…would be the languages I grew up with, and yes, I am fluent in. On September 27th, I was born in Zurich, Switzerland. I made sure to keep things spicy and firey by being born into a Greek and Italian family that was trying their best to adapt to the Swiss ways of Life.

So before moving to Rome in later years, Switzerland is where I spent the first part of my Life. I grew up with a French Nanny, my Greek mom, and Italian dad, all while learning everything about William Tell, Strudel, Sauerkraut and Ripple, which later developed into a taste for fine watches and good chocolate. My major? Business and Economics.

Before enjoying the benefits of being on the International hit TV show CSI: Miami for three full seasons and recurring in season 5 and 6 as Colombian detective YELINA SALAS, and starring in my favorite film PASSIONADAwith Jason Isaacs, as CELIA AMONTE a Portuguese Fado singer, as well as enjoying a recurring role as Mafia boss ANNALISA ZUCCA in THE SOPRANOS, I actually did my homework for years, before and while studying diligently at the Beverly Hills Play house under Milton Katselas, traveling the world for work and pleasure and learning from Life and my spiritual studies for the past intense 13 years of my Life.

Always with the persistence and tenacity of a WARRIOR that I am, with the sensitivity to all Beauty that I have, and the sensibility of a child that I will always be.

An Artist at heart, I respect and enjoy all creation; all that beautifies our world and our hearts. All that communicates; all that encourages change for the better; all that makes us feel alive and dream just a little longer until we break out into a smile. Passion is my surname.

One of the things I still enjoy — besides bringing a Film or TV Character to Life that can move you — is to cook and to paint. Mostly I paint women and faces. I also used to freelance in Fashion design for women’s clothing, which I started in my late teens while modeling for 10 years across the world for every top magazine you can name and designer you can think of. Hence my flair for clothes, though I would live in my birthday suit all day long if I could.

I love representing and painting Women, because Women are smart and beautiful. Like a fascinating, resilient, never-dying flower. Women never cease to amaze me as we have endless amounts of courage and potential, intelligence and strength not only for ourselves but also for all the men around us who seek our unpretentious strength through them. Women are men’s greatest validation. I admire my mother, my grandmother and my beautiful girlfriends because of it.

And so every time I represent a woman in a film or role, I get to explore and communicate her world, culture and heart through my passion, my eyes, and I hope my breath between the words spoken. Like a painting or music that doesn’t require translation. Though I speak six languages and some, I learned that communication lies not within words, but intention and purpose. I feel blessed to do what I love to do and admire all artists for having the courage to do what they do. You change the world!

Some future day I will love to direct as well, to bring an imagination to Life and see a miracle of an artist blossom in front of me for the mere reason of having asked the right question and offered good guidance. That will be fun and very satisfying.

On my Journey to now I have had the pleasure to work with wonderful people, some amazingly generous, some amazingly difficult and I learned from all.

I learned from the big screen divas like Anna Magnani, Katherine Hepburn, Sofia Loren and or from small screen diva Lucy Riccardo, whose show I never missed for a great laugh. I learned from my very first acting role in 1992 in the new WKRP IN CINCINNATI, as a novice nun, and my first film role as a Kristin, a literature student in a film called INSIDE OUT to my first prime time TV break on NBC in ’93 – ’94, where I was cast as fiery supermodel FABIANA BORELLI in the sitcom CAFE AMERICAN, costarring Valerie Bertinelli and Maurice Godin. Then came FRIENDS, MAD ABOUT YOU, and over a season, as a regular on NBC’s sitcom CAROLINE IN THE CITY as JULIA KARINZKY, from working opposite Tim Meadows in LADIES MAN, or working under the direction of Jim Abraham’s in JANE AUSTEN’S MAFIA!, or more recently in the recurring role of Richard Lewis’ girlfriend in Larry David’s CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

Understanding and learn to express my self through the American sense of humor, having people find my accent “charming,” appreciating a root beer float and marshmallows on yams for Thanksgiving or over hot chocolate, or watching the precision work that goes into putting it onto a stick and holding it over an open fire, and the wonders and variations of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, curly fries and drive through banking was my ticket to loving this country and all its freedoms. Though I will remain faithful to our Italian cuisine, Mozzarella di Bufala, Lasagna and Rome’s cobblestone streets.

I still love to study because, Knowledge is power. Of course you must understand first what it is you want to know. As Self determination combined with applicable study results in usable talent! Of course there are always obstacles and the devils who want to stop us from succeeding, but Obstacles can also stimulate us to do better.

