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Sonia Grey

Sonia Grey
Born Sonia Colone
(1968-08-30) 30 August 1968
Rho, Italy
Nationality Italian
Other names Maria Michela Mari
Ethnicity Italian
  • Actress
  • showgirl
  • television presenter
Years active 1988-present

Sonia Grey, stage name of Sonia Colone,[1] but also known as Maria Michela Mari[1] (Rho, 30 August 1968) is an Italian actress and television presenter.


  • Biography 1
    • Early life 1.1
    • Acting career 1.2
    • Return to RAI programs on television 1.3
  • Works 2
  • Films 3
  • Television 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6


Early life

She has a degree in Communication Science, Information and Marketing and a Master in neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), began her career in 1988 when she took part in the show Dibattito! as Gianni Ippoliti on Italia 1; her fame came two years later when Antonio Ricci chose her in the role of the first sexy nurse on Striscia la Notizia, later taken by Angela Cavagna.

After the experience of the satirical news channel Canale 5 participates in various comedy shows on the networks always Fininvest including Sabato al circo led by the duo Gigi e Andrea, and Yogurt - Fermenti attivi,[2][3] which will later be replicated on Happy Channel, and participated as a showgirl in a number of programs including Il gioco dei 9, Il TG delle vacanze, "Sabato al circo", Televiggiù and Didomenica.

Acting career

After a small role in the film Abbronzatissimi in 1991, in 1993, she participated in the first two seasons of the sitcom Nonno Felice , alongside Gino Bramieri, in the role of the cashier confidence bar frequented by her grandfather. In December 1995, she declared that she wants to pursue a career as a dramatic actress, and decided to change her image and take the stage name of Maria Michela Mari,[1] but will remain tied, and known for her first pseudonym Sonia Grey. In 1997, she starred in Una donna in fuga, with Gina Lollobrigida. In 1998, she starred as the protagonist in the drama Angelo nero, with Gabriel Garko, which aired on Canale 5[4] and Telecinco, with the title El Angelo Nigro, in the early evening. After this experience, she participated in the TV movie Villa Ada with Pier Francesco Pingitore, and later became a co-star in the first two seasons of Il bello delle donne, as a flower girl called Palma.

Return to RAI programs on television

Sonia returns to Italian television, with the first pseudonym Sonia Grey, in June 2002, after becoming a mother, to coincide with the 2002 FIFA World Cup, conducted jointly with Giampiero Galeazzi and Marco Mazzocchi the soccer program Notti mondiali on Rai 1 and always that summer, deals with a section of the show along with Cristiano Malgioglio on the Rai 1 morning program Unomattina estate led by Sarah Felberbaum and Paolo Giani. The following year she was chosen by Michele Guardì to join the cast of Mezzogiorno in famiglia where he writes a column in the kitchen next to an international chef, Luigi Sforzellini.

Following from this position, she enjoyed considerable success and also published a book, Cucina in famiglia. The following summer back to Unomattina Estate,[5] this time in the role of a presenter, alongside Franco Di Mare. From that moment it will be conducting Unomattina for another 4 editions. Then always on Rai 1 In forma con Sonia, and by 2005 is to run on Sabato & Domenica... la tv che fa bene alla salute, with Franco Di Mare and Dr. Fabrizio Duranti.

In 2009-2010 the program was renamed Unomattina Weekend. During the 2010-2011 season, she became the hostess of Domenica in on Rai 1 alongside Lorella Cuccarini and Massimo Giletti. Within the program Sonia Grey leads the segment in Domenica in... Amori. Also in 2011 holds the position of sworn into the program Rai 1 Ciak... si canta! and leads in prime Una Voce per Padre Pio and Una notte per Caruso both broadcast on Rai 1. Since 2012, she also develops and conducts Web TV station in collaboration with the top experts in the fields of medicine and the psychological well-being.

The interest in science, health and medical concerns both in the profession and in private life. On her site personally an address book in which she describes her method for keeping fit (she herself is a vegan) and cultivates a passion for neuro-linguistic programming in which she took a Master.


  • 2002 - Cucina in famiglia with Luigi Sforzellini
  • 2006 - Il circolo virtuoso del benessere with Dr. Fabrizio Duranti
  • 2007 - Le 100 regole del benessere with Dr. Fabrizio Duranti


as Sonia Grey

as Maria Michela Mari



  1. ^ a b c From "Corriere della Sera" on 18 December 1995
  2. ^ From "Corriere della Sera" on 18 January 1994
  3. ^ From "Corriere della Sera" on 21 April 1994
  4. ^ From "Corriere della Sera" on 27 June 1998
  5. ^ From "Corriere della Sera" on 11 September 2002

External links

  • Sonia Grey's official site
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