From the war-ravaged street of Algeria, Sofia Boutella found herself in France where her family took solace from the civil war that left Algerians impoverished when she was just 10. In France, she continued with hip-hop and street dance before she was picked for the Jamie King choreography by Nike – as a model which boosted her career as a professional dancer in 2007.
She served as a backup dancer for the legendary Madonna and many other notable artists before taking a long break to concentrate on her acting career. In the film industry, she has been a force to reckon with, having featured in some remarkable films like The Mummy released in 2017 where she played the role of Princess Ahmanet.
Sofia Boutella’s Bio (Age And Ethnicity)
Sofia Boutella was born on April 3, 1982, in the Bab El Oued district of Algiers, Algeria to a composer and Jazz musician father, Safy Boutella and an architect mother. She has of Algerian ancestry.
She was born a natural entertainer, a trait she picked from her father. At 5 years of age, Sofia began taking Classical Dance education where she was tutored on how to dance. But due to the Algerian civil war of 1992 that interrupted her childhood, the entire family moved to France where she started rhythmic gymnastics before joining the French national team at the age of 18.
Sofia Boutella embraced hip-hop and street dance when she settled in France and eventually became part of the Vagabond group crew that won the battle of the year in 2006. She went on to appear in several films, television as well as commercial and concert tours.
Remaining focused in the game, in 2007, she heard of Nike’s audition in Paris and auditioned and eventually got her buzz break as a professional dancer after being picked for the Jamie King choreography for Nike as a role model femininity and hip-hop. The breakthrough earned her other works as she moved to America and became a dancer for the likes of Madonna in her Confessions Tour and Rihana.
She managed to combine her dancing career with her education when she enrolled and graduated from Berklee College of Music in Boston, Massachusetts.
As a dancer, Sofia Boutella has danced and appeared in music videos of notable musicians like Chris Brown –Wall to Wall (2016), Usher – Hey Daddy (Daddy’s Home) (2009), Ne-Yo – Beautiful Monster (2010) and many more.
As an actress, she appeared in a drama film entitled Street Dance 2 where she played Eva. She has starred in well over 19 films, her most famous movies worthy of mention include Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014), Star Trek Beyond (2016), Atomic Blonde (2017), Fahrenheit 451 (2018), Hotel Artemis (2018) among others.
Is She Dating? Boyfriend?
Sofia Boutella has got talent and an amazing personality that will forever bring her to the attention of male admirers. Though she is not yet married, she sure has been having a good time with her lover boy, Robert Sheehan; a popular actor known for his roles on TV shows Misfits and Love/Hate.
Robert Michael Sheehan is an Irish actor born on January 7, 1988, in Portlaoise, County Laois, Ireland. He schooled at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GNIT) in Ireland and turned a professional actor in 2003. Rob won the IFTA award as the Best Actor in Supporting Role in the Television series Love/Hate.
The Lovebirds met around 2013 or 2014 in India, on the movie shoot of Jet Trash. After the movie shoot, the chemistry they developed for each other became apparent and they started dating in 2015.
However, like every other relationship that involves celebrities, her relationship with Sheehan was once rumored to have hit the rock after Sofia Boutella was seen holding hands with Chris Pine, a popular actor that also starred in Star Trek Beyond, in the end, it was mere rumor and the two lovebirds continued with their relationship.
Apart from their busy schedules which consequently results to the duo not often being together for as long as six weeks, they have lesser issues to worry about in their relationship.
Before her relationship with Robert Sheehan, Sofia Boutella was said to have been in a relationship with M.Pokara, the cause of the breakup is unknown.
Sofia Boutella’s Height and Other Body Measurements
Sofia Boutella has got everything that is needed in the body and life of an entertainer, with a flexible body that allows her to make unimaginable dance moves with a curvy body, she has been a TV diva for her admirers. The Algerian born dancer cum actress has a height of 5 ft 5 inch and weighs 54 kg which is moderate for an actress. The measurement of her other body parts includes a narrow waistline of 24 inches, hip of 35 inches, and a breast size that is reported as 36 inches while her shoe size is said to be 8.5 (US)