Jessica Henwick is an English actress and writer who is well-known for playing the role of Nymeria Sand in the 2015 American fantasy drama television series, ‘Game of Thrones’. She became the first-ever actress of East Asian descent to play a lead role in a British television series when she played the role of Bo in the 2010 BBC children’s adventure series, ‘Spirit Warriors’.

She can also be seen playing the role of Jessika Pava in the 2015 American epic space opera movie, ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ and Emily Haversham in the 2020 American science fiction action horror movie, ‘Underwater’.

Quick Info
Full NameJessica Yu Li Henwick
Date of Birth30 August 1992
Birth PlaceSurrey, England, UK
Parent(s)Pearlyn Goh Kun Shan and Mark Henwick
OccupationActress, Writer
Partner(s)Johnny Yang
EthnicityChinese-Singaporean, English
Net worthUS $700,000.00

Early Life

Jessica Henwick’s full name is Jessica Yu Li Henwick. She was born on 30 August 1992 in Surrey, England to her mother, Pearlyn Goh Kun Shan who was in the retail business, and to her father Mark Henwick who is an author. She was born and raised alongside an elder and a younger brother. Besides this, she is currently 28 years old with the zodiac sign of Virgo.

Jessica Henwick

Nationality and Physical Stats

Jessica Henwick holds an English nationality and belongs to English descent from her father’s side and to Chinese-Singaporean descent from her mother’s side. Besides this, she stands in at a height of 5 feet and 6 inches (1.69m/169cms) tall and weighs around 56kgs (123lbs). Moreover, she has a slim body figure with a pair of light brown colored eyes with black colored eyes. Her body measurements are 32-27-35 inches respectively.



Jessica Henwick was interested in acting from a young age and studied in the Redroofs Theatre School. Later, she enrolled in the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain situated in London.


Who is Jessica Henwick in Relationship With?

Jessica Henwick was rumored to have been in a relationship with actor Johnny Yang. She has not been married yet nor does she have any children.


Social Media

Jessica Henwick is active on social media platforms. Her Instagram account (@jhenwick) has over 488 thousand followers and her Twitter account (@JHenwick) has over 71 thousand followers.

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She began her career as acting from the expert theater debut in 2013 from he worldwide debut of Running on the Cracks, in view of the book by Julia Donaldson. Later on she went on playing various movies and TV series.


Jessica Henwick made her debut in the movie industry when she played the role of Scotty in the 2014 short movie, ‘Balsa Wood’. Later, she went on to play the role of Rachel in ‘Dr. Liebenstein’ in the same year. Likewise, in the year 2015, she played the role of Paula Reid in ‘Dragonfly’ and the role of Jessika Pava in ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’, the role of Aiko Koo in ‘The Head Hunter’ in the year 2016, Elena in ‘Rice on White’ and Joanne in ‘Newness’ in 2017, Muse in ‘Yo! My Saint’ in 2018,

Emily Haversham in ‘Underwater’, Fiona in ‘On the Rocks’, and Aimee in ‘Love and Monsters’ in the year 2020. Moreover, she has also written and starred in short movies like ‘Baliko’ where she played the role of Mara in the year 2019, and ‘The Heart of the Forest’ where she played the role of Akira in the year 2016.


Jessica Henwick has appeared on television alongside her movie career. She has appeared for an episode each in ‘The Thick of It’ (2012) as Charlotte, ‘Obsession: Dark Desires’ (2014) as Jane Jeong Trenka, ‘Fortitude’ (2017) as Bianca Mankyo, and ‘Luke Cage’ (2018) as Colleen Wing. Likewise, she has played the main role in series like ‘Spirit Warriors’ (2010) as Bo, ‘Silk’ (2014) as Amy Lang, ‘Game of Thrones’ as Nymeria Sand alongside Ed Skrein who appeared in the role of “Daario Naharis,” ‘Iron Fist’ (2017-2018), and ‘The Defenders’ (2017) as Colleen Wing. Moreover, she has also lent her voice when she played the voice role of Alexia in ‘Blood of Zeus’ in 2020.

Video Games

Jessica Henwick played the role of Enu Hanna Roth in the 2015 3D adventure game, ‘Dreamfall Chapter: The Longest Journey’.

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Awards and Achievements

Jessica Henwick won the Accolade Competition’s Award of Excellence award for her work in ‘The Heart of the Forest’ in the year 2016 and the Asians on Film Festival’s Best Original Script award for the same in 2017.


What is Jessica Henwick’s Current Net worth?

Jessica Henwick has earned herself a lot of name and fame along with a handsome amount of fortune. As of the year 2020, Jessica Henwick has an estimated net worth of $700,000.


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