Jodhi May is an English actress who is well-known for being the youngest ever actress to receive the Cannes Film Festival award for the Best Actress. This award was awarded to her for her work in the 1988 anti-apartheid drama movie, ‘A World Apart’, where she portrayed the role of Molly Roth. In addition to this, it was also her debut performance in the entertainment industry, and she also won the Evening Standard British Film award for the Most Promising Newcomer.

Likewise, she is also known for portraying the role of Layla Thompson for six episodes of the 2010 British American adventure spy drama action television series ‘Strike Back. She is also famous for appearing as Leah, the wife of Caiaphas, in the 2015 American biblical drama television miniseries, ‘A.D. The Bible Continues’. Moreover, Jodhi May is a recipient of numerous awards and accolades during her professional career, including the Bentonville Film Festival award and the Women Film Critics Circle award.

Quick InfoAn English actress who is known as the youngest actress to ever receive the Cannes Film Festival’s Best Actress award.
Full NameJodhi Tania Hakim Edwards
Date of BirthMay 8 , 1975
Birth PlaceCamden Town, London, England
NationalityEnglish
Parent(s)Jocelyn Hakim
OccupationActress
Age45 years
Height5 feet 8 inches
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Unkown
ZodiacTaurus
Net worth$300,000

Early Life and Bio

Jodhi May’s full name is Jodhi Tania May. She was born on 8 May 1975 in Camden Town, London, England as Jodhi Tania Hakim Edwards. Her mother’s name is Jocelyn Hakim who is an art teacher and her father’s name is not known to the public and she has not shared any information regarding who her father is. However, it is known that he descends from German ancestry.

Jodhi May’s mother was previously married to Malcolm McLaren, an English artist, a performer, and a designer to gain citizenship. The marriage cost £50 but the couple later divorced in which £2000 was lost. Unfortunately, there is no information regarding the actress’s family background and sibling details at the moment. Besides this, she is currently 45 years old with the zodiac sign of Taurus.

 

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Nationality and Physical Stats

Jodhi May holds a British nationality and descends from French and Turkish ancestry through her mother’s side and she descends from German ancestry through her father’s side. Unfortunately, there is no information available regarding her religious views and religious beliefs. Besides this, she stands at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches tall and weighs around 58kgs. Moreover, she has a slim body figure with a body measurement of 34-26-36 inches respectively. In addition to this, she has a pair of hazel eyes color with light brown colored hair.

Education: Schooling/University

Jodhi May studied and completed her schooling at the Camden School for Girls, a comprehensive secondary school for girls located in London Borough of Camden, North London. For further studies, she studied English at Wadham College, one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford located in Oxford.

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Career

Jodhi May gave her debut performance in the year 1988 when she played the role of Molly Roth in the anti-apartheid drama movie, ‘A World Apart’. For this role, she was awarded a Cannes Film Festival award and an Evening Standard British Film award. Following the success of this role, she went on to play the role of Miriam Weiss in the American drama movie, ‘Max and Helen’, the role of Sonia Parsons in the television miniseries, ‘The Gift’ and the role of Ewa in the movie, ‘Eminent Domain’.

 Likewise, she has appeared in movies like ‘For the Greater Good’, ‘The Last of the Mohicans’, ‘Second Best’, ‘Sister My Sister’, ‘Signs and Wonders’, and ‘The Scarlet Letter’ in between the years 1991 and 1995. 

In the year 1997, she played the role of Anna Snitkina in the drama movie, ‘The Gambler’ and the role of Marty South in the movie, ‘The Woodlanders’. In the year 1999, she portrayed the role of Lady Sarah Lennox in the television series, ‘Aristocrats’, the role of Emma in the British television drama series, ‘Warriors’, and the role of the Governess in the horror movie, ‘The Turn of the Screw’.

In between the years 2000 and 2010, Jodhi May has contributed her talent in movies, television movies, television series, and short movies like ‘The House of Mirth’, ‘Round About Five’, ‘Tipping the Velvet’, ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’, ‘On a Clear Day’, ‘The Man-Eating Leopard of Rudraprayag’, ‘Land of the Blind’, ‘The Street’, ‘Einstein and Eddington’ and ‘Blood and Oil’.

She has also played the recurring roles of Layla Thompson, Katherine Bullmore, and Vere Hobart in the television series, ‘Strike Back’ in the year 2010, ‘The Jury 2’ in the year 2011, and ‘Gentleman Jack’ respectively.

 In between these years, she can also be seen in television series and movies like ‘The Ice Cream Girls’, ‘Game of Thrones’ starring Emilia Clarke, Kit Harrington, Maisie Williams, Peter Dinklage, Sophie Turner, Leana Heady, ‘Crossing Lines’, ‘A Quiet Passion’, ‘Down a Dark Hall’ and ‘The Warrior Queen of Jhansi’. In addition to this, she has also played the main role of Leah in the 2015 American biblical drama television miniseries, ‘A.D. The Bible Continues’. Her most recent work came in the year 2020 when she played the role of Selma James for an episode of the British anthology movie series, ‘Small Axe’.

Awards and Achievements

Jodhi May was awarded the Cannes Film Festival award for the Best Actress for her work in the movie, ‘A World Apart’ in the year 1988 and an Evening Standard British Film award for the Most Promising Newcomer in the year 1989 for her work in the same. Likewise, she won the Valladolid International Film Festival award for the Best Actress for ‘Sister My Sister’ and the Festroia – Troia International Film Festival award for the Best Actress for ‘The Gambler’ in the year 1998. In addition to this, she is also a recipient of a Women Film Critics Circle award as well as a Bentonville Film Festival award.

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Personal Life: Husband

Jodhi May likes to keep her personal life private to herself. There is no information regarding her love life and it is assumed that she is currently single and is not involved in a romantic relationship with anyone. In addition to this, it is also assumed that she has not been married to anyone and has not had any children to date.

What is Jodhi May’s Net Worth?

Jodhi May earns primarily through her acting career and as of the year 2020, she has an estimated net worth of around $3 million.

 

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