Sophie Okonedo

as Marcey Burgess in the movie Alibi

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Was born at August 1968 (now is 50 years old) in London, England, UK
There is some small facts about Sophie Okonedo:
  • Trained at RADA
  • Her father, Henry E. B. Okonedo, was Nigerian. Her mother, Joan (Allman), is from a Jewish family (they immigrated from Poland and Russia to England).
  • Gave birth to her only child -- a daughter, Aoife Okonedo Martin -- in June 1997, at age 28. Child's father is her former boyfriend, 'Eoin Martin' .
  • Invited to join AMPAS in 2005.
  • She is a graduate of Cambridge University.
  • In 2005, Okonedo became the first black actress since 'Angela Bassett' in 1994 to receive an NAACP Image Award nomination for the same role in which she was nominated for an Oscar. Previous Oscar nominees 'Marianne Jean-Baptiste' , 'Halle Berry' and 'Queen Latifah' were not nominated by the NAACP for the same roles.
  • She was awarded the OBE (Officer of the Order of the British Empire) in the 2010 Queen's Birthday Honours List for her services to drama.
  • (June 2010) Muswell Hill, London, England
  • She won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play, appearing on Broadway opposite Denzel Washington in "A Raisin in the Sun." She later said that one of the best things about her Broadway debut was that she got to say she was "Denzel Washington's wife".
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There is the list of movies, where Sophie Okonedo was taked part:
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1 59 Festival de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de inauguración movie 59 Festival de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de inauguración 2011 as Herself
2 Born with Two Mothers movie Born with Two Mothers 2005 as Lucretia Bridges
3 The Destinations of Doctor Who movie The Destinations of Doctor Who 2012 as Liz 10
4 The Secret Life of Bees movie The Secret Life of Bees 2008 as May Boatwright
5 Criminal Justice II: Peter Moffat Interviews movie Criminal Justice II: Peter Moffat Interviews 2009 as Jack Woolf
6 Jackanory Junior movie Jackanory Junior 2007 as Herself - Storyteller
7 Racism: A History movie Racism: A History 2007 as Herself - Narrator
8 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards movie 11th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2005 as Herself - Nominee: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
9 28UP South Africa movie 28UP South Africa 2013 as Narrator
10 36th NAACP Image Awards movie 36th NAACP Image Awards 2005 as Herself - Presenter
11 59 Festival de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de clausura movie 59 Festival de Cine de San Sebastián - Gala de clausura 2011 as Herself - Presenter: Best Actor
12 Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls movie Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls 1995 as The Wachati Princess
13 After Earth movie After Earth 2013 as Faia Raige
14 Age of Treason movie Age of Treason 1993 as Niobe
15 Alibi movie Alibi 2003 as Marcey Burgess
16 Blitz: Londons Firestorm movie Blitz: Londons Firestorm 2005 as Narrator
17 Celebration movie Celebration 2007 as Sonia
18 Creating a World: Aeon Flux movie Creating a World: Aeon Flux 2006 as Herself - Sith Andra
19 Cross My Heart movie Cross My Heart 2003 as Marsee
20 Dead Casual movie Dead Casual 2002 as Donna
21 Deep Secrets movie Deep Secrets 1996 as Honey
22 Dirty Pretty Things movie Dirty Pretty Things 2002 as Juliette
23 Empire Movie Awards 2005 movie Empire Movie Awards 2005 2005 as Herself
24 Flash Frames movie Flash Frames 2006 as Alison Cheney
25 For Better or for Worse movie For Better or for Worse 2013 as Emma
26 Go Now movie Go Now 1995 as Paula
27 Hotel Rwanda movie Hotel Rwanda 2004 as Tatiana Rusesabagina
28 Mad Cows movie Mad Cows 1999 as Rosy
29 Martian Child movie Martian Child 2007 as Sophie
30 Mrs Mandela movie Mrs Mandela 2010 as Winnie Mandela
31 Never Never movie Never Never 2000 as Jo Weller
32 Peaches movie Peaches 2000 as Pippa
33 Remembering World War I movie Remembering World War I 2012 as Herself
34 Scenes of a Sexual Nature movie Scenes of a Sexual Nature 2006 as Anna
35 Scenes of a Sexual Nature: Making of Documentary movie Scenes of a Sexual Nature: Making of Documentary 2006 as Herself/Anna
36 Stan Collymore: Confessions of a Premiership Footballer movie Stan Collymore: Confessions of a Premiership Footballer 2004 as Narrator
37 Stormbreaker movie Stormbreaker 2006 as Mrs. Jones
38 Sweet Revenge movie Sweet Revenge 2001 as Ellen
39 The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards movie The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007 as Herself - Nominee: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
40 The 68th Annual Tony Awards movie The 68th Annual Tony Awards 2014 as Herself
There is the list of some articles of Sophie Okonedo:
  • "The Independent Magazine" (UK), 8 July 2006, pg. 10 - 12, by: Liz Hoggard, "Sophie's World"
  • "The New York Times" (USA), 26 February 2005, by: Lizette Alvarez, "An Unexpected Journey From London to 'Rwanda'"
The image of was on the covers of these magazines:
  • "The Independent Magazine" (UK), 8 July 2006
There is the list of some quotes of Sophie Okonedo:
  • I don't like going for more than a year without doing theatre. I don't mind falling flat on my face so long as I feel I'm open to the possibility of something extraordinary happening.
  • But I'm pretty secure about who I am. Anything that's truthful I'm not ashamed of.
  • When I do things that aren't very good, I'm worse as an actor. I don't know what I pick up - but it's something not very nice.
  • I'd hate to lose the character actress part of me, because, by God, the parts are much more interesting. As a black actress all I was offered in British film was the best friend role, whereas in TV I was offered a whole spectrum of parts. I'd love to be able to follow that through into my newly-formed film career which I didn't expect to get at 36!
  • 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.
  • Without hammering you over the head with it, the movie gets you to ask questions. That's what good movies do.
  • I'm just going where the stories are. I'll quite happily work in a tiny theater in the middle of nowhere if it's the right story. It always leaves a bit of a nasty taste in my mouth when I do something purely for money. I always end up being absolute shit in it. I'm not really an actor who can make rubbish writing good. Some people are very good at it. It's a real skill.
  • [on being awarded the OBE in June 2010] The cherry on the cake and way beyond anything I would have imagined for myself.
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