English actress, Imogen Poots is known for playing the role of ‘Tammy’ in the 2007 British science fiction horror film, ‘28 Weeks Later’. In 2013, she won best-supporting actress for the movie the look of love. Poots was named as one of the most loved actresses in the UK. In 2013, she was listed under the Top 99 Most Desirable Women by Askmen.
Early life and education
Imogen Poots was born on 3rd June 1989 in Hammersmith, London, England. She was born at Queen Charlotte's and Chelsea Hospital. She belongs to the White ethnicity and holds American nationality.
Poots is the daughter of Trevor Poots and Fiona Goodall. Her father is a current affair television producer whereas her mother is a voluntary worker & a journalist. She has a brother, Alex Poots, who is also a model.
Poots went to the Bute House Preparatory School for Girls in Brook Green. She then enrolled at Queen’s Gate School in South Kensington which is followed by Latymer Upper School.
During her childhood days, Poots wanted to be a veterinarian physician. She spent her time at improvisation workshop, which was hosted by the Young Blood Theatre Company at the Riverside Studios.
Imogen Poots made her acting debut in the 2004 British medical television series, ‘Casualty’ as Alice Thornton. She made her movie debut on 2005 dystopian political thriller film ‘V for Vendetta’.
Poots first big break came after she appeared as Tammy Harris in 2007 British science fiction horror film, 28 Weeks Later. She was nominated for the Most Promising Newcomer at the British Independent Film Awards in 2007 for her work in the movie.
After earning big popularity from the movie, Poots cast as lead roles in the number of movies during the late 2000s and early 2010s. Her notable works include ‘Cracks’ as Poppy, ‘Chatroom’ as Eva, ‘Centurion’ as Arianne, and many more.
In the year 2013, Poots portrayed Linda Keith in 2013 British-Irish drama film, ‘Jimi: All Is by My Side.’ She was cast alongside Hayley Atwell, André Benjamin, and Burn Gorman.
In 2014, Poots act in ‘That Awkward Moment’, as Ellie Andrews alongside Miles Teller, Zac Efron, and Michael B. Jordan. She played the role of Julia Maddon in the movie, Need for Speed. She was cast alongside Dominic Cooper and Aaron Paul in the movie.
Poots has played in various other movies including the experimental drama film ‘Knight of Cups’ and American horror-thriller film ‘Green Room.’
Poots is currently busy to shooting for the upcoming dark comedy movie, ‘The Art of Self-Defense,’ starring Jesse Eisenberg and Alessandro Nivola.
Imogen Poots is unmarried and has no children. She is in a relationship with an actor, James Norton. They were spotted in London doing Christmas shopping. The relationship between the couple was confirmed after James was spotted kissing Imogen.
Previously, Poots was dated American actor Anton Yelchin until his death in 2016.They even worked together in the 1985 American horror film, Friday nights. Anton died in a freak car accident.
According to some sources, Poots was also linked with her co-stars Zac Efron and Penn Badgley. She alongside Zac attended the premiere of their movie, The Awkward Moment. She appeared with her co-star Penn Badgley in the premiere of the movie, Greetings From Tim Buckley at Tribeca Film Festival.
Imogen Poots’s has the net worth of $2 million. She earns a considerable amount of money from her appearances in movies and television series.
Poots’s movie, 28 Weeks Later was made with the budget of $15 million. The movie was a hit grossing $64.2 million at the box office. She also won Best Supporting Actress Award for her work in The Look of Love in 2013.
Imogen Poots Affairs
Affair with Anton Yelchin
Poots was dated American actor Anton Yelchin until his death in 2016.They even worked together in the 1985 American horror film, Friday nights.