Jessica Barden is an English actress. The native of Northallerton, North Yorkshire, England is fresh off of a highly successful second season of the Netflix dark-comedy series The End of the F***ing World.
These are seven facts about 27-year-old Jessica Barden:
7. Stars As Alyssa At The End of the F***ing World
Jessica stars in the English dark-comedy series The End of the F***ing World. The series is based on the eponymous graphic novel by the American author Charles Forsman.
Barden plays Alyssa, a brash, loud-mouthed teenager that gets involved with James- a classmate who believes himself to be a psychopath. Their (mis)adventure provides the drama and the comedy for the series.
The Netflix series has been highly touted for its themes, soundtrack, and the impeccable casting of the two central characters.
The performances by Jessica Barden and Alex Lawther (who plays James) have been the subject of universal praise.
6. She Is Older Than She Looks
Despite playing a teenager at The End of the F***ing World, Jessica is actually much older. Born on July 21, 1992, Barden is 27 as of 2020, but her appearance belies her age.
When she plays the 17-year-old Alyssa, she feels like an actual teenager rather than an adult playing a teenager!
5. Played Sophie In The Movie Hanna
One of Jessica's most high-profile roles came in the 2011 action-thriller movie Hanna.
Barden plays Sophie, who becomes friends with the titular character, played by Saoirse Ronan.
The movie garnered critical acclaim and helped Jessica get her foot in through the door and establish a name for herself.
4. Has A Net Worth Of $1.5 Million
The 27-year-old English actress' net worth has been reported as being $1.5 million. On IMDb, Barden has been credited with 39 acting credits.
A full-time actress, she has appeared in numerous movies and television shows. Her acclaimed performance as Alyssa has gained her a global following.
3. Popular On Social Media
Under her Instagram handle: @jessybarden, Jessica has 2 million followers as of 2020. The numbers skyrocketed since her turn as Alyssa.
Her Instagram posts show that she is Alyssa in real-life: just as eccentric and whimsical as her on-screen alter-ego.
2. Debuted In The English Children's Show, My Parents Are Aliens
Barden made her professional debut in 1999 in an episode of the children's sitcom My Parents Are Aliens.
She went on to make a string of TV appearances in shows like No Angels and The Chase.
Her feature film debut came in 2007 in the English comedy-drama, Mrs Ratcliffe's Revolution.
1. Rumored To Be Dating Actor Bill Milner
When you are young and single, speculations about your love life are bound to run amok- that goes doubly true if you are a fixture of showbiz.
Jessica has been rumored to be dating the English actor Bill Milner. The rumors were perpetuated with Barden frequently appearing with Milner on social media.
It is worth mentioning that the rumors are just that, and neither parties have confirmed or denied anything.