||Rachel Caldwell||Episode: "Broken Circle"|
|2005||Masters of Horror||Dana||Episode: "Deer Woman"|
|2005-2006||Godiva's||Daisy||Main role (19 episodes)|
|2006||Killer Instinct||Darla||Episode: "While You Were Sleeping"|
|2006||Stargate Atlantis||Dahlia Radim||Episode: "Coup D'etat"|
|2006||Blade: The Series||Vanessa||Episodes: "Descent", "The Evil Within", "Delivery"|
|2006||Whistler||Kate Judson||Episode: "Meltdown"|
|2006||Supernatural||Pamela Clayton||Episode: "Croatoan"|
|2007||This Space for Rent||April Melnyk||Episodes: "Stain'd", "Elvis Kwan Blows"|
|2007||Traveler||Maya||Episodes: "The Out", "The Tells", "The Trader"|
|2007||Masters of Science Fiction||Judge Pomfrey||Episode: "Jerry Was a Man"|
|2007||Painkiller Jane||Stacey||Episode: "Jane 113"|
|2007||Eureka||Callie Curie||Episodes: "Sight Unseen", "Maneater", "All That Glitters"|
|2008||Fear Itself||Ruthie||Episode: "In Sickness and in Health"|
|2008||Love to Kill (AKA Fatal Kiss)||Teresa||TV film|
|2008||Crime Stories||Vicki||Episode: "The Slave Master"|
|2008||Battlestar Galactica||Specialist 2nd Class Marcie Brasko||Episode: "Revelations"|
|2009||Battlestar Galactica'||Specialist 2nd Class Marcie Brasko||Episodes: "Sometimes a Great Notion", "Someone to Watch Over Me"|
|2009||Exes and Ohs||Kate||Episodes: "The Roads Previously Not Taken", "I Do. Do I?", "2.5"|
|2009||What Color Is Love?||Marsha Barclay||TV film|
|2009||Psych||Annie||Episode: "Tuesday the 17th"|
|2009||Held Hostage||Sandi Clark||TV film|
|2009||Dog Named Christmas, AA Dog Named Christmas||Hannah McCray||TV film|
|2010||Client List, TheThe Client List||Dee||TV film|
|2011||Hellcats||Vicky||Episode: "Fancy Dan"|
|2011||Gone||Liz Cook||TV film|
|2011||Past Obsessions||Estelle||TV film|
|2013||Arctic Air||Miranda||Episode: "Fool Me Once"|
|2015||Motive||Chelsea Richmond||Episode: "Pilot Error"|
|2015||Mistresses||Vivian Adams||10 episodes|
- Sonja Bennett Filmography. Sonjabennett.ca. Retrieved on 13 January 2012.
- Punch. Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on 03 October 2009.
- "Past Award Winners | Vancouver International Film Festival". Retrieved 8 July 2010.
- "Leo Awards - 2010 Nominees". Leoawards.com. Retrieved on 08 August 2010.