Jemima Kirke has had roles in a wide variety of projects, ranging from HBO’s “Girls” to Netflix’s “Sex Education.”
Kirke is cast as Melissa, an acclaimed writer married to Nick, in “Conversations With Friends.”
The London-born and New York-raised actor has had an illustrious on-screen career leading up to this point, dating back to her feature-length debut in her childhood friend Lena Dunham‘s 2010 film “Tiny Furniture.”
When HBO greenlit Dunham’s informal pitch for “Girls,” she tapped on Kirke once again. This time, she took on the role of bohemian 20-something-year-old Jessa Johansson. The part, which Kirke portrayed on all six seasons of the show from 2012 to 2017, catapulted her to fame.
After “Girls” ended, Kirke went on to appear in a number of films including “Wild Honey Pie” (2018), “Untogether” (2018), and “Sylvie’s Love” (2020).
Most recently, Kirke has played headmistress Hope Hadden on season three of the
series “Sex Education.”