|A living triumph over nature, Sophia Lamar escaped the oppressive conditions of Castros Cuba for the blank slate of the USA, refashioning herself into a leading light constantly at the pinnacle of NY nightlife. As a professional human being, Sophia has been spicing up lives at such legendary clubs like Limelight, Life, Spa and Luxx, and hosted notorious parties like Motherfucker and Disco 2000.
Her image has graced countless periodicals such as V, Vogue, Vanidad, Detour, The Face and Paper, photographed by the likes of Terry Richardson, Thierey le Goues, Joshua Jordan, Dah Len, and John Scarisbrick. She was featured in a Levis campaign shot by Albert Watson, and also in books like Francois Nars X-Ray and Deitch Projects Live Through This: NYC 2005.
Through her position as hostess and MC at Luxx, ground-zero of the electroclash scene, Sohpia began a recording career. Starting with anthem Fake, recorded with Larry Tee and featured on his Badd Inc. compilation. In 2002 she began collaborating with musical artisan Phiiliip, and together they tore through reimagined versions of Lets Call The Whole Thing Off, Rape Me and ³Nightclubbing, which tore up discerning dancefloors and can be found on the CDs for arts magazine K48.
In 1996 Sophia Lamar made her movie debut, playing herself in Manuel Toledanos Shampoo Horns. She then became a regular in director Ned Amblers movies, playing a repressed housewife in Hairburners, a Romanian gypsy pizza owner in Knackered, and the mother in an adaptation of the Oedipus myth in Illusions Of Broadway. 2003 saw an appearance in Todd Verows decidedly risque feature Anonymous, and 2004 saw Sophia carving up the screen in a soap opera en enspanol, Rosa Negra.
Sophia has also appeared in a variety of stage productions, such as The Shameless Parts One and Two, Ravaged By Romance at the renowned La Mama Theatre, and most recently Party n Prey, her performance in which American Theatre declared glorious.
Whether its at the party or the show, on the runway or the screen, in the gallery or the magazine, Sophia is constantly serving it up on a razorsharp tray. Watch yourself, she WILL KILL YOU.