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London-born actress SOPHIE OKONEDO (Sithandra) received an Oscar® nomination as Best Supporting Actress for her work as Don Cheadle's wife in the real-life drama, "Hotel Rwanda.” She also received a Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Image award nominations for Best Supporting Actress for her portrayal of Tatiana Rusesabagina.

Prior to "Hotel Rwanda,” Okonedo starred in several films, including the London Evening Standard Awards Best Film winner "Dirty Pretty Things,” for which she was also nominated for Best Actress from the Independent Spirit Awards. Her other credits include "This Year's Love,” "The Jackal,” "Go Now,” "Cross My Heart,” "Mad Bad Mortal Beings,” "Miss Queencake,” and "Young Soul Rebels.”

Okonedo's television work consists of "Alibi,” the multi-award winning "Clocking Off,” "Sweet Revenge,” "Dead Casual,” and "Never Never” (for which she received a Best Actress in a Television Drama nomination from the RTS awards), as well as "Deep Secrets” and "Maria's Child.” In addition, Okonedo has worked in radio as "The Wheel of Fortune,” "Timbuktu,” Pocahontas in "Plantation,” and Queen Isabel in "Richard II.”

Okonedo's theater credits are "Caryl Churchill Event,” "Night Songs,” "The Vagina Monologues,” "I Just Dropped By to See the Man,” "Troilus and Cressida,” "Money,” "The Arabian Nights,” "900 Oneonta,” "Been So Long,” "His Lordship's Fancy,” "A Jovial Crew,” "The Odyssey,” "Tamburlaine the Great,” and "The Changeling.”


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