Jodie Comer is an English actress notable for her lead role in BBC drama series Killing Eve. She made her professional career debut in 2008 with a guest role in The Royal Today, a medical drama series.
As of 2020, Jodie Comer has an estimate of $3 million. Comer’s primary source of income is from her roles as a TV actress. She is also the Global Brand Ambassador for Noble Panacea – a luxury innovative skincare brand.
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Jodie Marie Comer was born on March 11, 1993, in Liverpool. Comer attended St. Julie’s Catholic High School, a single-sex school located in Woolton, Liverpool. Her father – Jimmy Comer, is a sports physiotherapist for Everton FC while her mother – Donna, works for Mersey, a travel company that handles transportation around Liverpool. In her early teen, Comer felt insecure about her body. She told Glamour magazine, ‘I had a really unhealthy obsession with being thin.’ Comer still lives with her family in Liverpool, which houses her father, mother, and brother despite attaining fame in Killing Eve.
Comer’s best friend is Katarina Johnson-Thompson, who appears in most of her Instagram posts. They have been friends since their days at St. Julie’s Catholic High School. Katarina was a gold medalist at the 2019 World Athletics Championships with the hope of becoming an Olympics gold medalist in the 2020 Olympics before the COVID–19 pandemic led to the postponement.
Jodie Comer began her acting career as early as 12. She had started with singing, dancing and finally fancied acting. At 14, Comer won a monologue recitation competition at the Liverpool Drama Festival, which helped her land her first TV role in ITV hospital drama The Royal Today. She featured in Waterloo Road, Holby City, Doctors, Law & Orders: UK, Casualty, and Inspector George Gently. Comer played the lead role as Sharna on Justice, Chloe Gernell in My Mad Fat Diary. In 2015, Comer featured in the TV version of Lady Chatterley’s Lover as Ivy Bolton alongside Richard Madden.
That year, she featured as Kate Parks in Doctor Foster and Thirteen, the latter which earned her a nomination for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress. From 2016 – 2018, Comer landed other roles including Rillington Place, The White Princess, The White Queen, and England is Mine.
Comer breakthrough on TV came with her role in Killing Eve in 2018. Killing Eve is a BBC dark comedy-drama spy thriller series where Comer plays the role of a psychopathic assassin Oksana Astankova (Villanelle) alongside Sandra Oh. The TV series adapted Luke Jennings’ novel series Villanelle.
Comer’s ability to efficiently co-switch between different accents from around the world gave her character a unique appeal. Her mimicry skills animated her role, and as a disguised tool, she gave the TV series positive critical acclaim. The film has also been a smash in America. In an interview, Comer expressed surprise on the success of Killing Eve with American viewers. ‘It’s a bit strange one because it really took off in the States, but I’ve not been there to witness it.’
She won two Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in Drama Series and two British Academy Television Awards for Best Actress, both in 2019. She also won MTV Movie & TV Awards as Best Villain, Critic Choice Awards as Best Actress in drama series, Golden Globe Awards as Best Actress – Television series drama and other awards in 2019.
Comer had a cameo appearance in 2019, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker as Rey’s mother. She has also been cast in Free Guy alongside Ryan Reynolds and Taika Waititi. A film initially billed to be released on July 3, 2020, but was delayed due to the COVID–19. Free Guy is due to be released in December 2020. She also features in The Last Duel starring alongside Ben Affleck and Matt Damon due for in December.
Comer has been nominated at the 2020 BAFTA as a leading actress for her role as Villanelle in Killing Eve.
Jodie Comer relationship and boyfriend
Famous or not, the English actress still lives with her parents and brother in Liverpool. Her father is a massage therapist (sports physiotherapist) for Everton FC; her brother is an analyst for Huddersfield FC and her mother, who works for Mersey Travel Company.
According to Daily Mail, Comer is dating lacrosse player James Burke. Comer ended her longtime friendship with her unknown boyfriend in March, who she said was not in the entertainment industry but resided in Liverpool. Comer hinted on being in love during an interview, where she replied to questions on her relationship status. ‘I think love’s the best. I’d been single for a while and just kind of going with the flow and doing my thing. That’s the thing, isn’t it? When you’re relaxed and letting the universe do what it’s doing, things kind of fall into place.’
Comer was spotted with James Burke having a dinner in Liverpool, which sparked rumors of the duo dating. James Burke played lacrosse at Penn State University after growing up in Massachusetts. There are claims that Burke is a Republican and a supporter of Trump, leading to social media criticism of Jodie Comer portraying an LGBT character and dating a Trump supporter. Although Comer has not publicly spoken about her relationship with James, James has long deleted his social media account following the backlash of his cozy picture with Comer was leaked on twitter.
Comer height and net worth
Jodie Comer is 5 ft 8 inches. She is estimated to worth $3 million following the successes of her role in Killing Eve and breakthrough into the film scene. She is also the Global Brand Ambassador for Noble Panacea.
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