Jemima Kirke

The daughter of Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke, Jemima Kirke made a name for herself with a juicy role on Lena Dunham's highly anticipated series "Girls" (HBO, 2012- ). Born April 26, 1985 in London, Kirke spent the ... Read more »
Born: 04/25/1985 in London, England, GB

Filmography

Actor (4)

Girls 2011 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Inside Amy Schumer 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Simpsons 2015 (Tv Show)

Voice

Tiny Furniture 2010 (Movie)

Charlotte (Actor)

Biography

The daughter of Bad Company drummer Simon Kirke, Jemima Kirke made a name for herself with a juicy role on Lena Dunham's highly anticipated series "Girls" (HBO, 2012- ). Born April 26, 1985 in London, Kirke spent the first decade of her life there before moving to New York City. After graduating high school, she studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and later opened her own studio. Cast by her high school friend Lena Dunham in the latter's influential indie "Tiny Furniture" (2010), Kirke stole scenes with her hilarious performance as a glamorous but misguided free spirit. For her work in that film, she shared in a Best Ensemble Cast nomination from the Gotham Awards. Immediately after giving birth, Kirke reunited with Dunham for the latter's collaboration with Judd Apatow, an edgy series called "Girls" (HBO, 2012- ), in which she portrayed the beautiful world traveler Jessa Johansson, whose return to Manhattan adds the best kind of chaos to the lives of her friends (Dunham, Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Adam Driver). Although she considered herself a painter rather than an actress, Kirke earned some of the best reviews of the ensemble cast.

Relationships

Memphis

Son
Born November 2012; father, Michael Mosberg

Lola Kirke Actor

Sister

Lorraine Kirke

Mother

Simon Kirke Actor

Father
Born July 28, 1949; Bad Company drummer

Michael Mosberg

Husband

Rafaella Mosberg

Daughter
Born December 2010; father, Michael Mosberg

EDUCATION

Rhode Island School of Design

Providence , Rhode Island 2008

Milestones

2012

Co-starred as free-spirited Jessa opposite series creator Dunham on the HBO comedy "Girls"

2010

Feature acting debut, "Tiny Furniture"; film written and directed by high school friend Lena Dunham

2005

Made screen acting debut in the short film "Smile for the Camera"

Raised in New York

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