Who Is Sophie Okonedo? Everything To Know About The Britannia Actress

Sophie Okonedo is an English actress and narrator who will feature in the third series of drama Brittania. Are her parents also British? People are curious to know about their ethnicity.

Sophie began her film career in 1991 with the British coming-of-age drama Young Soul Rebels. After that, she has appeared in several movies and TV series such as Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls, Dirty Pretty Things, Criminal Justice, Skin, The Secret Life Of Bees, The Jackal, Go Now, Hotel Rwanda any many more.

However, her breakthrough role came in 2004 when she co-starred in the film Hotel Rwanda as Tatiana Rusesabagina. For her extraordinary performances, she was nominated for the Academy Award For Best Supporting Actress at the 77th Academy Awards in 2005.

Only the second instance where a black female was nominated for the prestigious Academy Award.

Sophie Okonedo Parents: Where Are They From? Ethnicity Revealed

Although Sophie Okonedo has British nationality, her ethnicity is somewhat mixed as her parents come from a vibrant cultural background.

Sophie was born to her father, Henry Okonedo, and mother, Joan. Her father was a British Nigerian who worked for the government, while her mother was a Jewish pilates teacher born in East London. She was raised in her mother’s Jewish faith.

Sophie’s maternal grandparents spoke Yiddish and belonged to the families that had emigrated from Poland and Russia. However, she was raised in Chalkhill Estate, part of the Wembley Park district in the London Borough of Brent.

Is Sophie Okonedo Married? Who Is Her Boyfriend Or Husband?

Sophie Okonedo is married to a builder named Jamie after breaking up her previous relationship. She has a daughter named Aoife Martin from her ex-boyfriend Eoin Martin, an Irish film editor.

Aoife lives in Muswell Hill, London. Sophie once told the media that she is proud that she is Jewish and black and calls her daughter Irish-Nigerian-Jew.

In 2011, she met her present husband Jamie, and decided to spend the rest of her life with him. She is stable now in her relationship and lives happily with her husband and two step-children.

Sophie Okonedo Wikipedia Explored

Sophie Okonedo is a famous British artist and has her own Wikipedia bio. She was born on August 11,  1968, in London, England.

Sophie was appointed OBE in 2010 Birthday Honours and CBE in 2019 New Year Honours for her contribution to the British film industry.

She was nominated for several awards, including the prestigious Academy Awards. However, she has won only two popular awards: Black Reel Awards for Best Actress in Hotel Rwanda and Ensemble Acting Of The Year in the 2008 Hollywood Film Festival for The Secret Life Of Bees.

Is Sophie Okonedo Present On Instagram?

Sophie Okonedo is a famous British artist, and people have tagged her more than a thousand times on Instagram.

However, she doesn’t seem to be fond of social media, and she is yet to have her own social media account.




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Last Modified: January 16, 2022

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