Tabitha Soren

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Tabitha Soren
Tabitha Soren.jpg
Tabitha Soren in the early '90s
Born Tabitha Lee Sornberger
(1967-08-19) August 19, 1967 (age 48)
San Antonio, Texas
Spouse(s) Michael Lewis

Tabitha Soren (born Tabitha Lee Sornberger; August 19, 1967), married name Tabitha Soren Lewis, is a photographer and former reporter for MTV News. She is perhaps best known as the public face for MTV's "Choose or Lose" campaign designed to inspire young people to vote.

Early life and education[edit]

Soren was born in San Antonio, Texas. As a 19-year-old college student at New York University, she appeared in a 1987 video for "(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (to Party)" by the Beastie Boys. She graduated with a B.A. in journalism.[1]


At the age of 23, Soren was the face of MTV's Choose or Lose campaign, which focused on encouraging young adults to vote.[2]

Clips of Soren's interviews with Tupac Shakur were included in the 2003 documentary film Tupac: Resurrection.[3] Soren is mentioned in the 1998 film American History X,[4] and also did a cameo in the movie The Cable Guy as herself.

In October 2008, she interviewed Ralph Nader for C-SPAN.

Soren exhibits her photographs throughout the United States; her show at the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art opened on June 1, 2012.[5] She studied photography at Stanford University and the California College of the Arts.

She played herself in an episode of Portlandia on January 4, 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Soren married author Michael Lewis in 1997; they have three children: Quinn Tallulah, Dixie Lee, and Walker Jack.


  1. ^ Judge's spotlight. Snapshot Scholar. Accessed June 28, 2011.
  2. ^ Pollock, Jennifer (13 April 2011). "Tabitha Soren on Her MTV Days, Her New Bloomberg TV Stint and Clive Owen This Weekend". 7x7. Retrieved 20 February 2013. 
  3. ^ Tupac: Resurrection. Retrieved on 2007-10-27.
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  5. ^ Lenscratch review Accessed May 26, 2012.

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