Jodhi May Biography

(Actress)
Jodhi May
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Birthday: May 8, 1975 (Taurus)

Born In: Camden, London, England

Jodhi May is an English actress, director and writer. She became the youngest receiver of the Best Actress trophy at the Cannes Film Festival, for her role in the 1988 film ‘A World Apart.’ She is also known for her appearances in ‘The Last of the Mohicans,’ ‘Sister My Sister,’ and ‘A Quiet Passion.’ Born in Camden Town, London to a Turkish-French mother and a German father, she had an interesting childhood and began acting at the young age of 12. Following high school, she went on to receive a master’s degree in English at Wadham College, Oxford. After getting her degree, she resumed acting. A much admired and sought-after actress in the British and American entertainment industry, May continues to enjoy stardom both on the small and the big screen. She has been active on the stage as well.
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British Celebrities Born In May

Also Known As: Jodhi Tania May, Jodhi Tania Hakim-Edwards

Age: 47 Years, 47 Year Old Females

Family:

mother: Jocelyn Hakim

Born Country: England

Actresses British Women

Height: 5'8" (173 cm), 5'8" Females

Notable Alumni: Wadham College, Oxford

City: London, England

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education: Wadham College, Oxford

Career
Jodhi May made her acting debut at the age of 12 when she appeared in the anti-apartheid drama film ‘A World Apart’. For the role, she won a Best Actress award at Cannes Film Festival which she shared with her co-stars Linda Mvusi and Barbara Hershey. In 1994, she played a lead role in ‘Sister My Sister’, a film based on the 1933 Papin murder case in which two sisters who having an incestuous lesbian affair murdered their employer and her daughter. This was followed by her performance in the drama flick ‘The Gambler,’ for which she earned the Silver Dolphin Award for Best Actress.
In 1999, May appeared in the made-for-television movies ‘Warriors’ and ‘The Turn of the Screw’. The following year, she starred alongside Gillian Anderson in Terence Davies' ‘The House of Mirth’. After this, she featured in the television series ‘Tipping the Velvet’. Following a role in the 2003 TV film ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’, the actress featured in six episodes of ‘The Amazing Mrs Pritchard’.
In the ensuing years, she had roles in the drama series ‘Emma’, ‘Strike Back’ and ‘The Jury II’. In 2015, May joined the cast of ‘A.D. The Bible Continues’ as Leah, the wife of Caiaphas, and also appeared in the season 5 premiere of HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones.’ The following year, she played Susan Gilbert in ‘A Quiet Passion’, the biographical movie about the life of popular American poet Emily Dickinson. In 2017, she made guest appearances in two episodes of ‘Genius’.
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Family & Personal Life
Jodhi May was born as Jodhi Tania Edwards on 8 May 1975 in Camden Town, London, UK. Her French-Turkish mother, an art teacher, had initially married English artist Malcolm McLaren to attain citizenship, paying him money to marry her in a register office in 1972. However, she later divorced him. Jodhi has not revealed anything about her father except that he is German.
She was educated at Camden School for Girls and later studied English at Wadham College, Oxford. Talking about her love life, the talented actress isn’t married and nothing is known about her love affairs as well.

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