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Get to Know Jessie Mei Li’s Biography, Physical Appearance & Some Interesting Facts About Her in 2023

Get to Know Jessie Mei Li’s Biography, Physical Appearance & Some Interesting Facts About Her in 2023

Sep 27, 2023

Jessie Mei Li is a well-known personality in the USA entertainment industry due to her fantasy series on Netflix named “Shadow & Bone” in which she played the role of Alina Starkov.  The fantasy series had two seasons.

This fantastic series became the starter of her fame as an actress. After this popular series, people became more curious about her and started searching for her, especially her personal life. Moreover, if you want to know more about her read the article below.


In Brighton, East Sussex, the United Kingdom, on August 27, 1995, Jessie was born. She has English and British nationality and is presently 28 years old. In addition, she is of mixed heritage and was born under the Virgo zodiac.

Name Full Name: Jessie Mei Li
Nickname: Jessie
Parents Father: Art Li
Mother: Mrs. Mi
Date of Birth August 27, 1995
Place of Birth Brighton, East Sussex, The United Kingdom
Age 28 years
  • Actress
Complexion Fair
Nationality English and British
Physical Appearance Height: 5’3″
Weight: 48 kg
Hair Color: Presently Blonde
Eye Color: Black
Religion Christianity
Net Worth Between $1 Million and $5 Million
Zodiac Sign Virgo
Social Media Presence Instagram

Jessie Mei Li

Jessie Mei Li’s Personal Life:

Jessie was born to Art Li & Mrs.Li. Her English mother whose name at this right time is unknown is a hardworking woman as she used to manage her house responsibilities along with her Job. Jessie’s mother is a nurse by profession while Jessie’s father Art Li was born in China although he was raised in Hong Kong and is a solicitor.

Jessie revealed some of the information regarding her family in an interview with Vanity Fair. Furthermore, Jessie has an older brother Tom Li. With the National Health Service (NHS), Jessie’s elder brother works as a doctor.

No further details have been found regarding her family as she wants to keep the information regarding her parents under wraps. However, Jessie was raised in Redhill, Surrey, London along with his elder brother Tom Li.

From 2010 to 1012 Jessie attended Reigate College and for further studies, she enlisted herself at the University of Sussex where she chose French & Spanish as her basics.

However, unfortunately, due to some private reasons, she dropped out in due course. Afterward, Jessie Li spent over two years working in a secondary school as a teaching assistant for students with disabilities.

In addition to training part-time at the Identity School of Acting from 2016 to 2017, Li joined the National Youth Theatre in 2015. Jessie made her acting debut, however, in All About Eve at the Noel Coward Theatre in February 2019.

She played the part of Claudia Casswell. Following that she started focusing on her career and at last she became famous after playing the role of Alina Starkov in a Netflix series as we have discussed before.

Jessie Mei Li

Get to Know Regarding Jessie Mei Li’s Dual Identity:

Jessie Li as we all know belongs to mixed ethnicity as her mother is English and her father is Asian. However, Jessie according to her had to face many problems due to her dual identity since her childhood.

In one of her interviews, she also revealed that she was raised in a region in the South of England that is mostly white, and hence according to her statement, it is prominent that she had to face racism.

Jessie in her school was the only girl who belonged to a mixed ethnicity. According to Jessie, she was completely unable to understand that Who is she supposed to be. Or Her place in the group?

Moreover, she also stated that her father had started laughing over himself being an Asian. Additionally, Jessie also told people that whenever she went to the auditions she was never selected even for the roles in which a person had to face problems due to dual identity.

They select fully white or Asian individuals for that role and do not even consider her. Afterwards, finally, she got the role in which she is not even playing a character despite that in that role she is also able to tell everybody her life story and the difficulties she had to face being a dual identity individual.

Alina Starkov was the character that she had played. By playing this character Jessie not only showed everybody what problems she had to face just being a dual identity person but also made realize the people that there is nothing on which you feel bad if you belong to mixed ethnicity in fantasy based Netflix series “Shadow & Bone”.

Moreover, in March 2021, during neurodiversity week, Mei Li confessed to receiving an ADHD diagnosis when she was 24 years old. She claims the epiphany provided answers to numerous long-standing issues and improved her self-awareness.

However, after her diagnosis, Jessie not only satisfied herself but also encouraged other people who belong to Dual identities and have any other problem that makes them different from other people.

She used to say if you are different from others there is nothing to be ashamed of instead you must be proud of yourself. Furthermore, she also said that “when I came to know what I am I ‘ve realized before being a dual identity individual I’m a human being who like the things which I like afterward people discriminated”.  However, Jessie after her Netflix series used to call herself queer even though she is a dual-identity individual.

All of it shows how strong she is that instead of regretting what people think about who you are or where you belong she faces all the problems strongly and today she is respectable she faced all the problems of her life and racism of people with great courage.

Jessie Mei Li

Jessie Mei Li’s Partner:

Jessie when it comes to her personal life used to cover her tracks. However, her series which we have discussed above the series is the core of her fame. People were very curious about Jessie, especially about her partner.

Here we will also tell you about the relationship status of Jessie Li. Jessie Li as we know is a dark horse when it comes to her personal life. However, in her 2021 Instagram post in which she revealed that she was diagnosed with ADHD, she also disclosed her relationship.

She wrote in her post that she is in love with a person who has autism however, the identity of the person is still unknown. However, there are also some rumors of Jessie’s relationship with Ben Barnes who played one of the characters in “Shadow & Bone” along with Jessie Li.

People started talking about their relationship after a conference in which Jessie & Ben Barnes were seen very close to each other at the conference in which they were promoting the second season of “Shadow & Bone”.

However, the rumors regarding the relationship between Jessie & Ben Barnes increased in 2022 when a video went viral on social media that showed the love chemistry between Ben & Jessie.

Furthermore, if we talk about public reaction some of them were Ben & Jessie supporters while others were against their relationship. However, different people have different opinions we can’t fulfill everybody’s requirements.

Furthermore, if we talk about the current relationship status of Jessie nothing is found. It is not known whether she is dating Ben Barnes or not or if she has any relationship with any other person.

The single clarification made by Jessie about her relationship was that she is dating a person who has autism as we have conferred. No more details have been found.

Ben Barnes and Jessie Mei Li

Jessie Mei Li’s Physical Appearance:

When we talk about the star of “Shadow & Bone” people also want to know about her physical measurements and all. Jessie Mei Li stands at a height of 5′ 3″ she weighs 48 kg. She has black eyes. When we talk about her hair color she recently posted a picture on her social media account in which she looks stunning with her blonde hair.

Physical Appearance
  • Height: 5’3″
  • Weight: 48 kg
  • Hair Color: Presently Blonde
  • Eye Color: Black

Frequently Asked Questions:

From where does Jessie Mei Li’s father belong?
Jessie’s father Art Li belongs to Asia and was born in China while he was raised in Hong Kong.

What difficulties did Jessie Mei Li have to face at her younger age?
Since her childhood, she had to face racism being a dual identity person as she was raised in an extremely predominantly country according to Jessie.

When did Jessie reveal her partner?
In a 2021 Instagram post, she revealed that she has a boyfriend who has autism but her partner’s identity is unknown as Jessie kept his identity secret. Currently, it is unknown to whom she is dating or whether she is dating anybody or not.

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