Birth Name: Sophia Jane Myles
Place of Birth: Hammersmith, London, England, U.K.
Date of Birth: 18 March, 1980
Ethnicity: English, Welsh, Russian
Sophia Myles is a British actress. Her roles include the films Underworld, Tristan & Isolde, Art School Confidential, and Blackwood, and television’s Spooks, A Discovery of Witches, and Hallam Foe.
She is the daughter of Jane (Allan) and Peter Myles, a vicar. Sophia has a son. She has said:
I am half English, a quarter Welsh and a quarter Russian…
She also stated that her Welsh heritage is through her mother.
She is British and part Russian.
You are embarassing
There’s a Thomas Allen married to Etty Jonofsky and they had a daughter Jane Allen.
Could this Jane be her mother?
This might be Etty too:
Both Jonofsky and Gorovitch strike me as Jewish names, though, but I couldn’t find any other Jane Allen with an Eastern European mother.
Etty Jonofsky was definitely Jewish, and it’s the same woman in all of those records.
I just haven’t been able to confirm if she is Myles’ grandmother, though.
Myles’ mother seems to be the right age, but the Jewish Jane Allan has the middle initial “N”, while Myles’ parents’ marriage record lists no middle initial for Jane (nor does any other resource I can find). I also think the Jewish Jane Allan married someone else, around the same location she was born in.
It’s also possible that Myles was misquoted, and that it’s her paternal grandmother who is Russian.
If it helps Sophia has stated she is half Welsh a few times, and more specifically her mother is completely Welsh.
But then she contradicted herself by saying she was only a quarter Welsh in an earlier tweet.
Judging from other tweets her mother Jane was born July 20, not sure which year however.
Whoops, missed that the older tweet was linked, sorry about that.
Need a pretty picture of her.
She’s calls herself as “half-Welsh, half-Russian.” http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/lifestyle/article-23879224-spooks-star-sophia-myles-journey-from-wronged-maiden-to-kickass-spy.do
I love her!:D