Nona Sobo is a 23 year-old Spanish actress of Asian ethnicity with Thai and Spanish nationality born on March 3, 2000. She is best known for depicting the character of Irene on the set of Wrong Side of the Tracks, one of the most-watched series.
Nana was born in Thailand but was adopted by Spanish lady Mei Sobo when she just turned two. Her adoptive parents took her down to Barcelona, Spain where she completed her formative years. Nona started working in television commercials before scoring her first acting role. She has since landed a second role in another TV series and also works as a model represented by Nickname Agency.
How Old is Nona Sobo?
Nona Sobo is currently 23 as the youngster was born on March 3rd, 2000. The records captured her country of birth as Thailand and she was welcomed into a Theravada Buddhist family. However, when the family couldn’t take care of her, they had to put the then-two-year-old Nona up for adoption.
The then toddler was later adopted by a lady who goes by the name, Mei Sobo. Mei took Nona down to Caldes de Montbui, Barcelona, Spain where she completed her growing-up years. To date, Nona still lives in Barcelona, Spain.
When Mei took her adoptive daughter home, she named her Mariona Soley Bosch. However, the then-toddler found it hard to pronounce her first name Mariona, and ended up calling herself Nona. With time, Nona Sobo took over her real name and no one hardly calls her Mariona again. As for her last name Sobo, it is said to be an acronym formed with the first two letters of Soley and the first two of Bosch, hence Nona Sobo which has become her stage moniker
To date, Nona has not mentioned anything about her biological family and it is not known whether Mei Sobo keeps in touch with them or not.
Though the family she was born in followed Buddhism, Mei Sobo brought Nona up as a Christian and she has followed the Christian faith to date. She is friends with Pol Casbas Pastor. On Pol’s birthday, Nona shared a picture they took together with a sweet caption saying how much she loves him.
An animal lover, Nona keeps a dog and is constantly sharing the pictures she snapped with her pooch on Instagram
Nona Sobo’s Education Was In Barcelona
Though the name of the academic center she favored is not listed, Nona Sobo attended high school in Barcelona. According to reports, her high school days were quite eventful as the blossoming actress was a sports stand-out with a specialty in swimming.
In fact, she represented her alma mater in several swimming tournaments and inter-school contests, winning the gold in many of them.
What is Nana Sobo’s Ethnicity?
Though she spent a major part of her growing up years in Barcelona, Spain, Nona’s ethnic background has never been in doubt. Her physical appearance is a testament to her Asian roots.
With that said, we must acknowledge the fact that the up-and-coming actress enjoys dual nationality of Thai and Spanish – the former by birth and the latter by naturalization.
What Does Nona Sobo Do for a Living?
Nona Sobo is listed as an actress and model. The Spanish entertainer has also worked in several television ads before going to pitch her tent with the acting industry.
She Made her Onscreen Debut at Age Eight
Right from her formative years, Nona has always harbored a healthy dose of interest in the performing arts. Thus, by the time she clocked eight, the upcoming movie star was already experimenting with acting. Her first port of call was television ads and she also recorded a few appearances in music videos.
It was while Nona Sobo was shooting one of the television ads that luck smiled on her. It happened that the casting director of the Spanish series, entitled, Wrong Side of the Tracks was watching and was impressed with what he saw. After she was done with the ad, the director invited the youngster for an audition which she passed and that was how she joined the cast of the series as Irene during the first season in 2021. Even when the second season hit the movie stand in 2022, Nona still maintained her role as Irene.
Nona’s next acting role didn’t waste time coming her way. In 2023, the Spanish actress scored another role in the television series, Welcome to Eden (Bienvenidos a Eden). The series was already airing its eighth episode when she joined in.
Nona Sobo’s Role on the Set of Wrong Side of the Tracks
As earlier mentioned, the Spanish television series, Wrong Side of the Tracks featured Nona Sobo as Irene. The Aitor Gabilondo and David Bermejo-created drama centers on a Vietnamese teen (Irene) who became an adopted child to the rich Abantos family. Feeling out of place, Nona’s character, Irene went down to her adoptive grandfather’s place in Entrevas in search of comfort. There, she ran into drug gang kingpin, Nelson Gutierrez (depicted by Felipe Londoo) and started having romantic feelings for the guy.
A relationship ensued between them and they had plans of eloping together after Nelson steals and sells some narcotics and has enough cash for the voyage.
However, things didn’t work out as expected and Irene was left stranded, she had to call her grandfather and make excuses regarding the reasons why she stayed out so late. But then, luck was not on her side as narcotics were discovered in her handbag and the secret was laid bare.
Nona also Works as a Model
With the kind of trim and athletic build she has, it comes as no surprise that Nona Sobo also works in the fashion and cosmetics industry as a model. Though the details of her modeling career have never been disclosed, the runway queen is represented by Nickname Agency.