Jodie Comer

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Jodie Comer
Born (1993-03-11) 11 March 1993 (age 25)
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
Residence Liverpool
Occupation Actress
Years active 2007–present
Notable work My Mad Fat Diary (2013–15)
Doctor Foster (2015)
Thirteen (2016)
The White Princess (2017)
Killing Eve (2018–)

Jodie Comer (born 11 March 1993) is an English actress from Liverpool, England, known for her roles as assassin Villanelle in Killing Eve, Chloe Gemell on the comedy-drama series My Mad Fat Diary, Ivy Moxam in the BBC Three miniseries Thirteen, Kate Parks in acclaimed drama series Doctor Foster and as Elizabeth of York in the miniseries The White Princess.

Early life[edit]

Jodie Comer was born in Liverpool. She began to take drama classes at St Julie's Catholic High School in Woolton, Liverpool and won a role in a radio play for which she was advised to get herself an agent.[1]


Comer's acting career commenced in 2008 when she received a guest role in The Royal Today, a spin-off series of The Royal. What followed was a number of guest appearances in popular British television series, such as Holby City, Doctors, Silent Witness, Casualty, Law & Order: UK, Vera, and Inspector George Gently.

She began to receive much more prominent roles in television when she was cast in leading parts in the five-episode drama series, Justice, the supernatural miniseries, Remember Me and the E4 comedy-drama series, My Mad Fat Diary where she appeared for three seasons as Chloe Gemell, a role for which she is perhaps most notable.

Comer appeared in the 2015 adaptation of Lady Chatterley's Lover, a television film which was broadcast on BBC One. In 2015, she began appearing in BBC One drama series Doctor Foster as Kate Parks. Also in 2015, Comer was cast in the BBC Three miniseries, Thirteen. The five-part miniseries premiered on the now-online BBC Three on 28 February 2016.[1] In 2016, Comer was listed as one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow in association with BFI London Film Festival.

In 2017, Comer starred as a young Elizabeth of York in miniseries The White Princess on Starz, a sequel to the BBC miniseries The White Queen.[2] The same year she also starred in her first feature film, the Morrissey biopic England is Mine, as Christine.

Beginning in April 2018, Comer began a leading role in Phoebe Waller-Bridge's BBC America spy thriller series Killing Eve, portraying a psychopathic assassin Villanelle who develops a mutual fascination with her MI5 pursuer (Sandra Oh).[3] The widely praised series (having received a 100% rating on review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes as of May 2018), had already been renewed for a second season before its premier.[3] Jia Tolentino wrote in The New Yorker that, in the context of the show's "constant reversals in tone and rhythm", the "ambiguity—and impossibility—of Villanelle’s character has worked (through the first season) thanks to Comer’s mercurial, unassailable charisma".[4]

In May 2018, it was announced that Comer would play a lead role in an episode of a BBC Four monologue called Snatches: Moments From 100 Years Of Women's Lives which is inspired by women who have made a stand to celebrate 100 years of suffrage. The premise is curated by Royal Court Artistic Director, Vicky Featherstone, in association with the Royal Court Theatre. Comer will star in the episode "Linda" where she will portray a secretary in 1960s Liverpool exploring her sexuality, the episode will be written by Vicky Jones.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Comer currently resides in Liverpool with her parents and younger brother, Charlie. She is also friends with British athlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson.



Year Title Role Notes
2013 In T'Vic Holliday Short Film
2017 England is Mine Christine First Feature Film


Year Title Role Notes
2008 The Royal Today Leanne Season One, Episode 41
2010 Holby City Ellie Jenkins Season Twelve, Episode Sixteen – "Promises"
2010 Waterloo Road Sarah Evans Season Six, Episode Three
2011 Justice Sharna Mulhearne Five episodes
2012 Doctors Kelly Lowther Season Thirteen, Episode 183 – "Another Day, Another Dollar"
2012 Silent Witness Eve Gliston Season Twelve, Episodes Nine & Ten – "Fear"
2012 The Last Bite Marcy Short film
2012 Good Cop Amy Miniseries – Episode One
2012 Casualty Maddy Eldon Season Twenty-seven, Episode Five – "I'll See You In My Dreams"
2012 Coming Up Cat Sullivan Season Seven, Episode Five – "Postcode Lottery"
2013–2015 My Mad Fat Diary Chloe Gemell E4 drama series; three seasons (sixteen episodes)
2013 Coming Up Gemma Season Eight, Episode Three – "Big Girl"
2013 Law & Order: UK Jess Hayes Season Seven, Episode Four – "Fatherly Love"
2013 Vera Izzy Rawlins Season Three, Episode Three – "Young Gods"
2014 Inspector George Gently Justine Leyland Season Six, Episode Two – "Blue for Bluebird"
2014 Remember Me Hannah Ward Miniseries – Three episodes
2015 Lady Chatterley's Lover Ivy Bolton Television film
2015–2017 Doctor Foster Kate Parks Nine episodes
2016 Thirteen Ivy Moxam BBC Three miniseries – Five episodes
2016 Rillington Place Beryl Evans BBC One three-part series based on serial killer John Christie
2017 The White Princess Elizabeth of York Eight part series
2018– Killing Eve Villanelle Main role
2018 Snatches: Moments From 100 Years Of Women’s Lives Linda Episode three- “Linda”

Other credits[edit]


Year Title Role Theatre Location
2010 The Price of Everything Ruby Stephen Joseph Theatre Liverpool


Year Title Role Notes
2007 "Tin Man" Jessica BBC Radio 4 Play
2016 "Sonnets in the City" (After Sunset Fades) Suzanne Amser (younger) BBC Radio 3 Play
2018 "Love Henry James- The Wings of Dove" Milly Theale BBC Radio 4 Play

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Award category Nominated Work Result
2016 I Talk Telly Awards Best Actress in a Drama Thirteen Nominated Reader Awards Best Actress Nominated
TV Choice Awards Best Actress Nominated
2017 British Academy Television Awards Leading Actress Nominated
Royal Television Society Award Best Actor (Female) Nominated
2018 Television Critics Association Individual Achievement in Drama Killing Eve Pending


  1. ^ a b "Style Insider – Jodie Comer". 2 March 2016. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Jaafar, Ali (15 April 2016). "Doctor Foster Star Jodie Comer Lands Lead Role In Starz Sequel The White Princess". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 14 June 2016. 
  3. ^ a b Wittmer, Carrie (May 8, 2018). "Killing Eve is a smart and seductive spy thriller that has a 100% score on Rotten Tomatoes". Business Insider. Archived from the original on May 8, 2018. 
  4. ^ Tolentino, Jia (May 27, 2018). "The Pleasurable Patterns of the Killing Eve Season Finale". The New Yorker. Archived from the original on May 29, 2018. 
  5. ^ "All-Female cast and writers for BBC monologues celebrating women". Evening Express. 16 May 2018. Retrieved 18 May 2018. 

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