Amy Jackson is a model and actress from the United Kingdom who works in the Indian film business. She is most recognized for her role in the Tamil-language romance thriller ‘I’. She grew up in Woolton, Liverpool, as a tomboy who spent the majority of her childhood playing sports and riding horses. She proceeded to St Edward’s College to study English literature, philosophy, and ethics at A-Level after finishing high school. She began modeling at the age of sixteen and won the title of ‘Miss Teen World’ in 2009. After winning ‘Miss Liverpool,’ she was discovered on the ‘Miss Teen World’ website by Indian director A.L. Vijay. In 2010, she made her acting debut in the Tamil historical drama film ‘Madrasapattinam.’ She has appeared in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, English, and Kannada films since then, including ‘Ekk Deewana Tha,’ ‘I,’ and ‘The Villain.’ In 2017, she made her television debut on The CW’s ‘Supergirl’ in the third season. She is an animal lover who has worked on PETA marketing campaigns.
Childhood and Adolescence
Amy Jackson was born in Douglas, Isle of Man, on January 31, 1991, to Marguerita and Alan Jackson. Her older sister, Alicia Jackson, is also a successful actress. Due to her father’s job, her family moved to their parents’ home in Woolton, Liverpool, two years after she was born.
She is from a Christian working-class household. Her mother is a horse-riding trainer, while her father is a producer at BBC Radio Merseyside. She grew up as a tomboy who spent most of her time riding horses and doing sports with her pals.
She was a studious youngster who, after graduating from high school, enrolled in St Edward’s College to pursue A-Level studies in English literature, philosophy, and ethics.
She began modeling part-time at the age of sixteen, winning the title of ‘Miss Teen Liverpool’ in 2008 and competing in the ‘Miss Teen Great Britain’ pageants.
Career of Amy Jackson
Amy Jackson began her modeling career in 2009 with Manchester-based modeling agency Boss Model Management before shifting to Models 1. In 2009, she won the title of ‘Miss Teen World,’ which led to a modeling contract in the United States.
In 2010, she was crowned ‘Miss Liverpool’ and finished second in the ‘Miss England’ competition. She made her Indian film debut the same year, playing the lead in the historical Tamil film ‘Madrasapattinam.’
In 2012, she made her Bollywood debut in the film ‘Ekk Deewana Tha,’ for which she got critical acclaim. In September 2012, she appeared in the Tamil film ‘Thaandavam,’ for which she was nominated for a ‘Filmfare Award.’
In 2014, she starred in the Telugu film ‘Yevadu,’ and was named the most desirable woman in the Chennai edition of ‘The Times of India.’ She earned a lot of attention and accolades for her role in Shankar’s romantic thriller ‘I’ in 2015.
She appeared in Prabhu Deva’s ‘Singh Is Bliing’ and ‘Thanga Magan’ in 2015. She starred in the films ‘Gethu,’ ‘Theri,’ and ‘Freaky Ali’ in 2016.
In 2017, she played Imra Ardeen/Saturn Girl in the third season of The CW’s superhero drama ‘Supergirl.’
In 2018, she played andro-humanoid robot Nila in the films ‘The Villain’ and ‘2.0,’ both directed by Shankar.
She attends events such as BAFTA, Cannes Film Festival, British Fashion Awards, and International Fashion Weeks on a regular basis. ‘Vogue,’ ‘Hello,’ ‘Marie Clare,’ and ‘Cosmopolitan’ are just a few of the fashion magazines that have highlighted her. Her forthcoming projects include a cameo appearance in the film ‘Saaho.’
Major Projects of Amy Jackson
Amy Jackson made her acting debut in the Tamil film ‘Madrasapattinam,’ for which she received a Vijay Award nomination and won the ‘Ananda Vikatan Cinema Award’ for Best Debut Actress.
She won the ‘SIIMA Award’ nomination for Best Actress – Tamil, ‘Asiavision Award’ for Excellence in Tamil Cinema, and ‘Behindwoods Gold Medal’ for Best Entertainer of the Year – Female for her work as Diya in the romantic thriller film ‘I’ in 2015.
Personal & Family Life
Amy Jackson married Indian actor Prateik Babbar in 2012, but the relationship ended after a year. She began dating boxer Joe Selkirk in 2013, however the relationship ended when he physically assaulted her at the Malmaison Hotel.
She is an animal lover who owns a cat named Alfie. She has posed for PETA ad campaigns and is a supporter of a number of Indian organisations. She began dating actor Ryan Thomas in 2014, however the relationship ended after seven months.
She announced the debut of the Amy Jackson Official App on March 4, 2017, which includes an in-app social feed for Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
She declared her relationship with hotelier George Panayiotou in early January 2019. In March of the same year, she announced her pregnancy, and on May 6, 2019, she married Panayiotou.
Estimated Net Worth
The total net worth of Amy Jackson is 5 million USD.
She was offered a main role in Salman Khan’s ‘Kick,’ but she turned it down owing to her hectic schedule.
She is a fitness fanatic who adheres to a tight exercise regimen.