If you ever go against the family tradition, then you will know the pressure behind your career choice? Sophie Skelton was born to parents who were Toy Inventors, but her career path contradicts to her family. The ballet dancer since her early age, Sophie was always fascinated by the charm of the entertainment industry. Upon being spotted by an agent, her dedication and acting attributes landed her a significant role in Golden Globe and Emmy nominated series, “Outlander” which helped her to get the tag of 'future of British industry.'
Career as Outlander Star:
After graduating with a degree of A-Level in Biology, Literature, Chemistry, and Math, she ended her educational journey to pursue her acting career. Since her early age, she was a ballet dancer and always wanted to act. After her first job in a commercial with Jamie Oliver, she grabbed her first major role in “DCI Banks” at the age 17.
She appeared in an episode of 2002 TV Show “Foyle’s War.” Her true worth surfaced when she became the newest addition to the award winning television series “Outlander” since the 2nd season finale. She portrays a role of Brianna Fraser and already has eight episodes under her belt. The star's working cast such as Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Ducan Lacroix, Richard Rankin, Tobias Menzies, and Steven Cree doesn’t undermine her ability as a talented actress.
The future star of British entertainment industry starred in 2017’s hit movies like ‘Another Mother’s Son’ and ‘Day of the dead: Bloodline’ which is considered as the milestone in her young career.
Is She Dating Richard Rankin?
Back in February 2016, the co-stars, Sophie and Richard Rankin visited the Wardlaw Mausoleum to know more about the Fraser Family after they were signed in ‘Outlander.' But not this visit that is causing some ripple in the industry.
In November 2016, the duo was again spotted together in Glasgow. Daily Mail reported that Sophie and alleged boyfriend were seen having a deep conversation and laughing together. The chemistry that they shared in Glasgow seemed more than just a working relationship.
However, the 'Outlander' star has never confirmed the news of Richard being her boyfriend. After being caught in Glasgow, their public appearances are rare which makes it difficult to speculate whether or not they are dating.
As of now, the beautiful actress appears single and working on her young and vibrant career. But with the beauty that she possesses, it’s not hard to predict that some handsome men would indeed come in her way in near future.
Her Short Bio and Family:
According to wiki sources, the “Day of the Dead” star was born in Woodford, London, England in 1994 to parents, Simon and Ruth Skelton. Sophie Skelton, who currently ages 23, celebrates her birthday on 7th March every year. The London native was born in the family of three children with her being the youngest of all. She has older siblings named Sam and Roger Skelton. She is the only member of the family to engulf in the entertainment industry.
The star dyed her hair red for her preparation of the role of Brianna. She possesses a decent height of 5 feet and 7 inches which combines well with her character. She likes to maintain a lean and fit body shape. Sophie holds British nationality and belongs to the white ethnic background.