Jessica Yu Li Henwick is a Chinese origin, English actress.
Henwick was born ( on 30 August 1992 ) and raised in Surrey. Her mother is a Singaporean Chinese and is retired from the retail business. Her father Mark is an author and belonged to Zambia.
Henwick is the middle child of her two brothers. She trained at National Youth Theatre and Redroofs Theatre School.
She is the first East Asian who appeared in lead role in a British television series, starring in children’s show, Spirit Warriors (2009–2010). For this role, Henwick got training in wushu with martial arts choreographer Jude Poyer. Spirits Warriors was nominated for Broadcast Awards 2011 and several others. Henwick debuted her theatre career in early 2013 in Running on the Cracks. Writer and theatre critic, Allan Radcliffe also admired her performance. The Guardian wrote about Henwick
“With tremendous physical presence, Henwick captures the sense of adolescent righteousness, passion, and confusion of a girl trying to create order in an unfair universe”
She starred in Obsession: Dark Desires as Jane Jeong Trenka, which aired in January 2014. Henwick also joined the Silk‘s cast as Amy and reprised her role for its spin-off radio series, Silk: The Clerks’ Room. She played a young Oxford student in Inspector Lewis.
Henwick joined the cast of Game of Thrones Season 5 as Keisha Castle-Hughes and Rosabell Laurenti Sellers’ sister, Nymeria Sand in 2015. She got six-month training for the series to use a bullwhip. She appeared in the series until Seventh Season. Henwick starred as X-wing pilot ( Jess Pavathe ) in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
She wanted to reprise her role for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker but her character was not part of the movie. Henwick appeared in Fortitude, second season and in Netflix’s television series Iron Fist as Colleen Wing. Although Iron Fist received negative critical reception, Henwick’s performance was praised. Henwick is also part of the new movie, Godzilla vs Kong 2020.
Jessica Henwick is rumored to be dating Johnny Yang. Not much known about Jessica Henwick’s personal life.
Jessica Henwick’s net worth is around $600000.