Birthday: 21 February 1996
Height: 5′ 9″ (1,75 m)
Sophie Turner (born 21 February 1996) is an English actress. 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 and critical praise. For her performance, she has received four nominations for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, as well as a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Supporting Young Actress in a TV Series.
Turner has also starred in the television film The Thirteenth Tale (2013) and she made her feature film debut in Another Me (2013). She has also starred in the action comedy Barely Lethal (2015) and played Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse (2016).
Turner was born in Northampton, the daughter of Sally, a nursery school teacher, and a father who works for a pallet distribution company. She moved to Chesterton, Warwickshire when she was two years old. She attended Warwick Prep School until she was eleven, and later attended 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. Turner has two older brothers, and stated in an interview with The Telegraph that “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 the age of 16, sending homework back to her teachers at school. She achieved five A and four B grades at GCSE, including a B grade in drama.
Since 2011, Turner has portrayed Sansa Stark, a young noblewoman, in the HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones. 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. 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. To date, Turner has appeared in all six 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 also starred as Adeline March in the 2013 television film The Thirteenth Tale.
In 2013, she was cast in the comedy film Barely Lethal, alongside American actress Hailee Steinfeld, which was released on 29 May 2015 in a limited release and through video on demand. Turner also narrated the audio-book 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. Turner played mutant Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse, which was released on 27 May 2016. On 9 May 2016, it was reported that she would appear in a segment of the anthology film Berlin, I Love You, itself the fourth installment of the Cities of Love franchise.
She is a huge fan of Jack Nicholson. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) is her favorite movie from his filmography.
Had a twin who died before birth so she is always drawn to stories about twins/ doubles such as The Thirteenth Tale and Another Me, two films she’s already starred in.
Is a big fan of television shows Hannibal (2012) and Breaking Bad (2008).
Best known for her role as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011), which earned her a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Supporting Young Actress in a TV Series. Her drama teacher encouraged her to audition for the part.
Although she is well known for her auburn hair, Sophie is a natural blonde but dyes her hair red in order to portray her character on Game of Thrones.
Best friends with Game of Thrones (2011) co-stars Jack Gleeson and onscreen siblings Maisie Williams and Isaac Hempstead-Wright.
Close friends with Barely Lethal co-star Hailee Steinfeld.
She starred in Bastille’s music video Oblivion.
Besides being an actress, she’s also a model. She modeled for Karen Millen’s Fall 2014 Campaign.
Favourite actors from her generation are Hailee Steinfeld, Saoirse Ronan, Jennifer Lawrence and Miles Teller.
“Getting Game of Thrones was amazing. I was 13, on holiday in France, and my mum woke me up saying, “Morning Sansa!” I burst out crying and jumped in the pool.”
“I think because I’m so close with Sansa I feel that she is like my first love, in a way.”
“[on comparing herself to her character in Game of Thrones] Well, I’ve been told by other cast members that I’m a lot like her. Maybe when I first joined the show. I was only 13, I was one of those girls that read OK! 12 times a week, and I was all “Ooh, Justin Bieber” – who is the Joffrey Baratheon of our time.”