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Imogen Poots is an English actress who’s best known for her rotating cast of roles in comedies, horror, and sci-fi movies.
Although she started young with minor roles in ‘V For Vendetta’ and ‘Casualty', she got her big break at the age of 17 with the horror film ’28 Weeks Later'. This opened the door for many other movies like 'Cracks', 'Centurion', 'A Late Quartet', etc.
Imogen Poots wants to avoid the common Hollywood pitfall of being typecast into a particular role, something very common for women especially, which motivates her interest in acting in a variety of genres. She has already shown great potential in this arena. Seeing her filmography makes it very obvious how dedicated Imogen Poots is to her craft.
Imogen Poots’ net worth is estimated to be $2 million as of 2022.
Unfortunately, there is no adequate information available on Imogen Poots’ earnings per year.
Imogen Poots is 5 ft 3 in (163 cm) tall.
Imogen Poots was born on June 3, 1989, making her 33 years old as of 2022.
Imogen Poots was born in Hammersmith London, the United Kingdom, to Trevor Poots and Fiona Goodall. Her father is a television producer, and her mother is a voluntary worker and journalist, putting both of them in the television industry. She has an older brother Alex who works as a model.
Imogen was raised in West London, United Kingdom, and went to a number of private schools- Brook Green-Bute House Preparatory School for Girls, South Kensington-Queen’s Gate School, and Latymer Upper School in Hammersmith London. While she originally intended to be a veterinarian surgeon, a workshop at the Riverside Studios in London put her off the path and onto acting.
Imogen Poots has been in a relationship with James Norton, a fellow English actor, since 2018. They got engaged in 2022.
Imogen Poots started her career with her screen debut as Young Valerie in 'V for Vendetta', although it was a non-speaking role. Her first major project was as Tammy Harris in the horror film '28 Weeks Later' with director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo. After that, she appeared in Craig Gilespie’s 2011 remake of 'Fright Night'. Although she hasn’t been formally trained in the art of acting, she’s learned through a combination of immersion and practical apprenticeship, which have served her well in her roles.
She’s also appeared in commercials and adverts, like Chloè’s eponymous fragrance campaign and the collaboration label between retailer H&M and label Marni.
She’s played the role of Blanche Ingram in 'Jane Eyre', a romantic comedy of the 19th century novel of the same name, Ellie Andrews in ‘That Awkward Moment’, a romantic comedy film starring Zac Efron and Michael B Jordan, and Gemma in the sci-fi horror film ‘Vivarium’.
Imogen Poots has also starred in TV shows like 'Roadies', 'I Know This Much Is True', 'Bouquet Of Barbed Wire', and has a role lined up in the upcoming sci-fi series ‘Outer Range’ starring Josh Brolin.
She has appeared in big-name projects such as Linda Keith in Jimi Hendrix’s 2013 biopic ‘Jimi : All Is By My Side’, Julia Madden in the action film ‘Need For Speed’ and played the role of Debbie Raymond in the 2013 Paul Raymond biopic ‘The Look Of Love’. She’s appeared in the black comedy film ‘A Long Way Down’ alongside Aaron Paul and Pierce Brosnan. Her work in 'Green Room', a horror-thriller film, was also critically acclaimed.
Imogen Poots has won a number of awards for her work. She got nominated for 2007’s British Independent Film Award for her role as Tammy in ’28 Weeks Later’.
In 2011, she won her first award awarded by the ‘Alliance of Women Film Journalists’ for the movie ‘Solitary Man’.
She won the ‘Breakthrough Performer’ award in 2012 at the Hamptons International Film Festival for the film’ Knight Cups'. In 2013, she won the Best Supporting Actress for ‘The Look Of Love’ at the British Independent Film Award. Her most recent win was Best Actress for her role in ‘Vivarium’ at the 2019 Sitges Film Festival.
She has also been nominated for Fright Meter Award, WhatsOnStage Awards, and Laurence Olivier Award, although she did not win.
Her acting influences are Dames Maggie Smith and Judi Dench. She loves traveling and getting to experience new cultures. One of her most memorable trips was to Mexico, where everything was a novel experience. She also calls herself a big animal lover.
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