Sonya Walger

“Children are instinctively theatrical. They build their worlds by telling stories about the experiences they see and the inner lives they imagine. Every time a child feeds their baby doll or builds a fort from blankets, they are putting on a play. I grew up in London, with access to some of the greatest theatre in the world and I know how captivating and formative those experiences were. So I am delighted to join Children’s Digital Theatre and its mission to help spread access to theater to children and families across the globe.” Sonya Walger

SONYA WALGER currently stars in the Apple TV+ series, FOR ALL MANKIND, for which she has received glowing notices.

Walger is also known for the coming-of-age drama, DEPARTURES, opposite Maisie Williams. Andrew Niccol’s thriller ANON opposite Clive Owen, the independent feature BE MY BABY and the star of Shonda Rhimes’ hit show THE CATCH (ABC). Walger was previously best known for her work on LOST as “Penny Widmore” where she earned a Saturn Award nomination for her performance. She also had a major recurring role on NBC’s PARENTHOOD. Other TV appearances include POWER, TRANSPARENT, SCANDAL, and THE LEFTOVERS and roles include HBO’s TELL ME YOU LOVE ME, FLASH FORWARD, THE MIND OF A MARRIED MAN, IN TREATMENT and TERMINATOR: THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES.

Films include Admission opposite Tina Fey and Paul Rudd as well as film festival favorite Cold Turkey co-starring two-time Oscar-nominee Peter Bogdanovich.

Stage appearances include Frost/Nixon that played on London’s West End and Broadway.

In 2019 she started the podcast, Bookish, where she talks to interesting people about the 5 books that have most shaped who they are. Not their favorites, not the ones they always recommend. The 5 that were turning points, realizations, discoveries about themselves and the world they were living in.

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