Imogen Poots Biography

The Art of Self-Defense

The Art of Self-Defense

Score: 4.88 / 10
Director: Riley Stearns
Producer: Cody Ryder, Andrew Kortschak, Stephanie Whonsetler, Walter Kortschak
Studio: Pacific Northwest Pictures
Cast: Jesse Eisenberg, Alessandro Nivola, Imogen Poots
Genre: Comedy
Length: 104 minutes
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Imogen Poots Biography


Date of Birth: June 3, 1989

Doe-eyed yet sensual, British actress Imogen Poots is quickly gaining attention for her ability to successfully portray a gamut of characters.

Born and raised in London, Imogen developed her passion for acting by taking part in the Youngblood Theatre Company as a teenager. She then went on to star in the hit British drama Casualty before making the leap to feature films with the role of young Valerie in V for Vendetta. This led to her breakthrough role in 28 Weeks Later as Tammy, the daughter of an original outbreak survivor who attempts to assist in the repopulation of London after it has been declared infection free.

Since then, Imogen has been involved in a variety of films with a number of big names. She stared as Allyson in A Solitary Man opposite Michael Douglas, Susan Sarandon and Danny Devito. She starred alongside Michael Fassbender in Centurion and again in the period drama Jane Eyre, which also starred Mia Wasikowska. The same year, Imogen joined Colin Farrell and Anton Yelchin for the much anticipated remake of the 80s horror-comedy, Fright Night.

She then starred in the 2014 motion picture Need for Speed opposite Aaron Paul, the thriller Green Room (2015), the comedy Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016), and the drama Frank & Lola (2016) with Michael Shannon. Her most recent role is in the film Sweet Virginia (2017).

Despite her rising fame, Poots continues to lend her talents to the small screen with movies such as Miss Austen Regrets and Christopher and His Kind along with multiple guest-appearances on the television show Bouquet of Barbed Wire.

In addition to acting, Poots is also an accomplished model. In 2011 she was chosen to be the face of Chole’s fragrance campaign and appeared in a television ad directed by Sofia Coppola.


Sweet Virginia(2017)
Frank & Lola (2016)
Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016)
Green Room (2015)
Need for Speed (2014)
That Awkward Moment (2014)
The Look of Love (2013)
A Late Quartet (2012)
Comes a Bright Day (2012)
Fright Night (2011)
Jane Eyre (2011)
Chatroom (2010)
Centurion (2010)
Solitary Man (2009)
Cracks (2009)
Me and Orson Welles (2008)
28 Weeks Later (2007)
V for Vendetta (2005)


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