Sophie Hensser is an Australian actress. She is best known for her roles as Vivian Maguire in “Love Child” and Megan in “The Saddle Club”. Sophie is now known by her married name Sophie Bloom.
Hensser is the daughter of actress Wendy Strehlow. While growing up Hensser was on sets and tours with her parents. Strehlow agreed to Hensser having an agent on the condition that she did not take rejection after auditions personally. Hensser had credited her mother as helping her to stay “grounded” as an actress. Hensser trained at the Australian Theatre for Young People and also participated in an open course from the National Institute of Dramatic Art.
In 2009, she began appearing in a guest role on Seven Network soap opera Home and Away, during the 22nd season, as Freya Duric, the girlfriend of Xavier Austin (David Jones-Roberts). She is perhaps best remembered on the show for a scene which involved her kissing Nicole Franklin (Tessa James).
In 2011, Hensser began playing Tamara in the stage production of Lachlan Philpott’s Silent Disco. Hensser told Elissa Blake from The Sydney Morning Herald that her character was the “epitome of teenage angst”.
In 2013, Hensser began filming ‘Love Child.’ The play received critical acclaim but was a failure at the box office. In December that year, it was announced that Hensser had begun filming a regular role in the Nine Network drama series Tricky Business, playing Lily Christie. Hensser took part in the 2012 Dungog Film Festival and read for Diving For Poland at the Cockatoo theatre.
Her and her husband, Danny Bloom, have a son named Dylan.