Making a name for herself as Sansa Stark in the award-winning series Game of Thrones, British actress Sophie Turner has a reported net worth of around £3.5 million.
Born on February 21, 1996 in Northampton, Northamptonshire, Sophie Turner’s family shifted to Chesterton, Warwickshire in 1998. A member of Playbox Theatre Company since three years old, Turner attended Warwick Prep School and later The King’s High School for Girls.
How did Turner’s acting make her millions of pounds?
In 2011, Turner was chosen to play the role of noblewoman Sansa Stark in the famous TV series Game of Thrones, after being persuaded by her drama teacher to audition for the role. But with her first professional acting role interrupting her schooling, Turner had to turn to a tutor for help while on the sets to pass her GCSE—scoring a total of five As and four Bs, including B in drama. Her efforts paid off with a nomination for Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress in 2012. She has appeared in all six seasons of the series, and was nominated for SAGs for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2011, 2013 2014 and 2015 alongside the whole cast, was nominated for a EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress Drama (2015) and won the Empire Hero Awards for Game of Thrones (2015). Turner’s wages per episode are estimated at £38,000.
In 2013, Turner starred in the indie thriller Another Me (based on Catherine MacPhail’s eponymous novel) and also starred in the TV film The Thirteenth Tale. She also lent her voice for the audiobook version of the short story The Girl in the Mirror by Lev Grossman, a part of Dangerous Women, a short fiction anthology edited by George RR Martin (the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, later adapted to TV as Game of Thrones).
The following year she appeared in a music video for the song “Oblivion” by Bastille and walked the ramp for Karen Millen’s Fall 2014 Collection.
In the company of True Grit actress Hailee Steinfeld Turner starred in the comedy movie Barely Lethal that was released to video after limited release.
She will be starring as Jean Grey in X-Men: Apocalypse, set for release on May 27, 2016. Two more Turner starrers to be released in 2016 are Mary Shelley’s Monster and Alone.