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Sophie Okonedo

 
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Bio:
Sophie Okonedo is a British film, theatre and television actress. She is known for her role in the British coming-of-age drama Young Soul Rebels and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. She made her Broadway debut in the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun. She played Elizabeth Proctor in the 2016 ... (read complete bio)
 
Sophie Okonedo Headshot

Bio:
Sophie Okonedo is a British film, theatre and television actress. She is known for her role in the British coming-of-age drama Young Soul Rebels and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. She made her Broadway debut in the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun. She played Elizabeth Proctor in the 2016 ... (read complete bio)

Stage Credits

  [West End]
West End Revival, 2017
Stevie Gray
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Elizabeth Proctor
  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Ruth Younger
  [West End]
Royal Court Theatre Production, 2011
Julie

Photos

Georgia Landers, Ralph Fiennes,  Sophie Okonedo, Gloria Obianyo Photo

Georgia Landers, Ralph Fiennes, Sophie Okonedo, Gloria Obianyo

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09/25/2018
Georgia Landers, Sophie Okonedo, Gloria Obianyo Photo

Georgia Landers, Sophie Okonedo, Gloria Obianyo

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Date:
09/25/2018

 

Stage

Performances
  [West End]
West End Revival, 2017
Stevie Gray

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival Production, 2016
Elizabeth Proctor

  [Broadway]
Broadway Revival, 2014
Ruth Younger

  [West End]
Royal Court Theatre Production, 2011
Julie

Sophie Okonedo Biography

Sophie Okonedo is a British film, theatre and television actress. She is known for her role in the British coming-of-age drama Young Soul Rebels and Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls. She made her Broadway debut in the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun. She played Elizabeth Proctor in the 2016 Broadway revival of The Crucible.

Sophie Okonedo Awards and Nominations

 
Drama League Awards - 2016 - Distinguished Performance Award
Sophie Okonedo, The Crucible
 
Tony Awards - 2016 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Sophie Okonedo, Arthur Miller's The Crucible
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play
Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun
 
Theatre World Awards - 2014 - Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance Gold Star
Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun
 
Tony Awards - 2014 - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Gold Star
Sophie Okonedo, A Raisin in the Sun

Sophie Okonedo News

Apple TV+ Announces SLOW HORSES, LITTLE AMERICA & More Premiere Dates Photo Apple TV+ Announces SLOW HORSES, LITTLE AMERICA & More Premiere Dates
by Michael Major - Sep 29, 2022

Apple TV+ unveiled the premiere dates for highly anticipated, hit series set to return with new seasons this fall, beginning with “The Mosquito Coast” continuing its high-stakes journey in season two on November 4; celebrated workplace comedy “Mythic Quest” returning for season three on November 11, and more!

Lena Dunham's CATHERINE CALLED BIRDY to Have World Premiere at TIFF Photo Lena Dunham's CATHERINE CALLED BIRDY to Have World Premiere at TIFF
by Michael Major - Jul 25, 2022

From Prime Video, Catherine Called Birdy stars Bella Ramsey, Lesley Sharp, Sophie Okonedo, Joe Alwyn, Isis Hainsworth, Dean-Charles Chapman, Paul Kaye, with Billie Piper and Andrew Scott. It is directed by and screenplay written by Lena Dunham, based on the book by Karen Cushman. Producers are Eric Fellner, Tim Bevan, Dunham, and Jo Wallett.

Apple TV+ Orders Two New Seasons of SLOW HORSES Photo Apple TV+ Orders Two New Seasons of SLOW HORSES
by Michael Major - Jun 1, 2022

The ensemble cast includes Academy Award nominee Kristin Scott Thomas, BAFTA Scotland Award winner Jack Lowden, Saskia Reeves, Rosalind Eleazar, Christopher Chung, Freddie Fox, Chris Reilly, Samuel West, Sophie Okonedo, Aimee-Ffion Edwards, Kadiff Kirwan, and Academy Award nominee Jonathan Pryce.

