Adelaide born Sonia Todd graduated from NIDA in 1985 and has since gone on to work extensively in the Australian industry, including five series of Police Rescue.
Sonia’s other television credits include The Potato Factory, Halifax f.p., Water Rats, Good Guys Bad Guys, Simone De Beauvoir’s Babies, Mother and Son, A Country Practice, McLeod’s Daughters and All Saints. She also played Sylvia in Scott Hicks’ feature film Shine.
Sonia’s work has been recognised with four AFI nominations (winning one for her work in Police Rescue), and a silver Logie in 1994 for ‘Most Popular Actress on Australian Television’.
On her Home and Away character of Gina, Sonia, herself a mother of two boys, says;”The thing I like most about my character is having three sons – Hugo, Xavier and Brendan. All three are great people to work with and professionally prepared.”
Sonia notes the pace of Home and Away and filming five episodes a week is a challenge, “I like working on television drama and not knowing where the character is going, but I also like working on film where you get to know the character over an intense, but often brief period.”
Sonia has produced two short films.
In terms of the future, Sonia sees producing, acting and more: “I’m open to opportunities, and I think your career chooses you.”