Sophie Okonedo


Sophie Okonedo was born in London, England in 1968.

Sophie Okonedo in bi-racial her father is Nigerian and her mother is Jewish of Polish/Russian decent.

Sophie Okonedo's career into acting started when she was 18 and she was a student in a writer's workshop for Time Out. At the workshop Sophie Okonedo's writing coach (screenwriter Hanif Kureishi) noticed that Sophie Okonedo was really good at giving dramatic renditions of other people's stories and encouraged her to go into acting.


Sophie Okonedo started acting in the Royal Court Theater and short after that she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Sophie Okonedo had a pretty well reachieved acting career in the theater yet her career in film/television started off a bit slow, in 1991 she appeared in her first film Young Soul Rebels, a few years later she played a tribal princess (yes you read that right) in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.


Sophie Okonedo breakout role would be in movie Dirty Pretty Things and Hotel Rwanda.

other films and tv shows/movies Sophie Okonedo acted in include Stormbreaker, ├ćon Flux, Alibi, Tsunami: The Aftermath, Oliver Twist, Skin, Mrs. Mandela, Martian Child, and the Secret Life of Bees.