Sophie Okonedo

Sophie Okonedo

Sophie Okonedo is an award-winning British actress. She most recently starred in Medea at the @sohoplace Theatre in London.

Sophie’s theatre credits include :Antony and Cleopatra (National Theatre – Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actress; and nominated for Best Actress Olivier Award); The Goat, Or Who Is Sylvia? (Theatre Royal Haymarket); The Crucible (Walter Kerr Theatre, New York – Nominated for the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play, Tony Awards); A Raisin In The Sun (Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York – Tony Award for Best Performance By An Actress In A Featured Role In A Play and Theatre World Award for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance Award); The Haunted Child, Night Songs and I Just Dropped By To See The Man (Royal Court Theatre); Troilus and Cressida and Money (National Theatre); and The Arabian Nights (Young Vic).

Her TV credits include: Slow Horses; Inside No. 9 The Wheel of Time; Modern Love; Britannia; Criminal (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA); Ratched (Nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress In a Drama Series, Emmy Award); Chimerica; Flack; Wanderlust; Undercover (Royal Television Society Programme Award for Best Actress); The Hollow Crown; The Escape Artist; Mayday; Sinbad; The Slap; Criminal Justice (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, BAFTA); Father & Son; Oliver Twist; Celebration and Tsunami: The Aftermath (NAACP Image Awards for Outstanding Actress in a TV Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special Category, and nominated for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture for Television, Golden Globe Awards).

Sophie’s film credits include: Raymond & Ray; Catherine, Called Birdy; Death on the Nile; Wild Rose; War Book; Mrs Mandela (Nominated for Best Actress BAFTA and TV Collective Award for Best Actress); Skin; The Secret Life of Bees (Hollywood Film Award for Best Ensemble Acting of the Year); Martian Child; Stormbreaker; Hotel Rwanda (Nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Academy Awards) and Dirty Pretty Things. 

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👤 📅26 October 2022

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