Sophia Di Martino

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Sophia Di Martino
Sophia Di Martino wearing a pink sleeveless top, sitting in an armchair, holding a microphone, grinning, and looking right of camera
Di Martino in 2023
Born (1983-11-15) 15 November 1983 (age 40)[1]
Nottingham, England
Alma materUniversity of Salford (BA)
OccupationActress
Years active2004–present
PartnerWill Sharpe
Children2

Sophia Di Martino (born 15 November 1983) is an English actress known for portraying Sylvie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe television series Loki, which earned her two MTV Movie & TV Awards and a nomination for a Critics' Choice Television Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She has also had starring roles in the television shows Flowers (2016–2018) and Casualty (2009–2011).

Early life and education[edit]

Di Martino was born in Nottingham and grew up in the suburb of Attenborough. She is half Italian.[2] She attended Chilwell Comprehensive School, where she completed an A Level in performing arts.[3] She went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Arts with honours in media and performance from the University of Salford.[4]

Career[edit]

Di Martino works in television, film, theatre, and music. In Channel 4's Flowers, she plays Amy Flowers. She plays Eva in the 2016 feature film The Darkest Universe. She appeared as Amber in the third series of Sky's Mount Pleasant and as Emma, the girlfriend of Simon Bird's character Adam, in the first episode of series three of Channel 4's Friday Night Dinner. She also appeared in the third series of 4 O'Clock Club in 2014 as Miss Parkwood and in the 2015 film Royal Day Out.

She was a regular cast member of Casualty, playing the role of Pauline "Polly" Emmerson from 19 March 2009 until 30 April 2011. In 2018, she appeared in Click & Collect.[5]

In 2019, she was cast as Sylvie in the Disney+ show Loki.[6] Season one premiered on 9 June 2021 and concluded on 14 July.[7] Di Martino won Best Breakthrough Performance and Best Team with Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson at the 2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards.[8][9][10] Season two of Loki premiered on 5 October 2023.[11]

Di Martino also co-hosts the True Spies podcast.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Since 2009,[13] Di Martino has been in a relationship with actor and writer Will Sharpe, with whom she has two children, born in 2019 and 2021.[14][15][16]

Selected filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Sophia di Martino interviewed by BIFA about Sweetheart in 2021
List of film appearances, with year, title and role shown
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Black Pond Rachel
2015 A Royal Night Out Phoebe
2016 The Darkest Universe Eva
2018 Click & Collect Claire
2019 Yesterday Carol
2021 Sweetheart Lucy
The Electrical Life of Louis Wain Judith
2024 Witches [17][18]

Television[edit]

List of television appearances, with year, title and role shown
Year Title Role Notes
2004 Holby City Gemma Walker 1 episode
2005 Doctors Natalie James 1 episode
2006 New Street Law Ella 1 episode
Strictly Confidential Roanna 1 episode
2007–2009 Ideal Helena 2 episodes
2007 Heartbeat Wendy 1 episode
The Marchioness Disaster Erika Spotswood TV movie
2008 The Royal Today Gemma Pennant Main cast
Spooks: Code 9 Harpie Girlfriend 1 episode
Survivors Simone 1 episode
2009 Boy Meets Girl Fashion Student 1 episode
2009–2011 Casualty Polly Emmerson / Shauna Milsom Main cast; 83 episodes
2010 The Road to Coronation Street Josie Scott TV movie
2012 Eternal Law Lucy Orchard 1 episode
2013 Great Night Out Mabel 1 episode
Southcliffe Micki 1 episode
Mount Pleasant Amber 8 episodes
2014 Friday Night Dinner Emma 1 episode
4 O'Clock Club Miss Emma Parkwood 10 episodes
2015 Hetty Feather Hannah Prestwick 1 episode
The Job Lot Jodie 1 episode
2016 Midsomer Murders Amber Layard 1 episode
2016–2018 Flowers Amy Flowers Main cast
2017 Hidden America with Jonah Ray Emma 1 episode
2018 Into the Badlands Lily 2 episodes
Click & Collect Claire TV movie
2020 Silent Witness DCI Claire Ashby 2 episodes
2021–2023 Loki Sylvie Main cast[19]
2022–2024 Peacock Blue 6 episodes[20]
TBA The Radleys [21]

Awards and recognition[edit]

