Sansa Stark is a fictional character created by American author George R. R. Martin. She is a prominent character in Martin’s award-winning A Song of Ice and Fire series.
Introduced in 1996’s A Game of Thrones, Sansa is the eldest daughter and second child of Lord Eddard Stark and his wife Lady Catelyn Stark. She subsequently appeared in the following three novels, A Clash of Kings (1998), A Storm of Swords (2000) and A Feast for Crows (2005). While absent from the fifth novel A Dance with Dragons as the books are separated geographically, Sansa is confirmed to return in the forthcoming next book in the series, The Winds of Winter.
In HBO’s adaptation of the series, Game of Thrones, Sansa Stark is played by Sophie Turner. The character has received critical acclaim, being praised as the 4th greatest character in the series by Rolling Stone. She and the rest of the cast were nominated for Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016.