Sonia Kruger | Biography
Sonia Kruger is an Australian TV presenter who is better known for co-hosting one of the most popular Australian dance shows “Dancing with the Stars”. Apart from being a celebrated host, Sonia is also a famed actress, known for portraying character of Tina Sparkle on the popular movie “Strictly Ballroom”. Sonia is currently busy hosting Mornings and Big Brother Australia.
With beautiful looks and dashing personality, Sonia Kruger took birth on 28th of August 1965 as Sonia Melissa Kruger in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. She graduated through the well known Beenleigh State High School in 1982. He furthered her education from the University of Technology, Sydney where she majored in Arts. At the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA), she taught dance. She started entertaining audiences since age four. She kicked off her show business career as a dancer. Initially she danced in Brisbane. Specializing in Latin American and Ballroom dancing, she has represented her nation at the Amateur British Ballroom Championships. She even was the Australian Latin, Ballroom and New Vogue Professional Champion. 1.73 tall Sonia is equipped with svelte and enviable body.
The beautiful and bold Sonia has danced her way to the heart of several handsome hunks. Sonia was previously wife of a British-born banker, James Davies. The couple ended their six years old marriage in September 2008. Following her divorce, she found peace in the arms of executive producer Craige McPherson. The couple is still together and has a daughter, Maggie Kruger McPherson. She gave birth to Maggie at age 49 on 24th of January 2015. Previously, she suffered two miscarriages. Effervescent Sonia Kruger has accepted the fact that she has done Botox to maintain her youthful looks. She has been spotted in a number of charity events, including 86th Academy Awards Charity Event.
Sonia’s aptitude as one of the Australia’s foremost dancers, saw her land the desirable part of Tina Sparkle in award winning movie “Strictly Ballroom”. In addition to playing Tina, Sonia as well worked as a ballroom consultant for the movie. She continued to linger in the audience’s eye after her debut movie; in theater as well as small screen. She became highly popular as a host of “Wonder World” and made multiple appearances on ACB television’s Three Men & A Baby Grand. Alumni of Sydney’s University of Technology, Sonia joined Seven’s long-running news and morning show called 11 AM as entertainment reporter. Sonia stayed with the program for 2 years and afterward moved to Today Tonight. She previously presented the Morning Program on the radio station called Mix 106.5 along with Andy Grace and Todd McKenney. In 2004, she joined the Seven’s reality competition TV series titled, “Dancing with the Stars”. She co-hosted eleven seasons of the dancing show. In 2008, she anchored the Seven’s makeover realty show called “10 Years Younger in 10 Days”. In November 2011, she signed deal with Nine Network. Replacing Kyle Sandilands & Jackie O, she presented the reality television show “Big Brother Australia”. On 22nd of February 2015, it was declared that Sonia would be joining “The Voice Australia” as a co-host. The net worth of this talented dancer, actor and host is reported to be around eight million dollars.
Sonia Kruger has danced with the Flamenco troupe Paco Pena and Irish Riverdance Michael Flatley. During her career, she has interviewed celebs, such as Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt, Bruce Wills, Jackie Chan, Mike Meyers, Billy Connolly, Kevin Costner, Michael Caine, Sandra Bullock, Jodie Foster, Glenn Close, Beyonce Knowles and Kylie Minogue.
During her free time, she loves watching cinema, dinning-out with best buddies, live theater. She is a big tennis fan. In an episode of popular dancing show “Dancing with the Stars”, she landed in a controversy after giving some weird statement. To know about this accomplished presenter, her admirers may log on to her personal website. Her detailed biography is available in wiki also. A number of websites contains information related to her life history.