British actress Jessica Henwick has been in the limelight for so long following her remarkable roles in movies and television series. The proficient actress is best known for portraying the role of Nymeria Sand in Game of Thrones; and Jessika Pava in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Interestingly, Jessica starred in the British TV series titled Spirit Warriors in 2010 and she was the first East Asian actress to play a lead role in a British TV series. She has equally appeared in dozens of blockbuster movies. Let’s find out more about Jessica Henwick, her biography, family, and personal life below.
Jessica Henwick’s Biography
The brilliant actress was born as Jessica Yu Li Henwick on August 30, 1992, in Surrey, England. She holds a British nationality and is of mixed ethnic background. As a child, Jessica nurtured the dream of becoming an actress when she grows up. She went on to enroll at the National Youth Theatre; as well as Redroofs Theatre School where she was lettered in acting.
As a teenager, Jessica made her first film appearance in 2009 playing the role of Bo in the BBC television series titled Spirit Warriors. The young actress became the first East Asian actress to play a lead role in a British TV series. Her impressive performance in the series earned her positive reviews; thus bringing her into the limelight. Later on, the upcoming actress made her Broadway debut when she appeared in the 2013 theatre display for Julia Donaldson’s book titled Running on the Cracks.
The following year, Jessica Henwick made her first film appearance while playing the role of Scotty in the 2014 film titled Balsa Wood. She also played minor roles in three TV series including Silk, Lewis, and Obsession: Dark Desires. When her popularity began to increase, Jessica joined the cast of the popular American fantasy drama television series titled Game of Thrones. She portrayed the role of Nymeria Sand from 2015 to 2017. In the same year, the actress also starred in the Star Wars movie The Force Awakens alongside Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, and Oscar Isaac among others.
In 2016, Jessica appeared in two movies titled The Heart of the Forest and The Headhunter. After that, she featured in Rice on White as well as Fortitude and Netflix series Iron Fist along with Alice Eve and Tom Pelphrey. Her next project was The Defenders and its sequel Luke Cage. She is currently on set for the production of the 2019 movie titled Underwater. Additionally, Jessica Henwick was regarded as one of the Top Breakout Stars of 2017 by Variety Magazine.
Who are Her Parents?
Jessica Henwick comes from a loving and caring family. She was born to British parents Mark Henwick and his wife. Her father is a Zambian English ancestry while her mother is of Singaporean Chinese ethnic background. Jessica’s father was born in Zambia but he moved to England at the age of 12, he has degrees in electronic engineering as well as entrepreneurial management. He is also a prolific writer and has authored many books including Sleight of Hand, The Biting Cold, and Cool Hand, among others. Meanwhile, Jessica isn’t the only child of her parents; she has two younger siblings. There isn’t much information concerning her mother and her other siblings. They currently reside in the South of England.
Boyfriend: Is She Dating Anyone?
While the beautiful actress is enjoying a successful career; she has won the heart of many men with her gorgeous physique and excellent acting prowess. She has been in a relationship with a fellow movie star named Johnny Yang who is a very popular actor and stunt performer notable for his role in the television series Iron Fist. He is also famous for other movies such as The Punisher, The Last Ship, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Olympus Has Fallen, just to mention a few.
The lovebirds began their relationship several years ago and have been enjoying a happy relationship. Despite being very popular, Jessica and Johnny prefer to keep their relationship under the shades to avoid being mixed up in controversies. The couple has not made it down the aisle yet but might have plans of doing that soonest. Currently, they are both focused on getting to the peak of their acting careers.