Who is Sonya Cassidy?
Sonya Cassidy is a British actress who is most famous for her portrayal of Liz Dudley in the series Lodge 49, as well as appearing in other popular TV shows such as Olympus, Humans, and The Paradise.
Her upbringings and life before fame
Sonya wanted to become an actress from a very young age and used to act in front of her parents when she was only 9 years old. She later decided to pursue acting full time and attended the esteemed Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, which she graduated in the middle of 2005. Sonya landed her breakout role after she was cast in the hit TV series Doctors (a British medical soap opera that began airing in 2000). After appearing in the episode “A Bit Of What You Fancy” as Ellen Harkness, she was quickly noticed by other casting directors and offered subsequent roles.
Rise to fame
Sonya is also remembered for her portrayal of Clara in the BBC period drama The Paradise which premiered in September 2012, where Sonya was cast in the main role of Clara for the two seasons of the show, making this her debut role as a main cast member. She is also fondly remembered for her appearance as Celine Ashworth in the popular police detective series Vera (a British TV series that aired on ITV from 2011 until the series finale on January 12, 2020). She also played the Oracle in the Syfy fantasy TV series Olympus (which ran for a single season in 2015 before being canceled due to poor ratings).
She also played Hester on Channel 4’s science fiction series Humans, where she had a recurring role for a total of 8 episodes. Currently, Cassidy stars in the ongoing AMC television series Lodge 49 (An American comedy-drama created by Jim Gavin, which premiered on August 6, 2018), where the talented actress portrays the main role of Liz Dudley.
Her more recent roles
Alongside Lodge 49, Sonya can also be seen in the 2020 American television anthology series created by William Bridges, “Soulmates,” where Sonya portrayed Allison in the episode “The lovers.”
Her movie career: Sonya has also appeared in front of the big screen on multiple occasions. Her first movie role was playing Alan’s secretary in the 2013 biographical thriller film directed by Bill Condon, “The Fifth Estate.”
After this role, Sonya also graced others with her presence in the British-American action spy thriller film Survivor, where she portrayed the character of Helen (2015). Then her latest role on the big screen has been in the 2016s Breaking the Bank, where Sonya played the eccentric Annabel (a troubled mother of two who needed help with her financial situation in order to be able to support her two children). Sonya has stated that she has another project coming up and will make an announcement sometime soon regarding what that is.
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