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Birth Name: Sonia Melissa Kruger
Birth Date: August 28, 1965
Birth Place: Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Partner: Craig McPherson

Biography
Sonia Melissa Kruger is an accomplished presenter actress, dancer, interviewer, entertainer, and is one of Australia’s most recognized and loved faces. She is best known for co-hosting the popular Australian version of Dancing with the Stars, hosting 10 Years Younger in 10 Days and for the role of Tina Sparkle in the hit 1992 film Strictly Ballroom. She is currently hosting the Nine Network’s hit revamp of Big Brother Australia.

Early Life
Born on August 28, 1965 in Toowoomba, Queensland, Sonia has been entertaining audiences since the tender age of four, when she began her dancing career in Brisbane. Specializing in Ballroom and Latin American dancing, Sonia has represented Australia at the Amateur British Ballroom Championships and was the Australian Ballroom, Latin & New Vogue Professional Champion. She attended Beenleigh State High School, completing Year 12 in 1982. Kruger has also completed an Arts Degree at the University of Technology, Sydney and taught dance at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney.

Career

In 1992, Kruger came to prominence in her Acting debut as Tina Sparkle in the Australian AFI Award-Winning film Strictly Ballroom. She served as a ballroom adviser for the film. While on set, Sonia helped teach cast members how to dance. Her skill as a dance instructor has also been utilised by NIDA where Sonia taught for more than four years.

Following Kruger’s film debut she hosted the Children’s Variety Show Wonder World on the Nine Network. She also made several appearances in ABC-TV’s Three Men and A Baby Grand.

In 1997, she joined the long running morning and news show 11AM as its entertainment reporter, after completing an Arts degree at Sydney’s University of Technology. She remained with the program for two years before moving to Today Tonight. Kruger has been an Entertainment Reporter for both Seven Network shows Today Tonight, Sunrise.

Kruger previously hosted the Morning Program on the Sydney based Radio Station Mix 106.5 with Dancing with the Stars Judges Todd McKenney and Andy Grace.

In 2004, Kruger joined the Seven Network reality dance competition television series Dancing with the Stars, the Australian version of the UK BBC television series Strictly Come Dancing. Kruger co-hosted the series with both Daryl Somers and Daniel MacPherson over the course of the eleven seasons she appeared on. In November 2011 Kruger announced she was leaving both Dancing with the Stars and Seven Network to pursue other opportunities. Spice Girls member and UK songstress Melanie Brown replaced Kruger for the series’ twelfth season which premiered in April 2012. In September 2008, Kruger was confirmed to host the Seven Network makeover reality show 10 Years Younger in 10 Days. Despite high ratings for its series premiere, Seven Network did not renew the series for a second season.

In November 2011, Kruger signed a development deal with the Nine Network. Kruger was confirmed to host her own daytime talk show Mornings with musician David Campbell. The series replaces Kerri-Anne which was ended that same month. The series premiered on 6 February 2012. Kruger was also announced to host Nine Network’s reboot of the competition reality television series Big Brother Australia. Kruger replaces Kyle Sandilands and Jackie O who hosted the series on Network Ten in its eighth season, which was cancelled in 2008. Big Brother Australia 9 premiered on 13 August 2012 to 1.6 million viewers, the franchise’s highest ratings since the series’ third season. Kruger’s performance on the show received mixed reviews from critics and viewers.

Also in the same year, Sonia launched her own clothing range ‘Sonia Kruger Collections’. The range consists of special occasion dresses and is sold in Myers stores nationwide. February 2012 will see the launch of her second range of stunning dresses.

Controversy

In 2008, during an episode of Dancing with the Stars, Kruger made a comment about a “sweat shop of illegal immigrants” working on her wardrobe for the Melbourne Cup carnival. Channel 7 later issued an apology for her statement.

In 2011, she caused further controversy when she wrote “I think it’s nice you get on so well with your dad” on her Twitter account regarding the difference in age between dancer Brynne Edelsten and her husband Geoffrey Edelsten.
 
Filmography

Actress

1992 Strictly Ballroom
Tina Sparkle

Self

2012 Mornings (TV series)
Herself – Co-Host

2011 Crown Oaks Day (TV movie)
Herself – Presenter

2011 Emirates Melbourne Cup Day (TV movie)
Herself – Presenter

2004-2011 Dancing with the Stars (TV series)
Herself – Co-Host / Herself – Host

2009 Today Tonight (TV series)
Herself

2007-2009 Telethon (TV series)
Herself

2009 10 Years Younger in 10 Days (TV series)
Herself – Host

2008 Yum Cha (TV series)
Herself

2007 Emirates Melbourne Cup Day (TV movie)
Herself – Presenter

2007 Weekend Sunrise (TV series)
Herself

2007 The 2007 TV Week Logie Awards (TV special)
Herself (also archive footage)

2006 Emirates Melbourne Cup Day (TV movie)
Herself – Presenter

2004 The Making of ‘Burn the Floor’ (TV special documentary)
Herself – Presenter

2000-2002 Sunrise (TV series)
Entertainment Reporter

Trivia

• One of the housemates dubbed Sonia ‘Kruger the Cougar’.
• In her spare time, Sonia enjoys the cinema, live theatre and dining-out with friends.
• McKenney, a co-star on Dancing with the Stars and good friend, has openly asked Kruger to have a child with him.
• She’s a huge tennis fan, and is passionate about State of Origin. She is one of Queensland’s most vocal supporters.
• Sonia and her partner, Craig, has been trying to have a child via IVF.

Quotes

• I think for a lot of women my age, who perhaps didn’t find the right person until later in life, you can want children as much as you like but it doesn’t mean it is going to happen.
• There will still be conflict and bromance and love triangles and all of that going on, but this is a new house, a new host, new bits and pieces, a new Big Brother.
• I want to bring that edge. The housemates are unpredictable and I love dangerous television that’s not perfect or too slick and could go off the rails. I like it loose.
• Purely from the social-experiment point of view, I love the idea of putting people into the house
• Gretel was a great host and I loved watching her, because she is such a smart woman and a funny woman; she’s a great role model to have in that regard. And I’m sure once the show starts I will have a million more questions for her.
• Audiences like people who are themselves, who are warm and funny, not the people who have got an agenda.
• It just didn’t feel right for me to leave Seven at that point and it was a good thing I didn’t because along came Dancing With the Stars. So it was just strange how it panned out and years later, the show comes up again. I’m a bit sort of fatalistic when it comes to these career choices. Things really did work out the best for me in that sense.


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