Join or Sign In

Sign in to customize your TV listings

Continue with Facebook Continue with email

By joining TV Guide, you agree to our Terms of Use and acknowledge the data practices in our Privacy Policy.

Sonya Walger Biography

Birth Place:
London, England

Fast Facts

  • The child of a British mother and an Argentinian father, she grew up speaking both English and Spanish
  • While studying literature in college, she discovered a love of acting
  • Came to the attention of U
  • S
  • audiences in a raunchy 2003 NBC comedy, Coupling, which was based on a British sitcom, and in 2006 when she took on the role of Penny Widmore on the ABC hit Lost
  • Interestingly, she told ign
  • com, during a discussion of her work on Lost, that while fan interest in the series fascinated her, "I don't watch the show; I don't watch TV
  • " Portrayed David Frost's sultry girlfriend in the acclaimed 2007 Broadway production of Frost/Nixon opposite Frank Langella and Michael Sheen
  • Was cast in the role of a beleaguered wife in two HBO series, the Mind of the Married Man (2001-02) and the racy Tell Me You Love Me (2007)