Jamie-Lee O'Donnell is an actress known for her role as Michelle Mallon in Channel 4’s comedy series, Derry Girls. The sitcom series has become the most-watched series in Northern Ireland, with an average of 519k viewers. She has also starred as Eva Maguire in 18 episodes of American TV series, 6Degrees.
Dating Techno/Prog DJ Boyfriend; Enjoys Spending Time With Him
Londonderry native Jamie-Lee O'Donnell, age 31, is dating a techno/prog DJ, Paul McCay. Her boyfriend, Paul, is a native of Derry, Ireland as well. At a very young age, he had a passion for music and experimented with various musical styles such as Trance, Prog, House, and more. Paul expanded his musical knowledge and hosted a weekly podcast, MindXposure. He has also uploaded his Techno/Prog beats on his self-titled Soundcloud.
The duo met each other through mutual friends in Paul's native hometown, Derry. They became good friends and eventually, their relationship progressed. Shortly, the pair started dating. Jamie says she and Paul are very pleased and they enjoy spending time with each other in their spare room. She also sees herself traveling for work shortly and defines it as a part of the performing life.
Jamie-Lee with her boyfriend, Paul McCay(Photo: Instagram)
As of now, Jamie has settled down at her hometown in Londonderry, the United Kingdom where she lives with her boyfriend, Paul McCay. The couple are often seen featuring eachother in their social platforms. In July 2019, he and his lady love enjoyed their holiday vacation together.
There is no doubt that they are cherishing and having the moment of their life in each other's arms. The pair are heading stronger over the period of time.
Jamie-Lee O'Donnell's On-Screen Role On 'Derry Girls' With Other Cast Members
In the British sitcom, Derry Girls, Jamie played the role of Michelle Mallon. Michelle had a strained relationship with her clueless cousin, James Maguire. Moreover, he gets chucked into an all-girl Catholic school. James also had acquired a taste for the greasy foods provided by Fionnuala, while Jamie had none. British actor, Dylan Llewellyn portrayed the role of James in the British sitcom series.
Jamie's on-screen character's signature style has become the stand-out of the season. Her character wears a pair of hoop earrings with the school uniform. She performs alongside Erin Quinn, Orla McCool, Clare Devlin, and James Maguire. Every single cast members brought their comedic styles, and they are dubbed 'the female Inbetweeners.'
Jamie-Lee O'Donnell (second-left) along with other cast members of 'Derry Girls' (Photo: evoke.ie)
The Channel 4’s comedy series has also acquired the highest rating sitcom since July 2012. Their story follows four beautiful Irish schoolgirls and their livelihood in Derry during the '90s. Derry native, Saoirse-Monica Jackson portrayed the character of Erin. Similarly, actress Louisa Harland played Orla and actress Nicola Coughlan, performed the role of Clare. The five cast members, along with their time in Derry Girls, has developed a family bond with each other.
How Does Jamie-Lee O'Donnell Gather Net Worth?
Jamie-Lee O'Donnell has accumulated her net worth from her career as an actress since 2012. Her longest-appearances in TV series, 6Degrees from 2012 to 2015 has served her to increase her fortunes. She has generated incomes from her stint in TV series like The Crystal Maze, and Derry Girls.
Jamie has also mustered revenues from her appearance as a reporter in 2015 drama, Urban & the Shed Crew and 2018 TV movie; I Told my Mum I was Going on a RE Trip. She also played a role as Fiona in the BBC one-off Doing Money in 2018 and is set to appear in the upcoming short film A Secret Journey as Mickey.
The actress surmounted both name and fame from the British sitcom, Derry Girls. But Jamie was not ready for the glory that came along with the success of the series. When asked about it, she said in her January 2019 interview with IrishMirror that she still gets intimidated by the fame and the attention of the people around her daily life.
Jamie also recently helped to launch Ulster bank's brand new £20 note in their Culmore Road Branch in August 2019. She even stated that the note, which features Derry architecture and image of Halloween celebration would positively highlight the city.
Further, she added that the positive aspected of Derry should be celebrated and she is happy to be part of it.
Short Bio And Wiki
Jamie-Lee O'Donnell, who was born in 1989 in Derry, has remained private regarding her birthday. She stands at the height of 1.57m(5 feet 2 inch) with a modest build and weight. Her agent is Christina Shepherd, an entertainment agency in London, England. Jamie lived together in an apartment in Belfast with other Derry Girls breakout stars during their filming and became close with them.
Talking about her education, Jamie completed her school from St Anne’s Primary School and attended St Cecilia’s College, where she used to be very active in the production works. Later on, she went to the North West Regional College for her further studies. Being the first one to pursue acting, Jamie went to Britain, where she studied performing arts and dance at De Montford University, as per wiki.