Sophie Turner is an English actress. Just like Natalie Portman, Daniel Radcliffe, Mara Wilson, and Jonathan Taylor Thomas, among others, she is one of the acting stars who began their professional careers when they were children. But unlike most of them, she gained international recognition and critical praise for her debut role as Sansa Stark on HBO’s popular fantasy TV series Game of Thrones (GoT). She earned several award nominations for her performance.
In addition to being an actress, Sophie is also a wife and a mother. She met her husband, American singer Joseph (Joe) Adam Jonas, in 2016, and three years later, they got married twice. Just one year after, the beautiful couple welcomed their first child together. Despite the additional responsibilities that come with parenting, the duo are still able to maintain a balance between their careers and family life. Here’s more about the Game of Thrones star and her marriage to Jonas.
Sophie Turner was Born in 1996
The Game of Thrones star was born on 21 February 1996, meaning that she is currently 56 years old. She was just 13 years old when she joined the cast of the show, making her one of the youngest GoT actors. Reflecting on what it was like transitioning from a young teenager to an adult in front of the camera, she told People, “That’s definitely been tricky to deal with — you’re growing up, and hormones and puberty and everything’s kind of hitting you all at once.”
Just like her character, Sansa Stark, Sophie, no doubt, matured over the years, and as she said, both she and Sansa had been on an epic journey. According to her, they went through so much together, and “everything that’s happened makes her who she is today.”
She was Born and Raised in England
Born Sophie Belinda Turner in Northampton, England, the actress is the daughter of a nursery school teacher named Sally Turner and a logistics consultant named Andrew Turner. Sophie would have had a twin sister, but sadly, that was not to be as her twin died before they were born. However, she has two older brothers, Will Turner and James Turner, who are highly academic, as revealed in a March 2019 interview with Harper’s Bazaar.
At the age of 2, Sophie moved with her family to Chesterton, Warwickshire (where her family still lives). She was raised there in a large Edwardian house near Leamington Spa. Growing up in Chesterton, there were a lot of things that made her childhood fun, as the star actress once recalled her early days to be. According to her, they had barns, pigsties, and paddock and used to play around in the mud. But alongside these fun memories of her childhood are also very serious moments, one of which was her time at school.
Which Schools Did Sophie Turner Attend?
Sophie Turner began her education in Warwick Prep School, where she studied until she was 11. Subsequently, she continued her studies at the independent The King’s High School for Girls in Banbury Road, Warwick, England. However, even though she tried to acquire formal education, Sophie knew that she was not cut out for such kind of education, unlike her brothers.
Nevertheless, that did not make her abandon her education even after she became a part of the Game of Thrones cast. Thus, she had a tutor on the set of the show from the time she joined the cast until she was 16. And despite not being that interested in formal education, she was still able to make 5 As and 4 Bs in her GCSE.
Sophie’s Love For Acting Dates as Far Back as When She was 2
In her interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Sophie said that she was always creative from when she was two years old and that she and her best friend used to put on plays each time they hung out. From that time, it became something her life revolved around. Seeing how passionate she was about becoming a performer, her parents allowed her to join amateur theatre groups such as Playbox Theatre Company from the age of about three or four – “It was like breathing to me,” Sophie recalled.
In addition to acting, the Game of Thrones star was also a ballet dancer, a passionate one at that, but her love for acting was stronger. As a result, when she was offered a place at White Lodge, the Royal Ballet School, she turned it down because she could not give up her one-hour weekend acting class.
Looking back at her decision many years later, Sophie Turner believes she made the right choice, considering how her acting career has panned out. She also doubted that she would have gone as far as the prima ballerina if she went with ballet owing to the fact that she was too tall and that she likes pasta a lot.
What Role is Sophie Turner Most Famous For?
In the course of her acting career, which kicked off in 2009, Sophie Turner has appeared in a number of films and television series. However, she is still most popular for her debut television role in Game of Thrones. She landed a spot on the series in August 2009 and by the time filming started in July 2010, she was already 14.
Cast as a young noblewoman named Sansa Stark, she starred on the show from its debut season in 2011 until its season finale in 2019, appearing in 59 episodes. Meanwhile, Sophie may never have auditioned for a part in the series if not for her drama teacher who encouraged her.
Speaking in a 2017 interview with Porter magazine, the actress also said that the number of followers she had on social media was part of the reason she landed the role of Sansa. According to her, it was between her and another girl who was a far better actress than her, but because she had the followers, she was given the job. “A lot of what I have achieved is about timing and luck, but it is also, and I hate to say it, about a big social-media following,” she added.
