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Naomi Ackie    

Actress Known for "The End of the F***ing World" & "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker"

Naomi Ackie is a British actress. In 2015 she made her television debut as Jen in the "Doctor Who" episode "Face the Raven." For her role as Bonnie on the television dark comedy-drama series "The End of the F***ing World" she received the 2020 British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress. She is also known for her role as Jannah in the film "Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker." In 2021, she had a main role on the third season of "Master of None."

Ackie was born and raised in Walthamstow, London, the daughter of second-generation immigrants from Grenada. Her breakthrough film role was in "Lady Macbeth" in 2016, for which she won the British Independent Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer in 2017. She also played a school inspector in "Education," a drama film that is part of the anthology film series "Small Axe." Ackie will star in the biographical film "I Wanna Dance with Somebody," portraying American singer Whitney Houston.

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