Sophie Okonedo

Okonedo in 2007, photo by Entertainment Press /

Place of Birth: Brent, Middlesex, England, U.K.

Date of Birth: c. July-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 has a daughter with her former partner, Irish film editor Eoin Martin.

Sophie’s maternal grandfather was Max Allman (the son of Isidore Allman and Annie Blinsky). Max was born in London City, London, England.

Sophie’s maternal grandmother was named Jean/Janey Gelbert.



Curious about ethnicity

9 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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