Who is Claudia Jessie?
Claudia Jessie Peyton is a British actress and singer born on 30 October 1990, and known for her stellar performances in historical dramas. With almost a decade of experience in the acting industry, Claudia is 5ft6 in (1.68m) tall and weighs 121lbs (55kgs), with vital statistics of 32-26-32. The starlet’s distinctive features, such as her baby-blue eyes and porcelain skin, have helped her enormously in her rise to fame.
Born in the small town of Moseley on the outskirts of Birmingham, England, but raised in London, Claudia’s childhood was full of harrowing experiences, such as financial struggles and the separation of her parents.
Homeschooled until the age of 14, the future star later moved back to Birmingham with her loved ones.
Claudia, who was brought up alongside her brother by her single mother, Dawn – who worked tirelessly as a cleaner to afford her daughter’s ballet lessons – persisted and perfected her craft until she was spotted by a local agent who cast her in small productions.
Eventually, Claudia signed with a professional agent when she was approximately 22 years old.
Claudia’s First Roles
Almost immediately, Claudia was cast as the leading lady in the short “Rosie”, and the following year, viewers saw her in two episodes of “House of Anubis”, a family-friendly adventure series in which a group of boarding school students set out to resolve a mystery.
In the same year, Claudia appeared in an episode of “Casualty” as Jenny Anover, and in an episode of “The Paradise” as Mrs. Douglas. Unknowingly, the Brit was just a few roles away from her big break.
Between 2012 and 2014, Claudia score her first recurring role as Poppy Conroy in 13 episodes of “Doctors”, the award-winning hospital drama series which has been running since 2000 for over 22 seasons. Some fans consider Claudia’s time on the series as her first notable project.
“Bridgerton” & Other Notable Roles
In 2016, Claudia was lucky enough to be cast in the dramatic romcom “Their Finest”; bringing the character of Doris Cleaveley to life, the young starlet in the making worked alongside Gemma Arterton, Bill Nighy and other legends in the movie based on Lissa Evan’s popular novel, “Their Finest Hour and a Half”, and received positive reviews from viewers and critics alike.
The following year, Claudia joined the cast of “Line of Duty” for six episodes, the brunette playing Jodie in the award-winning crime series, which first aired in 2012 and is going strong almost a decade later,.
However, those two roles were just a sign of things to come. Claudia’s biggest project to date has been in the historical Netflix drama “Bridgerton”, set in England during its extravagant Regency period of the early 1800s. Chris Van Dusen’s series received rave reviews, and won a Primetime Emmy in the Outstanding Period and/or Character Hairstyling category; unfortunately, the coronavirus pandemic halted filming for several months.
In a January 2021 interview, the thespian spoke candidly about the show, comparing it to prior projects, commenting: “It’s totally different from anything I’ve ever been in before… Maybe people who aren’t too interested in period pieces will be now, because Bridgerton is so contemporary, so modern”.
Eloise, Claudia’s character, is the studious second daughter of the powerful Bridgerton family who, despite her book smarts, is stunted in other aspects. An unusual woman for the time, Eloise has no interest in marrying and having babies, or becoming a debutante.
Religion, Trivia & Personal Life
Claudia has no official social media accounts, although a few of her dedicated fan-pages on Instagram have around 40,000 followers combined, so the only information available is what the actress chooses to divulge in interviews.
Since childhood, the talented beauty has suffered from a combination of panic attacks, anxiety, and depersonalization disorder, a mental problem described as “feeling disconnected or detached from oneself”. Interpersonal trauma such as child abuse is thought to be the cause of DPDR, which affects roughly 1% of the population.
Thanks to her aunt, Claudia began practicing Nichiren Buddhism when she was 17, and said in a 2018 interview: “Buddhism being the center of my life has given me the courage to go for the things I want without fear holding me back”.
Based on the teachings of Nichiren, a 13th-century Japanese Buddhist priest, this branch of Buddhism is practiced all around the world, and claims that all sentient beings can attain nirvana in their lifetime. At a young age, Claudia attended meetings with her mother and aunt, and was enthralled by the chanting and other aspects of the religion. She meditates for at least an hour every day.
Claudia has been a vegan for years, and her hobbies include watching vegan YouTubers; the actress makes sure to use cruelty-free products as well.
As for her love life, internet sources confirm that the “Vanity Fair” star, who is protective of her privacy, is dating an anonymous sound engineer named Joseph. The actress hasn’t been publicly linked to anyone else.
It’s also rumored – but not yet confirmed – that Claudia has undergone corrective eye surgery.
Claudia’s Net Worth
Since 2012, Claudia has racked up 25 acting credits in a variety of shorts, series, and box office productions. Thanks to her breakthrough performance in “Bridgerton” and the success of the series, Claudia’s cache has risen considerably: it’s said that the English rose will be earning up to $30,000 an episode in season two.
Netflix is known for paying its talent fairly and renegotiating salaries when a show becomes a hit. Regé-Jean Page, the protagonist of season one, was offered an impressive $50,000 for a mere guest appearance in the second season, but said he wouldn’t be returning. As a supporting character with an important narrative arc, Claudia will earn a minimum of five figures per episode.
With all this information, we can confidently estimate that Claudia’s net worth is around $300,000 as of late 2021. The actress also earns money from singing and songwriting, although she’s put music on the back burner for the moment.