Paris Jefferson has won awards and accolades for leading roles ranging from Anna Karenina (“mesmeric” The Guardian), Janis Joplin (“compelling” Time Out), Athena in Xena Warrior Princess, Helen Lacklin in Diamond of Jeru, Frankie in Frankie and Johnnie in the Claire de Lune, and Constance in The Constant Wife (“a comic masterclass in timing” The Times).
In 2018 she won Best Actress in a Leading Role at the British Independent Film Festival (BIFF) for her role in Sunset Contract.
Born in London and raised in Australia, Paris went on to work in film, theatre and television in London, Dublin, Los Angeles, Paris (France), St. Louis, Charleston, Auckland, Brisbane, and Toronto.
Her screenplay Looking for Dez Cart was described by the award-winning director, Fred Schepisi, as intriguing, surprising and touching. It features the French philosopher Descartes at work in the Australian outback, and is loosely based on her childhood.
Paris is also an accomplished photographer. Her portraits include Liam Neeson, Riz Ahmed, Ciaran Hinds and many others.
Paris is based in Toronto and London,UK.
Paris Jefferson and Eric McCormack “A Will Of Their Own”