Who is Jessica Sula?
Jessica Sula was born on 3 May 1994, in Swansea, Wales, UK, and is an actress, best known for her role in the British television series entitled “Skins” in which she played the character Grace Blood during the show’s third generation. She also gained popularity for her role in the horror film “Split” by M. Night Shyamalan.
The Wealth of Jessica Sula
How rich is Jessica Sula? As of early-2019, sources inform us of a net worth that is over $300,000, earned through a successful career in acting. She’s been active in the industry since 2011, and has also worked on various other television shows throughout her career. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Career Beginnings
Jessica is of Trinidadian, Afro-Hispanic, Chinese, German and Estonian descent. Her family settled in the town Gorseinon located within Swansea, initially known for its coal mining and tinplate industry. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at Gorseinon College and completed her A-levels in Spanish, French, and Drama there, after which she started to foray into the entertainment industry, hoping to find a career as an actress.
In 2011, she made her television debut in the fifth and sixth series of the teen drama entitled “Skins”, which aired in 2011 and 2012, and which explores the lives of a group of teenagers in Bristol, England as they explore various issues. Each episode generally focused on a particular character and the challenges they face. The show was successful in ratings and received critical acclaim since its inception. After her run of 14 episodes with the show, she started to look for other projects.
Rise to Fame
In 2013, Sula gained her next project in the comedy drama “Love and Marriage” in which she had a supporting role. The show follows a recently retired lollipop lady who after the death of their father, decides to leave her family to go to live with her sister. Two years later, she worked on the show “Recovery Road” which is based on the novel of the same name written by Blake Nelson. The show ran for a season with a total of 10 episodes before being cancelled.
Around this time, she gained her first lead role in the film “Honeytrap”, in which she plays a five year-old girl who sets up the murder of the boy who is in love with her. She then gained one of her most notable roles, in the film “Split” which is a psychological horror film and the second installment of the “Unbreakable” trilogy by M. Night Shyamalan. The film follows the story of a man with 23 personalities, who kidnaps three girls and imprisons them in an underground facility, isolated from the world. The film gained a lot of praise, especially for the performance of lead star James McAvoy, and was labelled as a return to form for Shyamalan, and grossed $278 million on a budget of $9 million. McAvoy later reprised his role in the final part of the trilogy entitled “Glass” released in 2019.
Jessica followed up with another film entitled “The Lovers”, a comedy romance starring Debra Winger and Tracy Letts, which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival. Afterwards, she had a four-episode role in the show “Godless”, which is a web miniseries that aired on Netflix. The show received positive reviews, and was named as one of the top series of the year by several high profile publications such as “The Washington Post”.
She also continued with her independent projects and was featured in “Big Fork” playing the main character Emily. A few of her latest projects include the film “All The Little Things We Kill” which is still in post-production, and she’s announced that she would be joining the cast of the show “Scream” as a series regular, beginning with its third season. The show is based on the slasher film series of the same name.
Personal Life and Social Media
For her personal life, not much is known about any of Sula’s romantic relationships; she hasn’t even been rumored to be romantically linked with anyone. Many sources state that she is single and is likely not looking for anything romantic, as she is still focused on developing her career. According to interviews, she loves playing the guitar, and also practices martial arts, specifically karate which is a Japanese martial art focused on striking, known for the use of punches, kicks, knee and elbow strikes, and open hand techniques. Modern styles have also expanded to include grappling, joint locks, and throws.
Similar to numerous actresses, she is active online through the use of accounts on major social media websites. She has over 100,000 followers on the website Instagram, on which she posts a lot of personal photos, including with friends and fellow actors. She also posts photos taken through photo shoots, and a few throwback pictures as well. She also has a Twitter account with over 30,000 followers, but there is very little information to share about her there as her account is protected; she only shares her tweets with followers to keep information limited.