Sophie Okonedo

by ethnic on April 29, 2009

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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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

cwm85 July 20, 2015 at 4:25 pm

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.

beyfox March 28, 2013 at 3:34 pm

She looks part asian and her surname sounds japanese

andrew March 28, 2013 at 6:10 pm

her surname is not japanese

Your Mom June 12, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Andrew, shut up. It is a Japanese surname. Do your research before you start spreading lies.

Surreal August 3, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Her surname is Nigerian, not Japanese!

Your Mom June 12, 2014 at 4:30 pm

She does look Asian.

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