Sophie Okonedo

Wins Tony

8 Jun, 2014

Okonedo wins Tony Award for Best Actress (Featured Role – Play) at the 68th Annual Tony Awards for portraying Ruth Younger in A Raisin in the Sun. Okonedo credits the play’s director, Kenny Leon, with casting an English actress to play an American woman from the South Side of Chicago.

He didn’t want any showy kind of acting or any tricks. Be simple. Make it true.

2014 Tony Awards - Sophie Okonedo - Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play

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