Amy Louise Jackson (born 31 January 1991) is a British model and actress who works in Indian films. After college, she began modelling at age 16, going on to win the Miss Teen World competition in 2009 and the Miss Liverpool title in 2010. Subsequently Tamil film director A. L. Vijay spotted her and introduced Jackson as an actress in the 2010 Tamil period-drama Madharasapattinam. While further pursing her modelling career in the UK, Jackson also continued working in India and went on to debut in other film industries in the next years. She had her first Bollywood release in 2012, the romantic drama Ekk Deewana Tha, while 2012 saw the release of her first Telugu film Yevadu. She later starred in Shankar’s romantic thriller I, which as of 2015 is the costliest and highest-grossing film featuring her.
Amy Jackson was born in the Isle of Man to English parents, Alan Jackson and Marguerita Jackson. She has an elder sister, Alicia Jackson. The family returned to their parents’ home of Woolton, Liverpool, two years after Jackson’s birth so that her father, who is BBC Radio Merseyside’s producer, could continue his media career. Jackson attended St. Edward’s College, gaining ten GCSEs, and then went to sixth form to study English Language, English Literature and Philosophy and Ethics.
After winning the Miss Teen Liverpool and Miss Teen Great Britain pageants, Amy Jackson won the title of Miss Teen World in 2009. Amy Jackson won eighteen prizes, which included a modeling contract in the US on a $50,000 scholarship. Amy Jackson won Miss Liverpool in 2010. Amy Jackson participated in the Miss England competition in 2010 but lost out to Jessica Linley in the final. Amy Jackson signed a second modelling contract with Boss Model Management and modelled all over Europe.
Amy Jackson had signed up to be part of Venkat Prabhu’s supernatural thriller Masss but opted out of it later when the script and her character were changed. She instead signed up two other Tamil projects to be directed by Thirukumaran and Velraj. She has also been shooting for a “gritty BBC drama series”, which she has refused to further elaborate on.
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