Sophie Turner

Sophie Turner

Date Of BirthFebruary 21, 1996
Age24 years 7 months 3 days
Day of BirthWednesday
Place Of BirthNorthampton, Northamptonshire, England
Zodiac SignPisces
Profession Actress
Birth Name Sophie Belinda Turner
Other Name Sophie Turner

Personal Information
Religion Christianity
Language English
NationalityBritish
Ethnicity Caucasian
Complexion White
Sexual Orientation Straight
Famous For playing Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones
Trademark Natural Blonde hair
Body Features & Measurements
Height175 CM
5 Feet 9 Inches
Eye colorGreen
Hair color Blonde
Weight60 KG
132 lbs
Shoe Size8 (US)
Dress Size4 (US)
Figure Measurements 34-24-34
Figure Type Hourglass
Body Type Slim
Family Information
Daughter Willa Jonas
Brothers In-Law Nick Jonas
Frankie Jonas
Kevin Jonas
Father In-Law Kevin Jonas Sr.
Mother In-Law Denise Jonas
Sisters In-Law Danielle Jonas
Priyanka Chopra
Education Qualifications
Education (High School) The King's High School for Girls
Alma MaterPlaybox Theatre Company
Education (Elementary/ Primary) Warwick Prep School
Love, Romance, Marriage
Husband Joseph Adam Jonas (musician)
Career Information
Years Active 2011–
Favorites, Hobbies, Likes/ Dislikes
Favorite Actor Jack Nicholson
Favorite MovieOne Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
Favorite TV Series Breaking Bad (2008)
Hannibal (2013)
Social Networks, Web links
Instagram ProfileSophie Turner Instagram Profile
More Information
Friends Jack Gleeson (co-star from GoT)
Maisie Williams (co-star from GoT)
Isaac Hempstead Wright (co-star from GoT)
Hailee Steinfeld (co-star from Barely Lethal (2015))
Net worth$5 Million

Biography

Sophie Belinda Jonas aka Sophie Turner is an English actress. She is known for playing Sansa Stark in the HBO action fantasy series Game of Thrones.

The Primetime Emmy Award-nominated actress is known for playing Jean Grey / Phoenix in X-Men: Dark Phoenix(2019), Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016), Josie in Josie(2018), Jane in 'Survive' among others.

She has recently appeared in the TV series 'Princess Bride' as Westley, in 'Broken Soldier' as Penelope.

 

Childhood- Family

Sophie Belinda Turner was born on February 21, 1996, in Northampton, Northamptonshire, England to Sally Turner and Andrew Turner. Her family moved to Chesterton, Warwickshire when she was two years old. She grew up in Chesterton in an early 19th-century house near Leamington Spa.

Sophie's mother Sally is a nursery school teacher.

Sophie Turner with her mother Sally

[Sophie Turner with her mother Sally]

Her father Andrew Turner worked in a pallet distribution company.

Sophie Turner with her father Andrew

[Sophie Turner with her father Andrew]

Sophie has two older brothers. Sophie had a twin brother who died before birth (in the womb).

 

Education

  • Preparatory school: She attended the Warwick Prep School located on Banbury Road, CV34 6PL Warwick, Warwickshire until she was 11 years old.
  • High School: She attended 'The King's High School for Girls', an independent day school for girls located on the Banbury Road, Warwick, England. GoT co-star Gemma Whelan (who played Yara Greyjoy) is also an alumnus of the school.
  • Playbox Theatre Company: Sophie has been a member of the theatre group 'Playbox Theatre Company' since the age of three.

 

Marriage- Husband

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas

Dating: Sophie and Joe started dating in 2016 after talking to each other through Instagram DMs(Direct Message). A common friend of their's insisted that they approach each other.

Engagement: Sophie and Joe got engaged in October 2017.

Wedding: Sophie married singer/ songwriter Joe Jonas of the famous pop-rock band 'Jonas Brothers' on May 1, 2019, at 'A Little White Wedding Chapel' in Las Vegas, Nevada in a surprise wedding, the two had filed for a marriage license at the Clark County, Nevada the same day. It was right after the 2019 Billboard Music Awards, where the Jonas Brothers performed three songs- "Jealous", "Cake by the Ocean", "Sucker".

Sophie and Joe dated for about 3 years before getting married. Sophie expressed that she was surprised to be marrying at 21, Speaking of her marriage to Joe, she said:

"I was fully preparing myself to be single for the rest of my life... I think once you’ve found the right person, you just know."

Sophie lives in Los Angeles, California, and has changed her name to Sophie Belinda Jonas (as per the marriage certificate) post the wedding, however she still remains Sophia Turner in her professional life.

Marriage Vows repeat: The couple took marriage vows again in front of the family and friends on June 29, 2019, in France. Sophie's co-star from Game of Thrones, Maisie Williams, was one of her maids of honor. Joe's brothers- Nick and Kevin Jonas acted as groomsmen.

