Jodhi May - Biography

Last Modified: Oct 30, 2022

Jodhi May
Profession: Actress, Writer
Best Known For: A World Apart (film)
Salary: Under Review
Net Worth: Under Review

Personal Details

Born on : May 8, 1975 (age 48)
Birth Name /
Full Name:
Jodhi Tania Edwards
Birth Place: Camden Town, London, England
Horoscope: Taurus
Father's Name: N/A
Mother's Name: Jocelyn Hakim
Siblings: N/A
High School: Camden School for Girls
University: Wadham College, Oxford
Ethnicity: Multi-ethnic (German, French, Turkish)
Nationality: British


Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Single

Body Measurements

Height: 1.73 meter (5 feet 8 inch)
Weight: 58 kg (127.87 lb)
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Shoe Size: N/A
Dress Size: 6 US
Breast Size: 34 inch
Waist Size: 27 inch
Hip Size: 35 inch
Bra Size: 34
Cup Size: B

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Who is Jodhi May?

Jodhi May is an actress, writer by profession, and British by nationality. She is well known for starring in The Last of the Mohicans, Sister My Sister, and A Quiet Passion. She is the youngest recipient of the Cannes Film Festival's Best Actress and portrayed Maggy the frog in Game of Thrones.

Jodhi May  portrayed Maggy the frog in Game of Thrones (Fandom)

Jodhi May – Bio, Age, Parents, Siblings

Jodhi May’s birth took place on 8 May 1975 in Camden Town, London, England. She was born as Jodhi Tania Edwards but later changed her name to Jodhi Tania May. She was born to her mother Jocelyn Hakim and a German father, whose name has not been shared with the public. Also, she has not shared if she has any siblings.

May’s mother is of French-Turkish descent and an art teacher, who as a student paid artist-designer Malcolm McLaren £50 to marry her so that she could obtain citizenship. The marriage, which occurred in 1972 and ended in divorce, cost McLaren's grandmother £2,000. 

Education, Ethnicity

For education, Jodhi May attended Camden School for Girls and later went on to study at Wadham College, Oxford, from where she received a Master's in English. Her ethnicity includes German, French, and Turkish.

Jodhi May – Boyfriend, Husband, Children

Although Jodhi May has been in the spotlight from a young age, her love affairs and romantic relationships are under wraps. Nothing has been shared about her former boyfriends. She seems to be unmarried, sans her husband and children.

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Jodhi May's first role was in A World Apart (rogerbert)

Jodhi May – Career

Early Career

Jodhi May began acting when she was just 12 years old. Her first role was in the 1988 film A World Apart, for which she was awarded the Best Actress award at the 1988 Cannes Film Festival and shared it with fellow stars Barbara Hershey and Linda Mvusi. 

May continued to act regularly through her teenage years.

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Films, Series

Through the years Jodhi May has starred in films Sister My Sister (1994), The Gambler (1997), The House of Mirth (2000), The Other Boleyn Girl (2003), Bye Bye Blackbird (2005), I, Anna (2011), Common (2014), Down a Dark Hall (2018), in 2019’s Swords and Sceptres as Queen Victoria, etc.

Jodhi May also has had guest appearances in several TV series including The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard (2006), Emma (2009), Strike Back (2010), Gentleman Jack (2019), Game of Thrones (2015), the main character, Leah, wife of Caiaphas, in A.D. The Bible Continues (2015), among others.


Jodhi May’s fellow Swords and Sceptres cast include Devika Bhise, Ben Lamb, Nathaniel Parker, and Rupert Everett.

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Jodhi May in A.D. The Bible Continues (Fandom)

Jodhi May – Awards, Nominations

She has earned nominations and won Cannes Film Festival Award for Best Actress, Evening Standard British Film Award for Most Promising Newcomer, Valladolid International Film Festival Award for Best Actress, Silver Dolphin Award for Best Actress, Jury Award for Best Ensemble, etc.

Jodhi May – Net Worth, Salary

Like most of her personal details, her net worth and annual salary are still under wraps.

Jodhi May – Instagram, Twitter, Facebook

May is also absent from social media platforms such as Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook. However, many fan accounts have been set up in her name.

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