Stephanie Sokolinski aka Soko is a French singer/songwriter, actress, and musician. She made a name for herself with the international hit single, I’ll Kill Her. Further, she is known for her roles in Her, Augustine and The Dancer. She is a bisexual and refers to herself as White Goth.
Early Life and Education
Soko was born on October 26, 1985, in Bordeaux, France to a Russian-Polish father and a French-Italian mother. Her father died when she was just five years old. She belongs to Caucasian ethnicity and holds French nationality.
At the age of sixteen, Soko left home and moved to Paris to start acting class with Eva Saint-Paul. She quit her education when she attended the acting course but later on resumed it studying at several schools. Eventually, tired of starting over, her education, she dropped out again and began her professional career with different French movies.
Soko began her career in 2007 with the release of her hit single I’ll Kill Her. Her song received popularity and was able to hold number one position on the radio. The song was a hit in Australia, Netherland, and Belgium.
Moreover, her music was featured in Stella McCartney’s fashion show in Paris. She toured in the UK supporting M.I.A. on the KALA tour. In 2008 she song also played in Germany by 1LIVE in 1 Live Plan B first only at night, but due to high demand, it’s played the whole day.
In addition to this, Soko has self-released one EP Not Sokute and worked together with Cornershop and The Go! Team. She has her own record label named Babycat Records and is signed to Because Music in France. Her song I’ll Kill her was sampled by Cee Lo Green on his Stray Bullets mixtape under the track of the same name in 2010.
In 2011, she wrote a song and appeared in the animated short movie entitled Mourir Aupres De Toi which was directed and co-written by Spike Jonze. In February 2012, her debut album, I Thought I Was an Alien was released. Her song We Might Be Dead By Tomorrow included on the album was featured in Tatia Pilieva’s short video First Kiss. The video went viral on YouTube.
In March 2015, her second album entitled My Dreams Dictate my Reality was released. She collaborated with Residente on a song called Desencuentro for his first debut solo album.
Apart from her music career, Soko was also forward on building her acting career. She was nominated for Cesar Award for Most Promising Actress in 2010 for her role as Monika in the movie In the Beginning which was directed by Xavier Giannoli. Her other acting work includes movies like Augustine, The Dancer, The Stopover and so on.
Soko is vegan. It is connected with the fact that she became straight edge when she was just 18 years old. She refers herself as a white goth. She further explains herself as bisexual.
In 2016, she started dating Kristen Stewart, an American actress. After dating for several months, Soko broke up with her girlfriend on May 5, 2016, the US Weekly confirmed.
Soko, 31, is living a lavish life.She has an astonishing net worth of $2 million as per some online sources.
First Affair with Kristen Stewart
Soko, a famous singer started dating Kristen Stewart, an American actress. They dated each other for several months before breaking up.