Jemima attended Redcliffe Primary School in Chelsea, London. She developed a passion for the dramatic at an early age and knew she wanted to be an actor. Her mother Alison Rooper trained actors, and she knew it was a hard life that she didn't want her daughter getting into, but Jemima found an agent's address in a telephone book.
Her mother rejected several roles for her before Jemima got an audition for the Children's Film Unit, an organisation that trains under 18s to become actors. Her career has escalated from her first on-screen appearance in the film The Higher Mortals with Susannah York in 1993.
Being a child actor meant that Jemima had to take a lot of time out of school and therefore had to do all of the work at home. She worked incredibly hard and now has a number of successful television films and series under her belt, including starring roles in British television series As If and Hex.
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