Sophie Okonedo, OBE is a British actress. She received an OBE in the 2010 Queens Birthday Honours.
Okonedo began her film career in 1991 in the British coming-of-age drama, Young Soul Rebels, before appearing in Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls and Stephen Frears' Dirty Pretty Things. She received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in the 2004 film Hotel Rwanda. She received a Golden Globe nomination for the miniseries Tsunami: The Aftermath and BAFTA TV Award nominations for the drama series Criminal Justice and the TV film Mrs. Mandela. Her other film roles include Æon Flux, Skin and The Secret Life of Bees.
On stage, she starred as Cressida in the 1999 National Theatre production of Troilus and Cressida. She made her Broadway debut in the 2014 revival of A Raisin in the Sun and received a Drama Desk Award nomination for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play and won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her portrayal of Ruth Younger.