Naomi Ackie

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Naomi Ackie
Born (1992-11-02) 2 November 1992 (age 27)
OccupationActress
Years active2015–present

Naomi Ackie (born 2 November 1992) is a British actress, known for her role as Bonnie on the television series The End of the F***ing World. She is also known for her role as Jannah in the film Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019).

Early life[edit]

Naomi Ackie was born and raised in Walthamstow, London,[1] the daughter of second-generation immigrants from Grenada.[2] Her father was a Transport for London employee and her mother worked for the National Health Service.[1] She is one of three children and has an older brother and sister.[1] She went to Walthamstow School for Girls.

Her first role was at the age of 11, playing the angel Gabriel in a school nativity play.[2] She studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and graduated in 2012.[1][3]

Career[edit]

Ackie's breakthrough film role was in Lady Macbeth (2016),[4] for which she won the British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer in 2017.[5] She subsequently appeared in the films Yardie (2018) and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019).[6][7] She also landed a main role in the second season of comedy series The End of the F***ing World (2019).[8]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 I Used to Be Famous Amber Short film
2016 Lady Macbeth Anna
2018 Yardie Mona
2019 The Corrupted Grace
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker Jannah

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2015 Doctor Who Jen 1 episode ("Face the Raven")
2016 The Five Gemma Morgan Miniseries (2 episodes)
Damilola, Our Loved Boy Council Worker Television film
2018 Vera Louise Everitt 1 episode ("Black Ice")
The Bisexual Ruby 5 episodes
2019 Cleaning Up Beth 2 episodes
The End of the F***ing World Bonnie Main role (season 2)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Famurewa, Jimi (12 December 2019). "Meet Naomi Ackie: the breakthrough Star Wars newcomer". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  2. ^ a b Hicklin, Aaron (5 December 2019). "'Star Wars' actress Naomi Ackie on her meteoric rise to fame". New York Post. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Stars of Tomorrow 2017: Naomi Ackie (actor)". Screen. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  4. ^ Jones, Ellen (26 April 2017). "Actor Naomi Ackie: "I love London's creative vibe"". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Naomi Ackie Wins British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer | Roman Candle Productions". romancandleproductions.com. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  6. ^ Ruby, Jennifer (14 August 2017). "Naomi Ackie admits she tried not to 'freak out' when she auditioned for Idris Elba's directorial debut". London Evening Standard. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  7. ^ Brown, Tracy (30 October 2019). "'Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker': Meet Naomi Ackie, the new face of a more inclusive galaxy". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  8. ^ Liebman, Lisa (15 November 2019). "Naomi Ackie on The End of the F***ing World, Eating Lipstick, and Joining Star Wars". Vulture. Retrieved 14 December 2019.

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