Sofia Boutella (born April 3, 1982; Age: 41 years) is a renowned and famous Algerian-French actress, dancer, and model who first gained stardom for her portrayal as Nike Girl in the Nike Women Advertising Campaign.
She has also garnered attention for her performance in Atomic Blonde. She is also a well-known dancer, recognized as one of the top break dancers for her street style and ‘hip-hop’ dancing moves.
Sofia was born and raised in Bab El Oued, Algiers, Algeria, into a family also part of the entertainment industry. Her father, Saffy Boutella, was a Jazz musician, while her mother was an architect.She also has a brother who is known as Seif Boutella.
Growing up, She was passionate about acting and also showed skills in dancing and modeling. She began nurturing this desire and was enrolled at Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
Sofia’s journey into the limelight commenced at the tender age of five, fueled by an early passion for acting and dancing. Her foray into classical dance education at such a young age laid the groundwork for a burgeoning talent that would soon captivate audiences worldwide. This dedicated pursuit continued until the age of 10 when her family relocated to France, setting the stage for the next chapter in her artistic evolution.
In 2007, Sofia catapulted into widespread recognition when she became the face of Nike Women’s “Keep Up” campaign, where her exceptional dancing skills took center stage. This pivotal moment marked a turning point in her career and served as a catalyst for collaborations with industry heavyweights such as Rihanna and Madonna. Sofia’s unique artistry caught the attention of these musical icons, leading to her inclusion in their respective music videos, further solidifying her position in the entertainment realm.
The trajectory of Sofia’s career took an intriguing turn when she was initially selected for the ‘Michael Jackson This Is It concerts, an opportunity that, unfortunately, had to be foregone due to the extension of Madonna’s tours. Fortune smiled upon her once again, and she seized a second chance to collaborate with Michael Jackson. This culminated in her portrayal of the main character in the music video for ‘Hollywood Tonight’ in February 2011, cementing her association with the King of Pop.
Diversifying her artistic portfolio, Sofia seamlessly transitioned into the realm of acting. She assumed the role of Eva, the main character in the drama film ‘StreetDance 2,’ a sequel to the successful ‘StreetDance 3D.’ Additionally, she showcased her acting prowess as a co-star in ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service.’ Her versatility reached new heights as she embodied the character of Jaylah, an alien warrior, in ‘Star Trek Beyond,’ a blockbuster released on July 22, 2016.
Continuing to make waves in the acting world, Sofia secured a role in the HBO film ‘Fahrenheit 451’ in June 2017, sharing the screen with acclaimed actors such as Michael Shannon and Michael B. Jordan. The anticipation surrounding this project underscored Sofia’s status as a versatile and sought-after talent in the entertainment industry, promising audiences a captivating journey through her multifaceted career.
Sofia’s romantic journey has seen a series of relationships, some of which did not stand the test of time. Notably, she was involved in high-profile romances, including one with Matt Pokora, the renowned French songwriter and singer. Another chapter in her dating history unfolded with Irish actor Robert Sheehan.
In 2017, reports surfaced suggesting that Sofia had found love on the set of ‘Star Trek Beyond’ with none other than her co-star, Chris Pine. This speculated relationship added an element of intrigue to her personal life, capturing the attention of fans and the media alike. The dynamics of her romantic entanglements provide a glimpse into the complexities of love and fame within a burgeoning career in the entertainment industry.
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Sofia is estimated to have an approximate net worth of US$5 million.