What is Jessie Buckley’s net worth?
Jessie Buckley is an Irish actress and singer who has a net worth of $3 million. Jessie Buckley first gained recognition in 2008 as a contestant on the TV show “I’d Do Anything.” Since then, she has won acclaim for her performances in numerous films, including ‘Beast’, ‘Wild Rose’, ‘I’m Thinking of Ending Things’ and ‘The Lost Daughter’, the latter of which won her an Oscar. nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Buckley has also performed on stage and appeared in such television series as “Taboo”, “Fargo” and “Chernobyl”.
Youth and education
Jessie Buckley was born on December 28, 1989 in Killarney, Ireland to Tim and Marina. She has three younger sisters as well as a younger brother. As a young girl, Buckley went to Ursuline High School, a convent school for girls where her mother worked as a vocal coach. There she starred in various school productions, often playing male roles such as Tony in “West Side Story” and Freddie in “Chess.” Buckley then attended the Royal Irish Academy of Music, where she played clarinet, harp and piano and was a member of the Tipperary Millennium Orchestra. During the summer, she attended workshops organized by the Association of Irish Musical Societies.
Buckley began her career in 2008 as a contestant on the BBC talent show ‘I’d Do Anything’, which was designed to find a new, unknown actor to play Nancy in a West End revival of the comedy musical “Oliver!” Eventually, Buckley finished in second place. Later that year she performed at Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Birthday in the Park show at Hyde Park in London. Although Buckley soon had the opportunity to voice Nancy in “Oliver!”, she declined the offer to appear instead in a revival of the musical “A Little Night Music” at the Menier Chocolate Factory. The show eventually moved to the West End before closing in the summer of 2009.
In early 2013, Buckley graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. That summer, she appeared in productions of Shakespeare’s “The Tempest” and Samuel Adamson’s “Gabriel.” Later in 2013 Buckley starred opposite Jude Law in a West End production of “Henry V”. The following year, she appeared for the first time on television in an episode of the British detective series “Endeavour”.
After appearing in a few short films, Buckley made her film debut in 2017’s psychological thriller “Beast,” starring Moll Huntford, an emotionally troubled Channel Island tour guide. Next, Buckley starred in the musical drama “Wild Rose” in 2018 as single mother and aspiring country singer Rose-Lynn Harlan. Notably, the majority of the songs in the film were performed by Buckley herself. “Wild Rose” was widely acclaimed by critics, winning numerous awards and nominations. For her performance, Buckley received BAFTA and BIFA nominations for Best Actress. Her next role was in the 2019 biographical drama “Judy,” starring Renée Zellweger as Judy Garland; Buckley played the supporting role of Rosalyn Wilder.
Buckley had his biggest year on the big screen yet in 2020, appearing in four films. They included the fantasy adventure film “Dolittle,” in which she played Queen Victoria; the historical spy film “The Courier”, in which she played the wife of MI6 agent Greville Wynne, played by Benedict Cumberbatch; and the comedy-drama “Misbehaviour,” starring Keira Knightley, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Lesley Manville, Rhys Ifans and Greg Kinnear. Buckley’s most acclaimed role of 2020, however, was in Charlie Kaufman’s psychological drama “I’m Thinking of Ending Things.” Starring Jesse Plemons as a young woman who embarks on an increasingly surreal journey to meet her boyfriend’s parents, Buckley received rave reviews and a number of nominations. She followed that up with another acclaimed performance in 2021, playing the younger version of Olivia Colman’s title character, Leda Caruso, in Maggie Gyllenhaal’s adaptation of the novel “The Lost Daughter.” For her performance, Buckley received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress. Her other credits include the horror drama “Men” and the literary adaptation “Women Talking,” both from 2022.
Buckley had her first starring role in a TV series in 2016, when she played Marya Bolkonskaya in a six-part BBC adaptation of Tolstoy’s “War & Peace.” She had two more lead roles the following year in the BBC series ‘Taboo’ and ‘The Last Post’. In the first, Buckley starred alongside Tom Hardy, Leo Bill, Oona Chaplin, Stephen Graham, Jefferson Hall and David Hayman. In the latter, she starred in a cast that included Stephen Campbell Moore, Amanda Drew, Ben Miles, Jessica Raine and Jeremy Neumark Jones. Buckley then landed another starring role in 2018, starring Marian Halcombe in a five-part BBC adaptation of Wilkie Collins’ novel ‘The Woman in White’.
In 2019, Buckley had a supporting role in the historical drama miniseries “Chernobyl,” playing the wife of a firefighter responding to the Chernobyl nuclear power plant disaster. The following year, she played the lead role of nurse Oraetta Mayflower in the fourth season of the FX dark comedy crime series “Fargo.” This season also featured Chris Rock, Jason Schwartzman, Ben Whishaw and Salvatore Esposito. In 2021, Buckley starred as Juliet in a television production of “Romeo and Juliet”.
Following appearances in productions of “A Little Night Music”, “The Tempest”, “Gabriel” and “Henry V”, Buckley played Perdita in the 2015 Kenneth Branagh Theater Company production of Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale”. . She didn’t return to the stage until 2021, when she started playing the role of Sally Bowles in a West End revival of the musical “Cabaret.” For her performance, Buckley earned an Olivier Award nomination for Best Actress in a Musical.
In 2015 Buckley began a relationship with English actor James Norton; the couple eventually separated in 2017. Buckley resides in Norfolk, England.