Sophie Renae is a Sydney based Actor, Producer & Director.
Sophie moved to Sydney from her hometown of Adelaide in 2011 after being granted acceptance into an Advanced Diploma of Performing Arts at the Actors Centre Australia (ACA).
In 2013 Sophie left the Actors Centre Australia to travel throughout Europe for 6 months. One of those months was spent in London, where she took a full-time screen acting course at the prestigious MET Film School, based within Ealing Studios.
Upon returning to Australia, Sophie auditioned and was accepted into an Advanced Diploma of Acting for Contemporary Screen Media at the International Screen Academy (ISA); where she graduated in August 2016.
As part of her training at ISA, Sophie saw her first short-film, Paper Thin, from initial concept through to completion, working as a co-writer, director and actor. She also crewed on several of her peers short films in a range of roles.
In addition to her full-time training, Sophie has also taken part in several short courses; such as TAFTA's Audition Workshop with Dave Newman, Thea McLeod Greg Apps & Leigh Pickford, Ted Brunetti's Audition Workshop, West Side Actors Studio Masterclass’ (run by Doris Younane & Jonathan Mills - with guest tutors Peter Andrikidis & Dustin Clare), South Australian Casting’s 3-year acting course and several of NIDA's holiday programs.
Sophie was shortlisted in the 'Star Now Global Curve Model Search' in 2016 & 2017, and was also shortlisted to the top 15 for South Australia in the 'Dolly Magazine - Neighbour's Search for a Star' competition in both 2006 and 2008.
In 2018 Sophie was awarded the 'Outstanding Performance' Award at the 29th Sydney Film School Festival for her role of Frank in Somewhere Between Now & Then.
Although Sophie was initially focused solely on acting, it was during her time at the International Screen Academy that her passion for producing & directing, along with other creative roles within the Film & TV Industry, was also realised. When not working in front of the camera, Sophie can be found either crewing on a film set, photographing things that fascinate her, teaching a drama class or passionately producing her own screen content.
Sophie has worked for Beyond Productions as a 1st Assistant Director on Deadly Women, Season 12 and as an Associate Producer on Wow! That’s Amazing, a new children’s science TV series for ABC/RTL (Germany); and prior to that, as a Location Coordinator on Deadly Intelligence for Discovery Science (USA) and Deadly Women for Investigation Discovery.
More recently she has been crewing on some of Australia's biggest Reality TV sets, such as Married at First Sight and My Kitchen Rules.
Currently Sophie is working at Stan Entertainment as a Development Co-ordinator, while still working as a freelance Actor, Producer & 1st Assistant Director.
She is passionate about creating her own screen content and has several exciting projects in the pipeline.