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.
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
|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|