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Sophie Turner, famous for her portrayal of young Jean Grey / Phoenix in the X-Men film series, gained worldwide fame with her acting debut role as Sansa Stark in the "Game of Thrones" series. Here are a few important things to know about the English actress:

  1.  Turner is one of the ten principal characters from the "Game of Thrones" series who have appeared on the UK's Royal Mail postage stamps.
  2.  She is a natural blonde and had her hair dyed red for her role as Sansa Stark in the "Game of Thrones," and also as Jean Grey," in the "X-Men: Apocalypse."
  3.  She has a tattoo of the date 07.08.09, the day she found out that she was cast as Sansa Stark, on the series "Game of Thrones," just like her co-star Maisie Williams who plays the role of Arya Stark.
  4.  She also got a tattoo of a direwolf as in the sigil of House Stark and their words "The Pack Survives" on her forearm.
  5.  It was reported by author George R.R. Martin on his blog that she adopted her character's direwolf Lady, a Northern Inuit dog named Zunni.
  6.  Sophie Belinda Turner was born on February 21, 1996 to Andrew and Sally in England. Her twin sister reportedly died before birth.
  7.  Her father works for a pallet distribution company while her mother is a nursery school teacher. She also has two older brothers.
  8.  She went to Warwick Prep School, before joining the independent The King's High School for Girls, at the age of 11. Since the very young age of 3, she has been a member of the theatre company Playbox Theatre Company.
  9.  She has been diagnosed with ADHD- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, that makes it difficult for her to pay attention and control impulsive behaviors. She has been medicated for the disorder since her childhood.
  10.  It is reported that one of her maternal great-grandfathers was named Cyril Cotton, son of Samuel Cotton.
  11.  Famke Janssen, famous as the Jean Grey of the "X-Men" franchise, expressed her disappointment about not being able to work with Turner, as she claims that she would have loved to appear alongside Turner in a scene with two Jean Greys.
  12.  She was one of the "Game of Thrones" cast members who took part in a short promotional video by HBO and the International Rescue Committee to create awareness on the refugee crisis.
  13.  She collaborated with Wella Hair, a major German hair care company, becoming its first international brand ambassador, in June 2017.
  14.  Turner became interested to play the role of Jean Grey/Phoenix in the "X-Men: Apocalypse," following the overwhelming response from a fan survey for their preferred choice to play the role as well as from her Twitter followers.
  15.  She claims the audition and casting process of her "X-Men" role to be "three months of hell," as she was becoming more and more frustrated without receiving any response from the producers.
  16.  But, the real reason for the delay was to hammer out a proper shooting schedule with the producers of her show "Game of Thrones."
  17.  In preparation for her role as Jean Grey in the "X-Men: Apocalypse," it was reported that she studied Famke Janssen's performance as Grey in the previous X-Men films.
  18.  She married her boyfriend of nearly 3 years Joe Jonas in a surprise wedding ceremony at A Little White Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas on May 1, 2019.
  19.  She changed her last name from Turner to Jonas after her marriage and now is Sophie Belinda Jonas according to their marriage certificate. However, professionally she goes by the name of Sophie Turner.
  20.  She is the daughter-in-law of Kevin Jonas Sr. and Denise Jonas, and the sister-in-law of Kevin Jonas and his wife Danielle Jonas, Nick Jonas and his wife Priyanka Chopra, and Frankie Jonas.
  21.  Following her role as "Sansa Stark" in "Game of Thrones," she went into depression, with all the fan criticisms and even claimed to have considered suicide.
  22.  With the end of "Game of Thrones," she revealed that she is taking a much needed break from her acting career, in an effort to focus on her mental health.
  23.  Ironically, for her role in the X-Men series as young Jean Grey / Phoenix, she had to study about mental illnesses, in an effort to prepare for portraying Dark Phoenix.
  24.  She landed her most popular role as Sansa Stark in the "Game of Thrones" series, based on social media following.
  25.  She even claimed that there was another actress who was better at audition in comparison, but she got the role as the other actress did not have as many followers on social media.
  26.  She was only 13 years old when she got the role of Sansa Stark. She claims that she was on a holiday France, and her mom woke her up by saying "Morning Sansa!" which led to her bursting out crying and jumping in the pool.
  27.  During the filming of the "Game of the Thrones" series, she used to rap together with her co-star Jack Gleeson who plays the role of Joffrey Baratheon.
  28.  For filming the scene in which Lord Eddard "Ned" Stark (Sean Bean) is beheaded, she claims to have thought of her late twin sister, in an effort to get more into the character.
  29.  Besides her acting career, she is a successful model and has even been the face of the Autumn/Winter campaign of Karen Millen in the year 2014.
  30.  Her performance as Sansa Stark in the “Game of Thrones” series earned her the nomination for the Young Artist Award for Best Performance in a TV Series – Supporting Young Actress in the year 2012.
  31.  Sophie Turner Net Worth: $30 Million

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