Birthday: 01/01/1969 Year
Age: 46 years
Place of Birth: London, UK
British actress; nominee for “Oscar” of the American Film Academy.
Sophie Okonedo was born January 1, 1969 in London, England.
Sophie – daughter of Joan, a teacher of the theory of literary translation, and Henry Okonedo, work for the government. Her father – a Nigerian and his mother – Ashkenazi Jew, born in the East End of immigrants from Poland and Russia, spoke Yiddish.
Educating Sophie parents took her to the synagogue. Father abandoned the family when Okonedo was five years, after which a single mother in poverty took care of my daughter.
Okonedo studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She has worked for various media sectors including film, television, theater and even audiodramu.
Actress slowly but steadily began to promote his acting career with 18 years of age, perfectly fill the time spent on the stage and fashion platform. At first, Sophie became famous Cressida role in the theatrical production “Troilus and Cressida” by Shakespeare, held at the National Theatre in London. Later repertoire Sophie has improved markedly, but still scenic work played an important role in the further work of the actress, including participation in the film “Dirty Pretty Things” and “hotel” Rwanda “.
Actress with each role has expanded the territorial boundaries of their fans. So, in a dark thriller Stephen Frears ‘Dirty Pretty Things’ she played a prostitute full of sympathy Juliet, which was for the role of Sophie-breakthrough. After the “Dirty Pretty Things” actress won the attention of filmmakers Terry George, invited him to an important role in the thriller “The Hotel” Rwanda “, based on the bloody events of the mid 90-ies of the last century, when Hutus massacred by destroying the Tutsi people.
Sophie took part in articulating a fantastic animated series «Scream of the Shalka», based on the television series channel BBC «Doctor Who.” In the cartoon she became the voice of Alison, companion doctor.
Sophie also starred in the action Talip Jones Jeffrey Sachs “Stormbreaker” in 2006 and the role of Nancy in the film adaptation of the novel by Charles Dickens “Oliver Twist” in 2007
In 2008, the actress became a participant in the adventure drama “The Secret Life of Bees”, starred in biopika «Skin», and in 2009 declared a party ensemble cast melodrama «Stringbean and Marcus».
We have a daughter Okonedo, Aoif, from her previous relationship with the Irish film editor Eoin Martin. Together with her Sophie lives in Mazvell Hill, north London.
Their roots actress once said: “I feel proud that I was Jewish and black,” and his daughter calls “a great Irish and Nigerian Jew.”
Prizes / Nominations
2005 Best Supporting Actress: “Hotel” Rwanda “(nominated)
Prize «Black Reel»
2005 Best Actress Drama: “Hotel” Rwanda “(nominated)
Prize “Golden Globe”
Best Actress 2007 television movie / miniseries “Tsunami” (nominated)
2007 Outstanding Actress telefilms, miniseries or dramatic project: “Tsunami” (winner)
2005 Outstanding Actress Film: “Hotel” Rwanda “(nominated)
Prize «MTV Movie»
1996 Best Kiss’ Ace Ventura 2: When Nature Calls “with Jim Carrey (nomination)
Prize “Screen Actors Guild”
2005 Outstanding cast of the film “Hotel” Rwanda “(nominated)
2005 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Movie: “Hotel” Rwanda “(nominated)
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