Jessie Buckley: Early life, Career & Net worth

If you are a lover of psychological thriller movies, you may not have missed the 2020 Netflix production movie, I’m Thinking of Ending Things.

And, of course, you must be familiar with Jessie Buckley, who portrayed the role of the lead character.

Jessie is a successful Irish actress renowned as a theatre performer. Moreover, she has managed to win the heart of everyone in a short period.

Jessie Buckley posing for a photo.
Jessie Buckley is posing for a photo.

Jessie has been awarded different awards, and she has been nominated for almost every TV series and movie she has played.

Furthermore, in this article, you will find detailed information regarding Jessie’s early life, education, career, and many more.

Quick Facts

Here are some quick astonishing quick facts about Jessie Buckley:

Full name Jessie Buckley
Date of birth December 28, 1989
Age 32 years old 
Birthplace Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
Parents name Father’s name- Tim Buckley
Mother’s name- Marina Cassidy
Siblings One younger brother
Three younger sisters
School Ursuline Secondary School
University Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (BA) (2013)
Nationality Irish
Zodiac Sign Capricorn
Ethnicity White
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Blonde and Red
Height 5 feet 7 inches (1.70m)
Weight 57kg (125lbs)
Body Measurement 36-25-35 inches
Hips 35 inches
Waist 25 inches
Body type Slim
Sexual Orientation Straight
Marital Status Single
Profession Acting
Active year 2008- present
Net worth $13 million – $15 million
Social Media Not available
Last update May, 2022

Jessie Buckley: Early life and Family Background

Jessie was born to Tim Buckley and Marina Cassidy on December 28, 1989. Similarly, she grew up with her younger brother and three younger sisters in Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. 

She was born to a poet and a musical family background. Thus, it can be said that she got the art of expression from her parents.

Moreover, her mother was a vocal coach at the secondary school.

Sadly, there is no information regarding his father’s profession. However, her father is believed to be a part-timer poet.

Jessie has been into singing since her early days. Thus, being a vocal coach, her mother trained her.

Fortunately, her parent’s motivation gave her confidence and freedom to explore different art forms in school.

Furthermore, she used to perform in different school productions even if she portrayed the male characters sometimes.

During her school days, her known portrayed characters are ‘Tony’ in ‘West Side Story and ‘Freddie Trumper’ in ‘Chess.’

Thus, her childhood was full of experiencing and unraveling different talents. 

Jessie Buckley: Educational Background

She went to the Ursuline Secondary School, an all-girls convent school in Thurles, County Tipperary. Interestingly, her mother was a vocal coach in the same school. 

Furthermore, Jessie was also a member of the Tipperary Millenium Orchestra and the Royal Irish Academy of music.

She reached eighth grade in piano, clarinet, and harp at the Royal Irish Academy.

During her years in the Royal Irish Academy, she got an opportunity to attend Summer workshops with the Association of Irish Musical Societies (AIMS).

Thus, this helped her improve her singing and acting skills. Luckily, she was recognized as a talented actress.

Consequently, she was encouraged to apply for drama school in London.

Similarly, In 2013, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in acting from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, London, England.

Jessie Buckley: Physical Appearance

Jessie stands 5 feet 7 inches (1.73m) tall and weighs approximately 57kg (125lbs).

Similarly, her body measurement is 36-25-35 inches. Her hair color is red and blonde.

Jessie has beautiful brown eyes. Her distinctive features are a cute smile and her defined jawline. Similarly, her hip size is 35 inches, and her waist measures 25 inches.

The December-born actress zodiac sign is Capricorn. As of traits of Capricorn, she is ambitious, persistent, practical, and sensitive.

Furthermore, she belongs to the white race.

Jessie Buckley: Relationship Status

Lately, Jessie is not engaged to anyone. However, Jessie was in a relationship with James Norton for two years.

Similarly, the duo met on the set of War and Peace. Sadly, there is no information why they broke up. Moreover, it seems she is single for now.

Jessie Buckley: Professional Career

Jessie first appeared in the media with the BBC production talent show I’d Do Anything, searching for a new.

She competed in it to get the lead role of Nancy in the ‘London West End stage revival of the British musical ‘Oliver.’

This actress managed to reach the final on May 8, 2008. However, she stood second place behind Jodie Prenger.

Theatre career

Jessie has portrayed the character of ‘Julie Jordan’ in the ‘Killarney Musical Society’ production of ‘Carousel’ in 2008.

Similarly, in 2013, she appeared the opposite of Jude Law of the William Shakespeare classic Henry V’s in a West End production at Noël Coward Theatre.

She has performed in a revival of Stephen Sondheim’s musical ‘A little Night Music’ as ‘Anne Egermann.’ Trevor Nunn directed the act.

Furthermore, due to her prolific performances, she got an opportunity to portray the role ‘Miranda’ in ‘The Tempest’ at the ‘Shakespeare’s Globe’ and ‘Kitty Batten’ in ‘Endeavour.’

This actress portrayed Perdita in the Kenneth Branagh Theatre Company’s The Winter’s Tale production.

Similarly, the act was streamed live in cinemas worldwide on 26th November of 2015.

Singing career               

Jessie performed ‘I Don’t Know How To Love Him’ as a solo.

And the actress also performed ‘Light at the End of the Tunnel’ from Starlight Express with I’d Do Anything finalists Niamh Perry, Rachel Tucker, and  Keisha Amponsa-Benson.

Moreover, she performed with Any Dream Will Do finalists Daniel Boys, Lewis Bradley, Ben James-Ellis, and Keith Jack.

