Jessica Henwick Biography
A native of Surrey, United Kingdom, Jessica Henwick is a British writer and actress. She is known for her role as Bugs in The Matrix Resurrections and her roles as Nymeria Sand in the HBO series Game of Thrones, X-wing pilot Jessika Pava in Star Wars: the character Colleen Wing in Iron Fist and The Force Awakens.
Jessica Henwick Age
Henwick is 29 years old as of 2021. She was born on 30 August 1992 in Surrey, United Kingdom. She celebrates her birthday on 30 August every year.
Jessica Henwick Height
Henwick stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches(168 cm) tall and weighs 56kg(123 lb).
Jessica Henwick Education
Henwick trained at the National Youth Theatre and Redroofs Theatre School.
Jessica Henwick Family
Henwick was born and raised in Surrey, the United Kingdom by her parents She is the daughter of a Singaporean-Chinese mother of Teochew descent and an English father. Her father, Mark, is an author and her mother is retired from the retail industry. She has an older and a younger brother.
Jessica Henwick Husband
Any information regarding Henwick’s husband is publicly not available. We don’t know if she is married or in a relationship. We will update this section once the information is available.
Jessica Henwick Net Worth
Henwick has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
Jessica Henwick Writing
In 2020, it was announced Amazon had picked up Nancy Wu Done It, a young adult series that Henwick co-wrote. She also has a miniseries in development with Emu Films.
She has earlier written and produced several short films including Baliko which premiered at the Gothenburg Film Festival in 2019, and The Heart of the Forest which won Best Original Script at the Asians on Film Festival and the Award of Excellence at the Accolade Film Festival. It was also nominated for Best Film at Copenhagen Film Festival.
Jessica Henwick Career
n June 2009, it was announced that Henwick had been cast in the lead role of Bo for the BBC show Spirit Warriors, making her the first actress of East Asian descent to play the lead role in a British television series. For the role, Henwick trained in wushu with martial arts choreographer Jude Poyer. The show was nominated for several awards, including the Broadcast Awards 2011.
In early 2013, she made her professional theatre debut in the international premiere of Running on the Cracks, based on the book by Julia Donaldson. Allan Radcliffe of The Times praised her “excellent” and “understated” performance, while the Guardian wrote, “with a tremendous physical presence, Henwick captures the sense of adolescent righteousness, passion, and confusion of a girl trying to create order in an unfair universe.” Theatre critic Joyce McMillan wrote that Henwick was “outstanding as Leo”.
Later that year she was cast as Jane Jeong Trenka in the drama Obsession: Dark Desires, which aired in January 2014. The adaptation details Trenka’s stalking in Minnesota, in 1991, which she details in her book The Language of Blood. Henwick also joined the cast of Silk as new barrister pupil Amy. The series brought in an average of 5 million viewers per episode. She reprised her role for the spin-off radio series Silk: The Clerks’ Room.
In 2015 Henwick joined the cast of the HBO series Game of Thrones in Season 5 as Nymeria Sand. She continued performing the role until Season 7.
She played the X-wing pilot Jess Pava in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. The character’s full name is established as Jessika “Testor” Pava in the spin-off novel The Weapon of a Jedi: A Luke Skywalker Adventure. Despite her limited screen time, the character of Pava has become a fan favorite. Pava later appeared as a supporting character in the comic book series Star Wars: Poe Dameron, which ran from 2016 to 2018, and reprised the role for the Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga game.
In 2017, Henwick appeared as Colleen Wing in the Netflix television series Iron Fist. Although critical reception of Iron Fist was generally negative, Henwick’s performance in the series was well received. She reprised the role for the series The Defenders, as well as the second season of Luke Cage.