Jessica Sula is a British actress best known for playing the role of Grace Blood in ‘Skins’, a teen comedy-drama television series. She was part of the third generation of the TV series. She also played the lead role in freeform drama series, ‘Recovery Road’. Her other ventures in the TV industry include ‘Love and Marriage’, ‘Lucifer’, and ‘Godless’, among others. She made her movie debut with ‘Honeytrap’ where she portrayed the lead character, Layla. She was applauded for her role in the second installment of M. Night Shyamalan’s trilogy, ‘Split’, and has also acted in movies such as ‘Big Fork’ and ‘All the Little Things We Kill’. Sula likes playing the guitar and is also a regular Karate practitioner.
Jessica Sula made her television debut in 2011 with ‘Skins’. She was part of the third generation of the TV series and was cast in the fifth and sixth season. She portrayed Grace Blood. She wasn’t sure if she would get the role as she said that she seemed quite timid during auditions. However, the character of Blood was quiet, endearing, and idealistic, and the producers thought she was best suited for the role.
In 2013, she was cast in the role of Scarlett Quilter in ‘Love and Marriage’, a British comedy-drama series. In 2016, she grabbed the lead role in ‘Recovery Road’, a freeform drama series by ABC Family. She portrayed the character of Maddie Graham in the show, which was based on a book of the same name, written by Blaske Nelson.
She had a recurring role in ‘Godless’, where she played Louise Hobbs, a skilled violinist and the love interest of the main cast, Thomas Brodie-Sangster. In 2019, she was in the main cast for the third season of ‘Scream’, a slasher TV series based on a film of the same name. In the series, she plays Olivia “Liv” Reynolds, an honor roll student and member of the cheer squad.
She made her debut on the big screen in 2014 with ‘Honeytrap’, where she played a 15-year-old girl called Layla. She was the lead in the movie. She acted in ‘Split’, which was released in 2016. Her performance in the M. Night Shyamalan-directed psychological thriller earned her rave reviews. She also starred in an indie film, ‘Big Fork’.
She has also acted in other films and television series, including ‘The Lovers’, ‘All the Little Things We Kill’, ‘Eye Candy’, and ‘Lucifer’ among others.
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Family & Personal Life
Jessica Sula was born on May 3, 1994, in Swansea, Wales, to Shurla Blades and Steven Sula. Her mother has Chinese and Afro-Trinidadian ancestry, while her father has a heritage of Germany and Estonia.
She spent her early childhood in Gorseinon, Wales. She studied at Gorseinon College, where she finished her A-levels in Drama, Spanish, and French.
Sula has kept her romantic life under wraps. There have been a few speculations of her dating someone, but she has not confirmed any relationship.
Jessica Sula loves to play the guitar and trains in Karate.