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Who Is Naomi Ackie? Meet The Actress Of Star Wars

By Staff Writer | On: 21 Dec, 2019
Who Is Naomi Ackie? Meet The Actress Of Star Wars

Naomi Ackie is an award-winning actress, who won the' British Independent Award' for ‘Most Promising Newcomer’ in 2017. She is best known for her role as 'Jannah' in action-adventure Stars Wars: Episode IX- The Rise of Skywalker (2019) and adventure-comedy TV series The End of the F***ing World (2019).

She made her debut in the entertainment industry from I Used To Be Famous in 2015 and had gotten featured in Doctor Who (2015), Yardie (2018), Cleaning Up (2019) and The Corrupted (2019).

Who Is Naomi Ackie? (Wiki-Age)

Naomi celebrates her birthday on 2 November. She was born with birthname Naomi Sarah Ackie in 1992 in Camden, London, England. She was driven by her passion for acting at a young age. She played a rapping angel 'Gabriel' at a school play when she was just 11 years old. 

Having enthusiasm for acting, Naomi even graduated from the 'Royal Central School of Speech and Drama' in 2012.

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Family Details

Naomi's parents are second-generation immigrants from Grenada, West Indies. Her father is a retired TfL employee and her mother worked for Britain’s National Health Service (NHS). Sadly, her mother passed away a few years ago.

She has an older brother and a sister in the family. 

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Star Wars

In the Stars Wars: Episode IX- The Rise of Skywalker, Naomi Ackie portrayed the new character Jannah. Her character’s name and appearance were revealed for the first time in Star Wars: Episode IX panel at 'Star Wars Celebration Chicago' in April 2019.

Naomi Ackie with producers and casts at Star Wars Celebration at McCormick Place Convention Center, Chicago (Source: Dailymail)

The film was released on 20 December 2019 in the United State. In the movie, her character is a human female from Kef Bir who had legendary bravery and athleticism in battles. She uses an energy bow and excels at the use of other weapons. Her character leads a tribe of noble warriors on an ocean moon at the time of the 'First Order-Resistance War'. She later becomes an ally to the 'Resistance'.

Who Is Naomi Dating?

According to tvovermind.com, Naomi is in fact dating. But, she has preferred to keep her love life away from the limelight.

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Interesting Facts About Naomi :

  • Naomi stands at a height of 1.68m (5 feet 6 inches).
     
  • The English actress belongs to Black-British ethnicity.
     
  • She was about to quit acting. In late 2017 she gave herself 12 months' time to concentrate on being a full-time actress or would quit acting if she had not been successful before getting a big break from Star WarsL The Rise Of Skywalker.
     
  • She was listed One To Watch by People magazine in October 2019.
     
  • To play her character in Star Wars, Naomi had to train seven months to ride a horse.