Jessica Brown Findlay is a charming and talented English actress. This young and talented diva dreamed of pursuing a career in ballet since she was three years old, and as a result, she has been surrounded by beauty and success since childhood. Her dancing abilities propelled her to fame, which was followed by her participation in the performing arts. Despite being disabled in her teens and having to change careers, she never lost up hope and was inspired by her art teacher to pursue fine arts. She welcomed the new challenge, and casting agents began to notice her just as she was getting into her studies. She acted in a few films and television dramas before landing the role of Lady Sybil Branson nee Crawley in the critically acclaimed television series Downtown Abbey. This was simply the beginning of her burgeoning acting career. This energetic and determined actress has previously tried her hand at a variety of roles in a few films.
Childhood and Adolescence of Jessia Brown Findlay
Jessica Rose Brown-Findlay, better known by her stage name Jessica Brown Findlay, was born on September 14, 1989, in Cookham, Berkshire, to a multicultural family with Scottish and English roots.
Her father, Christopher Brown-Findlay, is a financial advisor who used to work in investment banking, and her mother, Beverley, is a teacher’s aide and nurse.
She had wanted to be a ballerina since she was a child, and she persuaded her parents to let her pursue her aspirations of being a famous ballerina.
She received her early training at the National Youth Ballet and the Royal Ballet Associates. She even spent a summer season with the Kirov Ballet at the Royal Opera House in London.
To complete her official schooling, she enrolled to Furze Platt Senior School in Maidenhead. Following that, she turned down offers from several ballet schools in order to attend the Arts Educational School in Tring Park, Hertfordshire.
Her goal was cut short when she experienced ankle problems in the third year of the program and had three procedures, the third of which was unsuccessful.
She completed her study and enrolled in a Fine Arts course at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, despite her sadness at not being able to dance again.
Casting agencies took note of her and she was cast in the starring part of Emelia in the film Albatross
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She auditioned several times while in college and was cast in Niall MacCormick’s British comedy-drama Albatross, opposite Hollywood actress Julia Ormond. In 2011, the film was released.
She starred in two episodes of the television show Misfits in 2009.
She has a number of television roles, including a single episode of Black Mirror in 2011 and Alais Pelletier in the novel-based miniseries Labyrinth in 2012.
In 2013, she was cast in the British rom-com film ‘Not Another Happy Ending,’ directed by John McKay.
She played the female lead alongside James McAvoy and Daniel Radcliffe in the film adaption of Mary Shelley’s horror novel Frankenstein in 2013. The film will be released in 2015.
Jessica starred as Mary Yellan in the TV miniseries Jamaica Inn, which was based on the novel of the same name by Daphne du Maurier and premiered in April 2014.
She appears alongside Amy Adams and Garrett Hedlund in the American drama film Lullaby, which was released on June 13, 2014.
Major Projects of Jessica Brown Findlay
Findlay is most known for her three-season role as Lady Sybil Branson nee Crawley in the international blockbuster series Downtown Abbey, which she played for three seasons before focusing on her film career.
Despite the fact that the show Labyrinth had a chilly reception from fans, she was praised for her brief yet confident appearance.
She rose to prominence after being cast as Beverly Penn in Will Smith, Russell Crowe, and Jennifer Connelly’s film adaptation of Mark Helprin’s novel Winter’s Tale. In February of 2013, the film was released.
Her Achievements & Awards
The British Independent Film Awards in 2011 and the Evening Standard British Film Awards in 2012 nominated her for ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ for her portrayal as Emelia in Albatross.
The Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards presented Findlay and her whole cast with the Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series award in 2013.
Personal History and Legacy
Findlay has been the brand ambassador for Dominic Jones, an English jewelry company, since 2012.
Estimated net worth
Jessica Brown Findlay is an English actress who has a net worth of $3 million.
Aside from being referred to as “the new Keira Knightly” at Screen International, this British beauty was also referred to as “a new star to watch” in Vanity Fair.