DEATH ON THE NILE to Stream on HBO Max Photo DEATH ON THE NILE to Stream on HBO Max
by Michael Major - Mar 10, 2022

Death on the Nile is based on the 1937 novel by Agatha Christie. Kenneth Branagh, back as the iconic detective Hercule Poirot, is joined by Tom Bateman, four-time Oscar® nominee Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright.

EPIX Sets New BRITANNIA Season Three Episode Premiere Dates Photo EPIX Sets New BRITANNIA Season Three Episode Premiere Dates
by Michael Major - Jan 26, 2022

Aulus (David Morrissey) comes under pressure from a new and dark force - otherwise known as his wife (Sophie Okonedo), whilst Amena (Annabel Scholey) finds herself in a lethal ménage à trois with both of them. Divis (Nikolaj Lie Kaas) gets a new job which he despises, and Veran goes to the underworld and sees the future. 

VIDEO: Gal Godot in DEATH ON THE NILE Trailer Photo VIDEO: Gal Godot in DEATH ON THE NILE Trailer
by Michael Major - Dec 21, 2021

The film stars Tom Bateman, four-time Oscar® nominee Annette Bening, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders and Letitia Wright. Watch the new trailer now!

Sophie Okonedo Joins Ewan McGregor in Apple TV's RAYMOND & RAY Photo Sophie Okonedo Joins Ewan McGregor in Apple TV's RAYMOND & RAY
by Michael Major - Oct 21, 2021

Directed by Rodrigo Garcia, the film follows two half-brothers Raymond (McGregor) and Ray (Hawke) who have both lived in the shadow of their terrible father. His funeral is a chance for them to reinvent themselves with their strong sense of humor.

The National Theatre Adds New Productions To Streaming Platform NT At Home Photo The National Theatre Adds New Productions To Streaming Platform NT At Home
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

Launching today, the Young Vic and Joshua Andrews' production of Tennessee Williams' timeless masterpiece A Streetcar Named Desire featuring Gillian Anderson as Blanche DuBois, Ben Foster as Stanley and Vanessa Kirby as Stella, the NT's recent production of Dylan Thomas' Under Milk Wood with Michael Sheen and Nadia Fall's verbatim play Home that explores homelessness in the UK featuring Michaela Coel.

HAMILTON, Cynthia Erivo, Bernadette Peters & More Earn 2021 Emmy Nominations - See th Photo HAMILTON, Cynthia Erivo, Bernadette Peters & More Earn 2021 Emmy Nominations - See the Full List!
by Sarah Jae Leiber - Jul 13, 2021

This morning, Hamilton star Jasmine Cephas Jones and Ron Cephas Jones announced the 2021 Primetime Emmy Nominations, which included 12 nominations for the Disney Plus recording of Hamilton in addition to nomination for Broadway veterans like Billy Porter, Cynthia Erivo, Julie Andrews, the Lopezes and so many more.

Tony Winner Sophie Okonedo Joins Kathryn Gallagher, Nikki M. James & More in Season 2 Photo Tony Winner Sophie Okonedo Joins Kathryn Gallagher, Nikki M. James & More in Season 2 of MODERN LOVE
by Nicole Rosky - May 26, 2021

Tobias Menzies (The Crown) and Tony winner Sophie Okonedo (Ratched) joined the cast of the star-studded second season of Modern Love. They appear in an episode directed by John Carney, who also serves as showrunner and executive producer. The episode and series recently completed filming in Dublin, Ireland.

Sophie Okonedo Videos

VIDEO: Watch the Final Trailer for RATCHED on Netflix, Starring Sarah Paulson VideoVIDEO: Watch the Final Trailer for RATCHED on Netflix, Starring Sarah Paulson
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2020

From Ryan Murphy and Ian Brennan, RATCHED is a suspenseful drama series that tells the origin story of asylum nurse Mildred Ratched.

VIDEO: Watch An Extended Sneak Peek of Disney's CHRISTOPHER ROBIN VideoVIDEO: Watch An Extended Sneak Peek of Disney's CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
by Macon Prickett - Jul 25, 2018

In Disney's heartwarming live action adventure, the young boy who shared countless adventures with his stuffed animal friends in the Hundred Acre Wood is now grown up, living in midcentury London and dealing with the stresses of adulthood. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin rediscover the joys of family life, the value of friendship and to appreciate the simple pleasure in life once again.