Year Work Award Category Result Ref.
2019 The Lost Films of Bloody Nora Berlin Independent Film Festival Best UK Short Film Won [22]
2022 Loki Critics' Choice Super Awards Best Actress in a Superhero Series Nominated [23]
MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Breakthrough Performance Won [24]
Best Team (with Tom Hiddleston and Owen Wilson) Won
Hollywood Critics Association TV Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Streaming Series, Drama Nominated [25]
2024 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Nominated [26][27]
Critics' Choice Super Awards Best Actress in a Superhero Series, Limited Series or Made-for-TV Movie Nominated [28][29][30]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Terryn, Waylon Christian (8 February 2012). Sophia Di Martino. Fer Publishing. ISBN 978-620-0-56421-4.
  2. ^ Langmann, Brady (14 July 2021). "Sophia Di Martino Knows the Real Meaning of Mischief". Esquire. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  3. ^ Nanrah, Gurjeet (24 July 2021). "Marvel Loki star Sophia Di Martino on what she misses most about Nottingham and what Hollywood has been like". Nottingham Post. Retrieved 21 October 2021.
  4. ^ "A Royal treat". BBC Nottingham. 3 January 2008. Retrieved 17 July 2009.
  5. ^ "BBC – Stephen Merchant and Asim Chaudhry to star in BBC One Christmas comedy Click & Collect – Media Centre". www.bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 1 July 2019.
  6. ^ Kroll, Justin (15 November 2019). "'Loki': Sophia Di Martino to Co-Star with Tom Hiddleston in Marvel Series (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  7. ^ Ramos, Dino-Ray (5 May 2021). "'Loki' Premiere Date Moved Up by Two Days on Disney+". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on 5 May 2021. Retrieved 5 May 2021.
  8. ^ Schneider, Michael (11 May 2022). "'Spider-Man: No Way Home,' 'Euphoria' Lead MTV Movie & TV Awards 2022 Nominations (Full List)". Variety. Archived from the original on 11 May 2022. Retrieved 11 May 2022.
  9. ^ "2022 MTV Movie & TV Awards: The Complete Winners List". Entertainment Tonight. Retrieved 6 June 2022.
  10. ^ "Loki Star Sophia Di Martino Is Your 2022 Breakthrough Performance Winner". MTV News. Retrieved 6 June 2022.
  11. ^ Duggins, Alexi (6 October 2023). "Loki season two review – by far the best Marvel TV show in years". The Guardian. Retrieved 7 October 2023.
  12. ^ Makari, Reem. "Daisy Ridley to host new season of Spyscape's True Spies podcast". podpod. Haymarket Media Group Ltd. Retrieved 4 January 2024.
  13. ^ Macbain, Hamish (1 December 2022). ""I learnt quickly that it doesn't pay to be shy", says Will Sharpe". Evening Standard. Retrieved 1 December 2022.
  14. ^ Di Martino, Sophia (15 May 2021). ""feb 2020" "4 months postpartum"". Archived from the original on 24 December 2021.
  15. ^ White, Abbey (1 July 2021). "How Sophia Di Martino's 'Loki' Costume Was Designed to Support the New Mom on Set". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 15 July 2021.
  16. ^ @itssophiadimartino (1 December 2021). "Yes, I've had a baby" – via Instagram.
  17. ^ "Witches". Tribeca Film. Archived from the original on 27 April 2024. Retrieved 27 April 2024.
  18. ^ Roxborough, Scott (17 April 2024). "Mubi Picks Up Elizabeth Sankey's 'Witches' Worldwide". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 27 April 2024. Retrieved 27 April 2024.
  19. ^ Loki (TV Series 2021– ) – IMDb, retrieved 20 July 2021
  20. ^ Seale, Jack (25 April 2022). "Peacock review – ready for the new David Brent or Alan Partridge? Look no further". The Guardian. Retrieved 26 April 2022.
  21. ^ Wiseman, Andreas (5 December 2023). "Damian Lewis Vampire Comedy 'The Radleys' Underway; Joining Cast Includes Kelly Macdonald, Sophia Di Martino & Shaun Parkes". Deadline. Archived from the original on 5 December 2023. Retrieved 5 December 2023.
  22. ^ "Festival 2019 – Berlin Independent Film Festival". Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  23. ^ Davis, Clayton (22 February 2022). "Critics Choice Super Awards: 'Spider-Man,' 'Justice League' Among Film Nominees; 'Evil,' 'Midnight Mass' Lead TV". Variety. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  24. ^ Lisa Respers France (5 June 2022). "See all the MTV Movie & TV Awards winners". CNN. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  25. ^ Schneider, Michael (7 July 2022). "'Severance,' 'Ted Lasso' Lead Streaming Nominees for 2nd Annual HCA TV Awards". Variety. Retrieved 27 July 2022.
  26. ^ Verhoeven, Beatrice (5 December 2023). "'The Morning Show' Leads 2024 Critics Choice TV Nominations". The Hollywood Reporter. Archived from the original on 5 December 2023. Retrieved 5 December 2023.
  27. ^ Shanfeld, Ethan (14 January 2024). "Critics Choice Awards 2024: Winners List". Variety. Archived from the original on 15 January 2024. Retrieved 15 January 2024.
  28. ^ "Nominations announced for the Critics Choice Association's 4th Annual "Critics Choice Super Awards" honoring Superhero, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Horror, and Action Movies and Series". Critics Choice Association. 7 March 2024. Archived from the original on 7 March 2024. Retrieved 7 March 2024.
  29. ^ "Winners announced for 4th annual Critics Choice Super Awards honoring Superhero, Science Fiction/Fantasy, Horror, and Action Movies and Series". Critics Choice Association. 4 April 2024. Archived from the original on 6 April 2024. Retrieved 6 April 2024.
  30. ^ Davis, Clayton (4 April 2024). "Tom Cruise, Pedro Pascal, Emma Stone and 'Godzilla Minus One' Among Critics Choice Super Awards Winners". Variety. Archived from the original on 6 April 2024. Retrieved 6 April 2024.

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