Sonia Montejano is an American reality TV personality and bailiff best known for being the first deputy to become an armed Hollywood Bailiff. She rose to limelight after she started to attract national attention by becoming the bailiff on the popular reality courtroom series Judge Joe Brown in 2006.
Wiki: Age, Height
Sonia Montejano is a Mexican born American who stands at the height of 5 feet 9½ inches (1.77 meters). Her date of birth is marked on 5th June 1966.
She grew up in Los Angeles and attended California State University. Before that, she completed her high school education at the age of 21 from Rio Hondo Police Academy.
Married Status, Husband
Sonia Montejano is a married woman. She is married to a man named Hector, who served at the Marshal's office. Together, they are parents of a daughter.
Career: From Police Officer To Movies And TV Shows
Sonia Montejano started her law enforcement career as a cop working for the Los Angeles County Marshal Department. There, she was assigned to the enforcement of civil judgments.
Five years later, she went on to work in the Sheriff's Department as the Department merged into the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department. She was also promoted to Senior Deputy in the early 90s, and was hired to work in the Court Services Division; when she was at Court Services Division, she supervised personnel and courthouse operations.
Following that, Sonia spent her next six years at the Beverly Hills Courthouse supervising security planning and implementation for high profile cases like trials of actress Winona Ryder and Courtney Love.
After serving the police force for nearly twenty years, the real deputy made a career change and joined the entertainment industry.
Sonia Montejano dons a pose in her uniform (Photo: soniamontejano.com)
She got recognized as a Hollywood Bailiff when producers of the Judge Joe Brown Court Show noticed her and offered her the position of bailiff on the CBS syndicated show. She was well-received in the role of Madam Sonia and remained on the JJB show for the next seven years until the show ended in 2013.
She also maintained the peace and personified courtroom decorum as the bailiff on Hot Bench (Judge Judy produced court show), from 2014 to 2019.
Five Quick Facts About Sonia Montejano
- Sonia Montejano has over 2 thousand followers on her Instagram account that goes by the username @madame.sonia.
- She treats her dog, Lola Montejano, like her daughter. Also, Sonia has made a Facebook account for Lola.
- She is a passionate chess player, cook, photographer, model, traveler, and rosarian.
- She started appearing on TV and modeling when she was in her 40s.
- She has served as a mentor and supports several outreach organizations that assist youths in under-serviced communities.