Furthermore, Jessie and Aoife Mulholland performed with the RTE Concert Orchestra at an Andrew Lloyd Webber evening.

Similarly, this singer has performed on Dany Street in Tralee, Co. Kerry for RTE Radio 1 in 2008.

Following this, Jessie has also performed at a charity concert in Tipperary.

Likewise, she announced in the same concert she would start rehearsing for A Little Night Music in London the following Monday.

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TV series career

Jessie made her first appearance in the short film Join My Hand. Similarly, she portrayed the character of a teenager in a rock band.

Jessie has also portrayed the lead character of Marya Bolkonskaya in the BBC’s dramatization series War and Peace.

Moreover, this series is the adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s classic novel War and Peace.

Fortunately, the TV series helped her receive acclaim for her magnificent performance.

Jessie was cast in the BBC TV series ‘Taboo (2017)’ where she played the character of Lorna Bow, a young widow of a deceased old merchant.

Jessie-Buckley-acting-with-Tom-Hardy-in-Taboo
Jessie Buckley acting with Tom Hardy in Taboo

Moreover, famous British actor Tom Hardy was also part of this series.

She kept delivering robust performances in TV series one after another, managing to win the hearts of many TV series lovers.

This actress has also performed in many other BBC production series. For example, Jessie portrayed the role of Martin in The Last Post (2017) and Marian Holcombe in The Woman in White (2018).

Similarly, she was a part of Rosamunde Pilcher’s four-part TV adaptation of her book Shade of Love. Jessie played the part of Emily Strong.

This singer also appeared as Lyudmilla Ignatenko in the HBO production miniseries Chernobyl (2019).

Movies career

Fortunately, in 2018, she got an opportunity to perform a lead role in the psychological thriller movie Beast.

Furthermore, the following year seemed to be fortunate for her as she got to play the lead role in the country music drama movie Wild Rose.

Buckley got the chance to perform music from the film at the Glastonbury Festival.

Similarly, the movie’s official soundtrack reached number one on the UK Country Albums Chart.

Jessie was also in Judy Garland’s biopic movie Judy (2019).

Similarly, her other notable movies include Dolittle (2020), The Courier (2020), and Misbehavior (2020).

Her other most acclaimed movie is I’m Thinking of Ending Things (2020), an American psychological thriller directed by Charlie Kaufman, the adaptation of the 2016 novel by Iain Reid.

Similarly, she starred in the lead role as Oraetta Mayflower, a nurse, in the fourth season of the FX black comedy crime drama Fargo.

Furthermore, Jessie is starring alongside Rory Kinnear in Alex Garland’s next film, Men.

In addition to this, her next upcoming movies include Cottontail and Women Talking.

Jessie Buckley (The Lost Daughter)

Similarly, her recent movie is The Lost Daughter, a psychological drama film. Maggie Gyllenhaal directed the movie.

Moreover, the movie is based on the novel of the same name by Elena Ferrante.

It was supposed to be released on December 17, 2021, in the United States, but it was released in Venice on September 3, 2021.

Dakota Johnson, Olivia Colman, Peter Sarsgaard, and Ed Harris also acted in this movie.

The original soundtrack is by Dickson Hinchliffe. The distributor of the movie is Netflix.

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Jessie Buckley: Awards and Nominations

After her entrance into the TV series Taboo in 2018, she has been nominated for different categories every year.

Similarly, Buckley has managed to win awards in more than eight categories. 

Jessie’s first award was the 2018 British Independent Film Awards for the Most Promising Newcomer category for Beast (2018).

Similarly, her next award was the London Critics Circle Film Awards for the Best British/ Irish Actress of the Year for the same movie.

Jessie Buckley posing for a photo.
Jessie Buckley is posing for a photo.

Furthermore, Wild Rose helped her gain four awards in 2019.

This actress won the British Academy Scotland Awards and the Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards for the Best Actress in the Film category.

Similarly, her other awards include the Hollywood Critics Association for the Breakthrough Performance- Actress and the Irish Film & Television for Actress in a Leading Role- Film.

Jessie won the 2019 Hollywood Critics Association for Breakthrough Performance- Actress category for Judy.

Buckley was awarded the 2020 Irish film & Television Awards for the actress in a Supporting Role- Television category for Chernobyl.

Jessie also won the Dublin Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress category for I’m Thinking of Ending Things in the same year.

Furthermore, her recent award is the 2021 Cannes Film Festival for Trophee Chopard.

Jessie Buckley: Rumors and Controversies

Fortunately, Jessie has managed to keep her profile clean and has not been a part of any rumor and controversy.

However, being a famous artist, it is tough to keep to profile clean.

Jessie Buckley: Net worth

Buckley is a famous Irish actress who has been giving her best since 2008. Jessie has experienced a lot and has given adequately to the entertainment industry.

Jessie Buckley has a net worth of around $13 million – $15 million. However, there is no exact information regarding her annual income.

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Jessie Buckley: Social Media

Despite being a famous personality, she is not available on any social media platforms. Jessie loves to keep her personal life private.

Similarly, she loves to have live interaction rather than connecting through the internet.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is the name of the video game Jessie Buckley will voice for?

The video game is going to release in 2022. Similarly, the name of the video game is The Dark Pictures Anthology: The Devil in Me.

The video game is a series of interactive drama survival horror. The developer of the game is Supermassive Games. Likewise, Jessie has voiced the character Nyuggh.

When was Jessie Buckley first nominated for the Irish Film & Television Awards?

Jessie was nominated for the Irish Film and Television Awards in 2018 for Taboo.

She was nominated for the actress in a Supporting Role-Television category. Similarly, she was nominated in the Rising Star category too.

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