What is Sofia Vassilieva’s nationality?
Sofia Vladimirovna Vassilieva was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota USA, on 22 October 1992 – her zodiac sign is Libra, she holds American nationality, and her ethnicity is Russian. She is an actress who might still be known best for her portrayal of the lead character Eloise, in the 2003 adventure comedy movie “Eloise at the Plaza” from the book written by Kay Thompson, directed by Kevin Lima, and which also starred Julie Andrews and Jeffrey Tambor, a role Sofia reprised in the movie “Eloise at Christmastime” later that year.
Childhood and education
She was raised in Minneapolis an only child, by her father Vladimir Vassiliev who was a physicist, and her mother Larissa Vassilieva who was a biologist.
Both Sofia’s parents were born in Novosibirsk, Russia and immigrated to the USA shortly before she was born. As she was growing up, Sofia lived in several US states including Oregon, Utah and Arizona.
She became interested in acting at quite an early age, and was eight years old when she launched her career by portraying Elena in the episodes “Deadline” and “Pilot” of the thriller series “The Agency”, which was nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Music Composition for a Series (Dramatic Underscore). She appeared in another TV series and two movies while still attending elementary school: the family comedy “The Brady Bunch in the White House”, the fantasy horror “Inhabited” and two episodes of the adventure comedy “The Wonderful World of Disney”.
Sofia went on to attend Barbizon Modeling and Acting School, and upon matriculating from Concord High School in Santa Monica, California in 2010, she enrolled at Columbia University from which she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2013. She continued her education at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art’s Acting Shakespeare Course in London, England.
Roles in movies
In 2007, Sofia portrayed Mara in the drama “Day Zero”, which starred Elijah Wood – known for his portrayal of Frodo in “Lord of the Rings” – and then appeared in four movies of the film series “Medium Season” including “Medium Season 6: Zombies on the Loose: The Making of Bite Me” and “Medium Season 6: The Mind Behind Medium”.
Sofia was praised for her portrayal of Kate Fitzgerald in the family drama “My Sister’s Keeper”, written and directed by Nick Casavetes, and which starred Cameron Diaz and Alec Baldwin. The movie follows Anna who is trying to find a cure for her sister Kate suffering from leukemia, and which won four awards while being nominated for four others. The year 2013 saw Sofia play Allison in the drama “Call Me Crazy”, which received mostly positive reviews, and in 2016 she was Bess in the comedy “Max”, but which attracted little attention and received poor reviews.
Two of her most recent roles in movies have been in the 2018 thriller “Bad Stepmother”, and the 2020 drama “Brighton Beach”. She has recently finished shooting for the crime thriller drama “The Little Things”, set to be released on 29 January 2021 while she’s currently shooting for the upcoming drama “13 Minutes”.
Roles in TV series
From 2005 to 2011, Sofia portrayed Ariel Dubois and several other characters in 130 episodes of the fantasy crime drama “Medium”, created by Glenn Gordon Caron, and which starred Patricia Arquette and Miguel Sandoval. It follows a woman who has the ability to see through the eyes of dead people, including how they died and who killed them. It won 10 awards and was nominated for 33 others, including three Golden Globes.
The following years saw her appear in an episode or two of various series, such as the mystery crime drama “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit”, the thriller crime drama “Stalker”, and the critically acclaimed fantasy crime drama “Lucifer”.
In 2017, Sofia portrayed Olivia in the episodes “The Fanatical” and “The Faithful” of the action adventure drama “Supergirl”, which won 12 awards and was nominated for 43 others, and she then played Looker in two episodes of the action science fiction drama “Black Lightning”.
One of her most recent roles in TV series has been in the 2019 romantic drama “Looking for Alaska”, which starred Charlie Plummer, Kristine Froseth and Denny Love, and follows a student as he falls in love with a beautiful girl.
Awards and nominations
Sofia was nominated for three Young Artist Awards, winning two – she was nominated for Best Performance in a TV Movie, Miniseries or Special – Leading Young Actress Award for “Eloise at Christmastime” in 2004, and two years later won a Best Performance in a TV Series (Drama) – Supporting Young Actress Award for “Medium”.
In 2010, she won a Best Performance in a Feature Film – Supporting Young Actress Award for “My Sister’s Keeper”.
Love life and relationships
Sofia is quite secretive when it comes to her love life, and hasn’t spoken about any men she might have dated since the launch of her acting career.
The magazine “American Sun-Times” has just recently reported that Sofia was seen entering various jewelry stores with her (supposed) boyfriend, apparently looking for a diamond ring. The rumors immediately started spreading around the internet about Sofia becoming engaged, but she refused to comment on the matter. According to these rumors, she and her non-celebrity boyfriend have been dating for over a year now, and are possibly planning to marry soon.
As of January 2021, Sofia hasn’t married, is believed to be in a relationship and might be engaged, and she doesn’t have children.
Hobbies and other interests
Sofia has been physically active since a very early age, as she started dancing ballet at the age of three, and entered various competitions. She was five when she took on gymnastics and seven when she began playing the piano. She learned to ride a horse aged 10, and then became interested in yoga. Sofia still practices some of these things today including riding horses, dancing ballet and doing yoga.
She is a huge fan of music, and her favorite performers are Sia and Shakira.
She is a lover of animals, and had a pet Maltese dog called Mefodi which could’ve been seen featured in the movie “Eloise at Christmastime”.
Sofia is very passionate about travelling, and by the time she was 14 had already visited various European countries such as Austria, Italy and France, as well as Japan in Asia. She also travelled to Canada with her parents.
She has her own favorite actors and actresses, some of whom are Matt Damon, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, and a couple of her favorite movies are “Good Will Hunting”, “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” and “Meet Joe Black”.
Age, height and net worth
Sofia’s age is 28. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes, her height is 5ft 6ins (1.68m) and she weighs around 128lbs (58kgs).
As of January 2021, her net worth has been estimated at over $2 million.