Creativity knows no barrier and therefore there are many British models that are trying to make their career here in India. Amy Jackson is certainly one of the new actresses on the block but she has made it big with her entry in Madrasapattinam that launched her career. Amy Louise Jackson also known as Amy Jackson is a British model who won the Miss Teen World competition in the year 2008 and Miss Liverpool in 2010.
Place of Birth – Isle of Man
Age – 20 years
Height – 5’.8”
Zodiac – Aquarius
Profession- Model and Actress
Favourite Sport- Cricket, tennis, football
Favourite football team- Liverpool
Favourite actresses in Bollywood- Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor, Shilpa Shetty
Favourite movies- The Notebook, Titanic, French Kiss
Favourite Parts in Body/Face- Eyes and Lips
Family Members- Father, Mother and Sister
Her Hobbies: Making new friends, listening to music, watching movies etc.
Favourite Shade of Colour- Red, Black, White
Favourite Dishes- Indian food like Hyderabadi Biriyani, Chinese and Thai cuisine.
Food Habits: Eats healthy
Favourite Accessories- Rings and Bracelets
Favourite Precious Metal or Jewel- gold, diamonds, platinum.
Favourite Author: J.K. Rowling
Favourite Book- Harry Potter (the Series)
Favourite Place- Marishes, Mumbai and London
Favourite Director- James Cameron
Favourite Actors- Tom Cruise, Brad Pitt
Favourite Actress- Kate Winslet
Favourite Music Director- A.R. Rahman
Favourite Car: Mercedes Benz, BMW Skoda
Favourite Attire- T-shirts, Jeans and saree
Known Languages – French, English
Turn on in Others- Honest, Loving, Hard working
Turn Off in Others- Cruel, Dirty, Lazy
Strengths- Self confident
Weaknesses- Believes blindly in others
Role Model in Life- her mother
Dream Role- Role of Kate Winslet in the Reader
Goal- to become a good actress in India.
Amy Jackson is born to Alan and Marguerita Jackson in Isle of Man and she also has an elder sister Alicia. She attended St. Edward’s College and studied English, English Literature, Philosophy and Ethics. In the year 2008, Amy won the Miss Teen World competition and later on she went on to win Miss Teen Liverpool. It was during one of her modeling assignments that she won a modeling contract that provided her with US$20,000 scholarship.
Amy Jackson went on with her modeling contract with Boss Model Management and that is how she got her first Tamil movie debut at the age of 17, in Madrasapattinam that paired Arya opposite her and she was able to provide some really strong performances that got her positive response from the audiences. Director A.L. Vijay had spotted this pretty model at the Miss England website and immediately decided to cast her in his film. Amy started shooting for the film within a month of being discovered by the director. The movie was a commercial success and Amy Jackson impressed the South Indian audiences with her emotional performance on screen. The actress later said that her career in films had begun in an abrupt manner and landing a South Indian film for her was quite unexpected. She was nominated for Best Debut Actor Female for Vijay Awards.
After the super success of Madrasapattinam, Amy Jackson will now be seen in Bollywood movie Ek Deewana Tha opposite Prateik Babbar. The movie will release on 13 January 2012 and it is remake of Tamil movie Vinnaithaandi Varuvaayaa but with a different climax. Amy Jackson will portray the role of Jessie who belongs to orthodox Malayali Christian family. The role, for which Amy has worked so hard taking dance and yoga lessons, will portray her in the role of an Asian girl. This will be the first Bollywood movie for Amy Jackson.
After Ek Deewana Tha Amy Jackson will be seen in Thaandavam which is an action Tamil movie featuring Vikram and Anushka Shetty as well.
2010 – Madrasapattinam – Amy Wilkinson
2011 – Ek Deewana Tha – Jessie
2012 – Thaandavam – Undecided (under production)
2012- Yevadu- Telugu film ( Pre-production)
Nominated for Best Debut Actor Female for Vijay Awards
How she came to know about Bollywood
Amy says that her knowledge about Bollywood was very limited before she actually became a part of this vast industry. However, she first became aware of Bollywood when Shilpa Shetty had taken part in the reality show ‘Bigg Brother’. Also, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan’s work in Hollywood was another medium through which she was made aware of Bollywood’s presence.
Inspiration in Bollywood
According to Amy, ever since she watched the Shahid- Kareena starrer ‘Jab We Met’, she has been a big fan of Kareena Kapoor. She even went to the extent of saying that Kareena Kapoor is someone she would actually aspire or want to be like.