Jessica Yu Li Henwick is an English actress. She is best known for her roles as Nymeria Sand in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2011), X-wing pilot Jessika Pava in Star Wars.
|Full Name/Stage Name||Jessica Yu-Li Henwick /Jessica Henwick|
|Date of Birth/Birthplace||30 August 1992/Surrey North-western, Surrey, England, U.K.|
|Occupation||English Actress, Writer and Director.|
|Net Worth||$5 million|
Who is Jessica Henwick?
Jessica Yu-Li Henwick is a BAFTA nominated English actress, writer and director. She is known for her roles as Nymeria Sand in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2015–2017), X-wing pilot Jessika Pava in the film Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), Colleen Wing in the Marvel Television series Iron Fist (2017–2018), and Bugs in the film The Matrix Resurrections (2021).
Early Life of Jessica Henwick
Henwick was born and raised in Surrey, England, the daughter of a Singaporean Chinese mother of Teochew descent and an English father. Her father, Mark, is an author. She has an older and a younger brother. She trained briefly at Redroofs Theatre School and the National Youth Theatre.
Career Path of Jessica Henwick
It was announced in June 2009 that Henwick had been cast in the lead role of Bo for the BBC show Spirit Warriors, making her the first actress of East Asian descent to play the lead role in a British television series. In early 2013, Henwick made her professional theatre debut in the international premiere of Running on the Cracks, based on the book by Julia Donaldson. Allan Radcliffe of The Times praised her “excellent” and “understated” performance, while the Guardian wrote, “with tremendous physical presence, Henwick captures the sense of adolescent righteousness, passion and confusion of a girl trying to create order in an unfair universe.” Theatre critic Joyce McMillan wrote that Henwick was “outstanding as Leo”.
Later that year she was cast as Jane Jeong Trenka in the drama Obsession: Dark Desires, which aired January 2014. The adaptation details Trenka’s stalking in Minnesota, 1991, which she details in her book The Language of Blood. Henwick also joined the cast of Silk as new barrister pupil Amy. The series brought in an average of 5 million viewers per episode. She reprised her role for the spin-off radio series Silk: The Clerks’ Room. In 2015 Henwick joined the cast of the HBO series Game of Thrones in Season 5 as Nymeria Sand. She continued performing the role until Season 7.
Jessica Henwick Net Worth
Jessica Henwick who goes by the birthname of Jessica Yu-Li Henwick is a British actress and writer. As of 2023, Jessica Henwick’s net worth $5 million.
It was announced in 2020 that Amazon had picked up Nancy Wu Done It, a young adult series that Henwick co-wrote. She also has a miniseries in development with Emu Films.
In 2022 Henwick wrote an episode for the animated series Moley. Henwick also won the Mary Pickford prize for female filmmaker, for the Xiaomi short film ‘Bus Girl’ that she wrote and directed. The short was nominated for the BAFTA awards in 2023.
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