Sonia Gray: Behind The Scenes Of Lotto, ADHD Diagnosis, Neurodiversity & More!

Publish Date
Monday, 14 August 2023, 7:45AM

On this episode of Between Two Beers we talk to Sonia Gray. 

Sonia is one of New Zealand’s best-known faces, most recognisable for being the Lotto presenter for the last 15 years. But she's much more than that; she’s a model, actress and writer who’s starred in shows like Xena: Warrior Princess, Shortland Street, Wheel of Fortune and Young Hercules and she’s acted in Sione’s Wedding, Love Birds and the Netflix film The Royal Treatment. 

Most recently, Sonia has turned her attention to helping others. 

Sonia has ADHD and a neurodivergent daughter and was the executive producer of a documentary, which screened on TVNZ and gives a brilliant insight into the lives of families with kids whose brains work a bit differently. 

She’s also just released a 10-part podcast series that analyses her lived-experience of neurodiversity to better understand how we can support and celebrate the many Kiwis that fall under that umbrella. 

In this ep we talk about all the best stories from Lotto to cricket and Tana Umaga, Ryan Gosling, Wheel of Fortune and Shortland Street. And the second half delves deep into the world of neuro-diversity – a really open and informative discussion which affects at least 20% of Kiwis. 

Sonia was a really cool guest with great chat and a hell of a story to tell. I personally was touched, and learned a lot from this episode and am sure you will too. 

Listen on iHeart or wherever you get your podcasts from, or watch the video on Youtube.   

This episode was brought to you from the Export Beer Garden Studio. Enjoy.   

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