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Sophie Okonedo


Sophie Okonedo was born on August 11, 1968 in London, England. She is an actress, known for Hotel Rwanda (2004), After Earth (2013) and Dirty Pretty Things (2002). See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 6 wins & 24 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Hotel Rwanda
Hotel Rwanda Tatiana Rusesabagina
(2004)
After Earth
After Earth Faia Raige
(2013)
Dirty Pretty Things
(2002)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls The Wachati Princess
(1995)

Filmography

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 2018 Hellboy (filming)
Lady Hatton
  Agaat (pre-production)
Agaat
 2016 The Hollow Crown (TV Series)
Margaret
- Richard III (2016) ... Margaret
- Henry VI Part 2 (2016) ... Margaret
- Henry VI Part 1 (2016) ... Margaret
 2016 Undercover (TV Mini-Series)
Maya Cobbina
- Episode #1.6 (2016) ... Maya Cobbina
- Episode #1.5 (2016) ... Maya Cobbina
- Episode #1.4 (2016) ... Maya Cobbina
- Episode #1.3 (2016) ... Maya Cobbina
- Episode #1.2 (2016) ... Maya Cobbina
 2016 Henry VI: Part II - Deleted Scenes (Video short)
Margaret (uncredited)
 2016 The Hollow Crown: Making of The Hollow Crown (Video short)
Margaret
 2014 Wall Street (TV Movie)
Bryce
 2014 War Book
Philippa
 2013 The Escape Artist (TV Mini-Series)
Maggie Gardner
- Part 3 (2013) ... Maggie Gardner
- Part 2 (2013) ... Maggie Gardner
- Part 1 (2013) ... Maggie Gardner
 2013 After Earth
Faia Raige
 2013 Mayday (TV Mini-Series)
Fiona Hill
- Episode #1.5 (2013) ... Fiona Hill
- Episode #1.4 (2013) ... Fiona Hill
- Episode #1.3 (2013) ... Fiona Hill
- Episode #1.2 (2013) ... Fiona Hill
- Episode #1.1 (2013) ... Fiona Hill
 2012 Sinbad (TV Series)
Razia
- Queen of the Water-Thieves (2012) ... Razia
 2011 The Slap (TV Mini-Series)
Aisha
- Richie (2011) ... Aisha
- Aisha (2011) ... Aisha
- Manolis (2011) ... Aisha
- Rosie (2011) ... Aisha
- Connie (2011) ... Aisha
 2011 Extraordinary Women (TV Series)
Narrator
- Madame Chiang Kai-Shek (2011) ... Narrator (voice)
 2010 Doctor Who (TV Series)
Liz Ten
- The Pandorica Opens (2010) ... Liz Ten
- The Beast Below (2010) ... Liz Ten
 2010 Mrs Mandela (TV Movie)
Winnie Mandela
 2009 Criminal Justice (TV Series)
Jack Woolf
- Episode #2.5 (2009) ... Jack Woolf
- Episode #2.4 (2009) ... Jack Woolf
- Episode #2.3 (2009) ... Jack Woolf
- Episode #2.2 (2009) ... Jack Woolf
- Episode #2.1 (2009) ... Jack Woolf
 2009 Father & Son (TV Mini-Series)
Connie Turner
- Episode #1.4 (2009) ... Connie Turner
- Episode #1.3 (2009) ... Connie Turner
- Episode #1.2 (2009) ... Connie Turner
- Episode #1.1 (2009) ... Connie Turner
 2008/I Skin
Sandra Laing
 2008 The Secret Life of Bees
May Boatwright
 2007 Oliver Twist (TV Mini-Series)
Nancy
- Episode #1.5 (2007) ... Nancy
- Episode #1.4 (2007) ... Nancy
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Nancy
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Nancy
- Episode #1.1 (2007) ... Nancy
 2007 Martian Child
Sophie
 2007 Celebration (TV Movie)
Sonia
 2006 The True Voice of Rape (TV Movie)
 2006 Tsunami: The Aftermath (TV Mini-Series)
Susie Carter
- Episode #1.2 (2006) ... Susie Carter
- Episode #1.1 (2006) ... Susie Carter
 2005 Æon Flux
Sithandra
 2005 Blitz: London's Firestorm (TV Movie)
Narrator
 2005 Born with Two Mothers (TV Movie)
Lucretia Bridges
 2004 Whose Baby? (TV Movie)
Karen Jenkins
 2004 Hotel Rwanda
