India Eisley

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India Eisley
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Eisley in 2019
Born
India Joy Eisley

(1993-10-29) October 29, 1993 (age 28)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
OccupationActress
Years active2003–present
Parent(s)David Glen Eisley
Olivia Hussey

India Joy Eisley (born October 29, 1993[1]) is an American actress. She is known for her role as Ashley Juergens in the ABC Family television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, and her roles as Eve in 2012 film Underworld: Awakening, Sawa in the 2014 film Kite, and Audrina in the 2016 television film My Sweet Audrina. In 2019, she starred as Fauna Hodel on the TNT limited television series I Am the Night.

Early life[edit]

Eisley was born on October 29, 1993, in Los Angeles,[1] to musician David Glen Eisley and actress Olivia Hussey.[2][3]

Career[edit]

Eisley and her mother appeared together in the 2005 movie Headspace. After small roles in various independent films, Eisley gained a major role in 2008 in The Secret Life of the American Teenager. She played Ashley Juergens, younger sister of teen mother Amy Juergens.

In the 2012 film, Underworld: Awakening, Eisley was cast as Eve, the hybrid daughter of Selene and Michael Corvin; Eisley was cast due to her strong resemblance to Selene's actress, Kate Beckinsale.

Eisley starred as Sawa in the 2014 action film Kite, opposite Samuel L. Jackson. In late 2014, she filmed Social Suicide 2015, a modern retelling of Romeo and Juliet, appearing with her real-life mother Olivia Hussey, who played Mrs. Coulson, with Eisley playing her daughter, Julia.[4]

In 2015, Eisley starred the horror-thriller film The Curse of Sleeping Beauty as Briar Rose.[5] The same year, she was cast in the titular role in the television film adaptation of the V. C. Andrews' book My Sweet Audrina for Lifetime,[6] which aired in 2016. In 2017, she starred in the Netflix original film Clinical.[7] In 2018, Eisley played the lead role of Maria in the psychological thriller film Look Away opposite Jason Isaacs.[8][9]

Author Jessica Brody has expressed a desire for Eisley to portray her character Seraphina in the film adaptation of her novel Unremembered. Hollywood casting director Michelle Levy was first to recommend Eisley for the role.[10][11]

In 2019, Eisley stars alongside Chris Pine as Fauna Hodel in the six-part limited series I Am the Night,[12] which is based on Hodel's memoir One Day She'll Darken: The Mysterious Beginnings of Fauna Hodel; the series premiered on January 27, 2019, on TNT.

Filmography[edit]

Film roles
Year Title Role Notes
2005 Headspace Martha
2012 Underworld: Awakening Eve
2014 Kite Sawa
2015 Social Suicide Julia
2016 The Curse of Sleeping Beauty Briar Rose / The Sleeping Beauty
2016 Amerigeddon Penny
2017 Clinical Nora Green
2018 Adolescence Alice [13]
2018 Look Away Maria / Airam originally titled Behind the Glass[8][9]
2020 Dead Reckoning Tillie Gardner Filmed in 2016;[14] originally titled Altar Rock[15]
2021 Every Breath You Take Lucy [16][17]
Television roles
Year Title Role Notes
2003 Mother Teresa of Calcutta English girl Television film; uncredited[3]
2008–2013 The Secret Life of the American Teenager Ashley Juergens Main role (seasons 1–4); special guest (season 5)
2014 Nanny Cam Heather Lambert Television film (Lifetime)
2016 My Sweet Audrina Audrina Adare Television film (Lifetime)
2019 I Am the Night Fauna Hodel Main role

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017". United Press International. October 29, 2017. Retrieved October 19, 2018.
  2. ^ Meriah Doty (May 9, 2012). "Girl cast as young Angelina Jolie has more in common than looks". Yahoo. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  3. ^ a b "India Eisley". Turner Classic Movies, Inc. Retrieved March 8, 2021. India Eisley, the daughter of actress Olivia Hussey and vocalist/drummer David Glen Eisley, first got her acting career rolling when she appeared uncredited in the 2003 Italian production "Madre Teresa." The movie, which was made for television...
  4. ^ Rebecca Ford (September 23, 2014). "'Romeo and Juliet' Stars Leonard Whiting, Olivia Hussey Reuniting for 'Social Suicide'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 21, 2020.
  5. ^ Gary Goldstein (May 12, 2016). "Review: 'Sleeping Beauty' gets a drab makeover". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  6. ^ Kate Stanhope (May 11, 2015). "Lifetime Greenlights New Movie From 'Flowers in the Attic' Author (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  7. ^ ScreamQueen (January 16, 2017). "Clinical (4/5)". Heaven of Horror. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  8. ^ a b Dave McNary (August 24, 2016). "India Eisley, Jason Isaacs Starring in Thriller 'Behind the Glass'". Variety. Retrieved January 24, 2017.
  9. ^ a b Brad Miska (September 28, 2018). "'Look Away' Trailer Brings Out a Teen's Dark Side". Bloody Disgusting. Retrieved October 9, 2018.
  10. ^ "Unremembered Casting". JessicaBrody.com. May 28, 2013. Retrieved May 24, 2015.
  11. ^ Rebecca Ford (March 24, 2014). "YA Sci-Fi Book 'Unremembered' Acquired by 'Vampire Academy' Producers (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  12. ^ Karina H. Adelgaard (November 14, 2018). "I Am the Night – Review | TNT Series by Patty Jenkins". Womentainment. Retrieved January 30, 2019.
  13. ^ Dave McNary (July 9, 2019). "India Eisley's Drama 'Adolescence' Finds Distribution". Variety. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
  14. ^ Erik Pedersen (July 13, 2016). "India Eisley Joins KJ Apa In 'Altar Rock'; Sydney Park & Scott Adkins Also Cast". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved December 16, 2019.
  15. ^ Grant Hermanns (October 15, 2020). "Dead Reckoning Trailer: K.J. Apa Leads Indie Action-Thriller". ComingSoon.net. Retrieved October 16, 2020.
  16. ^ Jason Wiese (May 11, 2020). "What The Underworld Cast Is Doing Now". Cinema Blend. Retrieved June 13, 2020.
  17. ^ Patrick Hipes (March 8, 2021). "Casey Affleck Thriller 'Every Breath You Take' Lands At Vertical For April U.S. Bow". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 8, 2021.

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