Star of Channel 4's Fresh Meat, Sophie Wu rises magnanimously above taking petty revenge for her teenage humiliations, in her well-balanced, light and sane debut show. 'Sophie Wu is almost too good' **** (Times). 'Sophie is an isolated child' (Mrs Peckham, Geography). 'Sophie Wu is unnervingly good' **** (Evening Standard). 'Sophie's had an ongoing battle with acne, but has now developed nasty looking eczema formed in sore patches behind her knees and elbows' (Pastoral Care Report, age 16). I mean, who was this absolute raging pervert studying my knees and elbows?
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As one of the few girls attending an all-boys school in Edinburgh, with short hair, glasses and acne, Sophie had a pretty tough time. In fact, her best friend was her history teacher.
Taking you back through her teenage journey; drinking alcohol for the first time, her first date and her first nightclub experience sharing the hilarious consequences. In her quest to find what her score was in the 'banter book' which ranked of all the girls in the school out of ten, Sophie was devastated to realise she wasn't even given a score. All that was listed beside her name was, Sophie Wu is minging, she looks like she's dead. This hour sees Sophie rise magnanimously above taking petty revenge for her teenage humiliations, in her well-balanced, light and sane debut show, supported by The Soho Theatre.
Sophie Wu, who is of half-Chinese and half-Scottish descent, is a graduate of the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA). She began acting in television series', including before going onto have the supporting role of Kiki, in comedy film Wild Child opposite Emma Roberts in 2008.
Sophie famously starred in the US films Kick Ass and Kick Ass 2. In 2011, she appeared in the BBC Three series The Fades. Later in 2012, she played the role of Stefan Abingdon's girlfriend - Zoe, in the sitcom The Midnight Beast (Channel 4), then in the second and third series of Fresh Meat (Channel 4) as recurring character Heather. Sophie also starred as Jamie in Charlie Brooker's Black Mirror (Channel 4) in the 'National Anthem' episode. She was recently in Table at the National Theatre directed by Rufus Norris and has just finished filming the new series of Babylon for Channel 4.
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