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Sophie Okonedo Biography

Sophie Okonedo

Facts of Sophie Okonedo

Date of Birth: 1968 , August-11
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 8 Inch

Quick Timeline of Sophie Okonedo

1968 Born in London, England
1973 Her father abondoned her family
1991 Began her acting career
2004 Starred in the movie, Hotel Rwanda
2006 Appeared in the mini series Tsunami: The Aftermath
1996 Dated Eoin Martin
1997 First child, Aoife Okonedo Martin
2005 Won Black Reel Awards
2007 Won Image Awards
2014 Won NewNowNext Awards

Detail Timeline of Sophie Okonedo

August 11 , 1968

Born in London, England

Sweet and lovely lady, Sophie Okonedo was born at the end of 1960s in London, England, United Kingdom to Joan Okonedo and Henry Okonedo. She is of Jewish and Nigerian descent. Her mother was a Pilates teacher.

1973

Her father abondoned her family

After Sophie's father abandoned her family at the age of five, she grew up in a humble background with her single mother. They began living in a relative poverty but she has good life with her mother. 

1991

Began her acting career

As she was interested in acting since she was child, she joined Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and she took an acting training there. She made her acting debut in 1991 by starring the role of Tracy in the movie Young Soul Rebels. 

2004

Starred in the movie, Hotel Rwanda

She got her rise in fame with the turn of 21st century after she starred the role of Jo Weller in the TV movie Never Never. She is critically acclaimed for playing the role of Tatiana Rusesabagina in an American historical drama film Hotel Rwanda.

2006

Appeared in the mini series Tsunami: The Aftermath

Sophie Okonedo is an actress from United Kingdom. In 2006, she starred the role of Susie Carter in the miniseries Tsunami: The Aftermath. She was also critically acclaimed for this role. She is also famous for her role in the movie The Secret Life of Bees. 

1996

Dated Eoin Martin

In the mid 1990s, Sophie was spotted having romantic affairs with Eoin Martin. Eoin Martin is an editor. As a couple, they welcomed a child together and they named her Aoife Okonedo Martin. This love life ended in the late 1990s.

1997

First child, Aoife Okonedo Martin

She became mother for the first time in her life in 1997. She and her ex partner Eoin Martin welcomed their first child together in June and that time it was a daughter and they named her Aoife Okonedo Martin. 

2005

Won Black Reel Awards

 She is famous for starring the role of Tatiana Rusesabagina in the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda. For this role, she got her first nomination in Black Reel Awards in 2005 and she won this award that year for Best Actress, Drama. 

2007

Won Image Awards

Till date she has been nominated in Image Awards for four different times in her life and put of these four nominations, she has been honored only once. She won this award for the first time in 2007 for Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special. 

2014

Won NewNowNext Awards

In 2014, she got nominated in NewNowNext Awards for the first time in her life. She was kind of lucky that year as she was also honored with this award in 2014. She won this award that year for Best New Broadway Lead Actress. 

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In the mid 1990s, Sophie was spotted having romantic affairs with Eoin Martin. Eoin Martin is an editor. As a couple, they welcomed a child together and they named her Aoife Okonedo Martin. This love life ended in the late 1990s. Her nationality is British and she is of mixed ethnicity. She is five feet and eight inches in her height.

After Sophie's father abandoned her family at the age of five, she grew up in a humble background with her single mother. As she was interested in acting since she was child, she joined Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and she took an acting training there. She made her acting debut in 1991 by starring the role of Tracy in the movie Young Soul Rebels. Two years later, she appeared in the TV movie Age of Treason where she starred the role of Niobe. In the mid 1990s, she starred in the movies and TV series like The Governor, Go Now, Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Staying Alive and many more. She got her rise in fame with the turn of 21st century after she starred the role of Jo Weller in the TV movie Never Never. She is critically acclaimed for playing the role of Tatiana Rusesabagina in an American historical drama film Hotel Rwanda. She has been earning the annual salary of $606061 and her net worth is $5 million dollars.