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Katie Jarvis

Katie Jarvis

English actress
Katie Jarvis
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro English actress
Is Actor Film actor
From United Kingdom
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender female
Birth 22 June 1991, Dartford, Dartford, Kent, United Kingdom
Age 29 years
Star sign CancerCancer
The details


Katie Jarvis (born 22 June 1991) is an English actress, known for her roles as Mia Williams in Fish Tank (2009) and Hayley Slater in the BBC soap opera EastEnders (2018–2019).


Jarvis was seen by a casting agent working for director Andrea Arnold, and was cast in her film Fish Tank, following a successful audition. She played Mia, a troublesome and aggressive 15-year-old girl from an underclass family, passionate about dance. The film was in the running for the Palme d'Or at the 62nd Cannes Film Festival, winning the Jury Prize. Jarvis won the British Independent Film Award for her role.

In February 2018, she joined the BBC soap opera EastEnders as Hayley Slater. She left the series in February 2019.

In October 2019, Jarvis admitted that she had taken a "step back from acting" and began working as a security guard for B&M. Numerous tabloid newspapers wrote negatively about her working as a security guard, which was met with backlash from many celebrities who believed that the actress was "job shamed" by the press. They showed their support to Jarvis by sharing their "regular" jobs on social media.

Personal life

Jarvis was born in Dagenham, East London. She gave birth to a daughter, Lillie Mae, on 9 May 2009. On 19 April 2011, she gave birth to her son, Alfie.

In March 2019, it was reported that she was glassed while on a night out.

Awards and nominations

Year Award Category Nominee/work Result Ref.
2009 Edinburgh International Film Festival PPG Award – Best Performance in a British Feature Film Fish Tank Won
2009 British Independent Film Award Best Actress Fish Tank Nominated
2009 British Independent Film Award Most Promising Newcomer Fish Tank Won
2009 European Film Award Best Actress Fish Tank Nominated
2010 Evening Standard British Film Award Most Promising Newcomer Fish Tank Nominated
2010 London Film Critics' Circle Award British Actress of the Year Fish Tank Nominated
2010 London Film Critics' Circle Award The NSPCC Award – Young British Performer of the Year Fish Tank Won
2010 Empire Award Best Newcomer Fish Tank Nominated
2018 TV Choice Award Best Soap Newcomer EastEnders Nominated
2018 New Renaissance Film Festival Best Actress in a British Film I Was 3 Won
2018 Inside Soap Award Best Newcomer EastEnders Nominated
2018 Inside Soap Award Best Bad Girl EastEnders Nominated
2018 Digital Spy Reader Award Best Soap Newcomer EastEnders Third
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