Sofia Boutella

Sofia Boutella(born April 3, 1982) is an Algerian dancer, actress and musician, known mainly for hip-hop and street dance, and from the Nike Women advertising campaigns. She has starred in films such asStreetDance 2,Monsters: Dark ContinentandKingsman: The Secret Service, and will play an unknown alien warrior named Jaylah in the upcomingStar Trek Beyond. Reports byVarietyandReutersindicate she will carry the title role in Universal's reboot ofThe Mummy.

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 Sofia Boutella's Career

Boutella took up up hip hop and street dance, and was part of a group called the Vagabond Crew, which won the Battle of the Year in 2006. She also participated in a group called "Chienne de Vie and Aphrodites" created by Momo from the Vagabond Crew. Sofia is a graduate of Berklee College of Music .[citation needed]

Boutella had been rehearsing since the age of 17 with choreographer Blanca Li . She has danced in several film and TV appearances, as well as commercials and concert tours.[citation needed]

Her breakthrough arrived in 2007, when she was picked for the Jamie King choreography for Nike, as a role model of femininity and hip hop.[citation needed]This was a major boost in her career and led to more work alongside stars like Madonna , in her Confessions Tour , and Rihanna .[citation needed]

Boutella auditioned for the Michael Jackson This Is It concerts but, although successful, could not attend due to the extension of the Madonna tour whose dates coincided with the Jackson residency.[citation needed]In February 2011, she was the main character in the music video for " Hollywood Tonight " by Michael Jackson.[citation needed]

, and co-starred inKingsman: The Secret Service.She will appear inStar Trek Beyond, scheduled for release in 2016.

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 Sofia Boutella's References

  1. Justin Kroll. "Tom Cruise’s ‘The Mummy’ Gets Release Date’ - Variety". Variety. 
  2. "IndieLondon: Streetdance 2 – Sofia Boutella interview - Your London Reviews". indielondon.co.uk. 
  3. "All Street Dance Streetdance 2 (3D) Vertigo Films official press release". All Street Dance. 
  4. Mike Fleming Jr. "Matthew Vaughn's 'The Secret Service' Gets A Femme Fatale In Sofia Boutella". Deadline. 
  5. Fleming Jr, Mike (2015-04-10). "'Kingsman's Sofia Boutella Lands Lead In 'Star Trek 3'". Deadline.com (Penske Media Corporation). Retrieved 2016-02-28. 
  6. Gamboa, Shéyen (September–October 2009). Gamboa, Shéyen, ed. "Sofia Boutella, la force et la beauté" [Sofia Boutella, strength and beauty] (PDF). Juste Debout (in French) (Paris) (24): 14–18. ISSN 1772-189X. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  7. "Sofia BOUTELLA" (in French). AgencesArtistiques.com. Archived from the original on 2011-03-09. Retrieved 2011-03-09. 
  8. Vogel, Joe (2011-03-14). "Exclusive: Inside Michael Jackson's "Hollywood"". The Huffington Post. Archived from the original on 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2011-03-14. 
  9. Smith, Ryan (2015-01-13). "Take That become dapper Secret Service spies in the newly unveiled video for their track Get Ready For It". Daily Mail. Archived from the original on 2015-01-18. Retrieved 2015-01-18. 
  10. Leonard, Frédéric. "Sofia Boutella - Curiculum Vitae". In English via Google Translate (in French). EN TETE - Agence Artistique. Archived from the original on 2011-04-21. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  11. "Sofia Boutella: a múltad a jövõd!". In English via Google Translate (in Hungarian). Megatánc. 2006-11-24. Archived from the original on 2011-03-15. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  12. Barna, Marthy (2006-11-24). "TV2.hu exkluzív: Sofia Boutella titkai". In English via Google Translate (in Hungarian). Megatánc. Archived from the original on 2011-03-21. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  13. Mitchell, Wendy (2011-05-14). "Vertigo ramps up StreetDance, Monsters sequels". Screen International. Archived from the original on 2012-03-28. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  14. "Monsters: Dark Continent". Protagonist Pictures. 2013. Retrieved 2013-09-28. 
  15. Failes, Ian (2015-02-16). "Kingsman: not so secret effects". Retrieved 2015-12-04. 
  16. Yamato, Jen (2015-12-15). "‘Star Trek Beyond’ Director on Avoiding Plot Overlap with ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.'" TheDailyBeast.com. Retrieved 2016-02-28.

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 Sofia Boutella's Early life

She started classical dance education at the age of 5 and at the age of 10 in 1992 she left Algeria with her family, and moved to France, where she started rhythmic gymnastics, and joined the French national team at the age of 18.[citation needed]

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 Sofia Boutella's Music Videos

  • Matt Pokora - " Showbiz (The Battle) " (2004)[citation needed]
  • Rihanna - " SOS ( Nike Version)" (2006)[citation needed]
  • Matt Pokora - " Dangerous " (2008)[citation needed]
  • Madonna - " Celebration " (2009)[citation needed]
  • Usher - " Hey Daddy (Daddy's Home) " (2009)[citation needed]
  • Beat Freaks /Geminiz - "Jump II" (2010)[citation needed]
  • Ne-Yo - " Beautiful Monster " (2010)[citation needed]
  • Ne-Yo - " Champagne Life " (2010)[citation needed]

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