Sonya Salomaa
Name Sonya Salomaa
Birthplace Sudbury, Ontario, Canada
Role on Haunting Hour Mom
Sonya Salomaa played Mom in the season 1 episode The Perfect Brother.

Sonya Salomaa is a Canadian actor of Finnish descent, known for her performances in The Collector and Durham County.

She was born in Sudbury, Ontario. Salomaa grew up in Prince George, British Columbia and attended the University of Northern British Columbia to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Forestry. In her last summer break, she went to Victoria to sing and play the guitar. While in Victoria she became interested in acting.[1] She now lives in Vancouver and is married to Warren Christie.


Salomaa first appeared on screen in 2000. In 2005 she took over the role of Maya Kandinski from Carly Pope in the Canadian supernatural drama series, The Collector. She won Leo Awards two years running for Best Actress in a Supporting Role.[2] This was followed by a season in Durham County (2007) and received a Leo nomination for her role as Traci Prager.[2] In 2008, Salomaa again took over a role—this time from Claudette Mink—of the character Laura Nelson, a member of the coast guard in The Guard. She has also guest starred in several TV shows including Supernatural, Covert Affairs and Flashpoint. She was one of the presenters for the 2010 Leo Awards.[3]

She has also performed in numerous films including the 2006 comedy, The Tooth Fairy, Shannen Doherty's Christmas Caper (2007) and 2009's Malibu Shark Attack. Salomaa starred as a wannabe singer coming to terms with not following her dreams in the 2006 Canadian drama Black Eyed Dog[4] and was the antagonist of Ties That Bind opposite Brian Krause and Nicole De Boer.[5]

Partial filmography

Year Film Role Notes
2003 Firefight Rachel
1st to Die Melanie Brandt
House of the Dead Cynthia
2006 Hollow Man 2 "Trophy wife"
Black Eyed Dog Betty lead (Canadian film)
Ties That Bind Courtney Allen TV
The Tooth Fairy Cherise
2007 Christmas Caper Savannah Cooper TV
2009 Malibu Shark Attack Barb TV
Watchmen Adrian Veidt's Assistant

Partial list of television work

Year Title Role Notes
2005– 2006 The Collector Maya Kandinski 26 episodes
2007 Durham County Traci Prager 7 episodes
2008– 2009 The Guard Laura Nelson 15 episodes
2011 Supernatural Rachel [6]
Covert Affairs Megan Wilkons Episode 208
Flashpoint Marina 2 episodes


  1. ^ "Sonya Salomaa". The Vancouver Sun. 2009-04-12. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  2. ^ a b "Awards for Sonya Salomaa". IMDb. Retrieved 2011-10-17.
  3. ^ "2010 Leo Award Presenters". Leo Awards. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  4. ^ Ray Bennett (2006-08-08). "Black Eyed Dog". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  5. ^ Tim Nydell (2006-03-30). "Rock Bottom Interview: Sonya Salomaa". Rock Bottom. Retrieved 2011-10-19.
  6. ^ William Keck (2011-01-25). "Keck's Exclusives: Supernatural Casts Watchmen Beauty". TV Guide. Retrieved 2011-10-17.

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