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Killing Eve Cast Jodie Comer Relationships, Career, Net Worth in Seven Facts

Shrijan Published On Sun Mar 01 2020   Modified On Wed Mar 04 2020
Killing Eve Cast Jodie Comer Relationships, Career, Net Worth in Seven Facts

Jodie Comer is the Internet's latest (and perhaps biggest) obsession. She plays the extremely meme-worthy sadistic Russian assassin, Villanelle, in Killing Eve.

Not only did her performance in Killing Eve land her an Emmy and a BAFTA, but it also made her a cult phenomenon. 

The acclaimed series has been renewed for a third and a fourth season.

Here is your chance to get to know the breakout star of the show better with this list of seven facts about Jodie Comer. 

7. Emmy Award-Winning Actress of Killing Eve

Jodie Comer became a mega superstar after her acclaimed turn as the psychopathic Russian assassin, Oksana Astankova / Villanelle in the BBC espionage-thriller, Killing Eve

She stars opposite Golden Globe Award-winner Sandra Oh, who plays Eve Polastri, a British Intelligence officer tasked with bringing down Villanelle.

They are joined by Kim Bodnia, Owen McDonnell, Fiona Shaw, Sandra Oh, and Darren Boyd, among others in the acclaimed thriller series.

For her stellar portrayal, Comer took home the 2019 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series and the British Academy Television Awards for Best Actress. She was also nominated in the Critics Choice Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Satellite Awards, and Screen Actor Guild Awards.   

6. Made a Cameo Appearance in Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

Jodie Comer made a cameo appearance in the latest installment in the Star Wars Saga, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

Comer played Rey's mother in a brief scene that she shared with Daisy Ridley (who plays Rey). 

5. Has Over a Million Instagram Followers 

Jodie Comer is Villanelle in real life - minus the bloodshed and the psychopathic tendencies. 

She is just as quirky and impeccable with her fashion sense as her on-screen Russian-assassin-counterpart. 

Jodie Comer celebrating her Emmy win
Jodie Comer celebrating her Emmy win
Source: Instagram @jodiemcomer

It is no wonder that she has a massive following on Instagram - fans adore Villanelle on-screen and Comer off-screen. 

As of February 2020, she has amassed an impressive fanbase of 1.1 million avid followers on Instagram under her handle @jodiemcomer.  

4. She is 26 Years Old

When people see Jodie Comer, they think she is younger than she is, and when they hear her speak, they think she is older than she is. Jodie has been blessed with a vibrant youthfulness and maturity beyond her years.  

In actuality, Jodie Comer is 26 years old. She was born Jodie Marie Comer on March 11, 1993, in Liverpool, England. She turns 27 in March 2020.    

3. Lied About Her Language and Dialect Skills to Land Role in Killing Eve

Comer revealed in an interview that she lied about her proficiency at language and dialect to land the lead role in Killing Eve. The casting director was looking for a multilingual female to portray the Russian assassin with an impressive skill-set.

Comer was struggling to find substantial work and embellished her accomplishments to get the part.

"When I auditioned [for 'Killing Eve'] they told me about the languages. You always get told that if you're asked in an audition if you can ride a horse, you say yes, even if you can't. That's what I did with the languages."  

Everything worked out in the end, and we cannot see imagine anyone else playing the part of Villanelle.

2. Was in a Long-term Relationship with a Mystery Man

Jodie has been notoriously uptight about her personal life. For all the years that she has been in the spotlight, she has not let any rumor or speculation steal her thunder.

But she did uncharacteristically let slip some details about her long-term boyfriend in an interview with The Telegraph.

Of her relationship, she said:

"My friends are in Liverpool, I have a boyfriend in Liverpool. He isn't in the industry so this is an interesting job for him to understand."   

She revealed that she split from her boyfriend in March last year, and has not had any serious relationship since then. 

1. Has a Net Worth of $3 Million

As of February 2020, Jodie Comer's net worth is reported to be $3 million. 

Comer has been an active performer since 2008, and while her résumé has some blockbuster movies like Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker and Free Guy, she made her name on television. 

Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh: On-screen adversaries, off-screen friends
Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh: On-screen adversaries, off-screen friends

Star of such TV shows as My Mad Fat Diary and Doctor Foster, Comer achieved cult legend status as Villanelle in Killing Eve.