Sophie Okonedo Biography – Age

Sophie Okonedo was born on August 11, 1968 to Joan (née Allman), a Pilates teacher, and Henry Okonedo (1939–2009), who worked for the government. Her father was Nigerian, and her mother, who is Jewish, was born in the East End. She is an English actress who began her acting career in 1991 in British coming-of-age drama Young Soul Rebels.


Sophie has been nominated several times and also won some awards which includes;

2004, Best Supporting Actress (Hotel Rwanda) [nominated]
2010, Best Leading Actress (Mrs Mandela) [nominated]
2010, Best Supporting Actress (Criminal Justice) [nominated]
Black Reel Awards
2005, Best Actress-Drama (Hotel Rwanda) [winner]
2008, Best Ensemble (The Secret Life of Bees) [nominated]
2008, Best Supporting Actress (The Secret Life of Bees) [nominated]
2010, Best Actress (Skin) [nominated]
British Independent Film Awards
2003, Best Supporting Actress (Dirty Pretty Things) [nominated]
2009, Best Actress (Skin) [nominated]
Golden Globes
2007, Best Actress in a Mini-Series/Television Movie (Tsunami: The Aftermath) [nominated]
Hollywood Film Festival
2008, Ensemble Acting of the Year (The Secret Life of Bees) [winner]
Image Awards
2005, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (Hotel Rwanda) [nominated]
2007, Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie/Mini-Series (Tsunami: the Aftermath) [winner]
2009, Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture (The Secret Life of Bees) [nominated]
2010, Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture (Skin) [nominated]
Screen Actors Guild Awards
2005, Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role (Hotel Rwanda) [nominated]
2005, Outstanding Ensemble in a Motion Picture (Hotel Rwanda) [nominated]
Tony Award
2014, Best Featured Actress in a Play (A Raisin in the Sun) [winner]
2016, Best Actress in a Play (The Crucible) [nominated]

Sophie trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and has worked in a variety of media including film, television, theatre and audio drama. She performed in Scream of the Shalka, a webcast based on the BBC television series Doctor Who as Alison Cheney, a companion of the Doctor. She has a daughter but not yet married.

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