Who is Jessie Buckley?
Jessie Buckley (born 28 December 1989) is an Irish actress and singer. She began her career in 2008 as a contestant on the BBC TV talent show "I'd Do Anything", in which she placed second. In the same year, she appeared in the West End revival of Stephen Sondheim's "A Little Night Music". She then studied at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, from which she graduated in 2013. Her early onscreen appearances include BBC television series: Marya Bolkonskaya in the 2016 adaptation of Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace", Lorna Bow in "Taboo" (2017) and Marian Halcombe in "The Woman in White" (2018).
Buckley made her film debut playing the lead role of Moll Huntford in "Beast" (2017). Her other roles include Rose-Lynn Harlan in "Wild Rose" (2018), Lyudmilla Ignatenko in the HBO miniseries "Chernobyl" (2019), the Young Woman in "I'm Thinking of Ending Things" (2020), and Oraetta Mayflower in season four of "Fargo" (2020). For her performance in "Wild Rose", she received a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. In 2019, she was recognised by Forbes in its annual 30 Under 30 list. In 2020, she was listed at No. 38 on The Irish Times' list of Ireland's greatest film actors.
Buckley was born on 28 December 1989 in Killarney, County Kerry. Her mother, Marina Cassidy, encouraged her to sing and coached her. She has a younger brother and three younger sisters.