Sophie Okonedo Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 21 Apr, 2021
Facts of Sophie Okonedo
Date of Birth: 1968 , August-11
Age: 52 years old
Birth Nation: England
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch
Name Sophie Okonedo
Father Henry Okonedo
Mother Joan Allman
Nationality British
Birth Place/City London
Ethnicity mixed
Profession Actor
Working For Movies and Television series
Net Worth $5 million
Affair with Eoin Martin
Children One
Education Cambridge University and Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts
Movies Young Soul Rebels, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Hotel Rwanda, and Dirty Pretty Things
TV Show The Governor, Staying Alive, Tsunami: The Aftermath, In Defence, Clocking Off, and Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka
View more / View Less Facts of Sophie Okonedo

Academy Award nominee Sophie Okonedo is a renowned British actress who has starred in dozens of TV series and films, including The Governor, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, and Dirty Pretty Things. The 52-year-old actress made her film debut as Tracy in the feature film Young Soul Rebels. Moreover, Sophie landed on her first big break in the drama film Hotel Rwanda in 2004.  

Bio-Wiki Of Sophie Okonedo

Sophie Okonedo was born on 11th August 1968 in London, England, United Kingdom. She is the daughter of Joan Allman and Henry Okonedo.

Her father, a British Nigerian, was a government worker, while her Jewish mother, was a Pilates instructor. She was raised in the Chalkhill Estate by a single mother after her father left the family when she was five.

Moving on to her education, Okonedo attended Cambridge University and took acting classes at the prestigious drama school Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Okonedo is 52 years old as of 2021. She has a stunning height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.73 meters. She belongs to mixed ethnicity and holds British citizenship.

Career Highlights: Movies And TV Shows

The actress made her film debut as Tracy in the feature film Young Soul Rebels in 1991. She then starred in TV series and films, including The Governor, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, and Dirty Pretty Things.

Her first big break came in 2004 when she was cast as Tatiana Rusesabagina in the drama film Hotel Rwanda. For this performance, she was nominated for the Academy Award and won Black Teel Award in 2005.

Sophie Okonedo as Siuan Sanche in the Prime Video series The Wheel of Time SOURCE: POPSUGAR

She earned a Golden Globe Award nomination for her performance in the miniseries Tsunami The Aftermath. Similarly, she received BAFTA TV Award nomination for her role in the drama series Criminal Justice and TV film Mrs. Mandela in 2010.

Her other notable TV series and films include Doctor Who, The Hollow Crown: The Wars of the Rose, Flack, Skin, After Earth, and Hellboy.

Hotel Rwanda star is set to appear as Siuan Sanche in the upcoming Prime Video series The Wheel of Time, featuring Zoe Robins, Barney HarrisMarcus Rutherford, and Joshua Stradowski.

Whopping Net Worth Of $5 Million

Okonedo has earned an estimated net worth of around $5 million as of April 2021. The actress added a significant sum of riches from her decade-long successful acting career.

She has worked in the detective comedy film Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, which garnered $212.4 million of box office earnings against the budget of $30 million.

Criminal Justice star currently lives in Muswell Hill, London, where the average house price falls at £1,009,714, as per Rightmove.

Is Sophie Okonedo Married Or Single?

'Hotel Rwanda' star Sophie Okonedo is not married till now. The actress was previously in a relationship with Eoin Martin, an Irish film editor. They share a daughter named Aoife Okonedo Martin

Sophie Okonedo's daughter Aoife Okonedo Martin SOURCE: Celebpie

She is also rumored to be dating a guy named John, with whom she went on a trip to Cape Town. However, the relationship is yet to be confirmed by both of them.

Related