SCREENED | SOFIA BLACK-D’ELIA
Getting Into Character With Single Drunk Female Star Sofia Black-D’Elia
Breakout star and actor Sofia Black-D’Elia, of Freeform’s boldly-titled Single Drunk Female, enjoys the message of hope that emerges across ten episodes in the series that is executive-produced by Girls’ Jenni Konner. Black-D’Elia shares a similar sense of humor with Konner, whom she describes as “quick, really smart, a good hang, and everything you would want in a show partner.” Launching her career on All My Children, and with roles on Gossip Girl, MTV’s Skins, The Mick, and more, Sofia’s performance in the dark comedy, currently streaming and recently airing its season finale, is beautifully nuanced and displays a level of savvy that makes her one to watch—leaving us wanting more. We first meet her character Samantha Fink in a dark place of addiction, one where Sofia focused on “finding the funny.” She loves playing someone who’s gaining confidence and becoming more hopeful, as opposed to the cliché flip-side of many on-screen stories centered around the journey of finding sobriety. We sat down with the 30-year-old northern New Jersey native tasked with helping to portray Writer-Creator Simone Finch’s semi-autobiographical story, to talk about the similarities and differences, the approach to the series’ subject matter, Gen Z, convincing costumes, and more.
Actress Sofia Black-D’Elia, who currently stars in the critically acclaimed comedy series Single Drunk Female for Freeform and Hulu, has signed with CAA for representation.
In the series from creator Simone Finch which launched in January, Black-D’Elia plays Samantha Fink who, after a spectacularly embarrassing public breakdown, is forced to move back home with her overbearing mother to sober up and avoid jail time. She stars alongside Rebecca Henderson, Sasha Compère, Lily Mae Harrington, Garrick Bernard, Ally Sheedy and more.
The first episode of Single Drunk Female airing on January 20 marked Freeform’s highest-viewed comedy premiere. The series is currently rated 100% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Black-D’Elia has also appeared in Richard Price and Steve Zaillian’s Emmy-winning HBO miniseries The Night Of, with Riz Ahmed, John Turturro and Bill Camp; Peter Moffat’s Showtime crime drama Your Honor, with Bryan Cranston, Hope Davis, Michael Stuhlbarg and more; Dave Chernin and John Chernin’s Fox comedy series The Mick, starring Kaitlin Olson; MTV’s remake of Skins; and The CW’s Gossip Girl, among other projects.
She continues to be represented by Brookside Artist Management and Viewpoint.
Sofia talks about her dad sending Jimmy cigars and being upset that he never heard from him, finding out that she’s not officially married to her husband because of a mix-up, showing up over an hour late to her wedding, how her “husband” Henry is acclimating to dinners with her Italian and Jewish family, having four cousins named Vinny, and her show “Single Drunk Female” on Freeform/Hulu.
Single Drunk Female (TV-2022) Sofia as Samantha Fink
Follows Samantha Fink who, after a spectacularly embarrassing public breakdown, is forced to move back home with her overbearing mother to sober up and avoid jail time.