A Hollywood native, Sonia Curtis began training and working as a professional actress at a young age. She booked one of her first auditions on the prime time TV show "Falcon Crest" and then a recurring role on "Days of Our Lives." She played the Peasant girl in the cult classic "Monster Squad" as well as a recurring guest star role on "Family Ties," as Amy Sussman. After starring in several other well known feature films including "Black Demons" and working alongside many well known celebrities; Sonia was asked to coach and direct actors which lead to producing and directing several projects for Film and Theater.
In 2012 Sonia was nominated for best actress at the NYCIFF in "Deception" a short film she produced and starred in. In 2016 Sonia won Best Actress in International Film at the Melbourne Underground Film Festival for her role of Vera in "Stressed To Kill."
Sonia is currently filming the role of Auntie in the Feature "Killer Selfie," A Dan Frank Film. Sonia Has also coached actors privately and in classes since 1999, and continues to make herself available for teaching engagements.
Scenes from "When Your Friends Get Too DeepInto Yoga" Stressed To Kill" "Relentless Justice" "Deception" "Boston Strangler, The Untold Story" "So Little Time" and "Father"
Killer Selfie Starring Dan Frank/Upward Rising Development
Stressed to Kill (Best Actress Melbourne Int Film Fest) Starring Mark Savage/SGL Entertainment
Relentless Justice Starring David A Prior/Night Claws Productionss
Deception (Best Actress Nomination NYCIFF 2012)Starring Pamela Dresser/Get Real Productions
The Boston Strangler Co-Star Michael Feifer/Lionsgate Films
Vertical Bridge (Short) Starring Shane McLoughlin/MCL Productions
Father (2001 Damah Fiim Festival Winner) Starring D. David Morin/777 Productions
Terminal Bliss Starring Jordan Alan/Canon Films
Soulmates a.k.a. Evil Lives Starring Thunder Levin/Boomerang Pictures
Black Demons Starring Umberto Lenzi/Oro Filmakers Ltd.
Nowhere To Run Co-Star Carl Franklin/Concorde New Horizons
Monster Squad Co-Star Fred Dekker/Tristar Pictures
Slanted Co-Star Christina Anderlini/Slanted Productions
So Little Time (2 Episodes) Co-Star Jean Sagal/ABC Family
Roseanne (2 Episodes) Guest Star John Pasquin/ABC
The Marshall Chronicles Guest Star Mathew Diamond/ABC
Family Times (Recurring) Guest Star Sam Weissman/Paramount-NBC
Hunter Guest Star Michael Preece/Stephen J. Cannell/NBC
Falcon Crest (2 Episodes) Guest Star Lorimar/CBS
A Deadly Silence (MOW) Co-Star John Patterson/Robert Greenwald Productions
Days of Our Lives (16 Episodes) Recurring Columbia/NBC
The Door A Musical Role: Nikita Director: Lisa Verlo/Sierra Madre Playhouse
Laundry and Bourbon Role: Hattie Director: Frayne Rosanoff/Underground Theater
Crimes of the Heart Role: Lenny Director: Veronica DiPippo/Get Real Productions
Master Builder Role: Aline Director: Lori Stone/People’s Theater
Importance of Being Earnest Role: Gwendolyn Director: Dana Koellner/People’s Theater
California Suite Roles: Beth & Diana Director: Lori Stone/Paradigm 4 Productions
A Christmas Awakening Role: EMT Director: Clay Banks/C3LA
Sleeping Dogs Role: Lori Director: Lonnie Schuyler/First Stage Alert
Gerry With A “G” Role: Angie Director: John Martin/Zeitgeist Theatre Group
Choices aka The Sixth Man Role: Becky Director: Todd Black/Coast Playhouse
Spring Awakening Role: Ina Mueller Director: Michael Arabian/Odyssey Theatre
Larry Moss Master Classes-Scene Study/Character Work 2006-2015
Michelle Danner Advanced Scene Study/Technique 2005-2006
Jean Louis Rodrigue Alexander Technique/Body Work 2006- Current
Patsy Rodenburg Shakespeare/Voice 2006-2008
Get Real Acting Classes/Coaching Founder and Teacher/Private Coach 1999- Current
Cameron Thor Scene Study/Class Assistant 1996-1998
Roy London/Ivana Chubbick Scene Study/Class Assistant 1990-1992
Sandra Seacat Scene Study/Sense Memory 1986-1988
Carolyn Barry Advanced Commercial/Casting Director Workshop 2008
UCLA Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science with Honors 2010
Sonia Curtis works with actors one on one to prepare them for auditions and bookings.
