Sonya Walger: In the Limelight
by Isabelle Carreau, posted Feb 13th 2008 11:02AM
Sonya Walger is a busy actress nowadays. Not only does she guest star from time to time on ABC's Lost as Penelope "Penny" Widmore but she appeared in a few episodes of FOX's Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles and is starring in HBO's Tell Me You Love Me, show that will return for a second season later this year.
A little known fact is that the 33-year-old native of England was supposedly originally cast to play the character of Kate on Lost but lost the role when she refused to relocate to Hawaii. Even if she turned down a role that could have definitely put her on the map, Walger stayed positive and landed roles on The Librarian alongside Noah Wyle, CSI: New York as Jane Parsons for ten episodes, Sleeper Cell for four episodes and Numb3rs. She then landed the pivotal role (even if not often on screen) of Penny on Lost.
But before her stint in the popular TV movie, The Librarian, Walger appeared in about a dozen of TV and movie projects including the short-lived U.S. version of Coupling, The Mind of the Married Man, The Search for John Gissing with Alan Rickman, and All the King's Men with Maggie Smith.
Sonya Walger speaks fluent Spanish and some French. According to AskMen.com, she even translates Argentinian-Spanish plays into English. The actress studied English literature at Oxford.
This talented actress will no doubt land more important roles in the future. In the meantime, look for her to appear in episode 4.05, a Desmond-centric episode, of Lost airing on February 28.