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Hmm...passionate, tenacious, romantic, loyal, adventurous, spiritual, Italian-Greek woman who at times just enjoys being a girl, always in for a challenge.

Q & A with Sofia Milos

Describe yourself a bit.
Hmm…passionate, tenacious, romantic, loyal, adventurous, spiritual, Italian-Greek woman who at times just enjoys being a girl, always in for a challenge.

What do you love?
I love beautiful things, and that also means beautiful people inside and out. Especially inside. I have a great time shopping for beautiful things, especially clothes by Roberto Cavalli, Versace, Herve Leger, Valentino. I love big man swatches. I love good food and fun. I also love traveling as much as returning home. I love to cuddle in front of the fire, listening to Andrea Bocelli, having candles everywhere…..I’m a romantic and love to be charmed, what can I say and I love surprises — the good kind, the ones from the Heart. I love seeing people in love and I love kids. I love my family and friends very much.

What do you like the least?
…lies! Lies and bad body odor are number one. Broken promises and rudeness are a total turn off.

What places do you love?
I love the ocean, white sandy beaches. I of course also love Italy, especially Tuscany and Sardegna.

What are your hobbies?
I love creating. I enjoy painting, cooking, making photo collages, reading, and spiritual study. Dancing Salsa! I love anything that makes me feel alive.

How do you keep in shape?
I used to be extremely active with Kickboxing and Tae Bo or Spinning, much less now. I like Pilates, power plate and power walks, Power Yoga and try to work out 3-5 times a week (time permitting).

Are you always busy?
I could be lazy! But I have too many things I want to do, so I rarely get to enjoy that part of me. I write a lot, everywhere, about everything, and I love to observe people, children and learn new things from the most unexpected sometimes.

Do you speak other languages? Which ones?
I speak 6 languages; fluent in English, Italian, French, and German, although I can carry a basic conversation also in Greek and Spanish and of course the Swiss dialect I grew up with. Because besides my Greek and Italian parents, I had a French nanny, went to school in Switzerland, worked in Spain, and have a housekeeper that speaks only Spanish. I learned English from my first boyfriend, an American.

Since you’re from Italy, how do you handle your accent in your work?
I have studied with some of the best voice and dialect coaches in Los Angeles. In fact, I am now able to speak English without an accent. My most influential coach for this was definitely Robert Easton, who is amazing! I also worked with Rowena Balos, and Jessica Drake in LA for a Spanish accent, and had a dialect coach to get the Sicilian accent right for the movie “Mafia!”. I was taught a Napolitan accent and speech for my recurring role as the Mafia Boss Annalisa Zucca on “The Sopranos”.

What are some of your favorite Movies?
Chicago, Like Water for Chocolate, Marriage Italian Style, Belle Epoque, Mediterraneo, Matrix, Swept Away (the original version!), Johnny Stecchino, An American in Rome….

Who are some of your favorite Actresses?
Some of my favorite to watch are Cate Blanchett, Jennifer Lawrence, Anna Magnani, Katharine Hepburn, Sofia Loren, Jessica Lange, Julianne Moore, Penelope Cruz, Scarlett Johansson among a few.

Who are some of your favorite Actors?
Robert De Niro, Al Pacino, Robert Downey, Jr., Marcello Mastroiani, Giancarlo Giannini, Alberto Sordi, Jr., and Kevin Kline, Jamie Foxx, Don Cheadle, Johnny Depp among a few.

What Actors do you consider handsome and/or sexy?
Dean Martin was my idol when I was a kid, Marcello Mastroiani, Sean Connery, Marlon Brando, John Travolta, Antonio Banderas and definitely George Clooney. They all have those killer eyes…..that speaks louder than words.

What is sexy to you?
Humor and charm most of all. I also love a man’s voice, his eyes and strong hands. I like a man who is charismatic, wise, intelligent, passionate, very caring and supportive.

Do you stay in touch with your family?
Oh yes, I’m on the phone all the time with my mom particularly.

What is your favorite flower?
Roses (red and white).

What is your diet?
I eat pretty healthy — low carbs mainly. But, I do love chocolate.

What is your favorite wine?
I don’t really drink alcohol much, but I love a good Gewurztraminer the best or a glass of Crystal once in a while.

What is your weakness?
An Italian chocolate candy called “Baci”, which means “kiss”. I also like Nutella. Yum!