Daisy Jessica Edgar-Jones (born 24 May 1998) is an English actress. She is best known for her role as Marianne Sheridan in the miniseries Normal People (2020), which earned her nominations for a British Academy Television Award and a Golden Globe Award. Her other television work include Cold Feet (2016–2020) and War of the Worlds (2019–2021). In 2022, she starred in the comedy-thriller film Fresh.
Early Life and Career
Daisy Edgar-Jones was born in Islington, London, England, to Northern Irish mother Wendy and Scottish father Philip, who is director of Sky Arts and head of entertainment at Sky. She grew up in Muswell Hill, London, and first acted in a school play in year 5. She attended the independent The Mount School for Girls and Woodhouse College before being admitted to the National Youth Theatre. She studied with the Open University.
After appearing in the 2016 Outnumbered Christmas Special on BBC One, at 17, Edgar-Jones was cast as Olivia Marsden in ITV’s comedy drama Cold Feet alongside James Nesbitt. In 2018, she appeared as Jessica Thompson in Silent Witness, and in independent coming-of-age feature film Pond Life directed by Bill Buckhurst. She was in the National Youth Theatre production of The Reluctant Fundamentalist.
Edgar-Jones had a recurring role as Delia Rawson in 2019 BBC and HBO series Gentleman Jack.
Edgar-Jones played Emily Gresham for the first two seasons of War of the Worlds opposite Gabriel Byrne and Elizabeth McGovern. In May 2019, it was announced that Edgar-Jones had been cast in the main role of Marianne alongside Paul Mescal as Connell in the Hulu and BBC Three series Normal People, an adaptation of the novel by Sally Rooney.
Edgar-Jones starred in the February 2020 revival of Albion at the Almeida Theatre, which was recorded and later broadcast by the BBC that August. She appeared on British Vogue’s 2020 list of influential women.
Her first post-Normal People project, the thriller film Fresh, premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival.
She has upcoming roles in the film adaptation of Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens and Dustin Lance Black’s true crime miniseries Under the Banner of Heaven, an adaptation of Jon Krakauer’s book of the same name.
Daisy Edgar-Jones’ parent names are Philip Edgar-Jones (father) and Wendy Edgar-Jones (mother).
Daisy Edgar-Jones is currently single and not in any relationship for now. Daisy Edgar-Jones is also not married.
Daisy Edgar-Jones’ net worth as of 2022 is estimated at around $350, 000 – $3 million.