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About Sophia Stephens

Performance Mentor for Singers, Actors, and Writers

Craft Your Artistry with Sophia Stephens: A seasoned actress, writer, singer, and producer, Sophia offers mentorship that unlocks a world of possibilities for singers, actors, and writers alike. Imagine how her diverse expertise can inspire and guide you on your creative journey. Let Sophia's multifaceted talents be the catalyst for your artistic growth and success.


Sophia Stephens is a St. Louis, Missouri born actress and writer. After relocating to New York to join the Tony Award-Winning Broadway musical, The Lion King, where she performed the leading female role, ‘Nala’, Sophia settled in Los Angeles, California. Her most recent TV credits include starring roles on Nickelodeon’s Erin & Aaron, All American, and 9-1-1: Lone Star.

As a singer/songwriter, her self-written single, "Keep Steppin'", made an international debut after catching the attention of mega-producer Timbaland and was featured on season 1 of FOX's breakout hit television series, Empire. Her vocal experience has led her to sing the opening credits for TNT’s Public Morals (executive produced by Steven Spielberg) and featured appearances at the US Open, the legendary Birdland Jazz Club, the Allen Room of Lincoln Center, the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Tony Awards, Good Morning America, The Late Night Show with Jimmy Fallon, and CBS Live. Her televised performances include providing vocals for legendary hip hop artist Jay-Z on VH1's Storytellers, Michael Bublé's Holiday Christmas Special 2014, and NBC's America's Got Talent Seasons 9 and 10. She has sung background vocals for Jason Derulo, John Legend, Jennifer Hudson, Charlie Wilson, Sting, Michael McDonald, Bilal, Sara Bareilles, Jasmine Sullivan, and Imagine Dragons, and Gary Clark Jr.

In 2017, she began developing and writing films under her production company, Philosophia Productions. Her film "What Happened to Girl’s Night?" generated a buzz, but "Quarantine Quarrels", the first web series under the company, garnered more attention and was selected for Slamdance Film Festival (2021) and the Pan African Film Festival (2021). In December 2020, Sophia wrote "A New Holiday", a Christmas musical that follows a 10 year-old girl on her holiday journey of hope, joy and love as she copes with the loss of her beloved grandmother. The film premiered on PBS. In 2021, she wrote and co-produced her second PBS holiday film, "An Intimate Christmas".

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