Imogen Poots is an English actress, who is probably best known for appearing in horror movies such as “28 Weeks Later” (2007) and “Green Room” (2015), as well as for starring in the 2014 comedy movies “That Awkward Moment” and “A Long Way Down”. Additionally, she also made a memorable appearances in biographical movies about Jimi Hendrix – “Jimi: All Is by My Side” – and Paul Raymond, “The Look of Love”, both in 2013.
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Early Life and Education
Imogen Gay Poots was born under the zodiac sign of Gemini on the 3rd June 1989, in London, England, the younger child of journalist Fiona Goodall and current affairs television producer Trevor Poots. She is of white ethnicity and English nationality, and has an older brother named Alex Poots, who is a model.
When it comes to Imogen’s schooling background, she began her private education at Bute House Preparatory School for Girls, after which she went to Queen’s Gate School.
After matriculating from Latymer Upper School, Poots intended to enroll into veterinary studies with the idea of becoming a veterinary surgeon, however, she was turned-off after attending several improvisation workshops at the Young Blood Theatre Company, and decided to dedicate herself to acting, so in 2008 Imogen enrolled at the University of London’s Courtauld Institute of Art.
Poots’ on-camera acting debut occurred in 2004, when she briefly appeared in an episode of the British TV medical drama series “Casualty”.
Although in 2005 she appeared in the dystopian thriller movie based on the eponymous DC Comics’ series “V for Vendetta”, Imogen’s first major acting engagement came in 2007, when she was cast for the role of Tammy in Juan Carlos Fresnadillo’s horror drama movie “28 Weeks Later”, appearing opposite Jeremy Renner, Robert Carlyle and Rose Byrne. For this performance, she was honored with a nomination for the British Independent Film Award’s Most Promising Newcomer award.
With her popularity on the rise, young Poots honed her professional acting skills through a streak of on-camera engagements, including movies such as “Miss Austen Regrets”, “Me and Orson Welles”, “Cracks” and “Solitary Man” all in 2009, as well as “Centurion” in 2010. These were followed by appearances in the 2011 Oscar-winning romantic drama movie “Jane Eyre”, as well as in the comedy horror movie “Fright Night” later that year. In 2012, Imogen’s filming schedule was quite busy, as she starred in a series of leading roles in movies such as “Comes a Bright Day”, “Greetings from Tim Buckley”, and “A Late Quartet”.
In 2013 Imogen Poots appeared as Keith Richards’ girlfriend Linda in the biopic movie about ‘the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music’ Jimi Hendrix, entitled “Jimi: All Is by My Side”. This was followed by her critically praised performance in the biographical drama movie “The Look of Love”, for which she was honored with the British Independent Film Award for the Best Supporting Actress. Prior to starring alongside Zac Efron and Michael B. Jordan in the 2014 romantic comedy movie “That Awkward Moment”, Imogen appeared in the 2013 comedy crime drama film opposite James McAvoy entitled “Filth”.
These were followed by several leading female roles in movies such as “A Long Way Down”, “Need for Speed” and “She’s Funny That Way” all in 2014.
To greater prominence, Poots came in the following year, when she appeared opposite Christian Bale, Cate Blanchett and Natalie Portman in the romantic drama movie “Knight of Cups”, as well as in the horror film “Green Room”. Later in 2015 she starred in the leading role in the drama movie “A Country Called Home”, which was followed by the female title role in the 2016 crime drama film “Frank & Lola”.
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One of her rare small screen appearances was in 2016, when she was cast for the recurring role of Kelly Ann in Showtime’s TV comedy drama series “Roadies“, after which she returned to the big screen and made a memorable appearance in the drama thriller movie “Sweet Virginia” (2017). The same year she starred on the stage, portraying the character of Honey in London’s Royal National Theatre’s live broadcast of “National Theatre Live: Edward Albee’s Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?”.
Some of Poots’ most recent on-camera acting engagements include the 2018 crime drama film “Friday’s Child”, as well as the comedy drama movie “The Art of Self-Defense”, and the Sci-Fi film “Vivarium”, both in 2019. In her acting career so far, Poots has added almost 50 acting credits to her professional portfolio, in just 15 years
In addition, she also has several modeling engagements to her account – in 2011 she appeared in the campaign for Chloé’s eponymous fragrance, while in 2012 she was the star of the fashion campaign for the collaboration between H&M and Marni.
Curious about Poots’ personal life, aren’t you? Well, despite her popularity, she has somehow managed to keep it quite secretive and far from the media, as there aren’t many relevant details about her private life, romantic connections and love affairs. However, in 2011 she was allegedly dating a colleague, Russian actor Anton Yelchin, who she first met on the set of the “Fright Night” movie. Additionally, she has been rumored to be romantically connected to colleagues such as Zac Efron and Penn Badgley, but these were never confirmed. Imogen is unmarried, and quite possibly currently single.
Imogen sports a slim and toned body with an hourglass silhouette and vital statistics measuring 34-24-34 with bra size 32B and dress size US 4. She stands 5ft 4ins (1.62m) tall, weighing around 114lbs (52kgs), which in addition to her blue eyes and blonde hair make her appearance quite alluring and camera-friendly.
Have you ever wondered how much wealth this popular English actress has accumulated so far? How rich Imogen Poots is? According to authoritative sources, it is estimated that her net worth as of late-2019 revolves around $2 million, which has been acquired through her professional acting career since 2004.