Joe is seven years older than Sophie. Sophie was the inspiration behind the song 'Hesitate' penned by Joe (as a love letter to Sophie) and performed by the Jonas Brothers in the album 'Happiness Begins'

Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas wedding

[Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas wedding]

 

Pregnancy

JustJared broke the news on February 12th that Sophie and Joe were expecting their first baby together. The couple was seen walking together in the Park with Sophie's pregnancy clearly visible. 

the baby is expected in July 2020.

pregnant Sophie Turner

[pregnant Sophie Turner]

Daughter

Sophia delivered a baby girl in a Los Angeles hospital on 27th July 2020. Both baby and mother are healthy, the Jonas and Turner families are delighted for the new addition. The baby has been named Willa Jonas.

 

Interesting facts & Trivia

  • A good student: She was a good student at school. She had 5 A grades, 4 Bs in her GCSE(General Certificate of Secondary Education). 'Drama' was one of her subjects at school, she got a B in drama.
  • Ballerina: she was a ballet dancer as a kid, she gave it up to seek a career in acting.
  • Had a Tutor on the sets: when she was on the sets of Game of Thrones, she had a tutor teaching her until she turned 16.
  • Commercials
    • Louis Vuitton, Our Journey Connected: She appeared in the Louis Vuitton short video
  • Who are Sophie Turner's inspirations?
    • Natalie Portman- for dedication & versatility
    • Dakota Fanning- for longevity
    • Cameron Diaz- for her strength and persistence
  • A Twin: She was a twin, her twin brother died before birth unfortunately, she has appeared in movies such as The Thirteenth Tale (2013) and Another Me (2013)
  • Modeling: Sophie has modeled for Karen Millen's 2014 Fall Campaign.
  • Loves pets: She adopted the Northern Inuit dog 'Zunni' who played Sansa Stark's pet (dire wolf) name d'Lady' on Game of Thrones.

 

Depression struggles

Sophie has been open about her struggles with depression, she has ADHD and has been taking medicine for years.

She revealed in April 2019 that she was disturbed by the negative fan comments about her character in Game of Thrones and was contemplating suicide.

She has played the character, Jane, on the TV series 'Survive' which struggles with depression.

 

Question and Answers

  • Who are her favorite actors from her generation?
    • She likes Hailee Steinfeld (her co-star on Barely Lethal (2015)), Jennifer Lawrence, Miles Teller, Saoirse Ronan.
  • Who is her favorite actor?
    • She is a big fan of Jack Nicholson.
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Career

Game of Thrones

In the HBO fantasy drama created by David Benioff & D. B. Weiss based on George R. R. Martin's novels, Sophie played Sansa Stark of House Stark.

Sansa Stark is the oldest daughter of Ned Stark( played by Sean Bean) and Catelyn Tully (Michelle Fairley). She is the sister of Robb Stark(Richard Madden), Arya Stark(Maisie Williams), Bran Stark(Isaac Hempstead-Wright), and Rickon Stark(Art Parkinson)

Sansa is close to Jon Snow (Kit Harington) whom everyone believed to be Ned's illegitimate son, thus Sansa's brother.

Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark from GoT

[Sophie Turner as Sansa Stark from GoT]

Rolling Stone magazine named Sophie's character to be the fourth-best character in the series. She received multiple award nominations for her role, including Screen Actors Guild Awards and Primetime Emmy Awards.

Sophie was 14 years old when she started in the TV series. Her drama teacher had encouraged her to audition for the role. She had colored her hair auburn for the role (the character has auburn hair in the book). She attributes her landing the role to her social media following, she says there was another actress way more talented than her, and that she was chosen based on her social media popularity.

She was on a family holiday in France at the time, her mother greeted her with "Good morning Sansa" to announce that she was selected for the role. Sophie burst out crying and jumped into the pool to celebrate.

 

Bastille: Oblivion

Sophie appeared in the 2013 Chamber pop song "Oblivion" (album: Bad Blood) by the British band 'Bastille'. It was directed by Austin Peters,  written by Dan Smith and released by Virgin records.

Sophie Turner features in the video as the main character, lip-syncing to the lyrics.

 

X-Men: Apocalypse

In the 2016 fantasy superhero film written by Simon Kinberg and directed by Bryan Singer, Sophie Turner played Jean Grey, a mutant with telepathic and telekinetic powers. Jean Grey was one of the students of Charles Xavier (played by James McAvoy)

Sophie learned archery as preparation for her role in the movie. Michael Fassbender (as Magneto), Jennifer Lawrence (Raven), Nicholas Hoult (Hank McCoy), Oscar Isaac (En Sabah Nur) appeared in the main roles.

The movie was a super hit in the box-office, with 6.9/10 rating on IMDB

 

Josie

Sophie played the titular role 'Josie' in the 2018 thriller film written by Anthony Ragnone and directed by Eric England. 

Sophie plays the high school girl who has just been transferred to a Southern town of Baymont who bonds with Hank, a local recluse (played by Dylan McDermott)

The movie had Jack Kilmer (Marcus), Kurt Fuller (Gordie), Robin Bartlett (Martha), Daeg Faerch (Gator), Lombardo Boyar (Romeo) in the main roles.

This was Sophie's first lead role.

 

X-Men: Dark Phoenix

In the 2019 Marvel X-men comic sequel 'Dark Phoenix' directed by Simon Kinberg, she resumed her earlier character of Jean Grey, a mutant with telepathic and telekinetic powers.

