Sonya Salomaa

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Sonya Salomaa
Nationality Canadian
Occupation Actress
Years active 2000-present

Sonya Salomaa is a Canadian actress, known for her performances in The Collector and Durham County.

Early life[edit]

She was born in Sudbury, Ontario. Salomaa grew up in Prince George, British Columbia and attended the University of Northern British Columbia to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Forestry. In her last summer break, she went to Victoria to sing and play the guitar. While in Victoria she became interested in acting.[1]


Salomaa, a Finnish Canadian, first appeared on screen in 2000. In 2005 she took over the role of Maya Kandinski from Carly Pope in the Canadian supernatural drama series, The Collector. She won Leo Awards two years running for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.[2] This was followed by a season in Durham County (2007) and received a Leo nomination for her role as Traci Prager.[2] 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 has also guest starred in several TV shows including Supernatural, Covert Affairs and Flashpoint. She was one of the presenters for the 2010 Leo Awards.[3]

She has also performed in numerous films including the 2006 comedy, The Tooth Fairy, Shannen Doherty's Christmas Caper (2007) and 2009's Malibu Shark Attack. Salomaa starred as a wannabe singer coming to terms with not following her dreams in the 2006 Canadian drama Black Eyed Dog[4] and was the antagonist of Ties That Bind opposite Brian Krause and Nicole De Boer.[5]

Personal life[edit]

She now lives in Vancouver and is married to Warren Christie.


Year Title Role Notes
2003 House of the Dead Cynthia
2003 National Lampoon's Barely Legal Cocktail Waitress
2003 Firefight Rachel
2004 MXP: Most Xtreme Primate Blonde Video
2005 Fatal Reunion Lynne Video
2005 Thralls Lean
2006 Hollow Man 2 Trophy Wife Video
2006 Black Eyed Dog Betty
2006 Tooth Fairy, TheThe Tooth Fairy Cherise Video
2008 Odysseus and the Isle of the Mists Athena
2009 Watchmen Adrian Veidt's Assistant
2009 Malibu Shark Attack Barb
2013 Bent Jackie Short film
2014 Cut Bank Gretchen
2017 The Space Between Jackie
Year Title Role Notes
2000 2gether Reporter (uncredited) TV movie
2000 2gether: The Series Reporter Episode: "Awesomeness"
2001 Los Luchadores Whelpette Episode: "A Good Whelp Is Hard to Find"
Episode: "Puppy Love"
2001 Pasadena Woman #1 Episode: "Henry's Secret"
2001 Special Unit 2 Waitress Episode: "The Rocks"
2001 Dark Angel Lux Episode: "Two"
Episode: "Some Assembly Required"
2002 Croon Cheryl TV movie
2002 UC: Undercover Jerri Episode: "Teddy C"
2002 Glory Days Rosalind Episode: "The Lost Girls"
2002 Andromeda Uxulta Episode: "The Fair Unknown"
2003 Andromeda Aurelia Episode: "Soon the Nearing Vortex"
2003 1st to Die Melanie Brandt TV movie
2003 Just Cause Chris' Girlfriend Episode: "Lies, Speculation & Deception"
2003 Dead Like Me Sandy Episode: "Rest in Peace"
2005 L Word, TheThe L Word Emma Episode: "L'Chaim"
2005 Lover's Revenge, AA Lover's Revenge Ashley TV movie
2005-2006 Collector, TheThe Collector Maya Kandinski 26 episodes
2005 Stargate SG-1 Charlotte Mayfield / Athena Episode: "Ex Deus Machina"
2006 Stargate SG-1 Charlotte Mayfield / Athena Episode: "Memento Mori"
2006 Ties That Bind Courtney Allison TV movie
2006 Stranger Game, TheThe Stranger Game Ellie Glassman TV movie
2006 Kyle XY Allison Episode: "The Lies That Bind"
2006 Saved Ellen Episode: "Family"
2006 All She Wants for Christmas Ashley Aikens TV movie
2007 Painkiller Jane Jennifer Towne Episode: "The Healer"
2007 Christmas Caper Savannah Cooper TV movie
2007-2008 Flash Gordon Lenu 4 episodes
2007-2009 Durham County Traci Prager 7 episodes
2008 About a Girl Ms. Martin Episode: "About an All-Niter"
2008 Teacher's Crime, AA Teacher's Crime Shannon TV movie
2008-2009 Guard, TheThe Guard Laura Nelson 15 episodes
2009 Malibu Shark Attack Barb TV movie
2010 V Mary Episode: "Heretic's Fork"
2010 Canadian Comedy Shorts Prostitute Episode: "Holy War Dance Party"
2011 Endgame Sophie McGray Episode: "Gorillas in our Midst"
2011 R.L. Stine's The Haunting Hour Mom Episode: "The Perfect Brother"
2011 Supernatural Rachel Episode: "Frontierland"
Episode: "The Man Who Would Be King"
2011 Covert Affairs Megan Wilkons Episode: "Welcome to the Occupation"
2011 Flashpoint Marina Levin 4 episodes
2012 Republic of Doyle Janel Episode: "Identity Crisis"
2012 Secrets of Eden Alice TV movie
2012 Broken Trust Michelle Sarnowsky TV movie
2013 The Killing Annie Becker Episodes Season 3

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Work Result Ref
2005 Leo Awards Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series The Collector Won [6]
2006 Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Won [7]
2008 Best Supporting Performance by a Female in a Dramatic Series Durham County Nominated [8]
Gemini Awards Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Supporting Role in a Dramatic Series Nominated [9]
2017 Leo Awards Best Lead Performance by a Female in a Motion Picture The Space Between Nominated [10]


  1. ^ "Sonya Salomaa". The Vancouver Sun. 2009-04-12. Retrieved 2011-10-19. [dead link]
  2. ^ a b "Awards for Sonya Salomaa". IMDb. Retrieved 2011-10-17. 
  3. ^ "2010 Leo Award Presenters". Leo Awards. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  4. ^ Ray Bennett (2006-08-08). "Black Eyed Dog" (PDF). The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  5. ^ Tim Nydell (2006-03-30). "Rock Bottom Interview: Sonya Salomaa". Rock Bottom. Retrieved 2011-10-19. 
  6. ^ "2005 nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  7. ^ "2006 nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  8. ^ "2008 nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  9. ^ "Awards database". Retrieved 14 May 2017. 
  10. ^ "Leo Awards, Nominees by Name 2017". Retrieved 14 May 2017. 

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