IMTA alum Sofia Vassilieva has be nominated by the Charitable organization Stand Up To Cancer as one of their celebrity ambassadors for 2009! The ambassadors work together with a team to increase awareness and raise funds for cancer research. According to nbcny.com," Kirsten Dunst, David Archuleta, Sally Field, Marcia Cross, Mandy Moore, Dave Annable, Fran Drescher, Dana Delaney, Patrick Wilson and Sofia Vassilieva have become the newest celebrity ambassadors for Stand Up To Cancer, the organization announced on Wednesday....The ambassadors represent the overwhelming response of the entertainment community to the call of SU2C in the past year, and many have taken the opportunity to comment on how they have been affected by cancer."
Sofia's highly anticipated film called My Sister’s Keeper opens June 26. This is a very touching and dramatic story about how one daughter finds out she was born to help keep her older gravely ill sister alive and is based on Jodi Piccoult's novel My Sister's Keeper. It is truly a heart-wrenching story which highlights how the moral and ethical decisions these parents made affected their two daughters. Cameron Diaz plays Sara Fitzgerald, Abigail Breslin plays Anna Fitzgerald, the younger sister and Sofia plays Kate Fitzgerald, the gravely ill sister.
Sofia's award winning show Medium will change networks from NBC to CBS this Fall! This spooky drama will move to CBS' primetime lineup for Fridays when it changes networks and begins its sixth season. Sofia stars as Ariel Dubois, the daughter of the main character, Allison (Patricia Arquette). The show is an intriguing series based on a real-life story of a psychic who uses her abilities to solve crimes. Sofia was also recently a guest at the MTV Movie Awards. Sofia competed at IMTA in New York, where she won the title of Child Actress of the Year and she was the first runner-up for Child Model of the Year 2000! She went on to star in many films such as Hurt, Eloise at the Plaza, The Brady Bunch in the White House, Inhabited and Day Zero. Sofia won a Best Supporting Young Artist Award in 2006 for Best Performance in a TV Drama for her work on Medium!