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Jessica Raine

Born: 1982
Gender: Female

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Jessica Raine is an English actress best known for her starring role as midwife Jenny Lee in the period drama television series Call the Midwife.

Jessica graduated from RADA in July 2008. Following her professional debut in Harper Regan at the National Theatre, Jessica was selected as one of The Observer newspaper's Hotlist 2009 and the Telegraph newspaper's Stars to Shine in 2009.

Jessica's other theatre credits include Earthquakes in London (National Theatre), Ghosts (Duchess Theatre, West End) for which she was nominated for the Ian Charleston Award, Punk Rock (Lyric Hammersmith/Royal Exchange, Manchester) for which she won the Best Actress in a Supporting Role at the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards and the lead role of Cleo in The National's rare revival of Clifford Odets 1930's New York Comedy, Rocket to the Moon.

Jessica's screen credits include a guest lead Doctor Who for the BBC, Ridley Scott's Robin Hood, Garrow's Law and The Woman in Black.

Between shooting the first and second season of Call the Midwife, she returned to her roots appearing at the Young Vic in The Changeling, directed by Joe Hill Gibbons. She left the show after three seasons.



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