Good news fans, Modern Love has announced its second season. It’s on August 13, 2021, yay! The series recently wrapped its filming in Dublin, Ireland. Also, the season was filmed in Albany, New York City, Schenectady, and Troy, New York.
But what’s even better? Hotel Rwanda star, Sophie Okonedo has joined the Season 2 cast. She will be appearing alongside another new cast, Tobias Menzies.
New to the name Sophie Okonedo? Stay with us to learn all about her; especially about her husband, daughter, and parents.
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Her Age: How Old Is She?
Sophie Okonedo was born on August 11, 1968, in Brent, Middlesex, England, U.K. That made her 52 years of age in 2021.
As per her birthday, Sophie is of the Leo zodiac.
Sophie Okonedo Parents, Is She Mixed?
Yes, Sophie Okonedo is mixed. She inherits Nigerian ethnicity from her father, Henry E. B. Okonedo, and Jewish from her mother, Joan E. (Allman).
Also, her maternal grandparents were Yiddish-speaking emigrants to the United Kingdom, one from Poland and the other from Russia.
It was the year 1973, when Sophie’s father abandoned his family, and left Joan alone to raise Sophie. Reportedly, Henry then worked as a government worker, while Joan was employed as a Pilates teacher.
Sophie then grew up with her mother and identified herself as Jewish. Back then, they lived in a Chalkhill Estate which was eventually demolished in 2000. It was reported that Sophie’s mother later remarried.
Unfortunately, Sophie’s father passed away in 2009.
Sophie Okonedo Net Worth
By 2021, Sophie Okonedo garnered a net worth of around $3 million.
She then was credited to over 80 movies and TV shows including Ratched (2020), Flack (2020), Hellboy (2019), Wall Street (2014), Doctor Who (2010), Oliver Twist (2007), and Tsunami: The Aftermath (2006).
But among all, Hotel Rwanda (2004) was undoubtedly Sophie’s breakout performance. She even earned an Oscar nomination for “Best Actress in a Supporting Role” for her appearance in the movie.
Apart from movies and TV shows, Sophie has also made her name on Broadway. Back in 2014, she received a Tony Award for her performance in the revival of A Raisin in the Sun alongside Denzel Washington and Anika Noni Rose.
The actress said it’s easier for her to get hired in the U.S. than in the U.K. No wonder, she has worked more in the American industry.
In light of her education, Sophie graduated from the University of Cambridge in Cambridge, England, and later joined the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) in 2005.
Sophie Okonedo stands tall at a height of 5 feet 8 inches (172 cm).
Her Instagram, Facebook, Twitter
As of May 2021, Sophie wasn’t present on social media. However, there were a few accounts under her name which wasn’t verified. The Facebook account under her name had already garnered over 5K followers then.
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Sophie Okonedo Daughter
Sophie Okonedo has a daughter named Aoife Okonedo Martin, whom she shares with her ex-boyfriend, Irish film editor Eoin Martin. By 2021, her daughter had already left home and was working as a personal trainer in Kensington.
Reportedly, Aoife was in her 20’s as of writing this article. She graduated from Fine Arts College, Hampstead in 2014, and went on to work as a personal trainer in AOM Personal Training in 2016. Two years later, she left the training center and joined Ultimate Performance; where she was working as of 2021.
Find her on IG @effythealien with 5.5K subscribers.
Sophie Okonedo Husband: Who Is She Married To?
Sophie Okonedo is married to a builder named Jamie (full name: James Chalmers). It was at some point after 2011 the pair first met and tied the knot before 2018.
We couldn’t exactly pinpoint their marriage date because the lovebirds held a secret wedding.
After the marriage, Sophie was blessed with a new title, a “stepmother”, to Jamie’s two children — Stan and Josie. As of late 2019, Stan was all set to leave home, while Josie was just 15 then.
Denoting that her kids were up and on their feet, Sophie shared, “I am more settled now.” She added,
“I have a stable home life, and I am just older. I don’t care as much if people like or dislike things. Well, I do. I am sensitive and sometimes I feel like I have got no skin. That’s why I can’t ever read stuff about myself.”
A “glass-half-full” person like her husband, Sophie shared that she was glad that he was the one.
But only sometimes, Jamie gets annoyed with Sophie when she is completely immersed in her theater character. For Sophie’s role as Cleopatra in Antony and Cleopatra, she ate, slept, and walked like Cleopatra. To which, Jamie complained that he has been living with Cleopatra for six months.
A builder by profession, Jamie was reportedly working as a managing director at his self-owned construction company Chalmers & Co in 2021. According to his site, Jamie a.k.a. James Chalmers has worked in the construction industry since 1996 and has grown the company into Sussex’s most established sustainable contractors.
Reportedly, Jamie founded the company back in June 2002, and since then has employed over 8 officers.
It seems that having a builder husband has its perks. The Glyndebourne house that Sophie and Jamie were living in, was designed and built by Jamie. Also, on Sophie’s 50th birthday, she received a custom-built Mercian bicycle from Jamie.
Last modified: May 27, 2021