Sophie Belinda Turner is an English actress. She made her acting debut as Sansa Stark in the HBO epic fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–2019), for which she received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series in 2019.
Sophie Turner appeared in the 2013 British drama television film The Thirteenth Tale and made her feature film debut in the psychological thriller Another Me (2013). She appeared in the action comedy Barely Lethal (2015) and portrayed a young Jean Grey / Phoenix in the X-Men film series (2016–2019).
Years active: 2009–present
Born: February 21, 1996, 28 years old and 0 months, Northampton, England
Hair Color: She is naturally blonde. But to play Sansa in Game of Thrones, she dyes her hair auburn.
Eye Color: Green
Height: 5 ft 9 in – 1.75 m
Measurements: 34-24-34 in – 86-61-86 cm
Bra size: 32B US – 70B EU
Sophie Belinda Turner, the daughter of Sally, a nursery school teacher, and Andrew, who works for a pallet distribution company. She moved to Chesterton, Warwickshire when she was 2 years old. She attended Warwick Prep School until she was 11, and later attended the independent The King’s High School for Girls in Smith Street, Warwick. Turner has been a member of the Playbox Theatre Company since she was 3 years old.
She has two older brothers,Will Turner and James Turner. Her twin died in utero.
She grew up in a large Edwardian house, near Leamington Spa, saying, “My childhood was pretty fun. We had pigsties, barns and a paddock, and used to muck around in the mud.” Turner had a tutor on the set of Game of Thrones until age 16. She achieved five GCSE A-grades and four Bs, including a B in Drama.
Turner made her professional acting debut as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011–present), which brought her international recognition.
Turner starred in the television film The Thirteenth Tale (2013) and she made her feature film debut in Another Me (2013). She starred in the action comedy Barely Lethal (2015) and portrays a young Jean Grey / Phoenix in the X-Men film series (2016–present).
Turner was cast as Sansa Stark, a young noblewoman, in the HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones in August 2009. Filming began in July 2010, when Turner was 14 years old. Sansa was Turner’s first television role. Turner’s drama teacher encouraged her to audition for the part, and she dyed her blonde hair auburn for the role, although in Season 7 she began wearing wigs. In 2012, she was nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress for her performance as Sansa, alongside her on-screen sister, Maisie Williams. Turner appeared in all eight broadcast seasons.
In 2013, she had her first movie role as the lead character in the independent thriller film Another Me, based on the novel of the same name by Catherine MacPhail. She starred as Adeline March in the 2013 television film The Thirteenth Tale. In 2013, she was cast in the comedy film Barely Lethal, alongside Hailee Steinfeld, which was released on 29 May 2015 in a limited release and through video on demand.
Turner also narrated the audiobook version of the Lev Grossman short story “The Girl in the Mirror”, which was included in the short fiction anthology Dangerous Women and was edited by George R. R. Martin. In 2014, she narrated the audiobook City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. The same year, she was the face of Karen Millen‘s “The Journey” campaign. Turner played mutant Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse, which was released in May 2016 to mixed critical success. During summer 2016, she hosted the web video Powershift in partnership with the Huffington Post.
In March 2017, she announced she had become patron of Women for Women, an organisation that supports female war survivors. In August 2017, Turner said she believed her social media following was responsible for her successful casting in an unnamed project rather than her abilities as an actress, saying, “[I]t was between me and another girl who is a far better actress than I am, far better, but I had the followers, so I got the job.” In June 2017, she began a collaboration with Wella Hair, becoming its first international brand ambassador.
In November 2017, Turner was cast to play Juliane Koepcke in the movie Girl Who Fell From the Sky. She is also attached to produce the movie. In March and April 2018, she filmed the independent film Heavy in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Turner reprised her role as Jean Grey in the X-Men film Dark Phoenix, which takes place in 1992 and follows the events of Apocalypse. The film was released in June 2019.
In 2022, Turner appeared in a minor role as Erica in the teen black comedy Do Revenge. Turner figures in a pivotal scene where her character is accused of drug possession and has an “over-the-top” reaction. The scene went viral due to Turner’s delivery of the line, which she admitted was intentionally played to emulate cinema outbursts from actors like Leonardo DiCaprio and Jack Nicholson.
Turner began dating American singer Joe Jonas in 2016. They became engaged in October 2017 and were married on 1 May 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The couple lived in New York City as of May 2019. They held a second wedding ceremony in Carpentras, France on 29 June 2019. The couple have two daughters, born July 2020 and July 2022. Turner was the inspiration behind the song “Hesitate”, written as a love letter to her by Jonas, for the Jonas Brothers reunion album, Happiness Begins.
In early September 2023, Jonas filed for divorce from Turner in Miami, Florida. This was then confirmed by both Turner and Jonas via Instagram to be a mutual decision. Later that month, she sued her estranged husband to allow her daughters, who were born in the United States, to return to England, as the former couple had registered the latter as their permanent residence in April earlier that year. Jonas and Turner reached a temporary custody agreement in October.
She appeared in 2013 thriller film Panda Eyes for her lead role as Fay. The movie is based on the Catherine MacPhail novel Another Me.
First TV Show
In 2011, she debuted on television with the HBO Game of Thrones in which she played the role as Sansa Stark.
Sophie Turner Favorite Things
Actor – Jack Nicholson
Movie – One Flew Over the Cuckoo Nest (1975).
Sophie Turner Facts
After taking birth at Northampton, she relocated to Warwick in Warwickshire, England at the age of two.
Since the age of three, she is a member of the company Playbox Theatre Company in Warwickshire, England.
She is good friends with actress Maisie Williams.
She also owns a dog, named, Zunni, which she and her family adopted after the end of season 1 of Game of Thrones. That dog actually played Sansa direwolf, Lady.
She is a big fan of television shows Hannibal (2013-), and Breaking Bad (2008-2013).
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