Sophie Turner is Best Known For Playing Sansa Stark in the HBO’s fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones since 2011.
Born Name Sophie Turner
Nick Name Sophie
Years active 2011–present
Born: February 21, 1996, 22 years and 11 months, Northampton, England, United Kingdom
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 or 175 cm
Measurements 34-24-34 in or 86-61-86 cm
Bra size 32B
Father – Worked for a pallet distribution company
Mother – Sally (Nursery School Teacher)
Siblings – Will Turner (Brother), James Turner (Brother)
Sophie went to Warwick Prep School until the age of 11. After that, she attended King’s High School in Smith Street, Warwick.
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 born in Northampton, England on 21 February 1996, 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 two years old. She attended the independent Warwick Prep School until she was eleven, and later attended the independent and fee-paying The King’s High School for Girls. Turner has been a member of the theatre company Playbox Theatre Company since she was three years old. She has two older brothers. Her twin died before birth.
In an interview with The Telegraph, she stated that she grew up in a large Edwardian house, near Leamington Spa: “My childhood was pretty fun. We had pigsties, barns and a paddock, and used to muck around in the mud.” Turner adopted Zunni, the Northern Inuit dog that played her on-screen pet dire wolf, after the first series of Game of Thrones. Turner had a tutor on the set of Game of Thrones until the age of 16. She achieved five GCSE A-grades and four Bs, including in Drama.
Since 2011, Turner has portrayed Sansa Stark, a young noblewoman, in the HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones from age 15. Sansa is her first television role. Turner’s drama teacher encouraged her to audition for the part, and she dyed her blonde hair auburn for the role, though 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. To date, Turner has appeared in all seven broadcast seasons.
In 2013, she had her first big screen 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 was also the narrator of the audiobook City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare. The same year, she was also the face of the Autumn/Winter 2014 campaign of Karen Millen. Turner played mutant Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse, which was released in May 2016 to mixed critical success.
During the summer 2016, she was the host of the web video Powershift in partnership with the Huffington Post. In February 2017, she announced that she would reprise her role as Jean Grey in the new film X-Men: Dark Phoenix, which will take place in the early ’90s and follow the events of X-Men: Apocalypse, as a part of the X-Men franchise. In the same interview she stated that production on the film will begin soon. In March 2017, she announced that she had become patron of Women for Women, an organisation which supports female war survivors. In August 2017, in an interview with Porter, Turner said that she believed her social media following was responsible for her successful casting in an unnamed project rather than her abilities as an actress. She said in the interview “it 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 announced on instagram her partnership with Wella Hair. She became their first brand ambassador international. In November 2017, Deadline announced Sophie Turner will play the role of Juliane Koepcke in the movie Girl Who Fell From the Sky based on the autography When I fell from the sky. She will also produce the movie. In March and April 2018, she filmed a new indie movie Heavy in Toronto.
Turner was first spotted with Joe Jonas in late November 2016. In October 2017, Turner announced her engagement to Jonas on Instagram.
Independent Talent Group Ltd.
She appeared in 2013 thriller film Panda Eyes for her lead role as Fay. The movie is based on the Catherine MacPhail’s novel Another Me.
First TV Show
In 2011, she debuted on television with the HBO’s 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’s 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’s direwolf, Lady.
She is a big fan of television shows Hannibal (2013-), and Breaking Bad (2008-2013).