For over a decade and counting, English-born actress Imogen Poots has continued to deliver brilliant acting performances and has proven to be a top talent across diverse genres of film and television. She began her career on the small screen but her breakout role was in the 2007 horror flick, 28 Weeks Later, in which she portrayed Tammy.
She appeared in the biopics Jimi: All Is by My Side and The Look of Love, both of 2013 and also starred in the 2014 action blockbuster, Need for Speed. To television audiences, she is well known for her main role as Kelly Ann Mason in the short-lived comedy series, Roadies.
Imogen Poots Biography (Age)
Imogen Gay Poots was born on the 3rd of June 1989 in the Hammersmith district of West London. She was born to an Irish father Trevor Poots, originally from Belfast, North Ireland and an English mother Fiona Goodall, originally from Bolton, England. Imogen was raised alongside one sibling, an older brother named Alex. She had her early education at Bute House Preparatory School for Girls in Brook Green, Hammersmith and also attended Queen’s Gate School in South Kensington. The actress completed her secondary education at Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith.
Growing up, Poots’ greatest aspiration was to become a veterinary surgeon, however, all that changed after she fainted while witnessing a veterinary surgery. She also attended a weekend improvisation workshop organized by a theatre company in her locality and this sparked her interest in acting. In 2008, she got an opportunity to study at the Courtauld Institute of Art following her excellent performance in the A-level but she differed the admission for 2 years owing to the demands of her budding acting career.
Movies and TV Shows
Imogen Poots recorded her first onscreen appearance on an episode of the long-running British medical series, Casualty (2004) and she marked her big screen debut with a minor role in the political thriller film, V for Vendetta (2006). Still a teenager, she landed her breakthrough role as Tammy Harris in the horror film 28 Weeks Later (2007) starring alongside Robert Carlyle,
Rose Byrne, and Idris Elba.
Following the success of 28 Weeks Later, Poots’ career got a major boost and she was cast in several films both in Britain and the US. She appeared in Cracks (2009), Chatroom (2010), Fright Night (2011), Greetings from Tim Buckley (2012), among other films. She played the role of Debbie Raymond in the Paul Raymond biopic The Look of Love biopic (2013) and also appeared in the Jimi Hendrix biopic Jimi: All Is by My Side (2013) starring as Linda Keith.
The talented actress appeared in the comedy flick, That Awkward Moment (2014) starring alongside Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan. She also featured in the highly successful action movie Need for Speed (2014) in which she played the lead female role of Julia Maddon. You will find Imogen Poots alongside Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett, and Natalie Portman in the romance film, Knight of Cups (2015).
Other notable film credits of hers include Green Room (2015), Frank & Lola (2016), I Kill Giants (2017), Sweet Virginia (2017), and Mobile Homes (2017). Imogen Poots also has a number of television credits to her name. She featured in the telefilms Miss Austen Regrets (2008) and Christopher and His Kind (2010). There is also the miniseries Bouquet of Barbed Wire (2010) and she was on the main cast of the one-season long comedy series, Roadies (2016), in which she played Kelly Ann Mason.
Parents and Siblings
Apparently, Imogen Poots is not the only member of her family that is involved in showbiz and entertainment. Her parents both worked in the media, her mother as a journalist and her father as a news producer. Her older brother Alex Poots is also involved in modeling.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Imogen Poots has a petite stature as she is 5 feet 4½ inches (164 cm) in height. She keeps her trim physique at a body weight of 52 kg (115 lb). She has an hourglass body shape with a bust size of 34 inches (87 cm), a waist size of 24 inches (61 cm), and hips measurement of 34 inches (87 cm). This English film and TV star has gorgeous blonde hair and her striking blue eyes are her most distinctive features.