Jessica Henwick is a writer and actress from England. She is the first East Asian actress to take the lead role in a British TV show. She is best known for her appearances as Nymeria Sand in the HBO series “Game of Thrones” from 2015 to 2017 and as X-wing pilot Jessika Pava in Star Wars: The Force Awakens in 2015.
Social Media Stats
Full / Real Name
Jessica Henwick | Jessica Yu Li Henwick
Her roles as Nymeria Sand in HBO series Game of Thrones (2015–2017)
Actress and Writer
Date of Birth
30 August 1992
29 Years (as of 2021)
Surrey, England, United Kingdom
English Singaporean Zambian
Surrey, England, United Kingdom
University or College
Morphology of Jessica Henwick
56 Kgs | 101 lbs
1.69 mtrs | 169 cms | 5’6”
Slim / Hourglass Shape
Personal Life and Relationships
Jessica Henwick or Jessica Yu-Li Henwick was born on 30 August 1992 in Surrey, England. Her mother is Singaporean-Chinese of Teochew descent, and her father is an English man. Her father, Mark, is an author and her mother is retired from the retail business. She grew up in Surrey with her sister Brenda and her brothers. She got trained at Redroofs Theatre School and later to seek acting classes she attended the National Youth Theatre.
Pearlyn Goh Kun Shan
Relationships and Affairs
Career Path of Jessica Henwick
Jessica’s first venture into the industry was BBC Show “Spirit Worries” in 2009. She played the lead role of Bo in the show, making her the first actress of East Asian descent to play the lead role in a British television series. The show was nominated for several awards, including the Broadcast Awards 2011. In the same year, her film debut was in St Trinian’s 2: The Fritton‘s Gold Legend. Jessica made her professional theatre debut in the international premiere of “Running on the Cracks”. She was lauded by critics for her powerful performance. In 2015 Jessica joined the cast of the HBO series Game of Thrones in Season 5. She played the character of Nymeria Sand. She continued performing the role until Season 7 in 2017. Toward the finish of 2017, Jessica Henwick was recorded as one of Variety’s Top Breakout Stars of the year 2017. The show provided Jessica worldwide recognition and acclaim. Next, she played the X-wing pilot Jess Pava in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Her character Pava in the show became a fan favorite.
Jessica was cast in several shows and films after this. In 2021, she starred in the film, The Matrix Resurrection, the fourth installment of The Matrix film. Jessica portrayed the role of Bugs in the film. Her upcoming projects are The Gray Man and Knives Out 2.
Career and Financial Stats
Awards and Achievements
Spirit Warriors (2010)
Acting and Brand Endorsement
$19k to $220k as per roles in the movies
In the United Kingdom
Favorite and Beloved Things
Singaporean Curry Crab, Kway Teow, Hainanese Chicken Rice, Milo Dinosaur
Laksa, Bubble Tea
Favorite TV shows
Games of Thrones, Castle Rock & Better Call Saul
Crazy Rich Asians & Harry Potter series
Dancing & Swimming
Dubai, Germany, Hongkong, Austria & Italy
Interest & Hobbies
Acting, Dancing, Swimming
Facts About Jessica Henwick
- Jessica was a competitive piano player as a child.
- Jessica prefers to play characters that have no ties to her ethnicity.
- Jessica enjoys playing the role of the villain.
- Regardless of her character in the shows and films, she’s not that great at using a Katana or a Bow staff.