Jessica Yu-Li Henwick is a British actor and writer born on August 30, 1992. She is recognised for her performances as Nymeria Sand in the HBO Jessika Pava, an X-wing pilot, in the 2015–2017 television series Game of Thrones (2015) and Colleen Wing, a character in Iron Fist (2017–2018), and Bugs in The Matrix Resurrections (2021). Henwick was raised in Surrey, England, where she was born and raised by her English father and a Singaporean-Chinese mother with Teochew ancestry. Her father, Mark, is an author, while her mother is retired from the retail industry. Her siblings range in age from elder to younger than her. She attended Redroofs Theatre School and the National Youth Theatre for her training.
Simon Donald is the author of the British horror/psychological thriller television series Fortitude. Sky Atlantic ordered a 12-episode season in 2013, premiering on January 29, 2015. Fortitude, a village on the border of the Norwegian Arctic Circle, stays crime-free for years till a horrific murder occurs. Henwick plays Bianca, a shop clerk. Henwick’s character doesn’t live long, but it’s unusual for her. Despite this, the majority of the first season features the image of her head. After Bianca is killed off early in the series, her severed head is repeatedly shown, which amplifies the show’s horror components and advances the detective story.
Luke Cage tries to start over in Harlem after being granted abilities by a research experiment gone wrong. As portrayed by Henwick, Collen Wing is one of the show’s many beautiful characters. She belongs to a ninja group called The Hand. Collen primarily enthrals viewers as a character with her brilliant action sequences. Collen emulates the characters from some of the best martial arts films, whether he’s fighting in fight clubs or taking out criminals on the streets. Since it’s a superhero show, she is given the same powers as Iron Fist, Cage’s partner, even though she isn’t given as much attention as him. She is also a fantastic fight instructor.
When it was confirmed in June 2009 that Henwick had been cast in the titular role of Bo for the BBC series Spirit Warriors, she made history by becoming the first actress of East Asian descent to do so. Henwick prepared for the role by learning wushu from martial arts choreographer Jude Poyer. The programme received nominations for several honours, including the 2011 Broadcast Awards. A group of children are converted into spirit warriors during a school trip when they are taken to an old spirit world. Henwick plays the lead role of Bo in the BBC action series. Henwick gets to show off her martial arts prowess in yet another part, and she’s just as badass as ass-kicking teenagers get. She took Wushu classes before the start of filming, which contributed to her abilities (via DimSum). Bo gets to beat up evil guys in a humorous way rather than a cruel one since younger audiences are the target demographic for the show.
STAR WARS – THE FORCE AWAKENS
Members of a galactic rebel movement attempt to thwart the threat of a new regime that threatens to undo all the gains accomplished thus far. Henwick plays the pilot Jessika Pava in a supporting role. Jessika, one of the galaxy’s best aviators, participates in several fruitful missions and pilots some of the most recognisable Star Wars starships. Due to Jessica’s loyalty and good temperament, as well as the fact that she often interacts with the other soldiers in her unit and admires the pilots who came before her, is very likeable.
Henwick became a member of the Silk cast as Amy, a recent law graduate. The audience for the show averaged 5 million viewers every episode. She played the same part in the radio adaptation of Silk: The Clerks’ Room. A lawyer works hard to realise her dream of becoming the Queen’s Counsel, but she confronts many obstacles. Henwick portrays the role of Amy Lang, a lawyer. She is in a difficult situation since she is a novice with goals and has a solid moral compass. That isn’t the best quality for her because it seems like people in her business must break a few laws to succeed. But because she is a kind person in a confusing world, her challenges are fascinating.