Thanks to her amazing portrayal of her character on Game of Thrones, Sophie Turner and Maisie Williams, her on-screen sister, were nominated for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress in 2012. In 2016, her character Sansa was ranked #4 on both TheWrap and Rolling Stone’s best Game of Thrones characters list.
Some of Her Other On-Screen Works
Apart from GoT, Sophie is also known for other roles, including her first movie role as Fay / Lila Delussey, the lead character in the 2013 psychological thriller film Another Me, an adaptation of Catherine MacPhail’s novel of the same title. Also in 2013, she played a starring role in the TV film The Thirteenth Tale. She was also cast alongside Hailee Steinfeld in the comedy film Barely Lethal, which was released in a few theaters across the country on the 29th of May 2015 and through video on demand.
In 2016, Turner starred in X-Men: Apocalypse, playing the role of mutant Jean Grey. She also reprised the role in Dark Phoenix in 2019. In November of the following year, she produced the movie titled Girl Who Fell From the Sky in which she was also cast as Juliane Koepcke. She went further to appear in the 2018 films Josie and Time Freak, playing the title character in the former. In March and April 2018, she was in Toronto, Ontario, and Canada for the filming of the film Heavy.
Most recently, the passionate actress was featured in the 2020 streaming TV series Survive, in which she played the role of a plane crash survivor. Additionally, she appeared in an episode of Home Movie: The Princess Bride as Westley. The series was made in the heat of the COVID-19 pandemic and so the actors had to film their roles on their smartphones while in isolation at their homes.
In November 2020, Sophie became a part of the cast of HBO Max’s adult animated sitcom, The Prince. In June 2021, she landed a role in an upcoming HBO Max crime drama streaming TV miniseries titled The Staircase. In it, she plays the daughter of American novelist Michael Peterson, who was declared guilty of murdering his wife in 2001.
Judging by the number of roles she has played in various films and television shows, there is no doubt that Sophie Turner is doing well for herself, and her popularity is proof of that. Although married to popular singer Joe Jonas, she is better known for the success of her acting career than for being his wife.
What Is Sophie Turner’s Net Worth?
The talented actress has garnered an estimated net worth of $8 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth, and a greater part of this sum came from her acting gigs. Some of the films and shows she appeared in turned out to be a huge commercial success, but the success of her most recognized work, Game of Thrones, is indescribable – it was a worldwide hit!
The show premiered on the 17th of April 2011 to 2.2 million viewers. It took no time before it became one of the most popular TV shows, with its viewership growing to 19.3 million during its final season. According to a report on Finance Monthly, GoT was made with a total show budget of $1.5 billion (though they ended up spending $1,460,600,000) but earned $3.1 billion through HBO subscriptions alone.
For each episode of its final season, the pay television network reportedly raked in an average of $88 million from its subscribers. And while the money rolled in, the cast of the show also smiled to the bank.
Even though everyone on the series earned different amounts of money, Sophie Turner said they were all paid fairly. It is believed that she earned $150,000 per episode for the first 7 seasons of the show, as reported on the website Celebrity Net Worth. However, for the last season, Sophie and some other supporting actors received $175,000 an episode, according to a source who spoke to DailyMail. If these reports are true then it means that the actress was paid in millions for seasons 1-7 and a total of $1,050,000 for the 6 episodes of the 8th season
In addition to her acting career, Sophie Turner also earns money from her lucrative endorsement deals with top brands such as Louis Vuitton. She was also the face of Karen Millen’s “The Journey” campaign in 2014. The actress also narrated the audiobook versions of “The Girl in the Mirror” by Lev Grossman and Cassandra Clare’s City of Heavenly Fire in 2014. In June 2017, she became the first international brand ambassador of Wella Hair following a partnership deal with the company.
How Tall is Sophie Turner?
Sophie Turner is said to be 5 feet 7 inches in height. This might seem untrue considering the fact that she usually looks taller than that in red carpet pictures – but that’s actually the power of heels at work. Thanks to high-heeled footwear, she appears to be far taller than her husband, Joe Jonas, than she is in real life. Actually, the actress is taller than Joe but only by an inch, as he stands at 5 feet 6 inches.
As reported by the Office of National Statistics, the average height of a woman in the UK is 5 feet 3 inches while that of women in America is 5 feet 4 inches, according to a 2018 report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This clearly means that at 5′ 7″, Sophie is above the average height for women both in the United States and in the Uk where she was born.
Also, being an actress in America’s Hollywood industry, Sophie is also not among the category of women who would be considered short. As revealed in a report published by celebheights.com, Hollywood actresses have an average height of 5 feet 5 inches. This makes Sophie Turner 2 inches above an average woman in the acting industry.
