British Black and Asian Shakespeare Performance Database
Involved in 3 productions. Has worked with 22 other people in this database.
Sophie Okonedo was born in London and trained at RADA. Her first theatre job was at the RSC, where she appeared in four non-Shakespearean plays: A Jovial Crew, The Odyssey, Tamburlaine the Great and The Changeling. She won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance By Actress In A Featured Role In A Play for her performance as Ruth Youngers in Kenny Leon's production of Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun; this was Okonedo's Broadway debut, where she played opposite Denzel Washington.