The Wire
The Wire

Sonja Sohn is an American actress of African and Korean heritage. She stars as Detective Shakima Greggs in all five seasons. She has also appeared in the films Slam (1998), Bringing Out the Dead (1999), and Shaft (2000).



Before she was an actress, Sohn was a slam poet, having written lyrics and co-written the script for the film Slam (1998).

She stars as Detective Shakima Greggs in all five season of The Wire.[1]

Personal life

She moved to Baltimore, Maryland while filming The Wire. She was joined by her husband, Adam Plack, and daughter, Sophia Wang. Her eldest daughter, Sakira Wang, lives in New York City.



Season 1 credits
"The Target" "The Detail" "The Buys" "Old Cases" "The Pager"
"The Wire" "One Arrest" "Lessons" "Game Day" "The Cost"
"The Hunt" "Cleaning Up" "Sentencing"
Season 2 credits
"Ebb Tide" "Collateral Damage" "Hot Shots" "Hard Cases" "Undertow"
"All Prologue" "Backwash" "Duck and Cover" "Stray Rounds" "Storm Warnings"
"Bad Dreams" "Port in a Storm"
Season 3 credits
"Time after Time" "All Due Respect" "Dead Soldiers" "Amsterdam" "Straight and True"
"Homecoming" "Back Burners" "Moral Midgetry" "Slapstick" "Reformation"
"Middle Ground" "Mission Accomplished"
Season 4 credits
"Boys of Summer" "Soft Eyes" "Home Rooms" "Refugees" "Alliances"
"Margin of Error" "Unto Others" "Corner Boys" "Know Your Place" "Misgivings"
"A New Day" "That's Got His Own" "Final Grades"
Season 5 credits
"More with Less" "Unconfirmed Reports" "Not for Attribution" "Transitions" "React Quotes"
"The Dickensian Aspect" "Took" "Clarifications" "Late Editions" "-30-"


  • Cold Case TV Series
    • "8:03 AM" (2007) - Toni Halstead
    • "Blackout" (2007) - Toni Halstead
    • "Knuckle Up" (2007) - Toni Jameson
    • "Forever Blue" (2006) - Toni Jameson
  • The Killing Zone (2003) .... Jennifer
  • The Wire (2002) TV Series .... Detective Shakima 'Kima' Greggs
  • G (2002) .... Shelly
  • Perfume (2001) .... Dandy
  • Shaft (2000) .... Alice
  • Bringing Out the Dead (1999) .... Kanita
  • From the Last (1999) .... Tony Wang
  • Getting to Know You (1999) .... Lynn
  • Bronx County (1998) (TV)
  • Slam (1998) .... Lauren Bell
  • Work (1996) .... June


  1. Character profile - Detective Shakima "Kima" Greggs. HBO (2004). Retrieved on 2006-07-22.

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