Meanwhile, accentuating the star’s height is a perfect weight of about 64 kg and body measurements of 34 inches (bust), 24 inches (waist), and 34 inches (hips). She also has blonde hair and a beautiful pair of blue eyes. Sophie also wears bra size 32B, shoe size 8.5 (US), and dress size 4 (US).
How Did Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas Meet?
Just like many millennials, Sophie Turner met her now-husband, Joe Jonas, on social media, Instagram precisely. Joe is an American entertainer – singer, songwriter, and actor who became famous as part of the band ‘Jonas Brothers’, which consists of him and his brothers, Kevin and Nick. As Sophie told Harper’s Bazaar in 2019, they had a lot of mutual friends who had been trying to introduce them for a long time. Meanwhile, they were following each other on Instagram, and so on one very good day, the singer direct messaged her out of the blue.
They kept communicating on IG for a few weeks before they eventually met up at a local bar in Camden, London. Because she was not sure if it was actually Joe Jonas that messaged her/she had been talking with, Sophie told Elle magazine in a cover story released in March 2020 that she decided to put a safety measure in place. She did this by going with all of her guy friends as a backup just in case the supposed Joe turned out to be a catfish.
She also revealed that she thought he would be a “d–k” and as such expected him to show up with security and all, however, he dashed her expectations. They ended up chatting “for hours” and according to Sophie, “It wasn’t small talk — it was just so easy. And soon we were, like, inseparable. I went on tour with him.”
The couple were eventually spotted together for the first time in October 2016 in a Haloween Instagram post made by a friend. As seen in the picture, Turner was dressed as a rabbit while Joe wore a Dalmatian outfit, and there was nothing to show that they were romantically involved except that they were standing next to each other. However, that outing marked the beginning of many other outings – dinner dates, red carpet events, etc. But even though it was obvious that the duo had something going, they never confirmed it.
Their Relationship was First Confirmed by Joe’s Brother
In January 2017, Sophie shared a picture of Jonas on Instagram and captioned it “Miami Daze.” A week later, Mario Lopez of Extra asked her about the burgeoning relationship saying, “I can’t believe you’re going out with Joe.” In response, Turner said she wasn’t going to say anything, but added that she was very happy.
On May 1, 2017, the new couple attended the Met Gala but walked separately on the red carpet. Afterward, they were seen going to Katy Perry’s after-party hand in hand. That same night, Joe Jonas’ younger brother, Nick, confirmed the relationship on Instagram with the picture below:
Two months after, precisely on the 1st of July 2017, Sophie Turner came clean. She told the Times of London that she was in a relationship, but that it was a very private one. Later in the same month, the actress was interviewed by Marie Claire and in the course of it, she opened up about the relationship.
According to her, she felt like she was living in a fishbowl due to the frustrations that came with people poking into her private life. According to her, it’s frustrating that it’s the most unimportant things that make the news. She also revealed that she and Joe had met each other’s parents. She met Joe’s family on a skiing trip while he joined her family in a pub in north London.
Sophie and Joe Got Engaged in October 2017
After dating for about a year, the lovebirds took their relationship up a notch by getting engaged. Turner shared the news on her Instagram on October 15, 2017, with a photo of her hand wearing a diamond ring. She captioned it, “I said yes.” Jonas also made a post with the caption, “She said yes.”
This was followed by a lot of congratulatory messages from the family and friends of the couple. Fans of Game of Thrones also went wild over the news. Subsequently, Sophie and Joe had an engagement party that was attended by a lot of stars, including actors Tom Holland and Ansel Elgort, and model Ashley Graham.
Although Sophie described her engagement as “lovely,” she noted that getting married to the singer will not be the greatest thing that will ever happen to her as opposed to the “weird misconception” that marriage is the greatest thing that will ever happen to anyone. Speaking to Marie Claire for the 2018 Fresh Faces issue, the actress said that she had always found that her career was something she worked for and that each time she achieved something, she felt this sense that it’s the greatest thing she’ll ever do in her life.
Explaining further, Sophie said it was lovely to be engaged. “Not like I achieved anything, but I found my person, like I’d find a house that I love and want to stay in forever”. Sophie went on to explain that there’s a sense of peace that comes with finding the right person for you, but there’s a drive that comes with your career.
The Couple Tied the Knot Twice in 2019
One year and some months into their engagement, Sophie and Joe got married…for the first time. The event happened at A Little White Wedding Chapel on May 1, 2019, with an Elvis Presley impersonator as the officiator. Among those who attended the occasion were family and friends of the duo among whom were celebrities such as singers Khalid and Dan + Shay, and DJ Diplo, who streamed the event live on Instagram. Unfortunately, he did that without the permission of the couple and as a result, it caused a whole lot of drama.
