Nigerian born actress, Sope Aluko will be starring alongside Hollywood actors in the highly anticipated movie, ‘Black Panther’.
A married mother of two teenage boys, Aluko plays the role of Shaman, a powerful primal leader who calls upon nature spirits for aid or guidance in the movie.
Raised in the UK, Sope started out with a degree in Engineering and a master’s degree in Marketing. While in the UK, Sope attended drama classes at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA) and extended her study into dance.
After a successful career in the corporate space, the multi-linguist who speaks four languages including Yoruba, returned to acting and performing. Since then, she has played recurring roles on Netflix’s ‘Bloodline’, NBC’s ‘Law & Order SVU’ and guest appearances on USA Network’s ‘Burn Notice’, ‘Army Wives’ amongst others.
Her film credits include supporting roles in feature films like ‘Identity Thief’, ‘Pitch Perfect 2’, ‘96 Minutes’, as well as ‘Grass Stains’.
‘Black Panther’ stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan; Academy Award winner, Lupita Nyong’o; with Academy Award nominee, Angela Bassett; and Academy Award® winner, Forest Whitaker.
The movie follows T’Challa’s return home after the death of his father in ‘Captain America: Civil War’ as king of Wakanda but finds his sovereignty challenged by a long-time adversary in a conflict that has global consequences.
The movie which is expected to release in Nigeria on February 16, boasts of a 90% black cast including Sope Aluko.
The actress is currently filming another Marvel movie set for release later in the year.