Contact Sonia at 310-367-6603 Or Email Hollywoodsca@gmail.com
To be added to a wait list for upcoming group classes contact Sonia Curtis for more info.
Sonia is a wonderful teacher and actor. She is patient and extremely intuitive. Plus she’s kind and always explains things with humor and knows how to break down a script. I’ve coached with her, had the pleasure to work with her as an actor in class with Larry Moss as well as cast her in some of the projects I’ve produced. I have amazing, powerful memories from all of our experiences. — Mei Melançon
"I remember hearing about Sonia's class though a friend of mine. I also remember telling him that I wasn't interested, because of the poor experiences I've had with other coaches. But I wanted to keep with my craft, so I went. Sonia's class was a breath of fresh air; an 'actor friendly' experience that made me feel as if I were home. I remember praying that I find just the right acting coach. Someone who will push me -- not too much, but enough to help the actor come alive. She was that perfect ratio. Thank you for all your help Sonia! I'm now working, and it helps me to have you on my side! God bless." Chadwick Pelletier
"Vampire Assassin," The Agency" (CBS), "Road Rules" (MTV)
Sonia has been one of my best acting teachers by far. She is excellent at her craft, is both professional, demanding. fun and personable. Sonia's intuition is profound which brought out the best of whats really in me. She certainly makes one proud of the hard work she requires of you. Sonia is a gift to the actor who seeks to be excellent.
Christianna Anastasia Schreifels
"I've worked with Sonia on several different projects in both Film and Theater for over 8 years. I have always known her to be professional, likable, passionate, intelligent, and honest. With her ability and passion, Sonia has exceeded all expectations in every project we worked on. Her diligence and hard work have made each project special, as her strong work ethic and talent have made the projects even better. Sonia has also coached me for several auditions. Her input and instincts helped me bring out my best so I could shine in every role. Sonia also directed me in a film project. As a director, I can testify that Sonia made everyone feel comfortable on set. The cast had various levels of experience, but Sonia was very patient and was able to pull out great performances from all. Having produced several projects myself, I look for people who are not only talented but also have great character and integrity. Sonia has it all." Raquel Brussolo
"I spent 8 or 9 yrs studying acting and found myself in 6 or 7 different acting classes along the way. Sonia's class was by far the best class experience I had for the year or so I was there. Sonia gives the actor the best enviornment to feel comfortable in as well as connects with you in ways unlike many teachers that can help you reach your full potential as an actor. I feel very fortunate to have been in one of her classes.”
Jason Fields is currently in the process of bringing a film that he wrote, Produced, Directed, and starred in to the box office. The film is called Midrange and information about the film can be found at www.midrangethemovie.com.
"I had the pleasure of being directed, briefly, by Sonia a few years ago as we attempted to mount a production of "The Sea Horse" by Edward Moore. There are many challenges in mounting a play, and we hit the ultimate brick wall; the request for production rights was declined.
In a testament to Sonia's ethics we collectively decided not to pursue production, honoring the wishes of the Moore estate (out here in LA a lot gets produced regardless of whether it should be, and folks generally get away with it..). As a director I found that I instantly trusted her instincts and found her very warm, engaged, and insightful.
As an audience that has seen her acting I am pleased to report that she can 'do what she teaches', an oh-so-important component not always found in instruction out here.
You are in good hands with Sonia; she's the real deal." Paul Major
"Sonia Curtis is an amazing talent and teacher! She coached me on several occasions for various gigs over the years and her ease of communicating clear and insightful ideas was always a rare and valued commodity. I found her to be an important person to have in my corner. She’s had the endorsements of some of the best people in the industry and the moment you meet her you understand why; her calm and compassionate demeanor puts everyone at ease instantly and yet, she’s firm when she needs to be. She’s definitely someone you can trust in my opinion. You really can’t go wrong when you’re in her class. Highly recommend!”
— Arick Salmea
"Sonia's class was not only fun but also highly demanding and ultimately a great training ground for the auditions I will face in the future...I feel 100% ready to act with total confidence in my God-given abilities that Sonia honed and sharpened, as iron sharpens iron.... Sonia's class prepared me for the play and the short film I just finished working on. I credit Sonia for bringing out my natural ability as an actor and polishing it until now where I shine…" Carolyn Christian (SAG) “A DIstant Shore" "Too Good To Be True” “Seven Attempts to LA”
Contact Sonia To get on the waitlist for scene study classes or for one on one private coaching.
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