Sonia Raymund is the head of a very successful American family. She is married to Tech Data CEO Steve Raymund, and she is the mother of actress Monica Raymund, known for her role as Gabriella Dawson in Chicago Fire (2012-2017), Ria Torres in Lie to me (2009-2011), or she portray as Reina in 2012’s Arbitrage. The talented daughter has a net worth of $4 million.
Her second son, William Morris “Will Raymund,” was born on February 8, 1988, and passed on August 21, 2015. He was a promising sound and lighting engineer and music promoter graduated of fine arts in music at the Berkley College of Music in Boston.
Sonia Virginia Raymund was born on August 15. 1955, in Florida, United States. She is of Hispanic descent, an immigrant from the Dominican Republic that managed to create a good life for herself in the USA without any education. Her husband is a blue-eyed Jewish from California, and her daughter inherited traits from both parents and grew thinking that “race is a very blurry thing.” Currently, Sonia runs a non-profit organization for charity in Florida.
The father of the family was born on November 16, 1955, in Van Nuys, California (USA). He obtained a bachelor in science in the University of Oregon on 1978, and an MBA in Georgetown University School of Foreign Service on 1980.
He is the son of Edward Raymund, founder and former CEO of Tech Data Corporation, a company where he started working in 1980 and became the Chairman and CEO on 1991.
As the head of Tech Data, he was recognized as one of the most influential executives in the computer industry by Computer Reseller News between the years 1990 and 2004. The same media crowned him on their Industry Hall of Fame on 1999.
Tech Data Corporation is a multinational distribution company based in Clearwater, Florida. The enterprise offers a wide range of product lines, logistic capabilities, IT solutions and services for tech companies like Apple, Microsoft, Lenovo, HP, Cisco, IBM, Sony, Symantec, and VMware.
It is one of the largest IT products and services distributors in the world and generates around $27.7 billion every year in net sales. The company is currently ranked No. 107 in Fortune’s “World’s Most Admired Companies.”
Monica was born the 26th of July, 1986, in St. Petersburg, Florida (USA), and she is currently 30 years old. She grew up in Florid in a Jewish community and follows the same religion, but she often identifies herself as a Latina. She attended Shorecrest Preparatory School in her childhood years.
Later, the Raymund family moved to New York so she could attend the Julliard School and study drama. She also studied in the Flora Dance Academy and became a good ballerina, and trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, as well short courses in the Broadway Theater Project in Tampa.
She began her acting career in small plays when she was in high school, where she was a regular actress at Broadway Theater Project. Monica debuted on the small screen with a minor role in one episode of the show Law & Order: Special Victims Units.
On 2009 she landed the role of Ria Torres in Fox’s Lie to Me and appeared in 48 episodes of the show. She also worked as Dana Lodge in 9 episodes of the TV series The Good Wife, and 109 episodes as Gabriela Dawson in Chicago Fire. She has reprised the Dawson Character in various episodes from Chicago P.D. and Chicago Med.
She has not made quite the name for herself yet so she hasn’t been cast to play in any movies. As for her personal life, she got married to writer Neil Patrick Stewart in June 2011, but he is his ex-husband since 2013. Fans can follow her on Twitter or Instagram at @monicaraymund.
The Sonia Raymund Foundation Inc
The Raymund’s charity foundation is based on 830 Monterey Boulevard in St. Petersburg, Florida. Sonia founded the non-profit organization on 2012. It is a Safety Education dedicated to disaster preparation and disaster relief in the city. The foundation is officially registered as a tax-exempted company and now generates over $650,000 a year.