Amy Louise Jackson (born 31 January 1991) is a British model and film actress. Before starting her acting career, Jackson won the Miss Teen Worldcompetition in 2008 and went on to win Miss Liverpool in 2010 and was hotly tipped to be Miss England in 2010 but lost out to Jessica Linley. She later starred in the successful Tamil period-drama, Madrasapattinam in 2010, which won her plaudits for her role and launched her acting career. Early life
Born in the Isle of Man to Alan and Marguerita Jackson, she has an elder sister Alicia. The family returned to their parents' home of Woolton, Liverpool, two years later so that her father could continue in his media career, where he is BBC Radio Merseyside's sports presenter. Jackson attended St. Edward's College, gaining 10 GCSEs, and then went on to Sixth Form to study English Language, English Literature and Philosophy and Ethics. Career
After winning the Miss Teen Liverpool and Miss Teen Great Britain pageants, she won the Miss Teen World in 2008. Jackson won 18 prizes, which included a modelling contract in the US on a $20,000 scholarship. Jackson signed a second modelling contract with Boss Model Management and modelled all over Europe. This resulted in her acting debut in a Tamil film as the female lead in Madrasapattinam opposite Arya. Released on 9 July 2010, the film was a critical as well as commercial success, with Jackson gaining praise for her performance.
Year Film Role Language Notes 2010 Madrasapattinam Amy Wilkinson Tamil Nominated—Vijay Award for Best Debut Actress 2011 Ek Deewana Tha Jessie Hindi Filming 2011 Vishwaroopam Tamil Filming