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Celeb Funfact of the Day: Sophie Turner

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Sophie Turner is an English actress who rose to international prominence with her portrayal of Sansa Stark in the critically-acclaimed fantasy television series “Game of Thrones.”

If you would like to know more about Sophie, browse through 20 fun facts we have prepared for you!

  1. Sophie Turner was born on 21 February 1996 to nursery school teacher Sally Turner and pallet distribution worker Andrew Turner.
  2. Sophie has two brothers – Will and James.
  3. Sophie had a twin but her sibling died before birth.
  4. Sophie is currently married to musician Joe Jonas. They were married in a chapel in Las Vegas on 1 May 2019.
  5. Sophie and Joe started dating in November 2016 and got engaged in October 2017.
  6. Sophie has changed her legal name into Sophie Belinda Jonas. However, she is still known as Sophie Turner professionally.
  7. She has been a member of the Playbox Theatre Company since she was 3. This is the theatre company for children and youth in Warwick who receive training in such areas as musical theatre, circus, voice and Shakespeare.  
  8. The role of Sansa Stark was her first television role. She was 14 at the time she was cast.
  9. Sophie admits to having won the role of Sansa Stark due to the greater number of followers on her social media than her competitor for the role.
  10. Sophie has been nominated to six Screen Actors Guild Awards for her work on “Game of Thrones” so far. She has yet to win the award.
  11. Sophie is a natural blonde, but she dyed her hair red to properly portray Sansa Stark.  
  12. Sophie has been suffering from ADHD and has been treated for this since childhood.
  13. Sophie suffered from depression following unpleasant fan criticisms over her work on “Game of Thrones.” This is one of the reasons she focuses on mental health and its importance in the modern world.
  14. Sophie has been drawn to stories about twins and doubles. That is why, she took interest and starred in such movies as “The Thirteenth Tale” and “Another Me.”
  15. Sophie is also a model. She worked for Karen Millen in 2014.
  16. She has been the brand ambassador of Wella Hair since 2017.  
  17. Sophie is friends with her “Game of Thrones” co-stars – Maisie Williams and Isaac Hempstead-Wright.
  18. Sophie’s favourite film is “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” She is a big fan of late Jack Nicholson.
  19. Her favourite actors are Hailee Steinfeld, Saoirse Ronan, Jennifer Lawrence and Miles Teller.
  20. Sophie appeared in the music video of the British rock band Bastille. The song is named “Oblivion.”