British actress Jessica Henwick has been in the limelight for so long after her remarkable roles in films and television series. The capable actress is best known for her portrayal of the role of Nymeria Sand in Game of Thrones and Jessika Pava in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Interestingly, in 2010 Jessica starred in the British TV series Spirit Warriors, and she was the first East Asian actress to star in a British TV series. She has also starred in dozens of blockbuster movies. Learn more about Jessica Henwick, her biography, family, and personal life.
Jessica Henwick’s Biography
The brilliant actress was born on August 30, 1992, as Jessica Yu Li Henwick in Surrey, England. She has British citizenship and mixed ethnic background. As a child, Jessica had the dream of becoming an actress when she grew up. She then enrolled at the National Youth Theater and Redroofs Theatre School, where she trained as an actress.
As a teenager, Jessica had her first film appearance in 2009 in the role of Bo in the BBC television series Spirit Warriors. The young actress became the first East Asian actress to play a lead role in a British television series. Her impressive performance in the series earned her positive reviews and put her in the spotlight. The aspiring actress later made her Broadway debut when she appeared in 2013 in the theatrical production of Julia Donaldson’s book entitled Running on the Cracks.
The following year, Jessica Henwick made her first film appearance when she played the role of Scotty in the 2014 film entitled Balsa Wood. She also played minor roles in three television series, including Silk, Lewis, and Obsession: Dark Desires. As her popularity began to grow, Jessica joined the cast of the popular American fantasy-drama television series Game of Thrones. From 2015 to 2017 she portrayed the role of Nymeria Sand. In the same year, the actress appeared in the Star Wars film The Force Awakens, alongside Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, and Oscar Isaac.
In 2016, Jessica starred in two films entitled The Heart of the Forest and The Headhunter. She then starred with Alice Eve and Tom Pelphrey in Rice on White and in the Fortitude and Netflix series Iron Fist. Her next project was The Defenders and its sequel Luke Cage. She is currently on set for the production of the 2019 film Underwater and was named 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 of her British parents Mark Henwick and his wife. Her father is of Zambian-English descent, while her mother has a Chinese ethnic background in Singapore. Jessica’s father was born in Zambia but moved to England at the age of 12, he has degrees in electrical engineering and business management. He is also a prolific writer and has written many books, including Sleight of Hand, The Biting Cold, and Cool Hand, to name a few. Jessica is no longer her parents’ only child; she has two younger siblings. There is not much information about her mother and her other siblings. They currently live in the south of England.
Boyfriend: Is She Dating Anyone?
While the beautiful actress enjoys a successful career, she has won the hearts of many men with her gorgeous physique and excellent acting performance. She had a relationship with another movie star named Johnny Yang, who is a very popular actor and stunt actor, known for his role in the television series Iron Fist. He is also known for other movies like The Punisher, The Last Ship, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Olympus Has Fallen, just to name a few.
The lovebirds started their relationship some years ago and have enjoyed a happy relationship ever since. Although she is very popular, Jessica and Johnny prefer to put their relationship under the shade so as not to get involved in controversy. The couple has not yet made it to the altar, but may have plans to do so as soon as possible. Currently, both are concentrating on reaching the peak of their acting career.