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Sophie graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 2007 and has firmly immersed herself in New Zealand’s arts industry ever since. In 2010, Sophie was the Chapman Tripp award winner for Actress of the Year and currently stars as Carol O’Driscoll in TV3’s Westside.

Sophie was nominated for most promising female newcomer at the Chapman Tripp Theatre awards in 2008 for her role in The Little Dog Laughed at Downstage Theatre and again in 2009 for her role in Rock n Roll at Circa Theatre. She is a company member of Site Specific Theatre NZ and has performed in SALON, which she helped devise, in festivals around the country. Sophie moved to Auckland from her native Wellington to perform in Silo Theatre’s first show of 2012, Top Girls by Caryl Churhill. 

Other stage credits The Laramie Project 10 Years On at the Basement Theatre, Midnight in Moscow for The Auckland Theatre Company and played Janet Frame in Gifted for Fortune Theatre Company in Dunedin which toured the South Island and featured at the New Plymouth and Tauranga Arts Festivals in 2013. Most recently, Sophie performed the solo show Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge at Centrepoint Theatre. 

Film credits include Second Hand Wedding, Home by Christmas, White Lies, Everything we Loved and the tele-features RAGE, Tangiwai, Consent: The Louise Nicholas Story and How To Murder your Wife. Sophie also took on the lead role in Kathy McRae’s first short film Abandoned Ship, which has featured in international film festivals.

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