Jodie Turner-Smith

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Jodie Turner-Smith
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Jodie Turner-Smith in an interview for Queen & Slim in November 2019
Born (1986-09-07) September 7, 1986 (age 34)
NationalityBritish
OccupationActress
Years active2013–present
Spouse(s)
(m. 2019)
Children1

Jodie Turner-Smith (born September 7, 1986)[1] is a British model and actress, known for her work in The Last Ship (2017), Nightflyers (2018), and Queen & Slim (2019).[2]

Early life[edit]

Turner-Smith was born in Peterborough[3] to Jamaican parents; she is the only one of her siblings who was not born in Jamaica. After her parents divorced she moved to the United States with her mother.[4] She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. She has lived in Los Angeles since 2009.[2]

Career[edit]

Turner-Smith worked as a banker in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,[5] until a mutual friend introduced her to musician Pharrell Williams after an N.E.R.D. concert.[5] When she told him she was looking to become a writer,[6] he convinced her to become a model and move to Los Angeles.[5][6]

In 2013, she made her acting debut, as a siren in True Blood,[6] which led to numerous minor roles in films and music videos between 2013 and 2017. During this time, she was credited as Jodie Smith. In 2016, she appeared in the music video for Zayn Malik's "Pillowtalk."[7]

She first came to prominence playing Sgt. Azima Kandie in the 2017–2018 season of the TNT series The Last Ship.[8] She then had a major role as Melantha Jhirl in the 2018 Syfy/Netflix series Nightflyers.[9][10]

She began starring as Josie in the Cinemax series Jett, which premiered in June 2019[11] and starred as Queen in the 2019 road trip/crime film Queen & Slim, opposite Daniel Kaluuya.[12]

In October 2020, it was announced that Turner-Smith would be portraying Queen Consort Anne Boleyn in a three-part drama series on Channel 5, which will detail the final months of Boleyn's life.[13]

Personal life[edit]

Turner-Smith has been in a relationship with actor Joshua Jackson since October 2018.[14] They married in December 2019,[15] and their daughter was born in April 2020.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2016 The Neon Demon Roberta Hoffmann's assistant as Jodie Smith
2017 Lemon Beverly as Jodie Smith
Newness Statuesque woman
2019 Queen & Slim Queen
2021 Without Remorse Karen Greer Post-production
TBA After Yang Kyra Post-production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 True Blood Siren #2 4 episodes; as Jodie Smith
2015–2016 Mad Dogs Angel 2 episodes; as Jodie Smith
2016 Ice Lady Rah's masseuse 1 episode; as Jodie Smith
2017–2018 The Last Ship Sgt. Azima Kandie 20 episodes
2018 Nightflyers Melantha Jhirl 10 episodes
2019 Jett Josie 9 episodes
2021 Anne Boleyn[17] Anne Boleyn[18] 3 episodes

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Artist Notes
2009 Walkin’ on the Moon The-Dream feat. Kanye West [19]
2013 Cool Song No.2 MGMT [20]
2013 Für Hildegard von Bingen Devendra Banhart [21]
2014 Dear Diamond Blaqstarr feat. Common [22]
2016 Pillowtalk Zayn Malik [7][23]
2016 Make Me (Cry) Noah Cyrus feat. Labrinth [24]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jodie Turner-Smith". Us Weekly. Archived from the original on 22 April 2020. Retrieved 22 April 2020.
  2. ^ a b Farrell, Colin (20 August 2019). "Queen & Slim Star Jodie Turner-Smith Tells Colin Farrell Where Home Is". Interview. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  3. ^ Perry, Kediesha (11 December 2019). "Turner-Smith gets royal role". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved 15 December 2019.
  4. ^ Stone, Natalie (27 January 2020). "Why Jodie Turner-Smith & Joshua Jackson Won't Raise Kids in the U.S.: 'White Supremacy Is Overt'". People.
  5. ^ a b c Echlin, Hobey (27 February 2012). "Jodie Smith". Paper. Archived from the original on 15 August 2019. Retrieved 13 August 2020.
  6. ^ a b c "Miss Jodie". Models.com. 7 October 2013. Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  7. ^ a b Rhiannon, Alexis (29 January 2016). "The Woman in "Pillowtalk" is an Actress to Watch". Bustle.
  8. ^ Petski, Denise (8 February 2017). "The Last Ship: Jodie Turner-Smith Upped To Regular For Season 5". Deadline Hollywood.
  9. ^ Scott, Sydney (10 December 2018). "Why Game of Thrones Author George R. R. Martin Wanted Jodie Turner-Smith For His New Project Nightflyers". Essence.
  10. ^ Comtois, James (13 July 2018). "George R. R. Martin on how Syfy's Nightflyers series rights a 30-year wrong". Syfy.
  11. ^ Fienberg, Daniel (11 June 2019). "Jett: TV Review". The Hollywood Reporter.
  12. ^ Bowen, Sesali (31 July 2019). "Jodie Turner-Smith & Daniel Kaluuya Are Lovers on the Run in New Queen & Slim Trailer". Nylon.
  13. ^ Kinane, Ruth (30 October 2020). "'Queen & Slim' star Jodie Turner-Smith to play Anne Boleyn in U.K. series". Entertainment Weekly.
  14. ^ "Everything to Know About Jodie Turner-Smith, Star of Queen and Slim". O, The Oprah Magazine. 26 November 2019.
  15. ^ Stone, Natalie (20 December 2019). "Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith Are Married". People. Retrieved 21 April 2020.
  16. ^ Owoseje, Toyin (22 April 2020). "Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith announce birth of their first child". CNN. Archived from the original on 22 April 2020.
  17. ^ Ravindran, Manori (11 February 2021). "See First Photo of Jodie Turner-Smith as Anne Boleyn (EXCLUSIVE)". Variety. Retrieved 12 February 2021.
  18. ^ Gordon, Naomi (30 October 2020). "Jodie Turner-Smith to play Anne Boleyn in new TV drama for Channel 5". RadioTimes. Retrieved 30 October 2020.
  19. ^ "The-Dream - Walkin' on the Moon ft. Kanye West". 25 November 2009 – via YouTube.
  20. ^ "MGMT - Cool Song No. 2". 17 September 2013 – via YouTube.
  21. ^ "Devendra Banhart - Für Hildegard von Bingen - Art + Music". 29 October 2013 – via YouTube.
  22. ^ "Blaqstarr - Dear Diamond ft. Common". 14 February 2014 – via YouTube.
  23. ^ "Zayn - Pillowtalk". 29 January 2016 – via YouTube.
  24. ^ "Noah Cyrus - Make Me (Cry) ft. Labrinth". 22 November 2016 – via YouTube.

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