Date of Birth: January 1, 1969
Born in England, Sophie Okonedo received her acting training at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in London. She began her onscreen career in 1991, both in films and television.
Her first award nomination was from the MTV Movie Awards for the kiss she shared with Jim Carrey in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls (1995). With nowhere to go but up from there, she received a Royal Television Society nomination for Best Actor - Female for her role in the TV movie Never Never (2000).
For the London Evening Standard Awards Best Film winner Dirty Pretty Things (2002), she was nominated for an Independent Spirit Award as Best Supporting Actress. Okonedo's career took a huge leap forward when she received an Academy Award nomination for her starring role in the critically-acclaimed Hotel Rwanda (2004) opposite Don Cheadle. She followed that up with a lead role in Aeon Flux (2005) with Charlize Theron.
She provided the voice of Kanga in the Disney film Christopher Robin (2018).
Sophie divides her time between London and Los Angeles. She has a daughter, Aoife, from a previous relationship.