Sophie Webster (née Lauren Webster) is a fictional character in the British soap opera Coronation Street. She is played by Brooke Vincent, and was previously played by Ashleigh Middleton and Emma Woodward.
Although for the first five years of her life, Sophie’s parents were very much in love, her dad Kevin’s affair changed everything. With Sally struggling to bring up her girls on her own, she made bad relationship decisions - most notably when she went out with psychotic Greg Kelly who kidnapped Sophie.
Kevin and Sally remarried and her family put back together. However, soon thereafter Sophie overheard her parents arguing about Sally's affair with her boss, Ian Davenport whose daughter Gemma was friends with Rosie. She feared they would get a divorce but this never happened.
There were problems when Sophie was due to start high school. Sophie had gone in on her first day but later on was sent home after finding out that she wasn't on any of the schools registers. When Sally found out she was furious. It turned out that Sally failed to fill in the application forms properly, as she was unsure if Sophie would attend Oakhill like Rosie.
For weeks Sophie had to go without school as the headteacher of the school would not let her in. Sally looked up other schools in the area but the only one in which she had any chance of joining had a bad reputation. The head of Weatherfield High had given Sophie's place to his daughter, Jessica. When Sally was dropping Rosie off at Oakhill, she saw the Head of Weatherfield High taking his daughter for her first day there. Sally spoke to him and threatened to tell the local newspaper, which got Sophie a place at Weatherfield High.
Sophie developed a friendship with Nicolette Seddon, not realising that they were related. When Sally found out she was furious as Nicolette was so rude. She and Sophie started smoking and one night when Rosie and Craig were looking after Sophie for Sally, Sophie sneaked out after being told not to leave the house. When Sally returned to find Sophie gone she was frantic. Sophie was later found and broke off her friendship with Nicolette.
In the summer of 2006, Sophie and Chesney started hanging out with Chesney's friend Cameron McIntyre. The trio started taking DVDs from Chesney's step dad Les. The films were 18 certificate so Sally was annoyed when she found them watching one in her living room.
Cameron then stole cigarettes and Sophie took one. Sally later found them in the alley behind the houses and smelt tobacco. The finger of blame pointed at Chesney as Cameron and Sophie had passed the cigarettes to Chesney. Later on Sophie stole money from Sally who thought it was Chesney as it was what his family was known for. Sophie felt guilty and told her shocked parents everything.
Sophie also started drinking alcopops when she found some in the back of Rosie's wardrobe. Rosie had got them from Amber Kalirai. Sally stormed round to confront Amber and the matter was soon resolved.
Sophie and Chesney found an old diary in the attic of number five. It belonged to the late Ivy Brennan and Sophie started convincing people that she was psychic and Vera Duckworth even paid her to do a reading. When Rosie found out she told David Platt who said it was his step-grans old diary. Sophie handed it over to David who was shocked to discover that his mum almost had an abortion, in which Ivy recorded in her diary. David confronted his mum about it on Christmas day.
On Valentines Day 2007, she got her mum to write a valentines card, which Sally assumed was for Chesney, (Sophie purposefully saying nothing to the contrary) however, she posted it through Norris Cole's door. Norris recognised Sally's writing from a cheque she wrote him and was convinced that Sally had a crush on him. The truth was soon revealed and Sophie was made to apologise.
At one point, Sophie vented her anger on Fiz Brown's motor scooter after finding out Fiz was dating her drama teacher, John Stape, who Sophie has a crush on. Her sister Rosie Webster soon had an affair with John and when this was announced, trouble emerged, as John was Rosie's teacher. Kevin attacked John on the street, and was later arrested. Tension relaxed when Kevin was released from prison.