Jessie Buckley Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 23 Jul, 2018
Facts of Jessie Buckley
Date of Birth: 1989 , December-28
Age: 28 years old
Birth Nation: Ireland
Height: 5 feet 5 inch
Name Jessie Buckley
Birth Name Jessie Buckley
Father Tim Buckley
Mother Marina Cassidy
Birth Place/City Killarney, Republic of Ireland
Ethnicity caucasian
Profession Actress
Eye Color Hazel
Hair Color Blond
Face Color white
Affair with  James Norton
Education Royal Irish Academy of Music, Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Siblings brother, Killian Buckley, and three sisters, Lily Buckley, Julie Buckley, and Eva Buckley
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Irish singer and actress, Jessie Buckley is known for playing Anne Egerma in the West End rival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music. She became second in 2008 talent show-themed television series, I'd Do Anything. She won the AIMS Best Actress award for her portrayal of Julie Jordan in the Killarney Society production of Carousel in 2008. As an actress, Buckley also starred in television series, War and Peace, Taboo, The Woman in White and The Last Post.

Early Life And Education Of Jessie Buckley

Jessie Buckley was born on December 28, 1989, in Killarney, County Kerry under the birth sign Capricorn. She was born to Tim Buckley and Marina Cassidy, a vocal coach at the Ursuline Secondary School.

Buckley has a brother, Killian Buckley, and three sisters, Lily Buckley, Julie Buckley, and Eva Buckley.

She went to Ursuline Secondary School, An all-girls convent school in Thurles, County Tipperary. She also joined the Royal Irish Academy of Music, where she learned piano, clarinet, and harp.

Buckley is a member of the Tippery Millennium Orchestra. She also attended The Association Of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS) where she was recognized as a talented actress and was encouraged to apply for Drama School in London. But, just before she auditioned for the BBC’s talent competition I’d Do Anything, she was turned down by two drama schools.

In 2008, Buckley won the AIMS Best Actress award for her portrayal of Julie Jordan in the Killarney Society production of Carousel. She graduated from The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in January 2013.

Jessie Buckley's Career

Jessie Buckley started off her acting career as a competitor in I'd Do Anything where she secured the second position, lost to Jodie Prenger, who won the title of Nancy to play in a London West End stage Revival of Oliver. She made her West End debut in a revival of Stephen Sondheim’s A Little Night Music.

CAPTION: Jessie Buckley SOURCE: zimbo

On September 14, 2008, Buckley sang a solo song I Don't Know How To Love Him and Light At The End Of The Tunnel at the Andrew Lloyd Webber's Birthday in the park show in Hyde Park, London. She performed along with Niamh Perry, Keisha Amponsa-Banson, Rachael Tucker.

The same on September 18, Buckley performed with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra at an Andrew Lloyd Webber evening at the National Concert Hall in Dublin alongside Aoife Mulholland.

Buckley even performed at the charity concert in Tipperary, where she announced that she would be starting rehearsals for A Little Night Music in London the following Monday. 

In 2013, she portrayed the character of Miranda in The Tempest at the Shakespeare's Globe. Buckley also played Emily Strong in Rosamunde Pilcher's four-part TV adaptation of her book Shades of Love. This was aired in September of the same year.

Moreover, Buckley also starred in several BBC television series including War and Peace, Taboo, The Woman in White, and The Last Post. She last appeared as lead Moll Huntingdon in British psychological thriller film, Beast.

Jessie Buckley's Net worth

As of 2018, Jessie Buckley has an estimated net worth of $500,000 (£356,940). Alongside her acting talent, she also made much from her music career.

Jessie Buckley's Personal Life

Jessie Buckley has kept her personal life low in the media. Previously, she dated her co-star, James Norton, and was spotted in many places together expressing their love.

CAPTION: Jessie Buckley and James Norton SOURCE: Evening Standard

However, after two years of relationship, they broke up.  As of 2018, she is possibly single. 

Below, we present the interview of Jessie Buckley

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