Phoenix entity was unleashed in the film, Sophie studied dissociative identity disorder and schizophrenia as preparation so that she could play the vulnerable Jean as well as the confident Phoenix with equal ease.

According to director Simon Kinberg, Sophie Turner has the lead role in the film.

Sophie Turner in and as Dark Phoenix

[Sophie Turner in and as Dark Phoenix]

 

Jonas Brothers: Sucker

The Jonas Brothers' music video 'Sucker' was directed by Anthony Mandler, produced by Richard Fenton

It featured the Jonas Brothers (Nick, Joe, and Kevin) along with the Jonas ladies- Priyanka Chopra, Sophie Turner, and Danielle Jonas.

 

Survive

In the adventure drama series written by Richard Abate and Jeremy Ungar, released on the mobile platform Quibi, she played Jane, one of the two people (other being Paul) that survived a plane crash and isolated in a snow-covered mountain. Jane and Paul have to find a way out of the crash site to return back to society.

Corey Hawkins plays the other lead role, Paul. Terence Maynard (as Doctor M), Laurel Marsden (Kara), Elliott Wooster (Phil), Lewis Hayes (Chad) appear in regular roles.

The series received mixed reviews from viewers and critics.

 

What a Man Gotta Do

The Jonas Brothers' music video "What a Man Gotta Do" was released on January 17, 2020. It was directed by Joseph Kahn.

Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra featured dancing in their living room half-naked (recreation of the scenes from "Risky Business") 

Sophie Turner and her husband Joe Jonas featured playing dance sequences from "Grease". Kevin Jonas and wife Danielle were seen in a tribute scene to "Say Anything..."

 

Music videos

Year Music video Artist Notes
2020 What a Man Gotta Do Jonas Brothers  
2019 Sucker Jonas Brothers  
2014 Oblivion Bastille  

 

Filmography

Movies

Year Movie Character Notes
  Broken Soldier Penelope  
2019 Heavy Maddie  
2019 X-Men: Dark Phoenix Jean Grey / Phoenix  
2018 Time Freak Debbie  
2018 Josie Josie  
2016 X-Men: Apocalypse Jean Grey  
2015 Barely Lethal Heather  
2013 The Thirteenth Tale Young Adeline / Vida TV movie
2013 Another Me Fay  

 

TV Series

Year Series Character Notes
2020 Princess Bride Westley Episode: "The Fire Swamp"
2020 Survive Jane 12 episodes
2011-2019 Game of Thrones Sansa Stark 59 episodes



Awards

Year Won? Award Project Category Notes
2020 Winner CinEuphoria Awards Game of Thrones (2011) Merit - Honorary Award Shared with the cast
2020 Nomination Screen Actors Guild Awards Game of Thrones (2011) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Shared with the cast
2020 Nomination Shorty Awards   Best Actor  
2019 Nomination Primetime Emmy Awards Game of Thrones (2011) Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series  
2019 Nomination Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films Game of Thrones (2011) Best Supporting Actress in a Television Series  
2019 Winner IGN Summer Movie Awards Game of Thrones (2011) Best TV Ensemble Shared with the cast
2019 Nomination People's Choice Awards Dark Phoenix (2019) Favorite Female Movie Star  
2019 Nomination People's Choice Awards Dark Phoenix (2019) Favorite Action Movie Star  
2019 Nomination People's Choice Awards Game of Thrones (2011) Favorite Female TV Star  
2019 Nomination People's Choice Awards Game of Thrones (2011) Favorite Drama TV Star  
2019 Nomination Teen Choice Awards Dark Phoenix (2019) Choice Sci-Fi/Fantasy Movie Actress  
2018 Nomination Gold Derby Awards Game of Thrones (2011) Ensemble of the Year  
2018 Winner Mammoth Film Festival Josie (2018) Best Actress  
2018 Nomination Screen Actors Guild Awards Game of Thrones (2011) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series  
2017 Nomination Kids' Choice Awards X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) #SQUAD Blimp Award; shared with the cast
2017 Nomination Screen Actors Guild Awards Game of Thrones (2011) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series  
2016 Winner Huading Award   Best Global Actor or Actress of The Year  
2016 Nomination Screen Actors Guild Awards Game of Thrones (2011) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series shared with the cast
2015 Nomination Screen Actors Guild Awards Game of Thrones (2011) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series shared with the cast
2014 Nomination Screen Actors Guild Awards Game of Thrones (2011) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series shared with the cast
2013 Nomination Young Artist Awards Game of Thrones (2011) Best Performance in a TV Series (Comedy or Drama) - Supporting Young Actress  
2012 Nomination Screen Actors Guild Awards Game of Thrones (2011) Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series shared with the cast

 

Quotes

  • My childhood was pretty fun. We had pigsties, barns, and a paddock, and used to muck around in the mud [1]
  • You've got to be able to wear your clothes, don't let the clothes wear you.
  • [About her diet] I'm into eating healthily and eating the right proportions, working out whenever I can.

 

References

  1. Sophie Turner wiki
  2. Sophie Turner awards- IMDB
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