Tatiana Rusesabagina
 2003 Cross My Heart
Marsee
 2003 Doctor Who: Scream of the Shalka (TV Mini-Series)
Alison Cheney
- Episode #1.6 (2003) ... Alison Cheney (voice)
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Alison Cheney (voice)
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Alison Cheney (voice)
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Alison Cheney (voice)
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Alison Cheney (voice)
 2003 Alibi (TV Movie)
Marcey Burgess
 2003 MI-5 (TV Series)
Amanda Roke
- Episode #2.4 (2003) ... Amanda Roke (uncredited)
 2003 The Inspector Lynley Mysteries (TV Series)
Eve Bowen
- In the Presence of the Enemy (2003) ... Eve Bowen
 2003 VBirds; Perfect (TV Mini-Series)
 2002 VBirds (TV Series)
Bling
 2002 Dirty Pretty Things
Juliette
 2002 Dead Casual (TV Movie)
Donna
 2002 Clocking Off (TV Series)
Jenny Wood
- Jenny's Story (2002) ... Jenny Wood
- Julie's Story (2002) ... Jenny Wood
- Mark's Story (2002) ... Jenny Wood
- Tasha's Story (2002) ... Jenny Wood
- Franny's Story (2002) ... Jenny Wood
 2001 Sweet Revenge (TV Movie)
Ellen
 2001 Table 12 (TV Series)
Karen
- Opera Lovers (2001) ... Karen
 2001 Once Seen (Short)
 2000 Never Never (TV Movie)
Jo Weller
 2000 Peaches
Pippa
 2000 In Defence (TV Series)
Bernie Kramer
- Episode #1.4 (2000) ... Bernie Kramer
- Episode #1.3 (2000) ... Bernie Kramer
- Episode #1.2 (2000) ... Bernie Kramer
- Episode #1.1 (2000) ... Bernie Kramer
 1999 Mad Cows
Rosy
 1999 This Year's Love
Denise
 1997 The Jackal
Jamaican Girl
 1996 Deep Secrets (TV Movie)
Honey
 1996 Staying Alive (TV Series)
Kelley Booth
 1996 Murder Most Horrid (TV Series)
Rachel
- Dead on Time (1996) ... Rachel
 1995 The Accidental Conspiracy (Short)
 1995 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls
The Wachati Princess
 1995 Go Now
Paula
 1995 The Governor (TV Series)
Moira Levitt
- Episode #1.6 (1995) ... Moira Levitt
- Episode #1.5 (1995) ... Moira Levitt
- Episode #1.4 (1995) ... Moira Levitt
- Episode #1.3 (1995) ... Moira Levitt
- Episode #1.2 (1995) ... Moira Levitt
 1994 The Bill (TV Series)
Adele Percy
- Darkness Before Dawn (1994) ... Adele Percy
 1993 Age of Treason (TV Movie)
Niobe
 1992 Screen Two (TV Series)
Melanie
- Maria's Child (1992) ... Melanie
 1991 Casualty (TV Series)
Gina Russell
- Judgement Day (1991) ... Gina Russell
 1991 Young Soul Rebels
Tracy
 1991 Spatz (TV Series)
Kim
- Talent Contest (1991) ... Kim
 1991 Miss Queencake (Short)
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Other Works:

Play: "A Raisin in the Sun" - playing Ruth opposite Denzel Washington (Walter), LaTanya Richardson Jackson (Lena), Anika Noni Rose (Beneatha), Bryce Clyde Jenkins (Travis) as directed by Kenny Leon (Barrymore Theatre New York) See more »

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Height:

5' 8" (1.73 m)
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Personal Quote:

I'm drawn to stories about ordinary people who get tangled up in an extraordinary event or idea or emotion. I'm not saying I don't love films about super-people or super-doctors, but my preference is for stories about how we get through this life, what it is to be human, because I'm always struggling with it myself. See more »

Trivia:

Invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 2005. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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