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Sophie Okonedo is a Actor British born on 11 august 1968 at London (United-kingdom)

Sophie Okonedo

Sophie Okonedo
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Nationality United-kingdom
Birth 11 august 1968 (51 years) at London (United-kingdom)
Awards Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire

Sophie Okonedo OBE (born 11 August 1968) is a British actress. She received an OBE in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours.

Okonedo began her film career in 1991 in the British coming-of-age drama Young Soul Rebels before appearing in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995) and Stephen Frears' Dirty Pretty Things (2002). She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Tatiana Rusesabagina in the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda. She received a Golden Globe nomination for the miniseries Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006) and BAFTA TV Award nominations for the drama series Criminal Justice (2009) and the TV film Mrs. Mandela (2010). Her other film roles include Æon Flux (2005), Skin (2008) and The Secret Life of Bees (2008).

On stage, she starred as Cressida in the 1999 National Theatre production of Troilus and Cressida. She made her Broadway debut in the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun and received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play and won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her portrayal of Ruth Younger.

Biography

Okonedo has one daughter named Aoife, from a previous relationship. They live in Muswell Hill, London. On her heritage, Sophie says, "I feel as proud to be Jewish as I feel to be black" and calls her daughter an "Irish, Nigerian Jew".

Her father Henry died on 22 July 2009 in Orlando, Florida, USA.

Best films

After Earth (2013)
(Actress)
Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995)
(Actress)
Hotel Rwanda (2004)
(Actress)
Dirty Pretty Things (2002)
(Actress)

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Filmography of Sophie Okonedo (21 films)

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Actress

Hellboy
Hellboy (2019)

