Jodie Turner-Smith

British model and actress

Jodie Turner-Smith (born September 7, 1986)[1] is a British[2] actress and model. She is known for her work in The Last Ship (2017), Nightflyers (2018), Queen & Slim (2019), and Without Remorse (2021).[3]

Jodie Turner-Smith
Turner-Smith in February 2020
Born (1986-09-07) September 7, 1986 (age 37)
Peterborough, England, U.K.
Years active2013–present
Joshua Jackson
(m. 2019; sep. 2023)

Early life


Turner-Smith was born in Peterborough, England,[4] to Jamaican parents.[5] She lived in Peterborough until she was 10 years old.[5] She moved to Gaithersburg, Maryland in the United States after her parents divorced.[6] She studied at the University of Pittsburgh and has lived in Los Angeles since 2009.[3]



Turner-Smith began acting in 2013, when she appeared in an episode of True Blood. She was in some music videos between 2013 and 2017. In 2016, she appeared in the music video for Zayn Malik's "Pillowtalk."[7]

Personal life


Turner-Smith began a relationship with actor Joshua Jackson in October 2018.[8] They were married in December 2019.[9] They have a daughter.[10] In October 2023, it was revealed that Turner-Smith had filed for divorce from Jackson.[11]


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  2. Iqbal, Nosheen (May 23, 2021). "Jodie Turner-Smith: 'Tapping into the turmoil of Anne Boleyn felt so easy'". The Guardian. Guardian News and Media Limited. Jodie Turner-Smith is a British actor[.]
  3. 3.0 3.1 Farrell, Colin (August 20, 2019). "Queen & Slim Star Jodie Turner-Smith Tells Colin Farrell Where Home Is". Interview. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  4. Perry, Kediesha (December 11, 2019). "Turner-Smith gets royal role". Jamaica Observer. Archived from the original on March 16, 2021. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
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  6. Stone, Natalie (January 27, 2020). "Why Jodie Turner-Smith & Joshua Jackson Won't Raise Kids in the U.S.: 'White Supremacy Is Overt'". People. Retrieved November 21, 2021.
  7. Rhiannon, Alexis (January 29, 2016). "The Woman in "Pillowtalk" is an Actress to Watch". Bustle.
  8. "Everything to Know About Jodie Turner-Smith, Star of Queen and Slim". O, The Oprah Magazine. November 26, 2019.
  9. Stone, Natalie (December 20, 2019). "Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith Are Married". People. Retrieved April 21, 2020.
  10. Owoseje, Toyin (April 22, 2020). "Joshua Jackson and Jodie Turner-Smith announce birth of their first child". CNN. Archived from the original on April 22, 2020.
  11. "Jodie Turner-Smith Files for Divorce from Joshua Jackson After More Than 3 Years of Marriage". Peoplemag. Retrieved 2023-10-02.

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