Sophie Okonedo

Sophie Okonedo

British actress
Sophie Okonedo CBE is an English actress and narrator. The recipient of a Tony Award, she has been nominated for an Academy Award, three BAFTA Television Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award.Wikipedia
BornAugust 11, 1968
HometownLondon, England
Height5'8" (1.73m)
SpouseJamie Chalmers
ChildrenAoife Martin
ParentsHenry Okonedo , Joan Okonedo


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Sophie Okonedo is a mythic, otherworldly Medea

  • Euripides’s Medea isn’t a rare commodity: there have been three major productions in London alone in the past 10 years. Even so, director Dominic Cooke, harnessing the terrific acting power of Sophie Okonedo and Ben Daniels, whips up a dust-dispersing chariot of an evening in the gleaming new Nimax theatre @sohoplace, hurtling us to the filicidal denouement with a force that leaves numb horror in its wake.


How Theater Helped Sophie Okonedo Make It Through Her Intense ‘Ratched’ Scene Without Pausing

EW's Gerrad Hall chats with Sarah Paulson, Cynthia Nixon, and Sophie Okonedo about their roles in 'Ratched.'
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2021British Academy of Film & Television ArtsSupporting ActressCriminal: UKNominated
2010British Academy of Film & Television ArtsLeading ActressCriminal: UKNominated
2010British Academy of Film & Television ArtsSupporting ActressCriminal JusticeNominated
2007Golden GlobeBest Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Motion Picture MadeTsunami, the AftermathNominated
2005Academy AwardActress in a Supporting RoleHotel RwandaNominated