Jodie Comer stars in the one-woman play Prima Facie on Broadway in spring 2023 for a limited engagement.
Emmy Award and BAFTA winner Jodie Comer is an English actress best known for playing Villanelle in the hit BBC television series Killing Eve.
Born March 11, 1993, in Liverpool, England, Comer began acting in her early teens at a local drama school before she booked her first job in a show called The Royal Today in 2008. From there, she landed many guest roles and appearances in popular dramas such as Law & Order: UK and Waterloo Road. One of her first prominent roles was as Chloe Gemell in the comedy-drama series My Mad Fat Diary. This portrayal led to larger roles in television series, including the lead character Ivy Moxan in the drama Thirteen on BBC Three. Comer made her film debut in England Is Mine, a biopic about The Smiths' Morrissey.
Her breakout role came in 2018 when she was cast in the BBC thriller Killing Eve as Villanelle, a ruthless assassin who becomes entangled with MI6 agent Eve Polastri, played by Sandra Oh. The drama became a massive hit, skyrocketing Comer to mainstream success and securing her an Emmy Award and British Academy Television Award.
In 2021, Comer starred opposite Ryan Reynolds in the film Free Guy. She then earned another British Academy Television Award for the Channel 4 drama Help, in which she played a care home worker during the Covid-19 pandemic. She starred in another star-studded drama, The Last Duel, in 2021 alongside Matt Damon, Ben Affleck, and Adam Driver.
Comer made her West End debut in 2022 in the play Prima Facie, a one-woman show which earned her critical acclaim, an Evening Standard Theatre Award, and an Olivier Award nomination. The show transfers to Broadway in spring 2023, when Comer reprises the role of Tessa for a limited engagement.