Jodie Turner-Smith

Jodie Stephanie D. Turner-Smith (born 7 September 1986) is a British model and actress, known for her work in The Last Ship (2017), Nightflyers (2018), and Queen & Slim (2019).[1]

Jodie Turner-Smith
Jodie Stephanie D. Turner-Smith

(1986-09-07) 7 September 1986 (age 33)
Joshua Jackson (m. 2019)

Early lifeEdit

Turner-Smith was born in Peterborough[2] to Jamaican parents; she is the only one of her siblings who was not born in Jamaica. After her parents divorce she moved to the United States with her mother.[3] She was voted "Most Likely to Succeed" in her senior class at Gaithersburg High School in Gaithersburg, Maryland,[4] and graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2008. She has lived in Los Angeles since 2009.[1]


Turner-Smith worked as a banker in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania until a mutual friend introduced her to musician Pharrell Williams after a N.E.R.D. concert. He convinced her to become a model and move to Los Angeles.[5][6]

In 2013, she made her acting debut, as a siren in True Blood, which led to numerous minor roles in films and music videos between 2013 and 2017. During this time, she was credited as Jodie Smith. In 2016, she appeared in the music video for Zayn Malik's "Pillowtalk."[7]

She first came to prominence playing Sgt. Azima Kandie in the 2017-2018 season of the TNT series The Last Ship.[8] She then had a major role as Melantha Jhirl in the 2018 Syfy/Netflix series Nightflyers.[9][10]

She began starring as Josie in the Cinemax series Jett, which premiered in June 2019.[11]

Turner-Smith starred as Queen in the 2019 road trip/crime film Queen & Slim, opposite Daniel Kaluuya.[12]

Personal lifeEdit

Turner-Smith has been in a relationship with actor Joshua Jackson since October 2018.[13] They married in December 2019 and are now expecting their first child together.[14][15]



Year Title Role Notes
2016 The Neon Demon Roberta Hoffmann's assistant as Jodie Smith
2017 Lemon Beverly as Jodie Smith
2017 Newness Statuesque woman
2019 Queen & Slim Queen
2020 Without Remorse Karen Greer Filming
TBA After Yang Kyra Post-production


Year Title Role Notes
2013 True Blood Siren #2 4 episodes; as Jodie Smith
2015-2016 Mad Dogs Angel 2 episodes; as Jodie Smith
2016 Ice Lady Rah's masseuse 1 episode; as Jodie Smith
2017-2018 The Last Ship Sgt. Azima Kandie 20 episodes
2018 Nightflyers Melantha Jhirl 10 episodes
2019 Jett Josie 9 episodes

Music videosEdit

Year Song Artist Notes
2013 Cool Song No.2 MGMT [16]
2013 Für Hildegard von Bingen Devendra Banhart [17]
2014 Dear Diamond Blaqstarr feat. Common [18]
2016 Pillowtalk Zayn Malik [19]
2016 Make Me (Cry) Noah Cyrus feat. Labrinth [20]


  1. ^ a b ""Queen & Slim" Star Jodie Turner-Smith Tells Colin Farrell Where Home Is". Interview Magazine. 20 August 2019. Retrieved 20 August 2019.
  2. ^ Perry, Kediesha (December 11, 2019). "Turner-Smith gets royal role". Jamaica Observer. Retrieved December 15, 2019.
  3. ^ "Why Jodie Turner-Smith & Joshua Jackson Won't Raise Kids in the U.S.: 'White Supremacy Is Overt'". People. 27 January 2020.
  4. ^ Essedarius Vol. 10 (2004 ed.). Gaithersburg, MD: Gaithersburg High School. 2004. p. 29.
  5. ^ "Jodie Smith". Paper Magazine. 27 February 2012.
  6. ^ "Miss Jodie | Of The Minute". Retrieved 9 October 2019.
  7. ^ "Who Is The Woman In Zayn Malik's "Pillowtalk" Music Video? The British Actress Is One To Watch". 29 January 2016.
  8. ^ "'The Last Ship': Jodie Turner-Smith Upped To Regular For Season 5". 8 February 2017.
  9. ^ "Why 'Game of Thrones' Author George R. R. Martin Wanted Jodie Turner-Smith For His New Project 'Nightflyers'". 10 December 2018.
  11. ^ "'Jett': TV Review". 11 June 2019.
  12. ^ "Jodie Turner-Smith & Daniel Kaluuya Are Lovers On The Run In New 'Queen & Slim' Trailer". 31 July 2019.
  13. ^ Jean-Philippe, McKenzie (26 November 2019). "Everything to Know About Jodie Turner-Smith, Star of Queen and Slim". O: The Oprah Magazine.
  14. ^ "Jodie Turner-Smith Is Pregnant, Expecting 1st Child With Husband Joshua Jackson". Us Weekly.
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  16. ^ "MGMT - Cool Song No. 2 (Video)". YouTube. 17 September 2013.
  17. ^ "Devendra Banhart - Für Hildegard von Bingen - Art + Music - MOCAtv". YouTube. 29 October 2013.
  18. ^ "Blaqstarr- Dear Diamond ft. Common". YouTube. 14 February 2014.
  19. ^ "ZAYN - PILLOWTALK (Official Music Video)". YouTube. 29 January 2016.
  20. ^ "Noah Cyrus - Make Me (Cry) ft. Labrinth (Official Video)". YouTube. 22 November 2016.

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