Jessica Barden

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Jessica Barden
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(31 y.o.)
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Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England
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115 lb (52 kg)
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Jessica Barden's Biography

Jessica Barden is a British actress known for her roles in the series "The End of the F***ing World" and "Penny Dreadful".
Jessica Barden
Jessica Barden

Childhood and Family

Jessica Barden was born on July 21, 1992, in the small town of Northallerton in England. At the age of three, her family moved to the nearby town of Wetherby, where Jessica spent her childhood and adolescence.
Jessica Barden in her childhood
Jessica Barden in her childhood
Barden's mother is an accountant, and her father is a prison officer. Jessica isn't the only child in the family; she has a brother named Josh. Jessica's parents got divorced when she was 15. She later recalled, "For my generation, parents' divorce is quite normal. But I remember that feeling when nobody wanted to talk about it. I was never allowed to say things like 'Oh, this is so hard, my father now lives in a different house.' But as children, we take our parents' separation very close to heart."

At 16, she moved to London alone to pursue an acting career, living in disadvantaged areas. "I remember not being able to change a light bulb; I went to the supermarket and asked someone to change it for me. It's amazing I wasn't killed!" the actress recounted. In the huge city, she knew no one and had neither friends nor acquaintances.

Acting Career

Javier Bardem's acting debut took place in 1999 with a minor role in the episode of the TV series "My Parents Are Aliens." In 2005-2006, the young actress had two more tiny roles, overshadowed by her portrayal of Mary in the 2007 film "Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution," about a British family moving to East Germany during the Cold War.
A still from the film 'Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution' with Jessica Barden
A still from the film 'Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution' with Jessica Barden
That same year, Jessica was cast as Kayleigh Morton in the soap opera "Coronation Street," where she acted for a year and a half. In 2009, Jessica tested her skills in theater, appearing in the popular play "Jerusalem" at the Royal Court Theatre in London's famous creative district, the West End.
Actress Jessica Barden Breakthrough Brits 2018
In 2010, Barden starred in the comedy "Tamara Drewe," with Gemma Arterton in the lead role, then appeared in Joe Wright's intense action film "Hanna" with Saoirse Ronan and Eric Bana.
Jessica Barden in 'The Lobster'
Jessica Barden in 'The Lobster'
From 2012 to 2015, the actress could be seen in the horror movie "The Falling," the crime thriller by Spanish director Jorge S. Dorado "Mindscape," the drama "Lullaby," the romantic film "Far from the Madding Crowd" with Carey Mulligan, and in the dystopian film "The Lobster" by Yorgos Lanthimos, starring Colin Farrell and Rachel Weisz.
Jessica Barden in 'Far from the Madding Crowd'
Jessica Barden in 'Far from the Madding Crowd'
In 2016, Barden played the main role of a strong-willed teenager in the drama "Ellen" and appeared in 6 episodes of the horror series "Penny Dreadful" with Eva Green, Timothy Dalton, and Josh Hartnett.
Jessica Barden in the horror series 'Penny Dreadful'
Jessica Barden in the horror series 'Penny Dreadful'
Already in 2014, she landed the role of the eccentric Alyssa in the short film "The End of the F***ing World," an adaptation of Charles Forsman's comics. In 2017, she was confirmed for the same role in the British remake "The End of the F***ing World" – a series in the genres of drama, black comedy, and road movie. Jessica was the only member of the original cast to remain.
The Making of The End of the F***ing World with Alex Lawther, Jessica Barden
The actress once again portrayed the 17-year-old troubled teenager Alyssa, who feels out of place in her mother's new family and tries to find her father who abandoned her in childhood. The series received numerous positive reviews and laudatory critiques, highlighting Barden's outstanding performance and that of her colleague Alex Lawther.

Besides the film "The New Romantic" about a college graduate disillusioned by the lack of real guys, in 2018, Jessica Barden was busy filming the British drama "Scarborough" by Barnaby Southcombe.
Jessica Barden at the presentation of 'The New Romantic'
Jessica Barden at the presentation of 'The New Romantic'
"The End of the F***ing World" was renewed for a second season immediately after the premiere of the first. The second part of the project was released in November 2019. Also in 2019, Jessica was busy filming the drama "Jungleland" with Charlie Hunnam.
Jessica Barden on JUNGLELAND and working with Charlie Hunnam
The drama "Holler" premiered in September 2020, the feature debut of Nicole Riegel. Jessica played high school senior Ruth Avery. She lives with her brother while their mother is in prison, and they get by with odd jobs. Everything changes when Ruth is accepted into college. Her brother dreams of sending her to study to escape poverty, and for this, they agree to a dangerous scam.
Jessica Barden in 'Holler'
Jessica Barden in 'Holler'
Barden had the following to say about the film, her character, and the environment that spawned her:
People are stuck in a system that wants to keep them invisible so they don't try anything new. To not think they can achieve something better. Essentially, it just destroys the possibility of choice. For me, that's what the end of the film is about. Ruth realizes she has a choice. The most powerful thing you can realize is that you can say 'yes' or 'no'... And, you know, I went through the same thing as Ruth, when you're angry with yourself and angry with the situation, and you'd just like to be content with where you are, but you want more, and you don't know how to get it.
In 2022, Jessica joined the cast of the third season of the anthology series "American Horror Stories." She appeared in the episode "Bestie," directed by her husband Mac Winkler, as well as in the episode "Tapeworm."

At the same time, she could be seen in the detective miniseries "Pieces of Her," portraying the character of Jane Queller in her youth.

Jessica Barden's Personal Life

In December 2017, Jessica Barden started dating a crew member from the film "The New Romantic," where she played a key role alongside Camila Mendes.
Jessica Barden and her ex-boyfriend
Jessica Barden and her ex-boyfriend
Before this, Jessica had several relationships, none of which she would consider serious.
I'm obsessed with my career. I'm 25 – it shouldn't be any other way. I've had boyfriends in the past who didn't understand this, but I didn't really worry about them. If someone has a problem with me working 20 hours a day, there's nothing I can do to help.
In October 2021, Jessica gave birth to a daughter. The father of the baby is director and screenwriter Max Winkler, who directed the film "Jungleland" (2019), in which Barden played the main female role. In March 2022, Jessica hinted that she and Max had tied the knot.
Jessica Barden gave birth to a child with Max Winkler
Jessica Barden gave birth to a child with Max Winkler
Currently, the actress lives with her husband and child in the suburbs of Los Angeles. They often spend weekends with Max's father, Henry Winkler, a popular actor from the 70s known for his role as Fonzie in the iconic TV series "Happy Days," as well as with actor Jonah Hill, Max's best friend.

Jessica Barden Now

In 2023, the series "You and Me" starring Jessica Barden in the lead role was released. She transformed into a young actress struggling with personal tragedy, a creative crisis, and trying to move forward. "I was blown away when I read the script," Barden confessed.
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  • When I think about Scary Tales, my skin is chilly! Not everyone is able to play so cool horror. Jessica amazed me so much.
    2021-04-24 09:46:06
  • It`s a pity that I don`t live in England .. I would like to see performances with the charming Jessica Barden.
    2021-04-02 18:32:44
  • Barden has a childish face, but that doesn`t stop her from building a good film career!
    2021-04-01 10:11:02
  • Such a charming Jessica Barden has already become my favorite actress :)
    2021-03-01 23:59:54
  • At first I thought that this actress starred in the TV series «Misfits», but I just confused the names
    2021-02-17 14:50:22