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Naomi Ackie

Naomi Ackie

English actress

Early life

Naomi Ackie was born and raised in Walthamstow, London,he daughter of second-generation immigrants from Grenada. Her father was a Transport for London employee and her mother worked for the National Health Service.She is one of three children and has an older brother and sister.She went to Walthamstow School for Girls.

Her first role was at the age of 11, playing the angel Gabriel in a school nativity play.

She studied at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama and graduated in 2014.


Ackie's breakthrough film role was in Lady Macbeth (2016),for which she won the British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer in 2017.She subsequently appeared in the films Yardie (2018) and Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019).She also portrayed a main role in the second season of comedy series The End of the F***ing World.She played a school inspector in Education, a drama film that is part of the anthology film series Small Axe.Ackie will star in the biographical film I Wanna Dance with Somebody, portraying American singer Whitney Houston.


August 22, 1992
Naomi Ackie was born in Walthamstow.


Further Resources


Is Star Wars' Naomi Ackie Playing Lando's Daughter? | The Jonathan Ross Show


November 16, 2019

Naomi Ackie wins Supporting Actress BAFTA | The British Academy Television Awards 2020 - BBC


July 31, 2020


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