Naomi Ackie: 7 facts to know about the Star Wars actor
British actress Naomi Ackie appears in Star Wars IX: The Rise of Skywalker as Jannah and recently played the mysterious Bonnie in The End Of The F***ing World.
1. Who is Naomi Ackie? Meet the rising British star...
Naomi Ackie is about to dominate the big screen in a BIG way. The 29-year-old British actress has recently starred in Channel 4 and Netflix's The End of The F***ing World as Bonnie and has also cemented her name as part of the Star Wars legacy as Jannah in The Rise of Skywalker. Here's everything you need to know about your new fave, including her past roles and where to find her on Instagram... [Dave J Hogan/Dave Hogan/Getty Images for Disney]
2. How old is Naomi Ackie?
According to IMDb, Naomi Ackie's birthday is on November 2nd 1992, making her 29 at time of writing. [Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images]
3. How tall is Naomi Ackie?
According to IMDb, Naomi Ackie is apparently 5ft 6. [Frazer Harrison/Getty Images]
4. Who plays Bonnie in The End Of The F***ing World?
Naomi Ackie joined the cast of TEOTFW for season 2 as the mysterious new character Bonnie. Bonnie is out to kill Alyssa and she'll stop at nothing until she gets what she wants. [Channel 4]
5. Who is Naomi Ackie's character in Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker?
Naomi Ackie plays warrior Jannah in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker. Describing her character in an interview with Total Film, Naomi said she "teams up with the heroes of the Resistance to play a key role in the final act of the Skywalker saga." Naomi will reprise the role of Jannah in the Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga video game.
6. Is Naomi Ackie on Instagram?
Naomi was previously on Instagram under the username @naomi_ackie. However, her account appears to have been deleted. She is also not on Twitter either. [@naomi_ackie via Instagram]
7. Naomi Ackie starred in Lady Macbeth alongside Florence Pugh
Before her upcoming roles in Star Wars and The End Of The F***ing World, Naomi's first major film role was as Anna in 2016's Lady Macbeth alongside Florence Pugh and Cosmo Jarvis. [Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images for Disney]
8. Who did Naomi Ackie play in the Game Of Thrones prequel?
Naomi Ackie was set to star in the Game of Thrones prequel alongside Naomi Watts, Jamie Campbell Bower and Denise Gough. After shooting the pilot, the prequel was cancelled at HBO and will no longer be going forward. Speaking to Metro about the cancellation, Naomi said: "This stuff happens…Things get put down. I’m just really excited about what is out there for me now. That was a great project, it didn’t work out. I’m ready to look for more stuff." [Presley Ann/FilmMagic]
9. Naomi Ackie will play Whitney Houston in new biopic
Naomi Ackie was announced to play the legendary singer Whitney Houston in a new biopic, supported by Whitney's family, estate and music producer Clive Davis. In 2020, it was confirmed that Naomi would take on the role, although she will not be singing. Whitney's original vocals will accompany Naomi's performance. The film, titled I Wanna Dance With Somebody, is set to be released around Thanksgiving 2022. [Alamy, Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images]