Sophie Okonedo is an Academy Award Nominated Actress from England

“I feel as proud to be Jewish as I feel to be black”.–Sophie Okonedo Okonedo was born in London, England, the daughter of Joan Allman, a pilates teacher, and Henry Okonedo, who worked for the government. Her father is Nigerian and her mother, an Ashkenazi Jew, was born in the East End to Yiddish-speaking immigrants …