VIDEO: Disney Shares New CHRISTOPHER ROBIN 'Legacy' Featurette VideoVIDEO: Disney Shares New CHRISTOPHER ROBIN 'Legacy' Featurette
by Macon Prickett - Jul 11, 2018

In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney's “Christopher Robin,” the young boy who shared countless adventures with his band of lovable stuffed animals in the Hundred Acre Wood is now grown up and living in London but he has lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin rediscover the joys of family life, the value of friendship and to appreciate the simple pleasures in life once again.

VIDEO: Check Out the Official Trailer for Disney's CHRISTOPHER ROBIN VideoVIDEO: Check Out the Official Trailer for Disney's CHRISTOPHER ROBIN
by Macon Prickett - May 25, 2018

In the heartwarming live action adventure Disney's “Christopher Robin,” the young boy who shared countless adventures with his band of lovable stuffed animals in the Hundred Acre Wood is now grown up and living in London but he has lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin rediscover the joys of family life, the value of friendship and to appreciate the simple pleasures in life once again.

VIDEO: Disney Unveils Official Trailer For Upcoming CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Film VideoVIDEO: Disney Unveils Official Trailer For Upcoming CHRISTOPHER ROBIN Film
by Macon Prickett - Mar 6, 2018

Take a look at the teaser trailer for Disney's “Christopher Robin,” coming soon to theaters. In the heartwarming live action adventure, the young boy who embarked on countless adventures in the Hundred Acre Wood with his band of spirited and lovable stuffed animals, has grown up and lost his way. Now it is up to his childhood friends to venture into our world and help Christopher Robin remember the loving and playful boy who is still inside.

VIDEO: Watch The Live 2017 Olivier Awards Red Carpet Show
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2017

The Olivier Awards 2017 with Mastercard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - takes place today, Sunday 9 April, at London's Royal Albert Hall.

VIDEO: BWW Exclusive - Sneak Peek at THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WAR OF ROSES (Part 2)
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2016

Below, BWW shares an exclusive clip from THE HOLLOW CROWN: The Wars of The Roses from the second part of the series, Henry VI (Part 2), airing December 18, 2016. The series stars Tom Sturridge, Hugh Bonneville, Sophie Okonedo, and Sally Hawkins.

VIDEO: BWW Exclusive - Sneak Peek at THE HOLLOW CROWN: THE WAR OF ROSES (Part 2)
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 15, 2016

Below, BWW shares an exclusive clip from THE HOLLOW CROWN: The Wars of The Roses from the second part of the series, Henry VI (Part 2), airing December 18, 2016. The series stars Tom Sturridge, Hugh Bonneville, Sophie Okonedo, and Sally Hawkins.

VIDEO: Sophie Okonedo Stars in BBC America's Political Thriller UNDERCOVER, Debuting Tonight
by TV News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Premiering tonight, November 16, BBC AMERICA's UNDERCOVER is a bold new political thriller told through a family on the brink of destruction.

VIDEO: First Look - Sophie Okonedo Stars in BBC America's Political Thriller UNDERCOVER
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 21, 2016

Premiering on November 16, BBC AMERICA's UNDERCOVER is a bold new political thriller told through a family on the brink of destruction.


Sophie Okonedo Frequently Asked Questions

How many Broadway shows has Sophie Okonedo been in?
Sophie Okonedo has appeared on Broadway in 2 shows.

How many West End shows has Sophie Okonedo been in?
Sophie Okonedo has appeared on London's West End in 3 shows.

What was Sophie Okonedo's first West End show?
Sophie Okonedo's first West End show was Haunted Child which opened in 2011

What awards has Sophie Okonedo been nominated for?
Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) for The Crucible , Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for Arthur Miller's The Crucible , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Drama Desk Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun , Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun and Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun .

What awards has Sophie Okonedo won?
Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance (Theatre World Awards) for A Raisin in the Sunand Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for A Raisin in the Sun.