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 21-year-old British actress is currently starring in Channel 4 and Netflix's The End of The F***ing World as Bonnie and will soon cement 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?
Naomi's birthday is on 2 November 1992, making her 27 at time of writing. [Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images]
3. Who plays Bonnie in The End Of The F***ing World? Naomi Ackie joins the cast
Naomi joins the cast of TEOTFW for season 2 as the mysterious new character Bonnie. Judging by the teasers and the trailers, Bonnie is out to kill Alyssa and she'll stop at nothing until she gets what she wants. [Channel 4]
4. Who is Naomi Ackie's character in Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise Of Skywalker?
Naomi will play warrior Jannah in the upcoming Star Wars film, The Rise of Skywalker. Not much is known about her character so far but she did reveal in an interview with Total Film that her character, who carries a bow and arrow, "teams up with the heroes of the Resistance to play a key role in the final act of the Skywalker saga." Fans have theorised that she's the daughter of Lando Calrissian. [Disney]
5. Is Naomi Ackie on Instagram?
Yep! Naomi is on Instagram and you can find her at @naomi_ackie. You'll find pictures of her and her Star Wars co-stars and some absolutely fire photoshoots. She is not currently on Twitter. [@naomi_ackie via Instagram]
6. 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]
7. How tall is Naomi Ackie?
According to IMDb, Naomi is apparently 5ft 6. [Frazer Harrison/Getty Images]
8. Who did Naomi Ackie play in the Game Of Thrones prequel?
Naomi 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]