Sophie Turner (actress)

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Sophie Turner
Sophie Turner SDCC 2014 (cropped).jpg
Born (1996-02-21) 21 February 1996 (age 18)
Northampton, England, United Kingdom
Occupation Actress
Years active 2011–present

Sophie Turner (born 21 February 1996)[1] is an English actress, best known for her role as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones, which earned her a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Supporting Young Actress in a TV Series.[2]

Early life[edit]

Turner was born in Northampton and moved to Warwick when she was two years old. She attended Warwick Prep School until eleven years old, and later King's High School.[1]


Turner at HBO's Game of Thrones Season 3 premiere at Cinerama in 2013

Turner has been a member of the theatre company Playbox Theatre Company since she was three years old.[3]

Since 2011, Turner plays Sansa Stark, a young noblewoman, in the ongoing HBO fantasy TV series Game of Thrones, in her first television role.[1] Her drama teacher encouraged her to audition for the part.[4] She dyed her blonde hair auburn for the role.[5]

In 2013, Turner played the lead role in the thriller film Panda Eyes, based on the novel Another Me by Catherine MacPhail. She starred as Adeline March in the 2013 television film The Thirteenth Tale and was cast in the comedy film Barely Lethal.[6] She also narrated the audiobook version of the Lev Grossman short story The Girl in the Mirror included in the short fiction anthology Dangerous Women edited by George R.R. Martin.

After season one production ended on Game of Thrones, the Turner family adopted Zunni, the dog that played Sansa Stark's direwolf, Lady.[7]


Year Title Role Notes
2011–present Game of Thrones Sansa Stark Main role
2013 Another Me Fay
2013 The Thirteenth Tale Adeline March
2014 Barely Lethal Heather Post-production

Awards and nominations[edit]

NominatedScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

NominatedScream Award for Best Ensemble

NominatedYoung Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress[2]

NominatedScreen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series


  1. ^ a b c "Interview with Sophie Turner". 31 March 2011. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  2. ^ a b "34th Annual Young Artist Awards". Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  3. ^ Catherine Vonledebur (16 August 2013). "Leamington Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner enjoying her rise to fame". Coventry Telegraph. Retrieved 20 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Hibberd, James (19 March 2013). "'Game of Thrones': Sophie Turner on fans bashing Sansa". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved 19 March 2013. 
  5. ^ Nguyen, Hanh (9 June 2011). "Game of Thrones' Sophie Turner: Sansa Has Been Manipulated by Joffrey". TV Guide. Retrieved 19 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "'Game Of Thrones' Star Sophie Turner Joins 'Barely Lethal'". Deadline. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "The famous … four?". 7 February 2011. Retrieved 21 February 2013. 

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