Who Is Sophie Okonedo Husband? Facts On Boyfriend, Daughter
Sophie Okonedo is an English actress best known for her work in Hotel Rwanda (2004), Hellboy (2019), and After Earth (2013). She was nominated for an Academy Awards in 2004 under the category of Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Tatiana Rusesabagina in Hotel Rwanda.
She made her on-screen debut in 1991 and has extensive experience acting in both movies and TV series. As of February 2020, her name has been credited in over 70 works.
Sophie Okonedo’s Movies & TV Shows
Sophie began her career in 1991 and played in movies, TV series, and shorts like Spatz, Young Soul Rebels, Casualty, and Miss Queencake. She played the Wachati princess in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995), a love interest of Ace.
She continued playing in various movies and TV shows until she landed the role of Juliette in Dirty Pretty Things (2002).
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Sophie gained a lot of recognition from the movie, and her role in Hotel Rwanda catapulted her career even higher.
Sophie Okonedo alongside Don Cheadle in Hotel Rwanda (Photo: ohmynews.com)
Over the years, she has played in dozens of movies and TV series. Some of her major works are The Secret Life of Bees (2008), Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006), and Christopher Robin (2018), among many others.
Age & Family
Sophie Okonedo was born to Henry Okonedo and Joan Okonedo on 11th August 1968 in London. Her father is a British Nigerian, and her mother is a British Jew.
She was raised by Joan alone after Henry abandoned the family when Sophie was five years old.
Boyfriend & Daughter
The Hellboy actress was once in a relationship with Eoin Martin, a film editor. Not much is known about the relationship except that the two have a daughter named Aoife Okonedo Martin (born in June 1997). Aoife lives with her mother in Muswell Hill, North London.
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Sophie has kept a tight lid in her personal life, but in 2016, she was a topic of discussion after the BBC spent €5000 on holiday for the actress and her boyfriend. Her partner’s identity was not uncovered, but his first name was revealed to be John.
She stands at the height of 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 meters).
Sophie trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA).
She won the Rising Star award at the 2010 Bahamas International Film Festival for Skin (2008).
The Hotel Rwanda actress has been cast to play in Death on the Nile, which is set to release in 2020.
The actress was 28 years old when her daughter was born.
She attended and graduated from the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England.
She was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2019 Queen's New Years Honours List for her services to Drama.