Sonia Montejano

Sonia Montejano is a reality television personality and bailiff best known for being the first deputy to become an armed Hollywood bailiff. She rose to prominence after gaining national attention in 2006 as the bailiff on the popular reality courtroom series Judge Joe Brown.

Wikimedia Commons: Age, Height

Sonia Montejano is a Mexican-born American who stands 5 feet 912 inches tall (1.77 meters). Her birthday is the 5th of June, 1966.

She grew up in Los Angeles and went to California State University, Fullerton. Prior to that, at the age of 21, she graduated from the Rio Hondo Police Academy and completed her high school education.

Husband, Married Status

Sonia Montejano has a husband. She is married to Hector, who worked for the Marshal’s office. They have a daughter as a couple.

From Police Officer to Movies and TV Shows, Here’s What I’ve Done

Sonia Montejano began her career in law enforcement as a cop with the Los Angeles County Marshal Department. She was assigned to the enforcement of civil judgments there.

She went on to work in the Sheriff’s Department after it merged with the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department five years later. She was also promoted to Senior Deputy in the early 1990s and hired to work in the Court Services Division, where she supervised personnel and courthouse operations.

Sonia then spent the next six years at the Beverly Hills Courthouse, where she oversaw security planning and implementation for high-profile cases such as the trials of actresses Winona Ryder and Courtney Love.

After nearly two decades on the force, the real deputy decided to make a career change and work in the entertainment industry.

Sonia Montejano strikes a pose in her uniform (Photo courtesy of

When producers of the Judge Joe Brown Court Show noticed her and offered her the position of bailiff on the CBS syndicated show, she became known as a Hollywood Bailiff. She was well-liked in the role of Madam Sonia, and she stayed on the JJB show for the next seven years, until it ended in 2013.

She also kept the peace and personified courtroom decorum as the bailiff on Hot Bench (a court show produced by Judge Judy) from 2014 to 2019.

Sonia Montejano: Five Quick Facts

  1. Sonia Montejano has over 2,000 followers on Instagram, where she goes by the handle @madame.sonia.
  2. She treats her dog, Lola Montejano as if she were her child. Sonia has also created a Facebook account for Lola.
  3. She is a chess enthusiast, a cook, a photographer, a model, a traveler, and a rosarian.
  4. When she was in her forties, she began appearing on television and modeling.
  5. She has volunteered as a mentor and supports a number of outreach organizations that help youth in underserved communities.

Quick Information

Date of Birth June 05, 1966 Age 55 Years 1 Month(s)
Nationality American Profession Television Host
Marital Status Single(2019) Divorced/Engaged Not Yet
Gay/Lesbain No Ethnicity Mexican
Net Worth Not Disclosed Children/Kids Not Yet
Height 5 feet 9 inches

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