Celebrity close up: Jodie Comer

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Jodie Comer has recently added another trophy to her bursting cabinet after picking up an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Villanelle in Killing Eve.

Fans of the show won't be surprised to find that the actress is being showered with awards for her work.

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Jodie Comer through the years
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Jodie Comer through the years
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Jodie Comer attends the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
24th Critics Choice Awards – Arrivals – Santa Monica, California, U.S., January 13, 2019 - Jodie Comer. REUTERS/Danny Moloshok
76th Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 6, 2019 - Sandra Oh (L) and Jodie Comer. REUTERS/Mike Blake
76th Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 6, 2019 - Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer (L-R). REUTERS/Mike Blake
76th Golden Globe Awards - Arrivals - Beverly Hills, California, U.S., January 6, 2019 - Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer (L-R). REUTERS/Mike Blake
Sandra Oh, left, and Jodie Comer participate in the "Killing Eve" panel during the BBC America presentation at the Television Critics Association Winter Press Tour at The Langham Huntington on Saturday, Feb. 9, 2019, in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP)
Actress Jodie Comer poses on the red carpet at the 2019 BAFTA Tea Party at the Four Seasons Hotel, Saturday, Jan. 5, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Actress Jodie Comer poses for photographers upon arrival at the British Academy Television and Craft Nominations Party in central London, Thursday, April 20, 2017. (Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 05: Fiona Shaw and Jodie Comer, winner of the Entertainer of the Year Award, attend Stylist's inaugural Remarkable Women Awards in partnership with philosophy at Rosewood London on March 5, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Stylist)
PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 09: Actor Jodie Comer speaks onstage during the 'Killing Eve' panel during the BBC America/AMC portion of the 2019 Winter TCA on February 9, 2019 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images for AMC Networks )
ASCOT, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 20: Katarina Johnson-Thompson (L) and Jodie Comer (R) attend the QIPCO British Champions Day at Ascot Racecourse on October 20, 2018 in Ascot, England. (Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty Images for Ascot)
LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 05: Jodie Comer and Sandra Oh attend a special screening of the BBC's new drama 'Killing Eve' at BAFTA Piccadilly on September 5, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - APRIL 08: (L-R) Sandra Oh, Jodie Comer and Phoebe Waller-Bridge from the serie 'Killing Eve' attend 'Killing Eve' and 'When Heroes Fly' screening during the 1st Cannes International Series Festival at Palais des Festivals on April 8, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 14: Jodie Comer attends the Virgin TV BAFTA Television Awards at The Royal Festival Hall on May 14, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 19: Actress Jodie Comer attends the THREE Empire awards at The Roundhouse on March 19, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Jodie Comer arrives for the House Of Fraser British Academy Television Awards 2016 at the Royal Festival Hall on May 8, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Jodie Comer attends the Jameson Empire Film Awards at Grosvenor House, on March 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
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But many people are not aware that she comes from a tight-knit family, lives in Liverpool and has a teacher to thank for her big break.

Find out more about her startling rise in the video above.

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