Jodie Marie Comer is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Oksana Astankova / Villanelle in the British drama, spy thriller Killing Eve, for which she has received critical acclaim and won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress. Comer’s other notable roles include Chloe Gemell in the E4 comedy-drama series My Mad Fat Diary (2013–2015), Kate Parks in the BBC One drama series Doctor Foster (2015–2017), Ivy Moxam in the BBC Three drama miniseries Thirteen (2016), and Elizabeth of York in the Starz historical miniseries The White Princess (2017).
She developed an interest in acting at a very young age. During this time, she attended a weekend drama school and also performed in school plays. Comer won a competition at the Liverpool Drama Festival with a dramatic reading about the Hillsborough disaster. Her love for acting was discovered by her drama teacher, who sent her for an audition for a BBC Radio 4 play. In fact, it was her first acting job. She has a Liverpudlian accent. In 2018, she won a number of awards for her stellar performance in the Tv series ‘Killing Eve,’ including the Female First Awards 2018 for Television Actress of the Year and Marie Claire Future Shaper Awards for Acting High Flyer. Comer is an avid fan of American singer and songwriter Bruce Springsteen.
In September 2019, Jodie Comer won her first Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role in the television series Killing Eve. In December 2018, British Vogue included Comer 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 the entertainment industry in Europe under the age of 30. In December 2018, it was announced Comer had been cast in the action-comedy film Free Guy, which began filming in May 2019. It is set to be released on August 16, 2021. Comer is currently filming for The Last Duel. The film will release worldwide on 15 October 2021. She will portray Marguerite de Carrouges, the lead female role.
Jodie Marie Comer Bio
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