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A Biography Of Jessica Brown Findlay – All You Need To Know

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Who is Jessica Brown Findlay? She is more than just a gorgeous and ambitious English actress. Being an emerging star, Jessica Brown-Findlay has been facing hurdles, but that doesn’t make her lose her passion for arts. Famous for the roles of “Lady Sybil Crawley” and “Emilia Conan Doyle”, she has been active in the Hollywood industry after she lost her hope to be a ballerina.

Yes, she is also a graceful ballet dancer, or we can say WAS. She has always dreamt of becoming a ballerina, but fate wanted something else. After having severe ankle complications and an unsuccessful operation, she decided to pursue acting as a profession because she could resist arts. She is a young talent and has already tasted fame and glamour.

She excelled in the performing arts, which is why she is offered several films, seasons, movies, and TV show that she has also signed. Honestly speaking, “Downtown Abbey” laid the foundation of her yet-to-be-established acting profession.

Jessica Brown Findlay Net Worth

As per the resources, she has a net worth of approx. $3 million in 2021 which she has gathered by acting in multiple projects. Assuming her rising and successful acting career, her wealth is predicted to increase significantly.

Back To Early life – Family Background and Education

As Jessica Brown Findlay is 30 years now, she still looks young and beautiful. Born on 14th September 1989, she is a Virgo by Zodiac. Her birthplace is Cookham, Berkshire, England, and holds English nationality. But she belongs to a mixed ancestry. She is of Scottish, Irish, English, and distant Welsh, ancestry. Very little is known about her family as she never talked about her childhood. Although, she shared how brilliant and lovable brought up she has.

Her father is a financial adviser, whereas her mother is a teaching assistant. Her parents have always been supportive of her, no matter if it was the decision to be a ballerina or an actress. Her statement in 2012 Vanity fair about Cookham was: “I grew up there, as did my Mum. My Nan and Grandad are around the corner. It is a very familiar place and incredibly dear to my heart. It’s sort of quiet, but wonderfully so.”

Since childhood, Jessica Brown Findlay used to train with the National Youth Ballet and the Associates of the Royal Ballet. Finally, at age 15, she got an invitation to dance at the Royal Opera House with Kirov. One of her most significant achievements at such an early age!

She was enrolled in Furze Platt Senior School situated in Maidenhead. Later, she attended Arts Educational School, and once she graduated, she switched the field and studied a Fine Art course from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design.

Jessica Brown Findlay Favorites

  • Favorite Film – Clueless (1995)
  • Favorite Book – “How to Be a Woman” by Caitlin Moran
  • Favorite Designer – Alessandra Rich
  • Favorite Band – George Harrison & Bon Iver
  • Favorite Song – “My Sweet Lord” by George Harrison
  • Favorite Place – Soho in London
  • Favorite City – New York
  • Favorite Club – The Lexington, London

Glimpse Of Her Career

Going back into the old days, early childhood, Jessica Brown Findlay used to be a ballerina. A gorgeous dancer with blue eyes and brown hair! In an interview, she said, “Growing up, I was completely in love and infatuated with ballet. Ballet was my life completely.” But, unfortunately, she suffered an ankle injury that forced her to leave her passion for dancing. That was when one part of her career life ended. And that was also the turning point where she promised herself to stand again and make a successful career in acting.

She got her first leading breakthrough when casted for the role of “Emilia Conan Doyle” for the movie Albatross in 2011. Seeing her exceptional skills, she was offered another role for two episodes in “Misfits”, a science fiction comedy-drama TV show. Her second biggest breakthrough is the role of Lady Sybil Crawley, which she played in “Downton Abbey” right after completing her first project Albatross.

Her role of “Abi” in the Black Mirror is much appreciated, and even the critics treasured her for her brilliance. You can also see Jessica Brown Findlay endorsing famous international brands such as “Dominic Jones’ jewelry”. Some of her valuable works are:

  • Not Another Happy Ending
  • Labyrinth
  • Winter’s Tale
  • The Outcast
  • Harlots – as Charlotte Wells (2017-2019)
  • The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society – as Elizabeth McKenna
  • Steven renamed as England is Mine (biopic feature film)

Well, there is so much more she has been doing apart from doing movies and TV shows. For instance, she has a professional history of theater performances. She debuted in 2015 at the Almeida Theatre located in London, where she took part in The Oresteia.

In 2016, Jessica Brown Findlay got one more major project named This Beautiful Fantastic, where she starred as Bella Brown. In 2017, she enunciated the character of Fay in Monster Family, the animated film. As of 2020, she is playing the leading role in the series Brave New World.

Personal life – Relationships And Marriage

From 2010 to 2012, Jessica Brown Findlay was seen dating Thomas Campbell. They met at Central Saint Martins College. He is also an actor. Unfortunately, after two years, they parted ways. Apart from Campbell, there is no other publicly-known relationship.

But, don’t worry, she has found the love of her life. Now, she is happily married to Ziggy Heath. They share a sweet and strong bond.

Award Nominations 

Jessica Brown Findlay was nominated twice, one by the British Independent Film Awards for her brilliant role of Emelia in Albatross in the ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ category back in 2011. A year later, she was nominated again in the Evening Standard British Film Awards. Last time in 2015, she got nominated for her work in Oresteia by Ian Charleson Awards. She has won only one award in the 2016 Ian Charleson Awards, for her role in Uncle Vanya.

Quick facts

  • As she said and we are quoting, the happiest day of her life was her wedding day
  • Her biggest inspiration and the one person she admires is her nan
  • The most embarrassing moment for her was when she met Laura Marling (singer-songwriter), and she froze because of joy and excitement
  • Jessica Brown Findlay used to be a silver service waitress at parties and events, which was also her worst job experience

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