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Everything about Sophia Stewart, AKA Mother of the Matrix

Binesh Shrestha


Sophia Stewart rose to fame in 2004 when she filed a lawsuit for copyright infringement against some big Hollywood production companies and names.

Time and again, news articles pop up claiming she won a $2.5 billion lawsuit, keeping her popularity afloat.

Self-Proclaimed Child Prodigy

According to her website, The Truth about The Matrix & Terminator Film Copyrights, Sophia Stewart is a child prodigy, a talented poet, a writer, and a creative genius.

She has a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Journalism and majors in Law and Psychology degree from the City University of New York.

Sophia studied under many celebrated authors and writers’ guidance, including New York Times’s former journalist Max Segal, editor, critic, and essayist Emile Capouya, and a playwright for Broadway, Paul Cherry.

After that, she moved to Los Angeles in 1979 and attended the University of Southern California from 1980 to 1983. She studied cinema there and received a Bachelor of Arts in Films degree.

While a student there, Sophia studied film under Leon Roth, a producer, and Eric Roth’s father. Well, Eric is the Forrest Gump‘s screenwriter.

From being associated with Janet Jackson to having worked for individual celebrities like Louis Fossett Jr, Shelly Winters, and Dick Barnett, former Knicks player, Sophia’s portfolio is pretty diverse.

Sophia Stewart and Janet Jackson. [Source: Instagram]

Furthermore, she is also a poet and has published over a century of poems.

Unfortunately, it is difficult to assume her age as she has not revealed anything regarding her birthdate.

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Net Worth from Her Vast Career

As stated above, Sophia has had plenty of experience. Having worked with and for some big personalities, she has also published multiple books.

The Third Eye is one of her popular books, published on May 1, 1981. Some of her other literary works are Matrix 4 The Evolution: Cracking the Genetic Code, and The Mother of The Matrix-The Sophia Stewart Story.

All of them are available on Amazon with a price tag ranging from $9 to $39. The sales must have contributed a hefty amount to her net worth.

There were also rumors that Sophia won $2.5 billion after winning her lawsuit. Unfortunately, it turned out to be fake.

However, she, in fact, was entitled to a $316,280 proceeding from the attorneys’ fees and costs in the copyright infringement suit.

Has a Granddaughter

Going through her social media handle, where she boasts thousand of followers, Sophia at times shares tidbits about her personal life.

She sometimes uploads photos with a guy named James, whom she refers to as her husband. She has also stated that he was a UFC fighter.

Sophia Stewart with her husband. [Source: Instagram]

Nonetheless, Sophia is yet to reveal the details surrounding their relationship and wedding.

In addition, the writer also has a son named Paris and a granddaughter named Simone. Apart from that, she has not shared a lot about her family.

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Controversial Lawsuits

As stated above, Sophia gained popularity after filing a lawsuit. She claimed that Larry Wachowski (currently Lana Wachowski), Andy Wachowski (currently Lilly Wachowski), director James Cameron, Warner Bros., 20th Century Fox, and producers Gale Anne Hurd & Joel Silver stole her idea.

According to Sophia, she had submitted her story, ‘The Third Eye,’ when a magazine advertisement stated that Lana and Lilly were looking for sci-fi stories that could be made into a comic book.

Eventually, she never heard back from them and also didn’t receive her manuscript. Then later, when she saw The Matrix, Sophia claimed that she found many similarities, including the themes and characters. She said the same about The Terminator films as well.

Then she filed a lawsuit seeking $1 billion in damages and accused the above-mentioned people and companies of racketeering and copyright infringement.

However, the case was dismissed because of lack of evidence.

Moreover, she had filed a new case under the RICO Act or Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act. She filed it on December 11, 2018, in the Nevada Federal Courts.

All in all, Stewart has stated that the Judges’ Rulings have validated that she is the owner and creator of the Terminator and Matrix film franchise.

There are also people who claim that Sophia fooled the entire internet.