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Sophie Turner is a British actress who made her professional acting début in ‘Game of Thrones,’ the wildly successful HBO fantasy television series based on George R. R. Martin’s ‘A Song of Ice and Fire fantasy novel series. Sophie has gained international fame and critical acclaim for her portrayal of Sansa Stark, a main character since the first season, as well as nominations for the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and the Young Artist Award for ‘Best Supporting Young Actress in a Television Series’. The incredibly accomplished and gorgeous actress has also appeared in the 2013 British drama television film ‘The Thirteenth Tale,’ an adaptation of the 2006 novel of the same name by Diane Setterfield. Sophie has also been cast in ‘Another Me’, a 2013 Spanish-British psychological drama thriller film, ‘Barely Lethal’, a 2015 American action comedy film directed by Kyle Newman, and ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’, a 2016 American superhero film based on the ‘X-Men’ characters from Marvel Comics. Turner has also lent her voice to a couple of audiobook stories and hosted a mini-documentary series investigating the global impact of social media.

Youth and Early Life

Sophie Turner was born in Northampton, England on February 21, 1996, to Sally and Andrew Turner. Sally was a preschool educator, while Andrew worked for a cargo distribution company. Both of her siblings are older than she is.

Sophie’s family moved to Chesterton, Warwickshire, when she was two years old, and she attended Warwick Prep School, an independent school, until she was eleven years old, after which she enrolled at The King’s High School for females, a prestigious day school for females. At the age of three, she entered the ‘Playbox Theatre Company’ because she was fascinated by acting.

She grew up in a large Edwardian mansion with pigsties, a paddock, and barns near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, where she had ample opportunity to “muck around in the mud.” Sophie was still a student when she began performing on “Game of Thrones.” She was initially tutored until the age of sixteen. She earned five A-grades and four B-grades, including Drama, on her ‘GCSE’ exam.

Sophie Turner’s Career

Sophie landed the role of Ned Stark’s daughter Sansa Stark, a young noblewoman, in the ‘HBO’ fantasy drama series ‘Game of Thrones’ in 2011, at the age of 15 years old, after her drama teacher encouraged her to audition. The series premiered on ‘HBO’ in the United States on April 11, 2011, and had a very successful run until its seventh season concluded on August 27, 2017. In 2019, the eighth season is scheduled to air. Sophie Turner has appeared in all seven seasons of Game of Thrones to date.

In 2012, she was nominated for the ‘Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress alongside her on-screen sibling, Maisie Williams. In 2013, she earned her first film role as the protagonist in ‘Another Me,’ an independent thriller film based on Catherine MacPhail’s novel of the same name. In the same year, she appeared in ‘The Thirteenth Tale,’ a British drama television film adapted from Diane Setterfield’s 2006 gothic novel, which aired on BBC Two on 30 December 2013.

She also appeared alongside Hailee Steinfeld in the 2013 comedy film ‘Barely Lethal’, which had a limited release on May 29, 2015. Sophie narrated the Lev Grossman short story “The Girl in the Mirror” which was included in the 21-story audiobook “Dangerous Women: Stories,” which was published on December 3, 2013. She lent her vocal to the audiobook version of Cassandra Clare’s ‘City of Heavenly Fire’ in 2014. She modeled for Karen Miller’s Autumn/Winter 2014 campaign the same year.

In May 2016, she appeared in the American superhero film ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ as the mutant ‘Jean Grey’; the film received conflicting reviews from critics. In the summer of 2016, ‘The Huffington Post’ commissioned a 10-part web documentary series titled ‘#PowerShift’ to examine how social media has been used to effect change around the globe.

Sophie announced in February 2017 that she had been chosen to reprise her role as ‘Jean Grey’ in the upcoming film ‘X-Men: Dark Phoenix’. The film would be set in the early 1990s and follow the events of ‘X-Men: Apocalypse’ as part of the ‘X-Men’ franchise. She became the first international brand ambassador for ‘Wella Hair’ in June 2017; she announced the news on Instagram.

In November 2017, it was announced that Sophie Turner would feature in and produce the Stan Brooks-directed film “Girl Who Fell From the Sky.” The film is an adaptation of the book ‘When I Fell from the Sky’ by Juliane Koepcke, which tells the tale of her falling 10,000 feet from a lightning-stricken plane, landing in the Amazon jungle, and then fighting for 11 days to survive.

On April 6, 2018, Turner wrapped filming for the revenge thriller ‘Heavy’ opposite Daniel Zovatto, which was directed by Jouri Smit. The film is scheduled for release in 2019 and depicts a couple living a high life, complete with trust funds, model gatherings, and drugs. The HBO fantasy television series ‘Game of Thrones’, brought her worldwide recognition and critical acclaim.

Personal History and Legacy

James McVey, guitarist for ‘The Vamps,’ was her first romantic interest; they dated briefly from May to June 2014 before breaking up in July 2014. Sophie was first spotted with Joe Jonas in late November 2016. She announced her engagement to the American performer and actor in October 2017. In a March 2017 announcement, she stated that she had become a patron of ‘Women for Women’, an organization that assists female combat survivors.

Estimated Net Worth

The English actress Sophie Turner (also known as Sophie Jonas) has a net worth of $10 million. Turner is primarily recognized for her role as Sansa Stark in the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” From the show’s premiere in 2011 until its conclusion in 2019, she starred in 59 episodes.

Trivia

Her fave film starring Jack Nicholson is ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975). She had a stillborn twin, so stories about twins/doubles continue to captivate her. In 2013, she starred in two such films, ‘The Thirteenth Tale’ and ‘Another Me’.
She dyed her blonde hair auburn for her role in “Game of Thrones,” though she now also wears prosthetics.
After production of the first season of ‘Game of Thrones’ concluded, she adopted the Northern Inuit dog ‘Zunni’ that portrayed the dire wolf ‘Lady’ on-screen.

She is very close with her ‘Game of Thrones co-stars Jack Gleeson, Maisie Williams, and Isaac Hempstead Wright, as well as her ‘Barely Lethal’ co-star Hailee Steinfeld. Hailee Steinfeld, Jennifer Lawrence, Saoirse Ronan, and Miles Teller are the greatest actors of her generation. She has appeared in Austin Peters’s ‘Oblivion’ music video for Bastille.

Since infancy, Sophie Turner has had Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), for which she takes medication. Her preferred shopping destination is Switzerland. After being cast in the ‘X-Men’ series, she became very conscious of her fitness; she not only worked very hard to achieve a toned body but also shifted to a paleo diet and a rigorous one-hour daily exercise regimen.