Naomi Wirthner is a British actress and director popularly known for her extraordinary performance in the television series, Between the Lines and Soldier Soldier. The actress is one of the most respected names in British television and in Hollywood, where she has left quite a mark and legacy. She also appeared in Wycliffe, a W.J Burley novel that was made into a series. Her directorial work has also won her major recognition, and her charming disposition is one that viewers and colleagues never forget in a hurry.
Naomi Wirthner Biography (Ethnicity)
The talented performer was born on Christmas day (25th December) in 1965; her place of birth was in London. Very little is known about her family background and childhood. But then, it’s no secret that she is of black ethnicity and African-Jamaican descent.
Naomi has always wanted to be an actress. As a young girl, it was all she could dream of, but she was unable to take up acting as a career and went into business for personal reasons before making her way back to the field of acting. In the beginning, her acting career didn’t really take off and she was stuck doing odd jobs to earn money until she was cast as a nurse in the TV series, E.C.I.D in 1990. This was her breakthrough moment.
After that, she got picked to play Mrs. Banthrope in Between the Lines, and one year later, she scored another role as a doctor in the series Wycliffe. In 1995, Naomi Wirthner gave a well-received performance in two episodes of Soldier Soldier which brought her more recognition and fame. She went on to feature in more movies and TV shows including Fiona’s Story, and Babyfather.
As a director, her works include The River, Zoo Story, The Pinter Sessions, The McClure Sessions, African Gothic, and The Night Before Christmas.
Naomi has also turned her tremendous talent towards the stage, featuring in some great productions such as An Evening at the Talk House, Madman of the Balcony at the Gate, and School for Scandal. In fact, her theatre credits outnumber her TV and movie resume. Despite the fact that she hasn’t appeared in a lot of movies and TV shows, she has managed to build a loyal fan base that is happy to gobble up the little works she has appeared in. She founded her own theatre company, it’s called The Barebones Project.
Lady Wirthner has performed on radio shows too. She voiced characters in Caribbean Night, Travels in West Africa, and Running Dogs. She has also worked as a voice actor on other projects like commercials and animated productions. The actress can be found on social media. She has not revealed her earnings, so her net worth at the time is not known.
Naomi Wirthner has kept details of her personal life away from the media so as to avoid controversies and damaging gossip. As a result of her secrecy, details about her family, siblings, and parents are vague and scant. However, we know that her father was a designer, while her mother worked in a waste assembling plant. That is all the actress has revealed about her parents.
Is She Married, Who’s Her Husband?
Naomi is very married. She said “I Do” to the award-winning, super talented English actor, Stephen Dillane in 1988. Her husband’s acting skills have been displayed in movies and Television series like Game of Thrones, John Adams, and The Hours.
The lovely couple has two children together, both sons, named Frank Dillane and Seamus Dillane. Following in their parents’ footsteps, both boys found their calling in acting. Frank Dillane is a popular actor himself, having appeared in Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince in which he played a young Tom Riddle, as well as Fear the Walking Dead, where he portrays the character of a recovering drug addict named Nick Clark. His success and demand as an actor are on the rise and his distinguished actor parents appear to be very pleased with the path he has taken. Naomi’s husband and son (Frank), are estimated to be worth about $6 million and $3 million respectively.
Naomi Wirthner and her partner remain happily married and judging from the way things are, it’s almost impossible for their long-standing union to fall apart.