|Jodhi May Quick Info|
|Height||5 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||May 8, 1975|
Jodhi May is an English film, stage, and television actress. She first acted, as a 12-year-old, in the movie A World Apart (1988). That role kick-started her career, getting her early roles in notable films like The Last of the Mohicans (1992) as Alice Munro and Sister My Sister (1994) as Lea. Apart from a brief hiatus while studying at Wadham College, she has constantly appeared on film, television, and the stage. Her lead role in Sister My Sister was followed by her performance as Anna Snitkina in The Gambler (1997), for which she earned the Silver Dolphin Award for “Best Actress”. In 1999, she appeared in the made-for-television movies Warriors and The Turn of the Screw. The next year, she starred with Gillian Anderson in The House of Mirth. Two years later, in 2002, she featured in the television series Tipping the Velvet as Florence Banner. The same year, she wrote and directed a short film called Spyhole.
Post a role in the 2003 TV film The Other Boleyn Girl, she appeared, alongside Cillian Murphy and Fiona Shaw, in a production of The Seagull at the Edinburgh Festival (August 2003). In August 2005, she appeared in Blackbird, a production by German director Peter Stein, alongside Roger Allam at the Edinburgh Festival. She played Angela in the drama film, On a Clear Day and Tania in The Best Man, both in 2005. She has also appeared in various other TV shows and films such as The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (2006), I, Anna (2011), Strike Back (2010), The Jury II (2011), Game of Thrones (2015), and A.D. The Bible Continues (2015). In 2019, she began starring in the Netflix fantasy series The Witcher as Queen Calanthe.
Jodhi Tania Edwards
Camden Town, London, England, United Kingdom
Jodhi was educated at Camden School for Girls. She then attended Wadham College, Oxford University from 1994 to 1997. She studied literature at Wadham and received a Masters in English.
Actress, Director, Writer
- Father – Malcolm McLaren (Artist-Designer)
- Mother – Jocelyn Hakim (Art Teacher)
Jodhi May is represented by Tavistock Wood, Talent and Literary Agency, London, United Kingdom.
5 ft 8 in or 173 cm
58 kg or 128 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Multiracial (White and Middle Eastern)
She is of French-Turkish descent on her mother’s side and has German ancestry on her father’s side.
- Shoulder-Length Light Brown Hair
- Naturally Wide Lips
- Intense, Piercing Eyes
Best Known For
For her roles in movies like The Last of the Mohicans (1992), Sister My Sister (1994), and A Quiet Passion (2016)
Jodhi made her theatrical film debut as a 12-year-old in the drama film, A World Apart in 1988.
First TV Show
Jodhi made her TV show debut in 1990 on the mini-series The Gift as Sonia Parsons.
Jodhi May Favorite Things
- Directors – Woody Allen, Clint Eastwood
- Movies – Changeling (2008), Julia (2008)
- Books – Bob Dylan‘s The Bob Dylan Chronicles, Riverbend’s Baghdad Burning, Haruki Murakami’s After Dark
- Plays – The Silent Voice, The Year of Magical Thinking, Juliette Binoche’s dance piece ‘In-I’
- Television Films – Stuart: A Life Backwards (2007), Sweet Bird of Youth (1962)
- Music – Beck’s Modern Guilt and Grace Jones‘s Island Life
- Visual Arts – The Francis Bacon Art Exhibition
Jodhi May Facts
- Jodhi is one of the youngest recipients of the ‘Best Actress’ award at the Cannes Film Festival. She was awarded for her performance as Molly Roth in A World Apart (1988). It was her debut film. She also won an Evening Standard British Film Award for ‘Best Newcomer’, which she shared with Kristin Scott Thomas.
- Casting agent Susie Figgis was looking for an untried youngster for A World Apart, and she accidentally stumbled upon Jodhi May.
- Jodhi is very reticent, restrained, and shy and finds it very odd to divulge any personal details.
- She is philosophical and introspective. She’s more interested in the process of acting itself rather than the end product. She often doesn’t watch her own Film or TV performances.
- During an interview in September 2001, she said that she would never consider acting in a sitcom.
- She was born as Jodhi Tania Edwards. However, her name was later legally changed to Jodhi Tania May.
- Her mother, as a student, arranged to marry a stranger, in order to obtain citizenship. She paid him £50 for the marriage in a Lewisham register office in 1972. They later divorced.
- In the credits of the 1990 movie Eminent Domain, her name was misspelled as Johdi May.
- She had never owned a television, until, in 2006, playwright Stephen Poliakoff convinced her to buy one so that she could watch the 2005 TV film Friends and Crocodiles.
- Jodhi is not active on social media.
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