HER performances as Sansa Stark in Game of Thrones have made Sophie Turner one of the world’s most in-demand stars.
And life is pretty good at the moment – from her role in X: Men Dark Phoenix to her engagement to singer Joe Jonas. Here’s what we know about the Northampton-born beauty…
Who is Sophie Turner?
At only 23 years old, Sophie has had a staggering career already.
The British actress was born on February 21 1996 in Northampton and had a twin who died before birth.
Sophie told The Telegraph that she grew up in a large Edwardian house near Leamington Spa, describing her youth she said:
“My childhood was pretty fun. We had pigsties, barns and a paddock, and used to muck around in the mud.”
Showing she had talent early in her career, Sophie’s breakout role as Sansa Stark was also her professional acting debut.
She was just 13 years old when she was given the part.
Since then, Sophie has worked hard to develop her career beyond Westeros, and starred in 2016 blockbuster X-Men: Apocalypse as the young Jean Grey – a leading character in the franchise.
She also took on the leading roles in Josie and the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix which was released on February 5, 2019.
What has happened to her character, Sansa Stark, so far on Game of Thrones?
Sophie has had to pull out all the stops in the six seasons that have currently aired of the HBO smash hit, and she is sure to be tested even more by the time the show comes to an end.
As the eldest daughter of the Stark clan, the primped and proper Sansa enjoyed “ladylike” hobbies and dreamed of being married to a prince.
However, several seasons later, the young Stark has been beaten and raped by her second husband, Ramsey Bolton, and has become a fighter thanks to her eagerness to survive and reunite with her family.
After being reunited with her half-brother Jon Snow, the pair rode together to initiate the fight against Ramsey and his Army, creating the most epic fight of the show so far, The Battle of the Bastards.
Jon Snow succeeded in his fight and Sansa was able to get revenge on the man that had hurt her most.
In season 7 Sansa is left as regent after Jon travels to Dragonstone to convince Daenerys Targaryen to support the White Walkers.
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Are Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner engaged?
Joe and Game of Thrones actress Sophie Turner are engaged.
The 22-year-old British actress has been dating the American singer since November 2016, however, they didn’t go public with their romance until January 2017.
In October 2017, Sophie posted a picture on her Instagram confirming the DNCE singer had popped the question.
Alongside the caption “I said yes”, Sophie shared a picture of her hand covering Joe’s, with a beautiful diamond ring on her left hand.