Jasmine Jobson

Last updated on the 21 May 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: 9 May 1995, Hays, London, England. 

Jasmine Jobson’s talent for mimicking television stars at the age of six caught her mother’s eye, who promptly enrolled her in Paddington Arts, a youth arts program nurturing creativity in London’s youth.

However, Jobson’s childhood wasn’t without its challenges. In a personal decision with lasting impact, she requested separation from her mother and spent five years in foster care within West Drayton. Despite these difficulties, Jobson channeled her experiences into her artistic pursuits. Theatre became her initial canvas, with roles in productions like “Phoenix: A Girl on Fire” and “Wild Diamonds” showcasing her raw talent.

Jasmine Jobson’s screen debut arrived in 2014 with a string of short films, including “Flea” and “A Generation of Vipers”. In 2016, she landed a guest spot in the detective series “Suspects,” followed by appearances in “The Break” and “Dark Heart.” These minor roles were stepping stones on the path to her breakout performance.

2019 marked a turning point in Jobson’s career. The critically acclaimed Netflix series “Top Boy” premiered, featuring Jobson in the pivotal role of Jaq. Her portrayal of the intelligent and fiercely loyal friend traversing the treacherous world of London drug dealing resonated with audiences and critics alike. The role earned Jobson a BAFTA nomination for Supporting Actress in 2020 and 2023.

Jobson’s talents extend beyond television. The 2020 Sundance Film Festival saw the premiere of “Surge,” a feature film where she played Lily opposite the acclaimed Ben Whishaw. This versatility, coupled with her undeniable screen presence, has opened doors to a wider range of projects.

While details of Jobson’s personal life remain largely private, her social media presence hints at a strong bond with her family and a deep love for music. Jobson’s journey from a talented youth program participant to a BAFTA winning actress is an inspiring testament to her dedication and raw talent.


BAFTA award


WINNER | Television: Supporting Actress for Top Boy (2024)



Suggested viewing


Top Boy (2011)

Top Boy poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.4

A young teen struggles to cope with a crime-ridden London housing estate after his mother’s breakdown. Meanwhile, two ambitious drug dealers fight for control of the local market, their ruthless pursuit of power mirroring the desperation of those trapped in the cycle of violence.

Top cast: Ashley Walters, Kano, Jasmine Jobson, Little Simz, Araloyin Oshunremi, Joshua Blisset, Dudley O’Shaughnessy, Micheal Ward, Reniko Francis, Shone Romulus, Kadeem Ramsay, Seraphina Beh, Lisa Dwan, Nyshai Caynes, Hope Ikpoku Jnr, Elizabeth Tan.


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