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Jodie Comer

Jodie Comer

English actress
Jodie Comer
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro English actress
Is Actor Film actor
From United Kingdom United States of America
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 11 March 1993, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Age 28 years
Star sign Pisces
Awards
Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series 2019
British Academy Television Award for Best Actress 2019
The details (from wikipedia)

Biography

Jodie Marie Comer (born 11 March 1993) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Oksana Astankova / Villanelle in the BBC America spy thriller series Killing Eve (2018–present), for which she has garnered critical acclaim and won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and a British Academy Television Award for Best Actress. Her other notable roles include Chloe Gemell in the E4 comedy-drama series My Mad Fat Diary (2013–2015), Ivy Moxam in the BBC Three drama miniseries Thirteen (2016), and Elizabeth of York in the Starz historical miniseries The White Princess (2017).

Life and career

1993–2017: Early life and work

Jodie Marie Comer was born in Liverpool on 11 March 1993, and attended St Julie's Catholic High School in its Woolton suburb. After being expelled from a dance group by her friends at school due to being unable to attend rehearsals for the school talent show during a family holiday, she instead performed a monologue for the show; this brought her to the attention of her drama teacher, who then sent her to audition for a BBC Radio 4 play, which became her first acting job. Her co-stars in the play told her that she could make a career out of acting and advised her to get an agent. While pursuing an acting career, she took jobs such as collecting glasses in a bar and working at the checkout in a Tesco supermarket.

Comer's professional career began in 2008 with a guest role on an episode of The Royal Today, a spin-off series of the medical drama series The Royal. She then made appearances in series such as Waterloo Road, Holby City, Doctors, Silent Witness, Casualty, Law & Order: UK, Vera, and Inspector George Gently. She was cast in leading roles in the five-episode drama series Justice, the supernatural miniseries Remember Me, and as Chloe Gemell in the E4 comedy-drama series My Mad Fat Diary. Comer appeared in the 2015 adaptation of Lady Chatterley's Lover, a television film broadcast on BBC One. That same year, she appeared as Kate Parks in the BBC One drama series Doctor Foster and was cast in her first starring role as Ivy Moxam in the BBC Three miniseries Thirteen, which premiered in February 2016 and earned her a nomination for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress. In December 2016, she appeared in the BBC miniseries Rillington Place. In 2016, Comer was listed as one of Screen International's "Stars of Tomorrow" in association with the BFI London Film Festival. In 2017, she starred as a young Elizabeth of York in The White Princess on Starz, a sequel to the BBC miniseries The White Queen. In 2017, she also made her feature film debut, as Christine in the Morrissey biopic England is Mine.

2018–present: Killing Eve and breakthrough

In April 2018, Comer began starring in the BBC America spy thriller series Killing Eve as Oksana Astankova / Villanelle, a psychopathic Russian assassin mutually obsessed with Eve Polastri (played by Sandra Oh), the MI6 agent tasked with pursuing her. Comer has garnered critical acclaim for her performance on the series, with Jia Tolentino of The New Yorker stating that, in the context of the show's "constant reversals in tone and rhythm", the "ambiguity—and impossibility—of Villanelle's character has worked (through the first season) thanks to Comer's mercurial, unassailable charisma". Due to her character swapping between multiple accents from around the world as part of her various disguises, much attention has been given to Comer's native Scouse accent and the surprise of viewers who hear it for the first time. For her portrayal of Villanelle, Comer has won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and a British Academy Television Award for Best Actress.

In June 2018, Comer was one of the actresses in a series of BBC Four monologues called Snatches: Moments From Women's Lives, inspired by events that took place in the century since women first won the vote. Comer appeared in the episode "Bovril Pam", where she portrayed a secretary in 1960s Liverpool exploring her sexuality. Comer was ranked No. 94 on the Radio Times "TV 100" list for 2018. In November 2018, The Hollywood Reporter included her in their "Next Gen Talent 2018: Hollywood's Rising Young Stars" list. In December 2018, it was announced Comer had been cast in the action comedy film Free Guy, which began filming in May 2019. In April 2019, Comer was asked about upcoming work during her Happy Sad Confused podcast interview and revealed that she had been forced to drop out of Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of Agatha Christie's Death on the Nile due to scheduling conflicts.

In September 2019, a few days after her Emmy win, it was announced that Comer would be the face of the Loewe spring/summer 2020 fashion campaign, which saw her star in a short film for the brand that consisted of her repeating the brand's name with different emotions.. On 31 March 2020, Comer was announced as the brand ambassador for skin-care brand Noble Panacea.

Comer performed a brief cameo in the 2019 film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker, appearing as Rey's mother in flashbacks.

Public image

In December 2018, British Vogue included her in their list of "The Most Influential Girls of 2018", and in February 2019 Forbes included her in their annual "30 under 30" list for being in the top 30 most influential people in Europe under the age of 30.

Charity work

Comer is a supporter of Tyred, a Liverpool-based road safety charity which campaigns to outlaw dangerous old tyres on coaches.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Work Result Ref.
2016 I Talk Telly Awards Best Actress in a Drama Thirteen Nominated
RadioTimes.com Reader Awards Best Actress Thirteen Nominated
TV Choice Awards Best Actress Thirteen Nominated
2017 British Academy Television Awards Best Actress Thirteen Nominated
Royal Television Society Awards Best Actor (Female) Thirteen Nominated
2018 Dorian Awards TV Performance of the Year – Actress Killing Eve Nominated
Female First Awards 2018 Television Actress of the Year Killing Eve Won
Gold Derby Awards Drama Actress Killing Eve Nominated
I Talk Telly Awards Best Dramatic Performance Killing Eve Nominated
Marie Claire Future Shaper Awards Acting High Flyer Killing Eve Won
Television Critics Association Individual Achievement in Drama Killing Eve Nominated
2019 National Television Awards Drama Performance Killing Eve Nominated
Broadcasting Press Guild Awards Best Actress Killing Eve Won
9th Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Actress in a Drama Series Killing Eve Nominated
Gold Derby Awards Drama Actress Killing Eve Won
Royal Television Society Award Best Actor (Female) Killing Eve Won
Stylist Remarkable Women Awards Best Entertainer Killing Eve Won
British Academy Television Awards Best Actress Killing Eve Won
MTV Movie & TV Awards Best Villain Killing Eve Nominated
Television Critics Association Individual Achievement in Drama Killing Eve Nominated
TV Choice Awards Best Actress Killing Eve Won
Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Killing Eve Won
Broadcast Digital Awards Best Short-Form Drama Snatches: Moments from Women's Lives Won
2020 Critics Choice Awards Best Actress in a Drama Series Killing Eve Nominated
Golden Globe Awards Best Actress – Television Series Drama Killing Eve Nominated
Satellite Awards Best Actress – Drama Series Killing Eve Nominated
Screen Actor Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series Killing Eve Nominated
National Television Awards Drama Performance Killing Eve Nominated
NME Awards Best TV Actor Killing Eve Nominated
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 06 May 2020. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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