British Actress Sophie Turner made her big leap into the mainstream thanks to her role as Sansa Stark on HBO’s hit series Game of Thrones which premiered in 2011… And to think that that was her debut role as a professional actress? What a talent.
Sansa’s, sorry Sophie’s stellar performance on the hit show has attracted her way more gigs. She scored the role of a young Jean Grey/Phoenix in the X-Men film series, making her debut in 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Follow us as we explore Sophie’s journey to the top as well as shed some light on her romantic life.
Sophie Turner Wiki
Sophie who was born on 21 February 1996 hails from Chesterton, a small town in Warwickshire. She was born a twin, however, her twin sister didn’t make it to birth alive. She does have two older brothers named James and Will. Sophie is the last child.
No, Sophie Turner didn’t inherit her acting talent from her parents. Her father Andrew is employed at a pallet distribution company while her mother Sally teaches primary school pupils.
However, her parents have always been supportive of her passion for acting which began to surface when she was just three years old. They got her membership in Playbox Theatre Company when she was 3.
For her education, Sophie attended independent Warwick Prep School. When she turned 11, she switched to another independent school, The King’s High School for Girls. Acting didn’t deter Sophie from completing her education she scored 5 A’s and 4 B’s in her GSCE.
It was Sophie’s outstanding portrayal of a scarecrow in an amateur production of The Wizard Of Oz that made her school teacher suggest her to a group of casting directors who were looking to find young actresses to fill roles in what would become Game of Thrones.
After a series of auditions, Sophie scored the role. She had met Maisie Williams (Arya Stark) for the first time at one of the auditions and the two immediately bonded. Their dreams came true when they landed their respective roles. To celebrate, they had ‘07.08.09’ (the date they got the role) tattooed around their elbows.
Sophie’s mom Sally who got the call from HBO that her daughter had scored the role was initially skeptical of letting her go for it, however, her dad gave the go-ahead, and thankfully Sophie is a star.
In the show’s first season, Sophie scored a Screen Guild Award and Scream Awards nominations. Following series of other nominations, Sophie won her first accolade in 2015, an Empire Hero Award. In 2016, she scored a Huading Awards for Best Global Actress and a Glamour Award for Best UK TV Actress.
Sophie in 2013 made her feature film debut in Another Me and also appeared in the TV film The Thirteenth Tale. She had a role in 2015’s Barely Lethal. Sophie who definitely has an illustrious career ahead of her continues to build her filmography. She has named Hunger Games star Jennifer Lawrence as one of her inspirations.
A number of reliable publications have pegged Sophie Turner’s net worth at $5 million. A publication by Refinery29 in August 2017 said that GOT top-tier actors including the likes of Kit Harrington (Jon Snow), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister), Emilia Clarke (Daenerys Targaryen) all earned at least $500, 000 per episode of the show while recurring characters like those played by the likes of Sophie and her best friend Maisie were paid less.
Also, it is believed that the actors had their paychecks renegotiated in seasons 7 and the season finale.
At such an early age, Sophie is surely living her dreams. In 2017, she purchased her own flat in London. She confessed to Marie Claire that it is her biggest expense yet.
Dating/Boyfriend Joe Jonas
Sophie was in 2014 believed to be in a relationship with James McVey, however, not many details emerged on their relationship.
Starting at least from November of 2016, Sophie began dating former Jonas Brothers bandmate, Joe Jonas. The DNCE frontman had previously dated supermodel Gigi Hadid.
Sophie and Joe are believed to have met through a mutual friend, actress, and singer Hailee Steinfeld.
After under a year of dating, Joe Jonas asked Sophie to marry him and she said YES! The engaged couple took to their respective Instagram pages to share the news with millions of fans. Per reports, they have both met each other’s parents.
The first detail of the wedding to reach the media was that Maisie Williams would be one of Sophie’s bridesmaids …because you just can’t separate the Stark sisters.
A little secret for your ears only: Sophie had a crush on Baby hitmaker Justin Bieber and even had a photo of him in her bedroom. “Yeah it was really creepy,” she said. They have since met and Sophie revealed it was a struggle keeping her cool.
Height: 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m)
Feet/Shoe Size: 8 (US)
Body Measurements: 34-24-34 inches
Natural Hair Colour: Blonde