|Born||Brooke Levi Vincent
4 June 1992
Audenshaw, Greater Manchester, England
|Television||Coronation Street (2004-present)|
|Partner(s)||Josh McEachran (2011-2014)|
Brooke Levi Vincent (born 4 June 1992) is a British actress. She is best known for playing the role of Sophie Webster in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street from 12 May 2004, she took over the role from Emma Woodward, who previously played the role of Sophie.
Brooke's first television appearance was as a guest character, Casey Emma Glass, in the TV series, The League of Gentlemen. She joined Coronation Street in April 2004 as the third actress to play Sophie Webster, replacing Emma Woodward who decided to leave the soap at the end of 2003. Brooke's first appearance was shown on 12 May.
Brooke is two years older than the character she plays, and shortly after landing the role of Sophie in Coronation Street, she appeared on Children in Need.
In an interview on 7 September 2010 with Vincent and Sacha Parkinson, both these young actresses discussed their roles in the lesbian storyline, whereby, their relationship transformed from best friends to girlfriends, with the realisation of their sexuality. This storyline on Coronation Street started on 11 April 2010.
On 5 November 2010 at the "Stonewall Awards" ceremony, Coronation Street won the new "Broadcast of the Year" award, in recognition of its gay storylines. The show has featured its first ever lesbian storyline this year, with the long-standing character Sophie Webster's (Vincent) blossoming romance with best friend Sian Powers (Sacha Parkinson).
Vincent was nominated for the award for Best Dramatic Performance from a Young Actor or Actress for her portrayal of Sophie at The British Soap Awards 2008. At the 2008 Inside Soap Awards, Vincent was nominated in the category "Best Young Actor".
Vincent attended Fairfield High School for Girls in Droylsden. In August 2011, she was reported as having been dating Chelsea footballer Josh McEachran since 2011 but the couple split in June 2014 after nearly three years together. Brooke is the cousin of Ellie Leach, who plays fellow Coronation Street resident Faye Windass. Brooke was said to be "overjoyed" by Leach's casting in the soap.
|2004–||Coronation Street||Sophie Webster||Series Regular, Main Cast, 809+ Episodes|
- "Brooke Vincent and Adrian Edwards receive their citizen card". Retrieved 17 December 2010.
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- Thomas, Holly (25 August 2011). "Someone's scored! Corrie star Brooke Vincent watches boyfriend Chelsea midfielder Josh McEachran in action". Mail Online. Associated Newspapers Ltd. Retrieved 19 February 2012.
- "Brooke Vincent is 'chuffed' that cousin Ellie-Louise Leach is joining Coronation Street". Unreality Shout. Retrieved 21 January 2012.