Jessie Mei Li Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 28 Feb, 2021
Facts of Jessie Mei Li
Date of Birth: 1995 , August-27
Age: 26 years old
Birth Nation: England
Name Jessie Mei Li
Birth Name Jessica Mei Li
Nationality English
Birth Place/City Brighton, East Sussex, England
Profession Actress
Education Reigate College
Online Presence Instagram
Movies All About Eve
TV Show Shortflix, Shadow and Bone
Siblings 1 (brother)
View more / View Less Facts of Jessie Mei Li

Jessie Mei Li is an English film and television actress who is set to star as Alina Starkov in the upcoming Netflix fantasy series Shadow and Bone, which is set to premiere in April 2021. 

How Old is Jessie Mei Li? 

Jessica Mei Li was born on August 27, 1995, the younger of two children and the only daughter, to a Chinese father and an English mother. She is 25 years old at the time of this writing.    

Born in Brighton and raised in Redhill, Sussex, England, Jessica attended Reigate College in Reigate, Surrey. She got into acting from working with special needs children. She went on to join the National Youth Theatre and trained at the Identity School of Acting. 

What Movies & TV Shows is Jessie Mei Li Known For?

Jessie Mei Li got into professional acting as a stage performer, most notably playing the role of Claudia Casswell in an adaptation of All About Eve at Noel Coward Theatre in London.

Mei Li made her on-screen acting debut in 2018, playing Rose in the episode "Together, They Smoke" of the drama miniseries Shortflix. She reprised her role in the short drama film titled Together, They Smoke after the episode.

She branched out in 2019 and appeared as Christina Jocko in the episode "Panamania" of the docudrama series Banged Up Abroad on the National Geographic channel.  

Jessie Mei Li as Alina Starkov in Netflix's Shadow and Bone SOURCE: HITC

Mei Li is set to make a breakout later this year with her confirmed role as Alina Starkov in the upcoming Netflix fantasy series Shadow and Bone. The series is based on the Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows fantasy novel series by American author Leigh Bardugo.

Mei Li will be joined by Ben Barnes as General Kirigan, Freddy Carter as Kaz Brekker, Amita Suman as Inej Ghafa, Kit Young as Jesper Fahey, and Archie Renaux as Malyen Oretsev, rounding out the main cast. 

Additionally, she is set to appear as Lara in the upcoming psychological horror film Last Night in Soho starring  Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie, Matt Smith, and Diana Rigg, among others.  

Besides that, she has appeared in a couple of music videos for such artists as Uri Sade and James Humphrys

How Much is Jessie Mei Li Worth in 2021?

While her exact net worth has yet to be determined, Jessie Mei Li is estimated to have a net worth of around $250 thousand as of February 2021. The 25-year-old has been in a handful of movies & TV shows since her 2018 debut and is set to make a breakthrough as  Alina Starkov in the upcoming Netflix fantasy series Shadow and Bone.