Who is Sophie Turner?
Sophie Turner is an English actress. She is best known for portraying Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones and for her role as Jean Grey in the X-Men films.
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
Turner married famous singer Joe Jonas, one of the Jonas Brothers, in 2019. In 2020, they had a daughter, Willa Jonas.
Sophie Turner made her acting debut in Game of Thrones; the hit HBO fantasy drama. She first appeared in her iconic role as Sansa Stark in 2009. Sansa Stark is a member of House Stark, the daughter of Ned Stark, and the sister of Arya Stark, among others. At first, she appears as a somewhat naive young noblewoman but later matures through the difficult trials she is put through. In 2012, the actress was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance as a Supporting Actress. Turner remained with the series throughout the show until its finale.
Other cast members seen in Game of Thrones include Emilia Clarke, Kit Harington, Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Maisie Williams, Iain Glen, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Alfie Allen, John Bradley, Liam Cunningham, Conleth Hill, Gwendoline Christie, Aidan Gillen, Rory McCann, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Nathalie Emmanuel and Jerome Flynn.
In 2013, she was cast in Another Me, her first film. She played the lead character in this thriller, adapting a novel. The same year, she appeared as Adeline March in The Thirteenth Tale, a TV film.
In 2014, she worked as an audiobook narrator for City of Heavenly Fire by popular Young Adult author Cassandra Clare.
In 2015, the film Barely Lethal, starring Turner and Hailee Steinfeld, came out. She also appeared in The Journey campaign by Karen Millen.
2016 saw Turner take the role of Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse. She played the younger version of the character who had previously been played by Famke Janssen. While the film got mixed reviews, Turner would reprise her role a few more times.
In 2017, the actress played Juliane Koepcke in Girl Who Fell From the Sky. The next year, she was in Heavy, another indie production. In 2018, Turner was in Time Freak.
In 2019, she appeared as Jean Grey in Dark Phoenix, the next film of the X-Men franchise. The same year, she was cast in Survive, a thriller series.
In 2020, Survive was released, with Turner holding a main role for twelve episodes. She would also feature in Home Movie: The Princess Bride, where she played Westley. This was part of a quarantine recreation of this classic film.
In 2021, she was in The Prince, voicing Princess Charlotte.
In 2022, Turner was cast as Margaret Ratliff in The Staircase.
Turner auditioned for her role as Sansa Stark with encouragement from her drama teacher. She dyed her hair auburn, although later in the show, she would turn to wigs rather than continued hair dye.
She was a ballet dancer as a child but focused on acting instead of dance.
Turner has been open about her struggles with mental health and depression and her choice to take breaks from acting to work with this aspect of her well-being.
She has stated that she felt that her role was won thanks to her larger social media following.
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