- Birthdate: February 21, 1996
- Birthplace: England
- Best Character: Sansa Stark
- Best Series: Game of Thrones
It’s been almost a decade since Sophie Turner took on the role of Sansa Stark on HBO’s Game of Thrones. After eight seasons on the mammoth television series, Turner has been relatively quiet – of course – compared to being on the biggest show on TV every week. Amid starting a family with musician Joe Jonas, the 26-year-old keeps busy in the business in both film and television.
SOPHIE TURNER IS MARRIED TO JOE JONAS OF THE JONAS BROTHERS
Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas started dating in 2016 and the two were married on May 1, 2019, at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada, immediately after leaving the 2019 Billboard Music Awards. The couple would later renew their vows on June 29th, with Turner’s Game of Thrones co-star Maisie Williams as one of her two maids of honor. In July 2020, the couple would give birth to their first child, daughter Willa.
Their relationship continued to thrive during the quarantine. Joe Jonas opened up about how positive the experience was and how much he enjoyed getting to spend more time at home with his family while the pandemic shut most of the world down. “It’s been forced time at home … I’m always moving and traveling and touring. And to be in one place for a solid amount of time and just have my feet on the ground and be with my immediate family, is time I don’t think I’ll get back. I’m so thankful and grateful,” Jonas said via People.
The couple let the world know that they were expecting their second child last May. Arriving at the Met Gala, Sophie Turner wore a long black dress and cradled a baby bump. They welcomed their second daughter, a girl, in July 2022.
SOPHIE TURNER BECAME A MEMBER OF THE PLAYBOX THEATRE COMPANY AT THE AGE OF THREE
Sophie was born on February 21, 1996, in Northampton, England. Since the age of three, Turner has been a member of the Playbox Theatre Company in Warwick. In a 2013 article with Coventry Live, Turner said of working there, “That was how my obsession grew. I am still in Playbox.”
Turner continued, “My first lead was in a production called Scary Play.” Turner said, “Playbox is a fun environment. It’s not just a place for kids to hang around and be silly. We are all very serious about acting. They do not mold you into the actor they want, but let you be yourself.”
At the age of 11, Sophie Turner turned down a position at London’s Royal Ballet School so she could pursue an acting career.
PLAYING SANSA STARK ON GAME OF THRONES WAS HER FIRST ONSCREEN ROLE
Sophie Turner’s first onscreen performance was as Sansa Stark on Game of Thrones. Turner started filming when she was just fourteen-years-old. In 2019, for the final season of Game of Thrones, Turner was nominated for a Primetime Emmy in the category Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series, a category which also included her co-stars Gwendoline Christie, Lena Headey, and Maisie Williams.
Sophie Turner told Vogue Paris that she originally kept her audition for Sansa from her parents. “Me and all my friends auditioned,” Sophie said. “We just thought it was kind of a fun, jokey thing to do. And then I just got call back after call back.”
Turner continued, “My parents found out when I was in the final seven, and then my mom kind of freaked out, and she called my dad and said, ‘I don’t know if we can do this. But my dad said, ‘Shut up, this is what she has wanted her whole life. You have to let her give it a go.’”
In 2019, Sophie Turner said that she suffered depression due to fan criticisms over her role on Game of Thrones, even saying she considered suicide. Following her time on Game of Thrones, she thankfully took some time off from acting to focus on her mental health.
SOPHIE TURNER JOINS X-MEN FRANCHISE AS JEAN GREY
In 2015, Sophie Turner was cast to play Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse, which was released in May 2016. Turner would then return to the role in the central role for Dark Phoenix, in which Grey turns into the seemingly unstoppable mutant, Phoenix.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Sophie Turner said of working with Apocalypse director Bryan Singer, who was accused of sexual assault by five men, that she agreed with Bohemian Rhapsody star Rami Malek’s opinion of working with him, “Our time together was, like Rami said, unpleasant.”
In that same interview, Sophie Turner pointed out how working in Hollywood has been somewhat like Westeros. “There’s a lot of Sansa in me,” she says. “You go into something and you think it’s going to be a huge dream, and then you figure out, ‘Oh wait. I have to be very strategic about everything. And Harvey Weinstein is Joffrey or Ramsay. Probably worse than that. A White Walker.’”
SHE HAD PARTS IN FILMS LIKE TIME FREAK AND JOSIE
Understandably, most of Sophie Turner’s career so far has been taken up by starring in one of the biggest television series in the world and being a major part of one of the most popular superhero teams in cinema. In 2013, Turner played a younger version of Vanessa Redgrave in the BBC television film, The Thirteenth Tale. In 2015, Sophie Turner starred alongside Hailee Steinfeld, Jessica Alba, Dove Cameron, and Samuel L. Jackson in the A24-produced action-comedy, Barely Lethal.
2018 would see Turner starring in two films: the thriller Josie, which costarred Dylan McDermott, and the sci-fi comedy Time Freak with Asa Butterfield. In 2019, not only did she star in Dark Phoenix, but also in Jouri Smit’s thriller, Heavy.
SOPHIE TURNER STAYED BUSY DURING THE PANDEMIC APPEARING IN MUSIC VIDEOS AND MAKING QUIBI SHORTS
Sophie Turner has stayed relatively busy appearing in the music videos for “Sucker” and “What a Man Gotta Do” from her husband Joe Jonas’ band, The Jonas Brothers. She also starred in the Quibi series, Survive, where Turner plays one of only two survivors of a plane that crashes on an isolated mountain. The show also stars Straight Outta Compton’s Corey Hawkins and was directed by Arlington Road and The Mothman Prophecies’ Mark Pellington.
Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, Sophie Turner stayed busy, appearing in Jason Reitman’s fan-made recreation of The Princess Bride, where various actors remade scenes on their phones, which was then put together and also released on Quibi in June and July of this year.
Sophie Turner was one of many actors – including Chris Pine, Jon Hamm, and Paul Rudd – to play Cary Elwes’ original part of Wesley, and husband Joe Jonas would play Robin Wright’s character of Princess Buttercup.
Turner released a film in March 2022 called Broken Soldier. Broken Soldier is about a war veteran with PTSD who befriends a teenage girl, played by Sophie Turner. The film also features Mark Kassen, Ray Liotta, and Breaking Bad’s Mark Margolis.
SOPHIE TURNED RETURNED TO TV ON THE HBO MINISERIES THE STAIRCASE AND HAS AN UPCOMING FILM
Sophie Turner found her way back onto the small screen in a big way in 2022. She starred in the mini-series called The Staircase, which is based on the true-life story of novelist Michael Peterson and the murder of his wife, Kathleen.
Sophie Turner stars with such heavyweights as Colin Firth, who plays Michael Peterson, and Toni Collette, who plays the murdered Kathleen. Also starring in the series are Patrick Schwarzenegger (Arnold’s son), Michael Stuhlbarg, and Odessa Young.
SophieTurner stars as Margaret Ratliff, sister to Young’s Martha. The sisters were adopted by Michael after the mysterious death of their mother, which was very similar to Kathleen’s. We won’t give away any more of the compelling story’s 8-episodes.
Up next for Turner is a small part in the Netflix comedy, Strangers. The project comes from Jennifer Kaytin Robinson and will also star Camila Mendes (Riverdale) and Maya Hawke (Stranger Things). Turner appears to have a cameo role.
Sophie Turner doesn’t have much planned for the future on both the big and small screen. She is slated for one upcoming film, titled Come As You Are. In pre-production and with no release date, Turner is set to lead the film alongside Taylor John Smith and Hero Fiennes Tiffin.
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