The following month, Sophie and her husband got married a second time during a second wedding ceremony that was held in France. Joe explained to Dr. Phil in an interview that they chose the destination because it was a mutual ground for him and Sophie. According to him, both of them have spent a lot of time in France together and it happens to be among the world’s most romantic places.
For the ceremony, which took place on the 29th of June 2019 at Château de Tourreau in Sarrians, a commune in Provence, the bride was dressed in a beautiful Louis Vuitton ensemble. Present at the duo’s second wedding, were Joe Jonas’ brother, Nick, his wife Priyanka Chopra, Sophie’s Game of Thrones co-star Maisie Williams, who served as her maid of honor, and model Ashley Graham among others.
Meanwhile, after their first wedding, it was revealed that the actress had dropped her last name and “wishes to use the name Sophie Belinda Jonas” from then on.
The Pair Have Remained Inseparable
It’s been more than 3 years since Sophie Turner and Joe Jonas got married and the journey seems to be going just fine so far. On May 2, 2020, the stars celebrated their two years marriage anniversary with sweet posts on Instagram. They posted different pictures from their wedding in Vegas that were never seen before with Joe captioning his, “Married as [email protected]$K for 2 years! Love you bub @sophiet” and Sophie writing, “Happy 2 year Vegas Wedding anniversary to this big ol hunk of man meat ❤️ 🥩 ⛪️.”
While the relationship between the two entertainers is going strong, that of Sophie and other Jonas’ brothers and their wives is also at its best. Even before she got married to her husband, Sophie had already bonded so well with her then-future family that she and her relatives hosted both the Jonas and Chopra (the family of her brother-in-law’s wife, Priyanka Chopra) families in England during Christmas in 2018. Also in December 2018, Sophie and Joe went to Verbier, Switzerland, on a ski trip alongside Nick and Chopra.
In 2020, The Game of Thrones actress opened up to ELLE about her relationship with Priyanka Chopra, wife of Nick Jonas’, and Danielle, Kevin Jonas’ wife. Speaking in the magazine’s April issue, she revealed that they refer to themselves as ‘the J Sisters’ for fun, but also added that she truly considers them as friends. According to her, it feels good to have “built-in girlfriends”, who are cool and who she can hang out with, and talk about how crazy their husbands’ lives are. “We can relate on so many different levels. It’s like, thank God, because you never know [about your in-laws],” she added.
How Did Sophie Turner’s Episodes of Depression Affect Her Marriage to Joe Jonas?
During an interview with Dr. Phil on his Phil in the Blanks podcast in April 2019, as reported by Entertainment Tonight (ET), Sophie Turner opened up on her struggle with depression and credited her husband with helping her manage it. This mental health condition began when the actress was only 17 years old. According to ET, she told Dr. Phil that she and her co-star/close friend, Maisie Williams, found it difficult to deal with their newfound fame in the early days of filming Game of Thrones. As a result, they kept away from others for some time.
Describing how her life was when she was deep in depression, Sophie said she had no motivation to either do anything or go anywhere – not even with her best friends, as she didn’t want to see them. She spent her time crying and only managed to change her clothes. Thankfully, she was able to get the much-needed professional help, as ET reported. To make things even better, she got involved with Joe whom she found more support and strength in.
Even though she told Dr. Phil that she was still working on improving her confidence, Sophie said “I love myself now, or more than I used to.” She went on to explain how Joe had supported her since they became a couple by saying that she was now with someone that opens her eyes to the fact that she has some redeeming qualities. The TV star also explained that when someone professes their love for you every day, it makes you realize why that is “and I think it makes you love yourself a bit more.”
Thanks to Joe, Sophie is very much better and as such, her battle with depression has not affected their marriage in any known way. This might be part of the reason why the couple is still going strong, as it will be difficult for any woman to leave a man who loves her in spite of her health challenges.
When Did Sophie Turner Have Her Daughter?
In February 2020, news of Sophie and her husband expecting their first child together was reported on multiple publications, including E! News, Just Jared, and US Weekly. The former reported that the actress was already about four months gone at the time while the latter had it that the baby was due for delivery in the summer. Although the stars did not address the reports, it turned out to be true as they were pictured on various occasions strolling around Los Angeles with Sophie visibly pregnant. They were also spotted in California shopping for baby clothes.
True to the report by E! News Sophie gave birth five months later, precisely on July 27, 2020. The two stars welcomed their first child, a daughter named Willa, in Los Angeles. Speaking of the baby during an interview with “CBS This Morning,” Joe described her as “gorgeous” and added that among the parenting lessons he has learned, the biggest was that “naps are nice.”