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Sophie Wu (born 23 December 1983) is a British actress,[1] known for her roles in films such as Kick-Ass and TV series such as The Fades as Jay, The Midnight Beast as Zoe, plus the second and third series of Fresh Meat as Heather.

Sophie Wu
Born (1983-12-23) 23 December 1983 (age 35)
Alma materLondon Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA)
Years active2006–present

Life and careerEdit

Sophie Wu, Born to a Chinese father and to a Scottish mother, went to school in Scotland before studying at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) between 2003–2006. After graduating, she began acting in television series, including Casualty and Hotel Babylon, before going on to have the supporting role of Kiki, in comedy film Wild Child opposite Emma Roberts, in 2008.[1]

In 2010, her next film role came as the character of Erika Cho in the U.S. comic-book film adaptation Kick-Ass[1] and 2013-sequel Kick-Ass 2.[1] In 2011, she appeared in the BBC Three television series The Fades playing the role of Anne's friend, Jay. Later in 2012 she played the role of Stefan Abingdon's girlfriend, Zoe, in the sitcom The Midnight Beast, then she appeared in her second project with Kimberley Nixon, the second and third series of Fresh Meat, as recurring character, Heather.

More recently she has become a playwright.



Year Title Role Notes
2008 Wild Child Kiki
The Other Man Shop Assistant
2009 Man on a Motorcycle Gallery Girl Short film
Because I Like You Sophie Short film
Tormented Mai Lee
2010 Kick-Ass Erika Cho
2011 You Instead Lucy
See Me Rebecca Short film
2013 Kick-Ass 2 Erika Cho
2015 Ghost Fighting Corporation Lucy Short Film


Year Title Role Notes
2006 Casualty Natalie Gayton Episode: "Happy Hour"
2007 Sensitive Skin Lucy Episode: "Three Lost Loves"
2008 Hotel Babylon Mei Episode: "Episode 23"
2011 The Fades[2] Jay Series regular
Black Mirror Jamie Episode: "The National Anthem"
2012 The Midnight Beast Zoe
Fresh Meat Heather Season two, recurring character[3]
2013 Season three, recurring character
2015 Horrible Histories Empress Wu Episode: "Awesome Alfred the Great"
2016 New Blood Gemma

Video gamesEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Squadron 42 Cara Webster Voice / Motion Capture


  1. ^ a b c d "Sophie Wu". The New York Times.
  2. ^ "The Fades". BBC. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  3. ^ "Fresh Meat: Programme Information". BBC. Retrieved 14 January 2013.

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