For the first time in any screen adaptation of Tolkien’s work we have a female Black dwarf, and she’s portrayed by Sophia Nomvete. Appearing as “Disa” in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, the actress is more than excited for the viewers to watch her host the character as “a regal, and formidable woman.”
Keep reading this “Sophia Nomvete Bio” to learn more about her.
Sophia Nomvete On Lord Of The Rings: Rings Of Power
Amazon Prime Video’s The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power might be set during the Second Age of Middle-earth, but some characters are entirely new creations. And amongst those new entities, Sophia Nomvete had a chance to portray a dwarf princess, “Disa,” married to married to Durin IV (Owain Arthur).
Recalling the auditions, Sophia shared that she had an advantage over others as the dwarven princess was “maternal,” and she was about eight days from giving birth to her daughter. “I thought, well, you don’t get much more maternal than that,” the actress joked.
However, the actress initially had no idea when she auditioned for. But when she did, she felt like a “dream come true on a personal level, and on a career level.” And it wasn’t just because she was the female Black dwarf to have ever been seen cinematically or to touch Tolkien’s work, but also because she was a “mother, and to be able to host this character who is a princess” was everything that she believed “the world and the franchise need and should be really really proud of.”
In case you haven’t watched the show, Sophia’s character is one of “the cogs that keep Khazad-dûm moving.” Using her talent, wits, and strength, this princess help rule over the then-thriving and active kingdom — a much different society than the crumbling underground realm we see in the events of The Lord of the Rings.
But despite her uncanny performance, she had to face some racist trolls arguing at the diverse cast of characters in this new imagining of Middle Earth. To which, she responded, “I have to look at the bigger picture, and the bigger picture is that I am here.”
Sophia Nomvete Career
Sophia Nomvete is a rising actress. She made her TV debut in the 2018 movie The Tempest as “Stephana.” Following that, she appeared as “Captain HeyHo” in Swashbuckle (2019), and now she’s on The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.
However, Sophia’s been acting her whole life — mostly in theater plays.
Here’s a list of some of her works — “Gwen” in Billionaire Boy, “Peter Quince” in A Midsummer Nights Dream, “Joan 3/Avis Bunnage” in Miss Littlewood, “Glinda/Aunt Em” in The Wizard Of Oz, “Dexter” in Vice Versa, and “Mrs. Otter” in Wind In The Willows.
For her leading role as “Miss Sofia” in the European premiere of The Color Purple (Menier Chocolate Factory), Sophia was even nominated for a WhatsOnStage “Best Supporting Actress Award” and “Best Supporting Role in a Musical” by The Evening Standard and Broadway World.
How Much Is Sophia Nomvete Net Worth?
By 2022, Sophia Nomvete garnered a net worth of under $300 thousand.
Sophia Nomvete Age
Sophia Nomvete was 37 years of age when she appeared in The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power in 2022.
However, she was 35 when she first started filming the show.
Sophia Nomvete Height
Sophia Nomvete stands tall at a height below 5 feet 9 inches (175 cm).
Is Sophia Nomvete Married?
Yes, Sophia Nomvete is married to her husband Daniel Cox as of 2022.
According to the actress, her husband is her “soulmate, (her) another half, (her) calm in the center of the storm throughout any crazy issues.” It was also through his inspiration and optimism that Sophia has come this far.
“I envy him, I admire him and I want a little bit of what he has. Calm, collected, a strong sense of self-worth, standing quietly in his power,” she added.
The lovebirds started their story back in 2013 and exchanged vows in Jan 2021.
As for their kids, they welcome a baby girl named Corah in August 2019 — a week after Sophia landed her role in The Lord of the Rings. Filming while juggling motherhood, Sophia then realized her power and drive. “What it was was empowering,” she explained.
Her daughter turned 3 in 2022. “You are the best daughter in the world, funny smart, and beautiful! Like your mama, you will change the world! Dada loves you,” Daniel wished his daughter a happy birthday then.
The last we saw Sophia with her husband, they attended the premiere of The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power on August 30, 2022, in London, England.
Did you know: Sophia’s costume on LOTR was designed so she could feed her child in between takes.
Is Sophia Nomvete On Instagram And Twitter?
Also, here’s her Facebook @sophianomveteofficial.
When Is Sophia Nomvete Birthday?
Sophia celebrates her birthday on July 24 and is of the Leo zodiac.
Where Is Sophia Nomvete From?
Sophia hails from the UK. But she flaunts African/Iranian heritage and speaks fluent Farsi.
What Do We Know About Sophia Nomvete Family?
Sophia and her two brothers Sandile and Sebastian Nomvete were raised by her single mother Sohaila. And for that, Sophia considers her mother to be her “hero.”
“After leaving Iran and emerging in a very different Western world, you single-handedly raised me, playing the part of two parents. You taught me the Persian language and brought me up to have courage, fearlessness, and confidence and for that, I’ll be forever grateful,” Sophia praised her mother on her birthday (i.e. on July 31).
Besides her mother, Sophia was also proud of her aunt Pamela.