Sonya Macari

GENERAL iNFORMATION

Born in Ireland and of Italian descent, Sonya Macari began appearing in television commercials in Dublin at the age of 18, and her acting debut was in the Irish hit show "The Clinic," followed by a recurring role on Showtime's "The Tudors," for which she also appeared in the global print campaign. She now bases herself between Dublin and Los Angeles and has built on the success she has achieved as a stage and screen actress in Ireland and LA, playing a variety of roles including ‘It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia’, a feature in the ten time Oscar nominated silent movie "The Artist," the title role of "Mary Magdalene" for the Hallmark channel, an Italian spy "Antonia" for the hit show "Chuck" on NBC, Francesca in TV series "Caravaggio And My Mother The Pope," the lead role of "Sara" in an apocalyptic science fiction movie entitled "Protocol" alongside Eric Lange, and "Eva Clark," a 1930's stage actress driven by the pressure of achieving and losing fame in "Behind The Curtain," a film noir homage and festival favorite. In "Kiss the Devil in the Dark," a fantasy thriller, Sonya stars as "Vanessa" alongside Doug Jones, and was nominated for Best Supporting Actress at The Utah Film Festival. Sonya also took the lead in "Business," a short film which premiered at the Santa Barbara Film Festival. Sonya has voiced over many commercials and is also a book narrator for Penguin Random House. She has put her singing and dancing skills to the test, and received rave reviews for leading roles in Dublin Theater. Shows include Sex Lies & Murder, Twelfth Night, Oleanna and Little Women to name a few. Her dancing has also led to work on the set of Glee, and music videos for Michael Buble and Ozzy Osbourne. Sonya also works as an MC, and bookings have included a star studded event on The Fox Studio Lot with Kobe Bryant for Turkish Airlines and the Irish Technology Leadership Group event at Sony Pictures.
Sonya trained at The Herbert Bergoff Studios in New York and The Gaiety School of Acting in Dublin. She was also selected to work with Sir Anthony Hopkins in an intimate masterclass. She is the author of The Actor's Passport, which is a go to guide specifically geared for younger actors starting off in the business and is the founder of Creative Acting studios, an online platform of casting directors, coaches, writers and other creatives from LA providing Masterclasses and talks to actors around the globe.

ROLE / COMPANY / YEAR

TITLE

ROLE

COMPANY

DIRECTOR

YEAR

Hounds
Terry Shaw
American Film (AFI)
Alexander Bush
2024
Good As Gold
Sandi
Irish F-ing Attitude
Miya Eliot
2023
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Realtor
FX Productions
Charlie Day & Megan Ganz
2022
Skylark
Clare
Box of Tricks Productions
Christine Braithwaite
2022
Caravaggio and My Mother the Pope
Francesca
Giadeyes Productions
Gladys Florence
2018
Kiss the Devil in the Dark
Vanessa
Bohemian Industries
Jonathan Martin
2016
Amnesia: Who Are You?
Sophie
Paul Kampf Studios
Paul Kampf
2014
Protocol
Sara
Inner Circle Entertainment
Pat Hartonia
2013
Behind the Curtain
Eva Clarke
Inner Circle Entertainment
Pat Hartonian
2012
House M.D
Penelope
Fox
Peter Weller
2012
Men of a Certain Age
Car Buyer
TNT
Mike Royce
2011
The Artist
Autograph Girl
Michael Hazanaviciu
2011
Chuck
Antonia
NBC
Patrick Norris
2011
GLEE
Dancer
FOX
Ryan Murphy
2011
SHOWREELS
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