Canadian actress and online filmmaker Sonja O’Hara has signed with top talent agency WME..
Sonja O’Hara was raised in Williamswood, Nova Scotia. Starting at the age of ten, she began performing in local theatre and she knew immediately it was what she wanted to do for the rest of her life. By the age of 11, she was enrolled in professional acting classes and was performing in Shakespearean productions in summer theater camp where she was signed by her first agent. Sonja soon began auditioning for commercials as well as film and television roles in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
In high school, O’Hara was heavily involved in theatre both in and out of school and started researching drama schools to attend after graduation.
O’Hara began her professional on-screen career with featured roles in local film productions before moving to New York City as a teenager where she attended The New York Conservatory For Dramatic Art. Shortly after arriving in the Big Apple, Sonja earned her first lead movie role in the independent film “Norman Normal: A Modern Metamorphosis”. This up-and-coming young actress now splits her time between New York and Los Angeles.
O’Hara has been recognized by multiple award shows for her work creating digital series. She received the ‘Best Director’ award in 2016 at the New York Television Festival for her work on Doomsday — an Amazon Prime series about a fictional cult in upstate New York. O’Hara also received a 2017 Streamy nomination in 2017 and a 2018 Webby Award for Doomsday. Her feature film, Ovum, released by The Orchard in 2017, won ‘Best Picture’ at The Big Apple Film Festival.
Next, O’Hara will write, direct, and act in a digital series called Astral, which will follow three millennial women who attend an academy for astral projection, according to IMDB. Adaptive Studios, the company behind Netflix‘s Coin Heist and HBO’s Project Greenlight, will produce the project.
O’Hara will continue to be repped by Marc Simon of Fox Rothschild and Pulse Films’ Brian Levy. She joins a growing WME digital talent roster that includes Jake Paul, Lele Pons, musicians Lisa and Lena Mantler, and esports pro-turned-YouTube creator Matthew ‘Nadeshot’ Haag.