Sophie Okonedo

Place of Birth: Brent, London, England

Date of Birth: c. September, 1968

*Nigerian (father)
*Ashkenazi Jewish (mother)

Sophie Okonedo is a British actress. Her father, Henry E. B. Okonedo, was Nigerian. Her mother, Joan E. (Allman), is Jewish (from a family that immigrated from Poland and Russia). Sophie was raised by her mother. Sophie identifies as Jewish, and grew up attending synagogue.

Sophie’s maternal grandparents are Max Allman (the son of Isidore Allman and Annie Blinsky) and Jean/Janey Gelbert.


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Curious about ethnicity

6 Responses

  1. cwm85 says:

    I thought she was Asian and African. Wow… some people in Africa do have eyes like her though. There are thousands of Black African tribes and ethnic groups in Africa. Some have 250 ethnic groups in one country. Very diverse population.

  2. beyfox says:

    She looks part asian and her surname sounds japanese

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