May 11, 2017 – Hollywood, California, U.S. – SOFIA BOUTELLA promotes ‘ The Mummy’ Sofia Boutella (born April 3, 1982) is an Algerian born dancer, model, and actress. She is known mainly for her hip-hop and street dance, and for appearing in Nike Women’s advertising campaigns. Boutella has starred as Eva in StreetDance 2 (2012), Ara in Monsters: Dark Continent (2014), Gazelle in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015), and an alien warrior named Jaylah in Star Trek Beyond (2016). She will be playing the title role in Universal’s upcoming film The Mummy (2017). (Credit Image: © Armando Gallo via ZUMA Studio)
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On Music: Sofia Boutella, From Dance to Screen

Algerian-born Sofia Boutella will soon be seen in the title role of the upcoming film The Mummy starring Tom Cruise. Sofia started out as a dancer for, among many others, Madonna, Michael Jackson and Nike. But her first love, she admits, is music – which, she hopes, will enhance her acting career.

“I always thought that music was the ultimate form of art. That’s how I feel since I’m little.  I think a part of starting to dance was to visualize, make music visual, to visualize music. That was a way to celebrate music dancing and I felt it.  I think it’s loving music so much that made me want to dance and now I feel myself drawn to film acting as an extension of that. I hear music in every scene I play.”