Sope Dirisu Biography: Origin, Marriage, Wife, Girlfriend, Kids

Who is Sope Dirisu?

Sope Dirisu is a British actor known for his performances on both stage and screen. His name is often written as “Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù” to indicate its pronunciation in the Yoruba language. He is popularly known for his roles in “Gangs of London” and “Mr Malcom’s List”.

Sope Dirisu was born on January 9, 1991, in Edgware, London, United Kingdom. He is 32 years old as of September 2023.

Sope Dirisu’s parents

Sope Dirisu was born to Nigerian Yoruba parents. His father had studied history and his mother studied law before they both became preachers. His parents moved to London from Nigeria in the late 1980s. They met at the University and have been together ever since. Further information about his parents is scarce at this time as the actor rarely talks about them.

Sope Dirisu’s siblings

Information about Sope Dirisu’s siblings (if he has any) is scarce at this time. There are reports that the actor has two sisters but nothing is known about them.

Sope Dirisu’s education 

Sope Dirisu attended Bedford Modern School, England where he excelled at drama. He joined the National Youth Theatre in 2006. He later studied Economics at the University of Birmingham. While studying at the University of Birmingham, he played quarterback for the Birmingham Lions – the university’s American football team.

Sope Dirisu’s wiki profile

Full nameSope Dirisu
Date of birthJanuary 9, 1991
Age32 years old
Place of birthEdgware, London, United Kingdom
Height6ft 1
Marital statusSingle
GirlfriendDominique Tipper
Alma materBedford Modern School
National Youth Theatre
University of Birmingham
Ṣọpẹ Dìrísù.

How Sope Dirisu started his career

When Sope Dirisu was 12 years old, he made his acting debut in the school production of “Wizard of Oz” where he played the role of a Jitterbug dancer. In 2012, at the age of 21, he auditioned for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Open Stages Programme. His first stage role was as “Pericles” in Shakespeare’s Pericles, Prince of Tyre. He later returned to the National Youth Theatre where he trained in the REP company program for eight months. Ever since then, Sope Dirisu has acted in several movies and television series including “The Mill”, “Utopia”, “Humans”, “The Casual Vacancy”, “Siblings”, and “Undercover”.

In 2016, he appeared in three films including “Criminal”, “The Huntsman: Winter’s War”, and “Sand Castle”. In 2020, he began starring as Elliot Carter/Finch in the Sky series “Gangs of London”; in 2022, he starred as the titular character in the period drama film “Mr. Malcolm’s List”.

Sope Dirisu’s marriage and wedding

As of the time of publishing this article (September 2023), Sope Dirisu is not married and does not have a wife yet. However, it is speculated that the “Gangs of London” actor has been in a relationship with British actress Dominique Tipper for a while now. Further information about their relationship is scarce at this time.

About Sope Dirisu and Dominique Tipper’s relationship

Dominique Jade Tipper is a British actress, dancer and singer. As an actress, Tipper is mostly known for her role as Naomi Nagata in the sci-fi TV show “The Expanse”. She was born on June 24, 1988, and raised in East London. Dominique Tipper is 35 years old as of 2023.

Sope Dirisu and Dominique Tipper are currently rumoured to be dating. The two sparked dating rumours in 2022 when they started attending events together including movie premieres and award shows. While neither party has openly discussed their relationship, the two have remained close and are often seen together.

Sope Dirisu and Dominique Tipper cozying up at the Dunhill x GQ Pre-BAFTA Filmmakers Dinner in 2022.

Sope Dirisu’s past relationships and girlfriends

Information about Sope Dirisu’s past girlfriends and relationships (if he has been in any) is scarce at this time.

Sope Dirisu’s children 

As of September 2023, it is unknown if Sope Dirisu has children or not as the actor almost never discusses his personal life.

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