Sophie Turner was born on February 21, 1996, in Northampton, England, to Sally and Andrew Turner. Sally was a nursery schoolteacher and Andrew a pallet distribution company employee. She has two brothers, both older than her. Her twin died before birth.
When Sophie was two-year-old, the family moved to Chesterton, Warwickshire. She grew up near Leamington Spa, Warwickshire in a large Edwardian house replete with pigsties, a paddock, and barns that gave her ample opportunity to “muck around in the mud”.