Sophie Okonedo biography

Christopher Robin

Sophie Okonedo

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.

Sophie Okonedo Filmography


Christopher Robin

Genre:  Animation, Family
Running Time:  104 min.
Release Date: August 3, 2018
DVD: November 6, 2018
Blu-ray: November 6, 2018
VOD: November 6, 2018
Digital: November 6, 2018

Current rating: Rating: 4.66
based on 924 votes and 68 reviews
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Cast: Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael, Mark Gatiss, Jim Cummings, Brad Garrett, Toby Jones, Nick Mohammed, Peter Capaldi, Sophie Okonedo