Directed by Neil Marshall
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Horror
Themes Superhero films, Super-héros inspiré de comics
Actors David Harbour, Milla Jovovich, Ian McShane, Sasha Lane, Penelope Mitchell, Daniel Dae Kim
Roles Lady Hatton
Rating51% 2.5990152.5990152.5990152.5990152.599015
En Angleterre, Hellboy va affronter la Reine de Sang Nimue, l'épouse de Merlin. Cette lutte va amorcer la fin du monde.
Christopher Robin
Directed by Marc Forster
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Comedy-drama, Fantasy, Adventure, Animation
Themes Children's films
Actors Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Jim Cummings, Mark Gatiss, Chris O'Dowd, Nick Mohammed
Roles Kanga (voice)
Rating73% 3.651063.651063.651063.651063.65106
Jean-Christophe, le petit garçon des aventures de Winnie l'ourson, est désormais adulte, marié à Evelyn et père d'une fille nommée Madaline. Avec l'âge, Jean-Christophe a perdu toute son imagination. Winnie et ses amis Porcinet, Tigrou, Coco Lapin, Bourriquet, Grand Gourou, Petit Gourou et Maître Hibou reviennent alors dans sa vie pour l'aider à retrouver son âme d'enfant.
War Book
War Book (2015)
, 1h32
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Themes Political films
Actors Adeel Akhtar, Nicholas Burns, Ben Chaplin, Shaun Evans, Kerry Fox, Phoebe Fox
Roles Philippa
Rating67% 3.3904053.3904053.3904053.3904053.390405
Over the course of three days, eight government aides and the Defence Secretary participate in a war-game which has taken place regularly among British civil servants since the 1960s, as a way to help them formulate government procedure in the event of nuclear war. In the depicted meetings, set in 2014, the group discusses possible UK policy in the fictional event of a nuclear detonation in Mumbai, India by a Pakistani organisation.
After Earth, 1h40
Directed by M. Night Shyamalan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about families, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Will Smith, Jaden Smith, Isabelle Fuhrman, Zoë Kravitz, Sophie Okonedo, David Denman
Roles Faia Raige
Rating48% 2.403542.403542.403542.403542.40354
In the future, an environmental cataclysm forces the human race to abandon Earth and settle on a new world, Nova Prime.
Skin
Skin (2009)
, 1h45
Directed by Anthony Fabian
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films set in Africa, Films about racism
Actors Sophie Okonedo, Sam Neill, Alice Krige
Roles Sandra Laing
Rating68% 3.447673.447673.447673.447673.44767
The year is 1965, and 10-year-old Sandra and her parents, Abraham and Sannie, are white Afrikaners. Her parents are shopkeepers in a remote area of the Eastern Transvaal and, despite Sandra's mixed-race appearance, have lovingly brought her up as their white little girl. Sandra is sent to a boarding school in the neighbouring town of Piet Retief, where her (white) brother Leon is also studying, but parents of other students and teachers complain that she does not belong.
The Secret Life of Bees, 1h50
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Adventure
Themes Films about racism
Actors Eva Longoria, Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo
Roles May Boatwright
Rating73% 3.65013.65013.65013.65013.6501
The movie begins with Lily having a flashback: her mother is packing, when T-Ray enters the room and grabs her. Frightened, she grabs a gun but it is knocked out of her hands. Lily's mother holds out her hand for Lily to hand her the gun. Then, a gunshot is heard and Lily states that she accidentally killed her mother, while trying to help her when she was young.
Martian Child, 1h46
Directed by Menno Meyjes
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Science fiction, Comedy, Comedy-drama
Themes Films about adoption, Films about writers, Films about children, Films about families
Actors John Cusack, Bobby Coleman, Amanda Peet, Sophie Okonedo, Oliver Platt, Joan Cusack
Roles Sophie
Rating67% 3.399353.399353.399353.399353.39935
David Gordon (John Cusack), a popular science fiction author, was widowed when his wife Mary died as they were trying to adopt a child. Two years later, David is finally matched with a young boy named Dennis (Bobby Coleman). Socially awkward, Dennis believes he is from Mars and only goes outdoors when under the cover of a large box to block out the sun's harmful rays. Although initially hesitant to adopt a boy by himself, David recognizes a part of him in Dennis and slowly coaxes him out of the box and into his home.
Stormbreaker, 1h33
Directed by Geoffrey Sax
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Spy
Themes Films about children, Spy films
Actors Alex Pettyfer, Mickey Rourke, Alicia Silverstone, Bill Nighy, Sophie Okonedo, Damian Lewis
Roles Mrs. Jones
Rating51% 2.550492.550492.550492.550492.55049
Alex Rider is a 14-year-old schoolboy who lives with his uncle Ian and their housekeeper Jack Starbright. Ian is supposedly a bank manager and is, much to Alex's regret, often away from home. One day, Alex is told that his uncle has died in a car crash, but quickly discovers that his uncle was in fact a spy working for MI6 and that he was killed by the assassin, Yassen Gregorovich.
Scenes of a Sexual Nature, 1h31
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Comedy, Comedy-drama, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Adrian Lester, Sophie Okonedo, Ewan McGregor, Tom Hardy, Andrew Lincoln, Douglas Hodge
Roles Anna
Rating60% 3.0489653.0489653.0489653.0489653.048965
Husband, Jamie (Andrew Lincoln) and wife, Molly (Holly Aird) are lying on the grass, discussing footballers and multiple orgasms. Molly notices Jamie staring at a pretty girl nearby, Sophie (Eglantine Rembauville). When he is challenged about it, he pretends he was looking at the book the girl was reading, L'Etranger by Albert Camus. Immediately seeing through his lies, Molly questions Jamie about the book; Jamie claims it is a western about a man who eventually becomes sheriff. In order to embarrass Jamie and expose him as a liar, she then approaches Sophie to question her about the book as well.
Tsunami: The Aftermath, 3h6
Directed by Bharat Nalluri
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama
Actors Tim Roth, Toni Collette, Hugh Bonneville, Will Yun Lee, Aure Atika, Chiwetel Ejiofor
Roles Susie Carter
Rating70% 3.5449253.5449253.5449253.5449253.544925
Interweaving stories examine the personal tragedies of several characters. Ian and Susie Carter are a young English couple searching for their six-year old daughter Martha who was swept away by the tsunami. At the same time, Englishwoman Kim Peabody and her son Adam are looking for James (Kim's husband and Adam's father) and John (Kim's son and Adam's older brother). Meanwhile Than, a Thai waiter has to cope with the loss of his family and village.
Æon Flux
Æon Flux (2005)
, 1h33
Directed by Karyn Kusama
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Action, Spy, Apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction
Themes Clonage, Films about music and musicians, Post-apocalyptic films, Films about religion, Films set in the future, Musical films, Political films, Dystopian films, Disaster films
Actors Charlize Theron, Sophie Okonedo, Marton Csokas, Jonny Lee Miller, Frances McDormand, Pete Postlethwaite
Roles Sithandra
Rating55% 2.750062.750062.750062.750062.75006
In 2011, a deadly pathogenic virus has killed 99% of the Earth's population, forcing the survivors to regroup and scatter across the Earth.
Hotel Rwanda, 2h2
Directed by Terry George
Origin USA
Genres Drama, War, Historical
Themes Films set in Africa, Political films
Actors Don Cheadle, Sophie Okonedo, Joaquin Phoenix, Nick Nolte, Jean Reno, David O'Hara
Roles Tatiana Rusesabagina
Rating80% 4.049024.049024.049024.049024.04902
Tensions between the Hutu and Tutsi peoples lead to a war in Rwanda, where corruption and bribes between politicians are routine. Paul Rusesabagina (Cheadle), the manager of the Sabena owned Hôtel des Mille Collines, is Hutu, but his wife Tatiana (Okonedo), is Tutsi. His marriage is a source of friction with Hutu extremists, most prominently Georges Rutaganda (Kae-Kazim), a friendly goods supplier to the hotel who is also the local leader of Interahamwe, a brutal Hutu militia.
Dirty Pretty Things, 1h37
Directed by Stephen Frears
Origin United-kingdom
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about alcoholism, Films about immigration, La précarité
Actors Audrey Tautou, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Sergi López, Sophie Okonedo, Benedict Wong, Jean-Philippe Écoffey
Roles Juliette
Rating72% 3.6489653.6489653.6489653.6489653.648965
Okwe is an illegal Nigerian immigrant to the United Kingdom who drives a cab in London during the day and works at the front desk of a hotel at night. The hotel is staffed with many immigrants, both legal and illegal. Okwe keeps himself awake by chewing khat, an herbal stimulant. A doctor in his home country, he was forced to flee after being falsely accused of murdering his wife. In London, he is pressed into giving medical treatment to other poor immigrants, including fellow cab drivers with venereal diseases. Okwe's friend Guo Yi, an employee at a hospital mortuary, provides him with antibiotics under the table.