Sonia Melissa Kruger is a renowned Australian television presenter, actress, and media personality. Her extensive career in television includes hosting and co-hosting several popular shows such as “Dancing with the Stars,” “The Voice Australia,” and “Big Brother Australia.” She is also recognized for her acting role as Tina Sparkle in the 1992 film “Strictly Ballroom.”

Read Sonia Kruger bio to know more about her early life, husband, children, family, education, career, and net worth in detail. 

Sonia Kruger Wiki & Early Life

Sonia Kruger Wiki

Sonia Kruger, born on August 28, 1965 (Age: 58 years old), in Toowoomba, Queensland, is a well-known TV presenter and actress. At 57, her career spans over 30 years, shining as brightly as when she started in the 90s. 

Full NameSonia Melissa Kruger
Nick NameSonia Kruger
ProfessionTelevision presenter, actress, media personality
Age58 years old
Date of Birth28 August 1965 
NationalityAustralian
Zodiac/Sun SignVirgo
BirthplaceToowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Current AddressSydney, Australia

Sonia Kruger Husband & Children

Sonia Kruger with her Daughter

Sonia Kruger was first married at the age of 23 with her first husband James Davies, a British banker in 2002, but they divorced in 2008. Currently, she is in a relationship with Craig McPherson, the executive producer of “Today Tonight.” Together, they have a daughter, Maggie Kruger McPherson, born in 2015 via IVF using a donor egg.

Relationship StatusMarried
Husband/BoyfriendEx-husband: James Davies
Current husband: Craig McPherson
ChildrenDaughter: Maggie Kruger McPherson

Sonia Kruger Family

Sonia Kruger with her Mother and Close Relatives

There is limited information available on the Internet about Kruger’s family. Sonia was born in a supportive family with her father Adrian Kruger and her mother Margaret Kruger. 

Parent’s NameFather: Adrian Kruger
Mother: Margaret Kruger
SiblingsYet to be updated

Sonia Kruger Education 

 She completed her high school education at Beenleigh State High School in 1982. Pursuing her passion for the arts, she graduated with an Arts Degree from the University of Technology, Sydney. Sonia also taught dance at the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA) in Sydney, showcasing her early dedication to the performing arts.

SchoolBeenleigh State High School
Alma MaterSydney’s University of Technology
Highest QualificationArts degree

Sonia Kruger Career 

Early Career

Sonia’s career began in 1992 with her role as Tina Sparkle in the acclaimed film “Strictly Ballroom.” Following this, she hosted the children’s variety show “Wonder World!” on the Nine Network, from where she started her journey in television. Sonia also worked as an entertainment reporter for shows like “Today Tonight,” “Sunrise,” and “11 AM.” She co-hosted the morning program on Mix 106.5 with Dancing with the Stars judges Todd McKenney and Andy Grace, further establishing her presence in the media industry.

Current Career

Sonia Kruger is currently focusing on her television career. Today she has become a household name through her role as host of “Big Brother Australia” and “The Voice Australia.” 

Previously, she co-hosted “Dancing with the Stars” and presented “Today Extra.” Her reporting experience includes coverage of significant events such as the Olympics, Melbourne Cup, and Australian Open. In 2019, Sonia joined the Seven Network to host “Mega Mini Golf” and serve as a judge on “Australia’s Got Talent.”

Controversies

Sonia’s career has not been without controversy. In 2008, she made a controversial comment about a “sweatshop of illegal immigrants” on “Dancing with the Stars,” leading to an apology from Channel Seven. In 2016, she called for a ban on Muslims entering Australia during an appearance on “Today,” which resulted in a racial vilification complaint. However, she was not found guilty of racial vilification since Muslims are not classified as a race.

Awards

YearAwardCategory
2021TV Tonight Awards: Worst of 2020Most Overexposed Personality
2022TV Tonight Awards: Worst of 2021Most Overexposed Performer
2023TV Tonight Awards: Worst of 2022Most Overexposed Performer
2024TV Tonight Awards: Worst of 2023Most Overexposed

Sonia Kruger Net Worth, Salary

Net Worth in Dollars (Approx.)$8 Million 
Salary Annually (Approx.)$1.4 Million

Sonia Kruger Height & Weight

Sonia Kruger Height
Height In centimeters: 163 cm
In meters: 1.63 m
In ft. & inches: 5 feet 8 inches 
Weight56 kg
123 lbs

Sonia Kruger Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

TwitterTwitter Icon@SoniaKruger
InstagramInstagram Profile@soniakruger
FacebookFacebook Profile@SoniaKruger00

10 Interesting Facts About Sonia Kruger

  1. Sonia Kruger has won the “Most Overexposed Performer” award multiple times at the TV Tonight Awards.
  2. She has been in the media industry for over 20 years.
  3. Her only acting role was as Tina Sparkle in “Strictly Ballroom.”
  4. Sonia Kruger daughter Maggie was born when she was 49 years old.
  5. She is a pet lover and has a cute little named “Teddy.” (link)
  6. Kruger has hosted various high-profile events, including the Olympics coverage.
  7. She left “Dancing with the Stars” to pursue other opportunities with the Nine Network in 2011.
  8. Kruger has also hosted “Carols by Candlelight” and “Hello World.”
  9. She was involved in a racial vilification case but was not found guilty of racial vilification since Muslims are not classified as a race.
  10. Despite controversies, she remains a prominent figure in Australian television.

FAQs

How old is Sonia Kruger?

Sonia Kruger age is 58 years old, she was born on 28th August 1965  in Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Sonia is currently settled in Sydney, Australia with her daughter Maggie and current husband Craig McPherson.

What was Sonia Kruger famous for?

Sonia Kruger is famous for co-hosting popular TV shows like, Strictly Ballroom (1992), The Quiet American (2002), and Dancing with the Stars (2004).

Is Sonia Kruger in a relationship?

Yes, Sonia Kruger is in a relationship with her long-term boyfriend and now her husband Craig McPherson. The couple are together for 16 years now and also have a beautiful daughter named Maggie.

Who fathered Sonia Krugers’ daughter?

Sonia Kruger’s daughter’s name is Maggie Kruger McPherson, born in 2015 via IVF using a donor egg. Sonia was 49 years old when she gave birth to Maggie.

How old is Sonia Krugers’ child?

Sonia’s daughter Maggie Kruger McPherson is 8 years old now.

How much does Sonia Kruger earn?

Sonia Kruger’s net worth is estimated to be $8 Million and her annual salary is around $1.4 Million