Who is Pepi Sonuga?
Pepi was born on 8 September 1993 under the zodiac sign of Virgo, in Lagos, Nigeria. She is a 28-year-old Nigerian-American actress and producer, probably best recognized for landing the role of Tangey Turner in the Freeform drama series “Famous In Love” (2017-2018), and featuring as Lauren ‘Lil Muffin’ Rice in the ABC musical drama series “Queens” (2021-present).
How rich is she, as of now? Pepi Sonuga Net Worth
As of mid-2022, Pepi Sonuga’s net worth is estimated at over $1 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment. She has garnered over 20 television and film acting credits since she launched her career in the late 2000s.
Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Educational Background
Pepi Sonuga spent her early years in her hometown of Lagos, before she moved with her family to Los Angeles, California USA at the age of ten. She was raised by a Yoruba father and an Igbo mother, however, there’s no information about her parents’ names and professions, and it’s also unknown whether she has any siblings or is an only child. She holds Nigerian nationality, and belongs to the African ethnic group. Regarding her education, Pepi Sonuga attended Culver City High School in California.
Pepi Sonuga launched her professional career after she won the Miss Teen Los Angeles title at the age of 15. She started by working as a model for various famous brands, such as Hot Topic, Forever 21, and Sketchers, to name a few. She launched her acting career in 2009, when she made her debut appearance as Lena in the short drama film “Weigh Money”, directed by Reggie Gaskins. Her feature film debut came four years later, with her portrayal of Michelle in the drama film “Life Of A King”, in which she shared the screen with Cuba Gooding Jr., LisaGay Hamilton and Dennis Haysbert.
It is based on the true story of Eugene Brown, an ex-felon who launches a chess club for teenagers in Washington D.C. Also in 2013, she was cast in the recurring role of Taylor DuBois in the Daytime Emmy Award-winning ABC daytime soap opera “General Hospital”, and she also guest-starred an episode of the web series “Mortal Kombat X: Generations”, and appeared in the unsold television pilot “Cheerleader Death Squad”, both in 2015.
In 2016, Pepi Sonuga took the supporting role of Sally Benton in the third season of the ABC Family/Freeform drama series “The Fosters”, alongside Teri Polo, Sherri Saum and Jake T. Austin.
Later that year, she guest-starred as Crossbow in the episode “The List” of the Disney XD comedy series “Lab Rats: Elite Force”, which is a combined spin-off from “Lab Rats” and “Mighty Med”; the series stars Bradley Steven Perry, William Brent and Jake Short. The same year, she made a guest appearance as Kadelyn in two episodes of the Fullscreen satirical teen sitcom “Filthy Preppy Teens”.
Her first main role came when she joined the cast of the second season of the Starz supernatural comedy-horror series “Ash Vs Evil Dead” (2016), in which she starred in the role of Lacey Emery and shared the screen with Ray Santiago, Lucy Lawless and Dana DeLorenzo.
Rise to Prominence
In 2017, Pepi played Karlie in the short comedy film “Let’s Just Be Friends”, opposite Keith Powers. Her next significant appearance came when she joined the main cast of the Freeform drama series “Famous In Love”, in which she portrayed Tangey Turner alongside Bella Thorne, Carter Jenkins and Perrey Reevesl the series premiered in 2017 but was canceled after two seasons in 2018, following which she went on to star as Emerald Beauty in the neo-noir black comedy thriller film “Under The Silver Lake”, written, produced and directed by David Robert Mitchell – the film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2018.
During the same year, she featured as Kim Morris in the slasher film “Thriller”, which was released on Netflix, and had the part of Katie in the comedy horror “Leprechaun Returns”, a sequel to the 1993 film “Leprechaun”.
Pepi Sonuga landed the lead role of Daisy in the short-lived Screambox TV horror anthology series “Welcome To Daisyland” in 2019, as well as producing the series. Thereafter, she guest-starred in such TV series as “Oh Jerome, No”, “9-1-1”, “Cake”, and “Into The Dark”. She gained enormous popularity when she was chosen to play Lauren ‘Lil Muffin’ Rice in the musical drama TV series “Queens”, next to Eve J. Cooper, Nadine Velazquez and Naturi Naughton – the series has been airing on ABC since 2021.
Most recently, she was also cast in the recurring role of Melanie in the Hulu biographical drama miniseries “Pam & Tommy” in 2022. The series was created by Robert Siegel and is based on the Rolling Stone article “Pam and Tommy: The Untold Story of the World’s Most Infamous Sex Tape”.
Speaking about her upcoming projects, it’s announced that she will play Adanna in BAFTA nominee Jonas Cuarón’s Showtime thriller drama series “Hombre”, and will feature as Nina in the ABC drama series “Harlem’s Kitchen”.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Pepi Sonuga has long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 5ins (1.65m), while her weight is around 126lbs (57kgs). However, information about her vital statistics, bra, dress and shoe size isn’t available.
Pepi Sonuga isn’t very open when it comes to her personal life, and manages to keep all the details about it away from the eye of the public. She has never been spotted with any guy publicly and her current relationship status is a mystery. Her fans believe that she is single at the moment, and focused on her professional career. Her residence is still in Los Angeles.