Sofía Sanchez

Sofía Sanchez

  • Actor, Model & Advocate

Sofia Sanchez is a Ukrainian-American teenage sensation who has taken the entertainment and advocacy spheres by storm. Her journey started with a viral video, "Down Syndrome Is Not Scary," a heartfelt message that resonated with people worldwide and catapulted her into the spotlight. Sofia made her acting debut in the TV series "Switched at Birth" and appeared in films like "For Paloma" and "The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes." She's also graced print ads and commercials for renowned brands like Old Navy and Target and her inspiring adoption story has led to a series of picture books with Scholastic, including the titles "You Are Enough", "You Are Loved", and “You Are Brave.”

Beyond her acting prowess, Sofia is a passionate advocate. Her critically acclaimed books spread messages of love, acceptance, and empowerment, and she is actively involved with organizations like Best Buddies, NDSS, and NDSC. She's received accolades such as the Generation G Award and Best Buddies Champion.

Notably, Sofia's star shone even brighter with her appearance at the "Barbie" movie premiere, where she dressed as the first-ever Barbie with Down Syndrome. Her presence on the pink carpet earned her a place on the best-dressed lists across major reporting channels. She was also invited to help launch Mattel’s first Barbie with Down Syndrome, and her outfit sparked a huge demand for the "barbie with DS dress," created by sustainable children’s fashion brand, Doloris Petunia.

Sofia's journey is far from over, with upcoming engagements like a TED TALK for Reno, Nevada, and continued work in various aspects of entertainment, advocacy, and beyond. Sofia Sanchez is an inspiration and a rising icon whose story continues to captivate the world.

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