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]

Career[edit]

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]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

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

Television[edit]

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)

References[edit]

  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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