Jessica Sula

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Jessica Sula
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Jessica Sula portrait
Born (1994-05-03) 3 May 1994 (age 24)
Swansea, Wales, U.K.
Education Gorseinon College
Occupation Actress
Years active 2011–present

Jessica Sula (born 3 May 1994)[1] is a British actress known for playing the character Grace Blood in the third generation of the British television series Skins and for her role in the M. Night Shyamalan-directed horror film Split (2016).[2]

Early life and education[edit]

Sula was born in Swansea[3] to Trinidadian mother Shurla Blades, who has Afro-Hispanic and Chinese ancestry, and to Steven Sula, a father of German and Estonian heritage.[4] She grew up in Gorseinon, where she completed her A-levels in Spanish, French and Drama at Gorseinon College.[2]


Sula made her television debut in 2011, portraying Grace Blood in the fifth and sixth series of the E4 teen drama Skins.[5] Afterwards, she gained a supporting role in comedy drama Love and Marriage which was broadcast on ITV in 2013.[6] In 2015, Sula was cast as the lead character, Maddie Graham, in the Freeform drama Recovery Road, alongside Skins co-star Sebastian de Souza.[7] Her first big screen leading role is in Honeytrap, the story of 15-year-old girl who sets up the murder of a boy who is in love with her.[8] In 2017 she filmed the indie feature Big Fork, in which she played the main character, Emily.[9]

On September 13, 2017, it was announced that Sula will join as a series regular in the third season of the MTV slasher television series Scream. She will star in the role of Liv.[10][11]

Personal life[edit]

Sula plays the guitar and practices karate.[12]



Year Title Role Notes
2014 Honeytrap Layla
2016 Split Marcia
2017 The Lovers Erin
2018 Big Fork Emily


Year Title Role Notes
2011–12 Skins Grace Blood E4 TV series (14 episodes)
vocalist in All because of you (episode #6.1)
2013 Love and Marriage Scarlett Quilter
2015 Eye Candy Morgan Episode: "YOLO"
2016 Recovery Road Maddie Graham Lead role[13]
2016 Lucifer Amy Episode: "Everything's Coming Up Lucifer"
2017 Godless Louise Hobbs 4 episodes
2018 Scream Liv Main role; (Season 3)


  1. ^ Richards, Dakota Blue (May 3, 2015). "Happy Birthday". twitter. 
  2. ^ a b March, Polly (29 January 2011). "Swansea actress beats 8,000 to Skins role". BBC News. Retrieved 12 February 2012. 
  3. ^ Molloy, Kate (2012). Skins A-Z. John Blake Publishing Ltd. p. 288. ISBN 978-1-84358-392-9. 
  4. ^ "Jessica Sula's ethnicity". Twitter status. 19 February 2012. Retrieved 2 September 2012. [dead link]
  5. ^ "New Skins star Jessica Sula talks about landing her first TV role". Wales Online. 23 January 2011. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "Love and Marriage". itv. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  7. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (10 February 2015). "ABC Family Series 'Recovery Road' Tweaks Cast; Jessica Sula To Play Lead". Deadline. Retrieved 12 February 2015. 
  8. ^ "'Skins' star Jessica Sula to play lead in new film 'Honeytrap'". Digital Spy. 12 August 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  9. ^ "bigfork". bigfork. Retrieved 2018-03-15. 
  10. ^ Petski, Denise (September 13, 2017). "'Scream': Keke Palmer, RJ Cyler, Jessica Sula, More Round Out Season 3 Cast". Deadline. Retrieved September 13, 2017. 
  11. ^ Lenker, Maureen (September 18, 2017). "Keke Palmer to lead third season of Scream on MTV". EW. Retrieved September 18, 2017. 
  12. ^ "Jessica Sula plays Grace". Channel 4 Press Info. January 2011. Retrieved 6 May 2012. 
  13. ^ "Recovery Road: Production Begins on New ABC Family TV Series". TV Series Finale. April 24, 2015. Retrieved April 30, 2015. 

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