Sope Aluko (pronounced "Shaw-peh Ahlookoh") is a Nigerian-born actress whom was primarily raised in the UK. She spent her younger years traveling and living all over the world, including France, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, and Indonesia. She has dual-citizenship in both the US and the UK, and speaks four different languages, including her native language, Yoruba/Nigerian. While in the UK, Sope attended drama classes at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) and extended her study into dance. She had the privilege of performing the world famous South African "Ipi Tombi" dance at the National Arts Theater in Nigeria. Although a cultivated artist, Sope received an undergraduate degree in Engineering and a master's degree in Marketing. After a very successful career in the corporate arena in both London and the US, Sope turned her sight back onto acting and performing. Since then, she has booked recurring roles on Netflix's "Bloodline", NBC's "Law & Order SVU" and "Parks & Recreation", and guest appearances on USA Network's "Burn Notice", "Graceland" and Lifetime's "Army Wives". Her film credits include supporting roles in feature films like Identity Thief, Pitch Perfect 2, 96 Minutes, Grass Stains, The Good Lie and more. Sope can be seen in Marvel's Black Panther, released February 16th, 2018 and Starz's "Counterpart", opposite J.K. Simmons. She can also be seen in The Best of Enemies alongside Sam Rockwell and Taraji P. Henson, releasing in 2019. Sope can next be seen in Venom, another Marvel film, set to release in October 5th, 2018. Sope is married and a mother to two teenage boys, and currently splits her time between Miami and Los Angeles.
|November 2, 2018