Feb 21, 2016 05:09 AM EST By Mary Duran

Sophie Turner 2016: 'Game of Thrones' Actress Turns 20, See Her Best Looks!

In honor of her 20th birthday, let's take a look at some facts about the actress, as well as her best looks of all time!

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  • Sophie Turner turned 20 today, marking a milestone birthday for the young "Game of Thrones" actress. Since watching the hit HBO series, we've been watching her grow up before our eyes as Sansa Stark, and we're counting down the days until her return in Season 6, premiering April.

    In honor of her 20th birthday, let's take a look at some facts about the actress, as well as her best looks of all time!
  • Sophie Turner was born in Northampton in England and grew up in Warwick. She attended Kings High School there and was a member of a local theatre group from a young age. Turner has been a member of the theatre company Playbox Theatre Company since she was three years old.

    The British beauty has two older brothers, and stated in an interview with The Telegraph that "My childhood was pretty fun. We had pigsties, barns and a paddock, and used to muck around in the mud." Turner had a tutor on the set of "Game of Thrones" until the age of 16, sending homework back to her teachers at school. She achieved five A and four B grades at GCSE, including a B grade in drama.
  • Her breakthrough role was as Sansa Stark in the HBO hit series Game of Thrones (2011).

    Turner is a huge fan of Jack Nicholson. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) is her favorite movie from his filmography.

    She actually had a twin who died before birth so she is always drawn to stories about twins/doubles such as The Thirteenth Tale and Another Me, two films she's already starred in.
  • The actress is a big fan of television shows such as Hannibal (2012) and Breaking Bad (2008).

    She is best known for her role as Sansa Stark on the HBO fantasy television series Game of Thrones (2011), which earned her a Young Artist Award nomination as Best Supporting Young Actress in a TV Series. It's actually her drama teacher who encouraged her to audition for the part.
  • Although she is well known for her auburn hair, Sophie is actually a natural blonde. She dyes her hair red in order to portray her character on "Game of Thrones."

    Turner is best friends with Game of Thrones (2011) co-stars Jack Gleeson and onscreen siblings Maisie Williams and Isaac Hempstead-Wright.
  • The Brit beauty is close with "Barely Lethal" co-star Hailee Steinfeld.

    Turner starred in Bastille's music video "Oblivion."

    Besides being an actress, she's also a model. She modeled for Karen Millen's Fall 2014 Campaign.
  • Her favorite actors from her generation are Hailee Steinfeld, Saoirse Ronan, Jennifer Lawrence and Miles Teller.

    In 2015, Turner was cast as Jean Grey for the upcoming film, "X-Men: Apocalypse," which will be out on May 27. Turner learned archery in preparation for the role.
  • As she is one of the greatest actresses in her generation, she gets praise from all over the world. She gained international recognition and critical praise. For her performance as Sansa Stark in "Game of Thrones," she has received four nominations for Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series, as well as a Young Artist Award nomination for Best Supporting Young Actress in a TV Series and a nomination for the EWwy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Drama.

    Happy Birthday, Sophie Turner!
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