Jessica Henwick

Jessica Henwick

British actress (born 1992)
Jessica Henwick

Jessica Yu-Li Henwick (Chinese: 李玉; born 30 August 1992) is a British actress and writer. She is known for her roles as Nymeria Sand in the HBO series Game of Thrones (2015–2017), X-wing pilot Jessika Pava in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015), the character Colleen Wing in Iron Fist (2017–2018) and her role as Bugs in The Matrix Resurrections (2021).

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Jessica Henwick was born on Sunday, 30 August 1992 in Surrey, England, UK. Her full name at birth was Jessica Yu-Li Henwick. She is best known as an actress. Henwick's country of citizenship (nationality) is British. Jessica attended high school at London, England, UK. For university, she studied at Redroofs Theatre School. She is 5' 6½" (169 cm) tall and weighs 124 lbs (56 kg) with a slim build. She has light brown eyes and black hair (color). Jessica Henwick is 31 years old and her zodiac star sign is Virgo.

You can find people similar to Jessica Henwick by visiting our lists People from Windlesham and English people of Singaporean descent.

Full name at birth
Jessica Yu-Li Henwick
Claim to fame
her roles as Nymeria Sand in the HBO fantasy drama series Game of Thrones, Jessika Pava in the 2015 epic space opera film Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Colleen Wing in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, making her debut in the Netflix superhero series Marvel's Iron Fist, Bugs in the 2021 science fiction action film The Matrix Resurrections, Suzanne Brewer in the 2022 Netflix action thriller film The Gray Man, and Peg in the 2022 Netflix mystery film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Date of birth
30 August 1992
Place of birth
Surrey, England, UK
Actress, writer
Occupation category


5' 6½" (169 cm)
124 lbs (56 kg)
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Distinctive feature
A small black mole on her right cheek above her lips
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High school
London, England, UK
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  • Redroofs Theatre School
  • National Youth Theatre
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Talent agency
  • Creative Artists Agency
  • Curtis Brown (UK)
  • Jackoway Austen Tyerman
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  • The lead character of Spirit Warriors was meant to be a boy for which they had a casting call. Henwick’s mom had signed up her brother but he was not interested in acting and so Jessica, who was studying acting at the time, auditioned instead and the character was re-written for her.
  • She reunited with her Silk co-stars Natalie Dormer and Indira Varma on Game of Thrones as the two women have played Margaery Tyrell and Ellaria Sand respectively.
  • Jessica has a fan-created page dedicated to her on Facebook titled “Jessica Henwick Appreciation Society”.
  • Jessica learned piano as a kid and even played it competitively as a child.
  • In 2017, Jessica joined the cast of the sci-fi psychological thriller series Fortitude in the 2nd season as Bianca Mankyo.

Jessica Henwick is known for her role in the film Love and Monsters (2020) as Aimee.

She is also known for her role in the film Underwater (2020) as Emily Haversham.

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