Josephine Langford

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Josephine Langford
Born (1997-08-18) 18 August 1997 (age 21)
Perth, Australia
Years active2013–present
RelativesKatherine Langford (sister)

Josephine Langford (born 18 August 1997) is an Australian actress best known for her role as Tessa Young in After and as Darcie Chapman in Wish Upon.

Early life[edit]

Langford was born in Perth, Western Australia, Australia, and raised in Applecross, a riverside suburb of Perth.[1][2] She is the youngest daughter of Elizabeth Langford, a pediatrician,[3] and Stephen Langford, a flying doctor and director of medical services at the Royal Flying Doctor Service Western Operations.[4] Her older sister, Katherine Langford, is also an actress.[5]

Langford was interested in acting from a young age, and she began acting before her sister.[6] She considered acting as something that she always wanted to do and been interested in.[7]


Langford began acting at the age of 15, appearing in several short films such as Sex Ed (2013) and Gypsy Blood (2014).[8] She made her screen debut in the indie film Pulse (2017), which screened at film festivals.[9] She made her the same year American film debut in the horror film Wish Upon,[10][11]acting alongside Joey King. She also made her television debut in 2017 on the Australian series Wolf Creek.

On July 9, 2018, it was announced that Langford was set to star as Tessa Young in the film After, which is based on the 2014 new adult fiction novel of the same name written by Anna Todd.[12][13][14] The film premiered in 2019,[15] and grossed $69.5 million.[16] She was nominated for a Teen Choice Award for her role as Tessa.[17] A sequel, After We Collided, was announced in 2019, with Langford set to reprise her role.[18][19]

In 2019, Langford also appeared in the American horror anthology web television series Into the Dark as Clair.


Feature film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2017 Pulse Student Guest role
2017 Wish Upon Darcie Chapman Supporting role
2019 After Tessa Young Leading role
2020 After We Collided Tessa Young Leading role


Year Title Role Notes
2017 Wolf Creek Emma Webber Season 2 - 2 episodes
2019 Into the Dark Clair Singer Season 1 - episode 9

Short film[edit]

Year Title Role
2013 Sex Ed Student
2013 When Separating Hayley
2014 Gypsy Blood Renae Armstrong
2015 Wreck Katie
2015 Into The Tunnel

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Awards Category Nominated work Result
2019 Teen Choice Awards Best Drama Movie Actress After Pending


  1. ^ "From Applecross to Hollywood star". PerthNow. December 2, 2018.
  2. ^ McCarthy, Lauren. "Is Josephine Langford Poised to be the Next Kristen Stewart?". W Magazine.
  3. ^ "The Author - Parenting Is Forever". Retrieved 2019-06-21.
  4. ^ Wynne, Emma (November 26, 2015). "Local hero's 32 years saving lives in the air". ABC News.
  5. ^ "Who is Katherine Langford and who does she play in new Avengers film?". The Sun. October 27, 2018.
  6. ^ "Josephine Langford addresses rumours of a "feud" with her sister Katherine Langford". PopBuzz.
  7. ^ Nast, Condé. "Josephine Langford Has the Sweetest Thing to Say About "After" Fans Crying". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2019-06-21.
  8. ^ "Perth star Josephine Langford is set to star in this steamy movie".
  9. ^ "How tall is Josephine Langford?". PopBuzz.
  10. ^ "Josephine Langford Set to Become Hollywood's "It Girl" | BLOUIN ARTINFO".
  11. ^ "Josephine Langford Is Ready for the After Effect".
  12. ^ Jr, Mike Fleming; Jr, Mike Fleming (2018-07-09). "Josephine Langford Set To Star As Tessa In 'After,' Movie Adaptation Of Anna Todd's YA Phenom Novels". Deadline. Retrieved 2019-06-21.
  13. ^ Schulman, Alissa. "After's Josephine Langford Is Ready For Her Close-Up". MTV News.
  14. ^ "Katherine Langford's Sister Was Just Cast In A Harry Styles Inspired Fanfic Movie". PopBuzz.
  15. ^ Chambers, Hannah (April 12, 2019). "'After' Star Josephine Langford Spills On Bad Boys, Steamy Sex Scenes and That Harry Styles Drama". Cosmopolitan.
  16. ^ "After (2019) (2019) - Box Office Mojo".
  17. ^ Moreau, Jordan; Moreau, Jordan (June 19, 2019). "'Avengers: Endgame,' 'Riverdale,' 'Aladdin' Top 2019 Teen Choice Award Nominations".
  18. ^ Tartaglione, Nancy; Tartaglione, Nancy (May 19, 2019). "Voltage Heats Up 'After' Sequel; Josephine Langford & Hero Fiennes Tiffin Returning – Cannes".
  19. ^ Chambers, Hannah (May 20, 2019). "'After' Is Officially Getting a Sequel! Here's What You Need to Know". Cosmopolitan.

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