Date of Birth: March 19th 1980
Spotted by screenwriter Julian Fellowes of “Gosford Park” fame in a school play, British actress Sophia Myles, also known as Sophia Miles, was first noted in her native country for her performances in period dramas like “Mansfield Park” (1999) and the miniseries versions of “Oliver Twist” (1999) and “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” (2001). She, however, did not attract Hollywood's attention until she was cast in the role of beautiful vampire Erika in “Underworld” (2003) and its sequel, “Underworld: Evolution” (2006). Myles continued to build her resume with roles in Jonathan Frakes' “Thunderbirds” (2004, as Lady Penelope), Kevin Reynolds' tragic love story “Tristan & Isolde” (2006, starred with James Franco), Terry Zwigoff’s dark comedy “Art School Confidential” (2006), Howard McCain's “Outlander” (2008, as the Scandinavian warrior princess Freya), and the CBS supernatural series “Moonlight” (2007-2008), where she starred as Beth Turner. For her portrayal of a hotel manager in the Jamie Bell vehicle “Hallam Foe” (2007), the young performer picked up a BAFTA Award and a Best Actress nomination at the British Independent Film festival.
Moviegoers should not miss Myles' performance in the upcoming film “Buddha's Little Finger” (2009), based on Victor Pelevin's novel “The Clay Machine Gun.”
Currently single, Myles was romantically involved with British actor Charles Dance, whom she met on the set of “The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby” (TV, 2001). Dance is 34 years her senior. Myles was in relationship with Scottish actor David Tennant (born on April 18, 1971) from 2005 to 2007. She had worked with him in episodes of “Foyle's War” and “Doctor Who.”