“I’m almost never serious, and I’m always too serious. Too deep, too shallow. Too sensitive, too cold hearted. I’m like a collection of paradoxes.” - Ferdinand de Saussure

On my ABC show, Once Upon A Time, I play…. A modern-day Snow White. I love that my character is so accessible, She isn’t waiting for her Prince Charming to save her. She can take care of herself.

Growing up in Memphis…. My mother always taught me to be a lady first. My go-to conflict resolution tactic, aside from honesty is kindness.

Favorite Indulgence…I’m a comfort foodie. I eat mac and cheese almost everyday. It’s really not healthy. 

My signature short hair… So many people in Hollywood discouraged me from cutting my hair, but I love it. It expanded my fashion options. I can go either super-feminine or a little androgynous.

Secret hobby…. I embroider things like handkerchief and pillowcases. Giving people embroidered gifts feel more personal.

My happily-ever after… Having lots of kids and being in one rooted place. I’ve always wanted to be a mother. Once Upon a Time is hopefully something my future kids can watch.

Best advice I’ve received… My mother used to quote Janis Joplin: “Don’t compromise yourself, you’re all you’ve got.” That’s helped me follow my dreams with no back up plan. Some might say it’s irresponsible. I would say that’s perfect. —Sonia Harmon (Ladies Home Journal - April 2013)