Sofia Boutella Biography
Sofia Boutella is an Algerian actress, dancer, and model. She grew up in a fairly secular home that encouraged artistic expression and creativity. She was a member of the Vagabond Crew, who won Battle of the Year in 2006, as well as a spin-off group called “Chienne de Vie and Aphrodites.”
Growing up in Paris, Boutella was exposed to many different types of dance, including hip-hop and street dance, which she found appealing since they offered more “freedom” than the more regulated techniques of ballet and gymnastics.
She was a member of the Vagabond Crew, who won Battle of the Year in 2006, as well as a spin-off group called “Chienne de Vie and Aphrodites.” Her big break as a dancer occurred in 2007, when she was chosen for Jamie King’s choreography for Nike Women’s “Keep Up” ad, where she served as a role model of femininity and hip-hop.
This was a significant boost to her career, and it led to further work with celebrities such as Madonna on her Confessions Tour and Rihanna. She attributes her ability to learn English to her work with Madonna.
Boutella started working with renowned Spanish choreographer Blanca Li when she was 17 years old. She began her career as a dancer in films and television shows, as well as advertisements and concert tours.
She starred as Eva in the drama film StreetDance 2 (2012), the sequel to StreetDance 3D. (2010). After 12 years as a dancer, Boutella decided to pursue a career in acting in 2014. Initially, she avoided auditioning for starring roles on purpose, preferring to play supporting characters in order to learn from more seasoned actors.
Her first significant picture, Kingsman: The Secret Service, was released in 2015, launching her career as an actor. In October 2019, she appeared in episode 5 of Amazon Prime’s Modern Love’s first season. Boutella was cast in Zack Snyder’s sci-fi adventure thriller Rebel Moon for Netflix in November 2021.
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Sofia Boutella Age
Boutella is 41 years old as of 2023, she was born on April 2, 1982, in Bab El Oued, Algiers, Algeria.
Sofia Boutella Husband | Married
Boutella began dating Irish actor Robert Sheehan in March 2014 and in October 2018, Sheehan stated that they had broken up. She has also previously dated Keean Johnson and Chris Pine.
Sofia Boutella Height
Boutella stands at an average height of 5 feet 5 inches with a moderate weight of 63Kg.
Sofia Boutella Parents
Boutella was born to her parents in Algiers, Algeria. Her mother is an architect while her father, Safy Boutella is a jazz musician. Her brother, Seif is a visual effects artist in the entertainment industry. She left Algeria with her family in the midst of the Algerian civil war in 1992, at the age of ten, and moved to France.
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Boutella began classical dance training at the age of five, with the encouragement of her family. She gained further education at Berklee College of Music.
Sofia Boutella Net Worth
Boutella has an estimated net worth of $4 million as of 2023 from her successful career.
Sofia Boutella Dancing
Sofia Boutella Movies
- Les Cordier, juge et flic
- Permis D’Aimer
- Megatánc (Megadance)
- Dancing with the Stars
- StreetDance 2
- Kingsman: The Secret Service
- Star Trek Beyond
- Love, Antosha
- Prisoners of the Ghostland
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