Sonni Pacheco was born in 1991 in Pitt Meadows, British Colombia Canada, and is a model as well as an actress, but perhaps better known for being the former wife of actor Jeremy Renner. Her husband has had starring roles in numerous high profile films, such as “The Hurt Locker” and “The Town”. He also plays the role of Hawkeye in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).
The Wealth of Sonni Pacheco
Sonni’s net worth is estimated to be over $2.3 million thanks in part to her work as a model as well as the few acting projects she’s had during her career.
The majority of her wealth may have been gained from Renner through divorce proceedings – he has a net worth estimated to be over $50 million.
Life and Career
Sonni grew up in Pitt Meadows on a farm where she grew accustomed to living with animals and raising them. At a young age, she aspired to become a model and pursued the path as early as she could, leading her to move to Mexico to try her hand in possibly greener pastures. During her time there, she worked odd jobs including selling timeshares and becoming a hotel resort employee. She returned home and to modelling after her brief stint, focusing on lingerie modelling.
She became a model for the brand Monster Energy, which is known for being a supporter of numerous extreme sports including mixed martial arts, motocross, skateboarding, and snowboarding. They have also promoted music acts from around the world, including Iggy Azalea and Fetty Wap. As she continued to do modelling work, acting opportunities also opened up for her, and she had a minor role in “American Pie Presents: The Book of Love”, released in 2009.
Ex-Husband Jeremy Renner
Jeremy grew up in Modesto, California where his father managed a bowling alley in the area.
His parents divorced when he was 10 years old, and he had to take larger responsibility as the eldest among seven siblings. He attended Fred C. Beyer High School and after matriculating, enrolled in Modesto Junior College where he initially pursued studies in computer science. It was during his time there that he took drama as an elective, leading him to pursue the craft entirely. He began his career in the mid-1990s, having minor roles in films while also making guest appearances in several television shows, the most notable of which was in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”.
As he was not getting big opportunities, he worked as a makeup artist to help pay bills. In 2002, he was given a starring role in “Dahmer” playing the titular serial killer and his performance was received positively, helping him gain an Independent Spirit Award nomination. Following his role there, he started to gain bigger opportunities, including a supporting role in “SWAT”.
Jeremy Renner’s Mainstream Success
In 2007, Renner was cast in the film “28 Weeks Later” which is a sequel to “28 Days Later”.
The sequel is set after the events of the original, with military forces trying to maintain a safe haven in London but soon encounter a problem when the virus is reintroduced to the area. The film proved to be commercially and critically successful. He then earned an Academy Award nomination for his performance in the following year’s “The Hurt Locker” which follows the story of an Iraq War Explosive Ordnance Disposal team. In 2011, he got one of his biggest roles as he was cast as the Marvel Comics character Hawkeye, first appearing in an official role in the film “Thor”.
He later reprised his role in big Marvel films such as “The Avengers”, “Avengers: Age of Ultron”, and “Avengers: Endgame”. Aside from his work with Marvel, he’s also had success in roles in other big mainstream titles such as “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol” and “The Bourne Legacy”. Other films he’s worked on include “American Hustle”, “Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation”, and “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters”.
Pacheco met Renner while on the set of the film “Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol”, and the two began dating shortly after that.
They had a child in 2013 and were married a year later, only revealed by Renner during an interview for the promotion of “Kill the Messenger”. Just a month before their first anniversary, she filed for divorce from him citing irreconcilable differences. Their divorce was settled shortly afterwards, with the two sharing custody of their child. As a part of the settlement, Renner had to pay $13,000 a month in child support.
In 2016, Sonni returned to court accusing her former husband of failing to pay around $50,000 in child support. He defended himself by admitting that even though he was paying monthly, she constantly pressured him for money which has taken a toll on his health. He also suffered lack of sleep due to the divorce proceedings and the aftermath. Since then, things have been quiet, nor any hint of new relationships on either side.