- 1 Who is Jennie Jacques?
- 2 Early Life and Education: Growing Up in England
- 3 Career Beginnings: The Bill, Desperate Romantics and More
- 4 Continued Success: Shank, 7 Lives, Demons Never Die
- 5 An Established Star: WPC 56, Father Brown and More
- 6 Jennie’s Magnum Opus: Judith in “Vikings”
- 7 Personal Life: Does Jennie Jacques Have a Boyfriend?
- 8 Body Measurements: How Tall is Jennie Jacques?
- 9 Net Worth: How Rich is Jennie Jacques?
- 10 Social Media Presence
Who is Jennie Jacques?
Born on 28 February 1989, in Coventry, England, under the water sign of Pisces, Jennie Jacques is a 30-year-old television and movie actress, best known for playing the character of Judith in the hit historical drama “Vikings”.
While she only started acting ten years ago, she’s landed several impressive roles, such as Ree Ree in “Shank” and Jasmine in “Demons Never Die”. Her first big role was in “Desperate Romantics”, a BBC drama about a group of 19th centrury English artists known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood. Afterwards, she touched the hearts of fans by playing the first woman police constable (WPC) in “WPC 56”, a historical police drama produced by the BBC. All of these appearances allowed her to gain a reputation as a versatile actress who is able to fit into any role, both main and support.
Early Life and Education: Growing Up in England
Jennie was born into an English family alongside six brothers and sisters, in Walgrave Hospital, which is located in the city of Coventry in the West Midlands region of England. There is no available information on her parents’ names, nor do we know anything about their professions or locations. Despite being a celebrity, Jennie has successfully avoided any and all inquiries involving her parents and siblings. This is a clear sign of her professionalism, as she refuses to let anything from her private life interfere with her career. However, we do know that the Jacques family moved around quite a lot, as young Jennie spent a significant amount of time of her childhood in towns such as Leamington Spa and Warwick, for no apparent reason. Additionally, we are unable to find out whether she acquired her skills by attending a formal institution or if she developed the skills necessary for her career in some other manner. What has been confirmed, however, is that she matriculated from an unspecified high school in 2008.
Career Beginnings: The Bill, Desperate Romantics and More
Unlike most modern day stars, Jennie’s resume is devoid of any credits during her teenage years, so something of a late bloomer. Her first role was that of Katie Fielding in the hit ITV police drama “The Bill”. The series, filmed mainly in South London, follows the life of police officers dealing with crime in the capital city of Great Britain. Jennie played a seminal role in “Teenage Kicks”, a two-part episode, which experience allowed her to make a name for herself and kickstart her career. Almost immediately afterwards, Jacques assumed the role of Annie Miller in the mini-series, “Desperate Romantics” – set in 19th century London, it covers the life and struggles of England’s artistic elite at the time, with a focus on social circumstances characteristic of the Victorian era. She appeared in all six of the series’ episodes, garnering a great amount of attention and furthering her already solid reputation. In 2010, she appeared in an episode of “Lark Rise to Candleford”, taking on the part of Emily Mullins.
Continued Success: Shank, 7 Lives, Demons Never Die
After solidifying herself as a skilled supporting actress on television, Jennie decided to try her hand at movies. Thus in 2010 she was cast as Ree Ree in “Shank”, an action drama set in dystopian London. After several decades of anarchy and disarray, the city is run by gangs who incessantly wage war against one another. While the film wasn’t praised by critics, Jacques received rave reviews for her performance, as she proved to be sufficiently skilled to stay in character for an extended period of time. 2010 was a particularly busy year for the young star, as she made appearances in “Cherry Tree Lane”, “Stanley Park”, “7 Lives” and several other short films. 2011 was somewhat of a novelty year for her, as she appeared in her first slasher film – “Demons Never Die”, cast as Jasmine, and impressed with her candid performance and dedication to the role. At one point, she appeared nude during a sex scene involving herself and Robert Sheehan. Jennie Herself admitted that it was a shocking experience for her, but that she embraced the duties that were bestowed upon her.
An Established Star: WPC 56, Father Brown and More
In 2013, Jennie was cast in “WPC 56”, as police constable Gina Dawson, the first ever woman to be a constable in all of England. The show follows the path that she took to get to that position, as well as depicting the discrimination and abuse she faced in the 1950s. Jacques appeared in ten of the show’s 15 episodes. This was her first lead role, and she excelled using her ability to convey emotions and correctly depict an important historical figure. Around this time, she was also cast as Violet Parnassus in the TV series “Father Brown”, and in 2015 take on the part of Tash in “Delivery Man”, a series about Matthew, a former cop who decided to become a midwife. Most of the show’s plotlines revolve around the discrimination he faces because of his gender, all wrapped up in a myriad of excellent jokes.
Jennie’s Magnum Opus: Judith in “Vikings”
While Jennie has had her fair share of great performances, none can match her role of Saxon queen Judith in the hit History show “Vikings”. Her character is actually an historical figure, a 9th century queen consort of Wessex and the daughter of Queen Ealhswith and King Aelle of Northumbria. Using her versatility, Jennie was able to successfully add flair to the show, as Judith was one of the most important characters in seasons three through five. Critics around the world praised her for her performance, in fact this is the role that brought her global fame, as she was mainly known only in Britain before appearing in “Vikings”. Given that her character won’t appear anymore. Jacques is currently devoted to her role as Amber in “London Kills”.
Personal Life: Does Jennie Jacques Have a Boyfriend?
Jennie is currently in a relationship with Juilliard graduate, Evan Todd, who is also an actor and musician. The two were initially hesitant to confirm being with one another, but after some time, they started posting cute pictures on social media. There is no available information about when they exactly got together, or if they intend to marry anytime soon. Given the fact that both Evan and Jennie are private people, there are no controversies or scandals surrounding them.
As we’ve already mentioned, Jennie grew up alongside six siblings. Sadly, one of her sisters suffers from epilepsy, and had to undergo emergency brain surgery after a particularly serious seizure. For this reason, Jennie is active in promoting awareness of epilepsy and currently works as a part of several initiatives that have the goal of dispelling the stigma surrounding the disease and people who suffer from it. She is a spokesperson and activist, with several instances of her organizing fundraisers to help finance efforts to find a cure for this malady.
Body Measurements: How Tall is Jennie Jacques?
Jennie Jacques is 5ft 3ins (160cm) tall, but her weight and other measurements are unknown. She has light blue eyes and almost pitch black hair.
Net Worth: How Rich is Jennie Jacques?
Have you ever wondered how affluent Jennie is? Well, according to several reputable sources, as of mid-2019Jacques has a net worth of approximately $1.2 million, accumulated by picking the right roles and working hard to expand her repertoire. Given that she is still young, she will indubitably earn much more, resulting in a higher net worth in the foreseeable future.
— Jennie Jacques (@JennieJacques1) November 18, 2018
Social Media Presence
Thanks to the ever expanding grasp that social media has on worldwide audiences, it is in the best interests of most celebrities to keep their fans informed about their activities and thus maintain and potentially increase their ratings and profit. Jennie herself is no stranger to this popular trend, as her dedication to posting updates on her public profiles and engaging with her fans is at an all-time high. Her official Facebook page is ‘liked’ by 17,000 people, with an additional 18,000 interacting with her through Twitter. However, her favorite social network by far is Instagram, on which she has 250,000 followers, and on which she regularly posts selfies and updates from her shooting sessions.