Jessie Buckley

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Date of Birth December 28, 1989
Place of Birth County Kerry, Ireland
Age 31 years old
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Jessie Buckley

Jessie Buckley is an Irish actress. Her career began in 2008 as a contestant on the BBC TV talent show I'd Do Anything in which she placed second. In the same year she appeared in the West End revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music. After some other theatre roles she suspended her professional career to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from which she graduated in 2013. In 2016 Buckley appeared on four BBC television series, adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's War and Peace, Taboo, The Last Post, and The Woman in White. Buckley has since starred in the films Beast and Wild Rose, for which she received critical acclaim and a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for the latter. In 2019, Buckley starred in the HBO miniseries Chernobyl, and she was recognized by Forbes in its annual 30 Under 30 list.

Born: December 28, 1989, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
Alma mater: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 2008–present
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About Jessie Buckley

Actress and singer whose first taste of the spotlight was in the BBC TV talent show I'd Do Anything in which she came in second. In 2016, she was featured on four BBC television series: War and Peace, Taboo, The Last Post and The Woman in White. In 2019, she starred in the HBO mini-series Chernobyl and booked her third major feature film role in Judy after previously being seen in 2017's Beast and 2018's Wild Rose.

Before Fame

She achieved Grade eight in piano, clarinet and harp with the Royal Irish Academy of Music. She then became a member of the Tipperary Millennium Orchestra. She won the AIMS Best Actress award for her portrayal of Julie Jordan in Carousel, a production put on by the Killarney Musical Society.

Achievement

After playing Anne Egermann in the West End revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, she studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and graduated in 2013.

Family Life

She was born the oldest of five children to mother Marina Cassidy. She has three sisters and one brother.

Associations

She starred alongside Renee Zellweger in the 2019 film Judy.

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