Sofía Otero (born 31 March 2013) is a Spanish child actress. She played a starring role in her film debut in 20,000 Species of Bees, which won her the 2023 Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance at the 73rd Berlin International Film Festival, becoming the youngest person to win the award.
Early life and career
Otero was born 31 March 2013 in Barakaldo and lives in Basauri, Spain.
Otero made her film debut when director Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren cast her as the protagonist for 20,000 Species of Bees after auditioning 500 girls. The film tells the story of a transgender girl and her relationship with her family. To help an accurate portrayal, Naizen a regional association for the families of transgender minors, worked with the director and provided guidance for Otero. Stephanie Bunbury of Deadline Hollywood praised Otero’s performance, writing that she “shows an instinctive, unforced and generous understanding of how difficult her character’s life must be.” Lee Marshall of Screen Daily wrote that “Sofia Otero is never less than compelling, her face a deep pool that becomes a magnet for the audience”.
In 2023, Otero joined the cast of Martín Cuervo’s comedy ¿Quien es quién?, a remake of the 2020 French film Le Sens de la famille.
Otero received several honors for her work in 20,000 Species of Bees, including winning the 2023 Silver Bear for Best Leading Performance, becoming the youngest actor to have won the award. She was also part of the honorees when 20,000 Species Of Bees won the award for a female cast ensemble at the 2023 Hong Kong International Film Festival and the Maguey Award for Best Performance by an Ensemble at the 2023 Guadalajara International Film Festival.
In April 2023, the Basauri City Council paid tribute to Otero for winning her Silver Bear award.
Parents and family
Sofía parents are Mr and Mrs Otero. Both her father and mother are of Spanish origin. She was born into a Christian family.
Sofía Otero is currently single and not in an open relationship for now.
Sofía Otero has an estimated net worth of around $500, 000 – $1 million.
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