IO – The British star cast in the film “Killing Eve”, has been named The Best Leading Drama Actress and has the right to hold the 2019 Emmy Award in Los Angeles, US, Sunday, September 22.
“I was not expecting to get up on this stage tonight at all” she said, as quoted by Metro.
“I cannot believe I am in a category alongside these women,” Jodie continued, “one of which is my co-star Sandra Oh. Safe to say Sandra that this Killing Eve journey has been an absolute whirlwind and I feel so lucky to have shared the whole experience with you.”
Jodie was so sure that she’s wasn’t going to win an Emmy at this year’s awards show, that she revealed in her speech she had told her parents not to fly out to LA for the ceremony. Instead, they were watching the show back at home in Liverpool: “I’d like to thank my mum and dad, who are in Liverpool, who I didn’t invite because I didn’t think this was going to be my time,” Jodie said, to laughter from the audience.
“One, I’m sorry, two I love you and I’m going to bring it home,” she finished.
She wrote on her Instagram “I’m still in disbelief and so unbelievably grateful. Thank you to the academy voters for this acknowledgment.”
Jodie Marie Comer was born in 1993 in Liverpool, Merseyside England and still has the distinctive regional accent of her hometown. The Liverpudlian actress began her career appearing in an episode of The Royal Today – a spin-off of the medical drama series The Royal – back in 2008, before landing a leading role in five-episode drama series Justice in 2011 as character Sharna Mulhearne. Jodie first appeared on our screens as Villanelle, the Russian killer with a penchant for fashion and dressing up, in 2018.
To overview her education, Comer is a graduate from St Julie’s Catholic High School. Reportedly, it was during her time in high school that she was able to uncover her talent.
As the story goes, Jodie caught the attention of her drama teacher after she entered the school talent show and performed a monologue. Seeing the raw talent she had, Jodie’s drama teacher motivated and advised her to find an agent. Not long after, she auditioned for a BBC Radio 4 play, which as she explains, became her first acting job.
Jodie Comer launched her TV career in 2008 playing a part in The Royal. It would later be followed by subsequent appearances in more TV shows such as Doctors, Silent Witness, Holby City, Law & Order: UK, Casualty, and Inspector George Gently.
Her previous brilliant performance led to her being cast in lead roles of more TV shows, including the 5-episode drama series titled Justice, the supernatural miseries, Remember Me, and the debut comedy-drama series, My Mad Fat Diary –where she featured as the character “Chloe Gernell”.
By 2016, Jody Comer had proved herself worthy in the industry, continuously being featured in multiple popular films. Before the end of 2016, she had been listed as one of Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow -which was in association with the BFI London Festival.
The following year, she starred in The White Princess on Starz as a young “Elizabeth of York”. The same year, Comer starred in the film, England is Mine as Christine. Reportedly, this film was her first feature film. (rp)