• Jessica Henwick is an Asian actress of Singaporean, Chinese, Zambian, and English descent
• She grew up in Surrey, England with her parents and two brothers
• She is best known for her role as Nymeria Sand in the HBO TV series "Game of Thrones"
• She has been dating martial artist and stuntman Johnny Yang for a few years
• She has an estimated net worth of $600,000 and is active on various social media networks

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FactPlayed piano competitively as a child.

Who is Jessica Henwick?

Born Jessica Yu Li Henwick under the sign of Virgo on the 30th of August 1992 in Surrey, England, Jessica Henwick is a 25-year-old Asian actress of Singaporean, Chinese, Zambian and English descent. She is perhaps best known to the world for her significant presence on the TV screen in some of her most prominent roles, such as Nymeria Sand in the legendary HBO TV series by G.R.R. Martin entitled “Game of Thrones.” She has also had a number of other roles across various films and TV shows over the course of her often lucrative acting career since 2010.

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Early Life: Growing up in Surrey

Jessica was raised in her birthplace, by her Zambian-English father Mark Henwick, who wrote the “Bite Back” novel series, and her Singaporean-Chinese mother of an unknown profession. She has two brothers, though their ages and identities are unknown. As for her education, it is unknown which high school she attended, but matriculated in 2010, and having developed an early interest in acting, then enrolled at Redroofs Theatre School, as well as the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain in London. It is unknown whether she obtained a college education.

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Career: A Young Actress

Jessica’s first role (although uncredited) hit the screen in 2009, when she was featured as a Globe Girl in “St Trinian’s 2: The Legend of Fritton’s Gold.” Her first big role and breakthrough was the very next one, as Bo, the lead character in the TV series entitled “Spirit Warriors” in 2010. From 2011 to 2012, she lent her voice to five episodes of the comedy show entitled “North by Northamptonshire.” After three more support roles over the course of 2012, 2013 and early 2014, she appeared in five episodes of “Silk” in 2014. Finally, the next year she became involved in the biggest project of her life thus far, “Game of Thrones,” appearing as Nymeria Sand, the second oldest daughter of Oberyn Martell, the prince of Dorne. Alongside Keisha Castle-Hughes (Obara Sand) and Rosabell Laurenti Sellers (Tyene Sand), she was part of the dangerous ‘Sand Snakes’ trio that later caused a radical change in one of the seven kingdoms. Jessica’s last appearance in “Game of Thrones” was in 2017, but concurrently she had seven other roles, including featuring in 15 episodes of Marvel’s “Iron Fist”, as well as in six episodes of “Defenders”. In 2018, she is involved in a total of four projects thus far, two of which are in post-production.

Love Life: Dating Johnny Yang

As for her romantic involvements, it is known that Jessica has been dating Johnny Yang for the last few years, who is a martial artist and stuntman. Since Jessica herself possesses enviable skill as a martial artist, having been trained in the art of wushu by the martial artist Jude Poyer for “Spirit Warriors”, it is obvious what kind of interest primarily connected the two. She can often be seen in Johnny’s company in her social media posts. There hasn’t been any controversy surrounding their relationship.

A Record Setter

Jessica’s lead role in a British TV series, in “Spirit Warriors” saw her the first actress of East Asian descent in such a position. When interviewed by The New Statesman, she stated: ‘In British TV, if there is an Asian character there usually has to be a reason for them to be Asian, whereas in America you have a lot more roles where the person just happens to be Asian.’

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Thoughts on Nymeria

Jessica also took training in using the bullwhip for her role in “Game of Thrones.” When interviewed about this task, she said: ‘Nymeria is the most strategic of the three sisters and I think her whip is very representative of her character. It’s not about brute force with a whip… It’s about balance and timing, precision and accuracy – and all those things are very much Nymeria…Because of our different personalities, we have different ideas of how to get to that point. If Obara has an obstacle she goes right through it, whereas Nym will stop and look back and think ‘What’s the way with which I have to expend the least amount of energy to get through this obstacle?’ She’s observant, I’d say.’

What is Jessica Henwick’s Net Worth?

Have you ever wondered how rich Jessica Henwick is, as of mid-2018? According to various authoritative sources, it has been estimated that Jessica’s accumulated wealth is close to $600,000., made primarily as an actress, in particular from her long-term presence in HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” As her career continues to develop, the said amount can be expected to increase.

Body Measurements

Concerning the physical attributes of the rising actress, her vital statistics are 33-27-35, while her height is 5ft 6ins (1.68m), and her current weight is 123lbs (56kg). Her body shape is generally described as fit, while her hair color is pitch dark and her eyes are light brown. Lastly, her bra size is known to be 32C.

Social Media Presence

Due to the major influence of social networks, it is nowadays a regular thing for active celebrities to nourish a close and active relationship with their fans, for the sake of increasing the popularity of the projects they’re working on, and thus their own net worth. Jessica herself seems to be a regular subscriber, if not the leading example of this celebrity trend, as her presence is quite ubiquitous on most of the popular social media networks. Her Facebook page is private, her Twitter account has over 50,000 followers, and her Instagram account more than 300,000 fans.


1Is of Singaporean ethnicity.
2London, England: Performing in the national tour and premiere of 'Running on the Cracks'. [March 2013]
3London, UK: Off West End show 'The Clean Up' [November 2011]
4Played piano competitively as a child.
5A member of the National Youth Theatre of Great Britain. Previous members include Daniel Day-Lewis, Dame Helen Mirren, Ed Westwick and Orlando Bloom.
6Attended Redroofs theatre school. Previous students include Kate Winslet, and Dani Harmer.




The Defenders2017TV SeriesColleen Wing
Game of Thrones2015-2017TV SeriesNymeria Sand
Iron Fist2017TV SeriesColleen Wing
Rice on White2017Elena
Fortitude2017TV SeriesBianca Mankyo
The Heart of the Forest2016ShortAkira
The Head Hunter2016Aiko
Star Wars: The Force Awakens2015Jess Testor
Dragonfly2015Paula Reid
Dreamfall Chapters2014Video GameEnu / Hanna (voice)
Inspector Lewis2014TV SeriesChloe Ilson
Dr Liebenstein2014Rachel (1972)
Silk2014TV SeriesAmy Lang
Obsession: Dark Desires2014TV SeriesJane Trenka
Balsa Wood2014ShortScotty
Monday to Friday2013TV MovieJulie (voice)
The Thick of It2012TV SeriesCharlotte
North by Northamptonshire2011-2012TV SeriesHelen Baynard
Spirit Warriors2010TV SeriesBo
St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold2009Globe Girl (uncredited)


The Heart of the Forest2016Short


The Heart of the Forest2016Short producer


Rice on White2017production assistant


Game of Thrones: A Day in the Life2015TV Movie documentaryHerself - Nymeria Sand (uncredited)
Spirit Warriors: Backstage2010TV Movie documentaryHerself
Breakfast2010TV SeriesHerself
We Are the People We've Been Waiting For2009DocumentaryHerself (uncredited)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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