Sonia Uche (born on May 25) is a Nollywood actress and entrepreneur famous for her roles in Two Peas (2022), Show Me Love (2021), and Marriage Pressure (2020). She is, however, better known for being the daughter of Uche Nancy, a veteran Nollywood actress, costume designer, and movie producer.
Sonia, a graduate of the University of Abuja, has established herself as a renowned Nigerian actress whose work spans different interpretations of roles. She shot into the spotlight following her starring in The Boss’ Daughter in 2019, and since then, she has continued to make a name for herself. She is also the founder of Sonia Hair Extensions.
What is Sonia Uche’s Age and Where was She Born?
Sonia Uche celebrates her birthday on May 25 every year, but the exact year she was born is not clear. There are, however, suggestions that she may have been born in 1995 and is 28 years old, but there is no certainty about her age. Since she has not given any basic year as regards her birth at the time of this writing, all the media has is speculation.
From our findings based on the popular opinion on the internet, she is the eldest of Uche Nancy’s four daughters. However, her supposed younger sister Ijeoma Nnebe was reportedly born in 1994. Therefore, the actress may have been born earlier than 1995.
Also, her place of birth is contradictory as the internet reports 3 different locations in Nigeria. While one report claims that she was born in Delta State in the south-south region of Nigeria, others either claim Abia or Anambra in the south-eastern region of the country.
The actress’ parents divorced when she was still a youngster. According to her, the broken home affected her while growing up, and she termed it not easy. Despite this, she is close to both parents.
She is From an Entertainment Family
Sonia Uche’s mother, Uche Nancy, is an award-winning costumier, set director, and producer. She is responsible for the production of more than 20 Nigerian films. Some of the films she has been involved in the making include The Lamb, Faces of Betrayal, Twins Apart, Daytime Lovers, and World of Lust, among others.
In addition to her works, she runs a YouTube channel called “Uche and Nancy and Family,” where she features her daughters. She also runs another channel that focuses on the films she produces.
As a producer, Nancy has worked with Sonia and other A-List actors, including Mercy Johnson, Angela Okorie, Ray Emodi, Ebube, and Yvonne Jegede. Due to her contributions to Nollywood, Sonia Uche’s mother was set up for Showmax Nollywood Women to be celebrated in 2022. She has also the AMVC Award for Best Costume Designer (2016) as well as the Actors Guild Award for Best Producer of the Year.
Her Younger Sister Chinenye Uche is an Actress
Chinenye Uche, also known as Chinenye Nnebe, was born in Delta State on 5 April 1997 and is currently 26 years old. She is an actress who traces her career to when she was 3 years old in 2000.
She has appeared in numerous Nigerian films. Alongside her sister Sonia, Chinenye interpreted roles in The Healer, The Plumber, and Show Me Love. Alone, she played several roles in Perfect Houseboy, Bishop Girls, and Daughter’s Inlaw, among others.
Her Two Other Sisters are into Business
Ijeoma “Pretty Omah” Nnebe and Chinanu Nnebe are the least known of her family members. In spite of this, they are entrepreneurs. Both women run a fashion business. Ijeoma is the founder of Omah’s Label, while Chinanu runs a clothing brand called Sunshine Collections.
What Movie is Sonia Uche Best known for?
Sonia’s acting career started when she was a 100-level student at the University of Abuja. After she came across an advert for an audition for a movie role, she seized the opportunity and attended. Afterward, she was given a role to play in Complicated.
In the film, she played the role of the niece of Olu Jacobs. The film also features other big names such as Patience Ozokwor, Juliet Ibrahim, and Yemi Blaq, among others. Her big break in the movie industry came in 2019 when she featured in Frank’s Wife. In the film, she played the role of a naive village virgin girl who was married and taken to the city but would not agree to sleep with her husband.
The film features actors Matthew C. Ajallys and Jerry Williams, while her mother was responsible for its writing and production. The same year, 2019, she played the role of Linda in My Boss’ Daughter. She described the role she played in the film as her first challenging role as it does not reflect her personality.
The role of Linda, which she played in the film, is that of a wild, rich, uncontrolled, and only daughter of a rich man.
List Sonia Uche’s Notable Movies
- The Game (2022)
- Vanity (2021)
- War Front (2021)
- Naked Lies (2021)
- Storm in Marriage (2021)
- Not Just a Ring (2020)
- Test of Love (2020)
- The Chosen One (2020)
- Betrayed (2020)
- Pain of Love (2020)
- My Pains (2019)
Who is Sonia Uche Dating?
At the time of this writing, Sonia Uche is not dating anyone, and she is not married. When asked in an interview if she had a man in her life, she claimed that she only has God and her father.
Due to her keeping her personal life under wraps, her dating history remains a mystery. In the same pattern, her sister Chinenye Nnebe also keeps her private life away from the public even though there are rumors that she is dating actor Somadina Adinma.