Who is Jessie Mei Li? The actress has been cast in Netflix’s forthcoming Shadow and Bone, so let’s consider her age, Instagram and previous roles.
Netflix had an incredibly successful year in 2020 and they recently revealed that their most-watched shows across the 12 months were Money Heist season 4, Tiger King, The Queen’s Gambit, Too Hot to Handle, Ratched and The Umbrella Academy season 2.
It’s sure to be yet another big year and the streamer has already confirmed that they will be offering subscribers a new movie every single week.
As for shows, there are already a number which are highly anticipated.
Shadow and Bone is certainly among them and casting announcements have already been made, so who exactly is Jessie Mei Li?
Jessie Mei Li cast in Netflix’s Shadow and Bone
The English actress has been cast as Alina Starkov in Shadow and Bone, the fantasy series developed by Eric Heisserer and 21 Laps Entertainment.
It’s scheduled to hit Netflix on Friday, April 23rd 2021 and is actually based on the book series Shadow and Bone and Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo. Both of these take place in the Grishaverse.
As noted by The Grishaverse Fandom, Alina is the Sun Summoner, one of the most powerful Grisha of all. She alone possesses the power of destroying the Volcra and the Shadow Fold.
Fans are ready to meet Alina, but in the meantime, let’s consider where we may have seen Jessie before…
Jessie Mei Li: Age and previous roles
According to IMDb, the 25-year-old English actress first appeared on screens in the 2018 TV mini-series Shortflix, starring in Together They Smoke.
While she’s a relative newcomer, she has already landed a number of roles.
She has starred in such shorts as Travelooper (she played Kiera) and Pork Scratchings (Ericka), and it’s also worth highlighting that she played Claudia Classwell in All About Eve at the Noel Coward Theatre in 2019. This production saw her cast alongside the likes of Gillian Anderson and Lily James.
Other past work also includes the TV documentary series Locked Up Abroad (Christina Jocko).
Looking ahead, her biggest role to date comes courtesy of Shadow and Bone. However, she is also set to play Lara in Last Night in Soho, the latest film from writer-director Edgar Wright, of the Cornetto trilogy fame (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, The World’s End).
The film also stars Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit), Thomasin McKenzie (Jojo Rabbit) and Matt Smith (His House). It is expected on Thursday, October 21st 2021.
Follow her on Instagram
If you wish to follow Jessie on social media for potential Shadow and Bone updates, then you’ll be thrilled to know that she has Instagram.
You can find her at @jessie_mei_li; she currently has 18.3k followers and has already shared a number of Shadow and Bone related posts.
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