What is Thusitha Jayasundera’s net worth?
Thusitha Jayasundera is a Sri Lankan actress who has portrayed many roles in prominent TV shows in the UK.
She has appeared on The Bill, Holby City, and Doctors and appeared in the 2017 movie The Foreigner alongside Jackie Chan.
Following a recurring role Humans, Jayasundera landed a part in the eagerly anticipated series The Lord of the Rings: The Power of the Rings which is due to air in 2022.
Thusitha Jayasundera – Net Worth
Thusitha Jayasundera is a Sri Lankan actress who has appeared in several stage productions and TV dramas throughout her career.
Although Sri Lankan born, she has lived in the UK for most of her life, which has seen her land roles in many popular British TV shows and short films as a result.
Her big break in the TV industry came when she secured the recurring role of Bandara in the series Holby City.
She played the role between 1999 and 2002, before securing another big role on the UK’s second-biggest TV network, ITV, the following year.
Jayasundera portrayed DS Ramani De Costa in The Bill, from 2003 to 2006, one of the nation’s best-loved police dramas.
Her character was popular and controversial in equal measure, and her portrayal really cemented her position as a popular actress in the UK.
Jayasundera has predominantly featured in TV series throughout her career, and she followed up her role in The Bill by playing Dr Barker in The Jury, followed by Joan Seward in Young Dracula.
The period between 2009 and 2011 was arguably the busiest of her career so far, as she played roles in Above Suspicion, Silent Witness and Doctors simultaneously.
At this time, Jayasundera was also making a name for herself on stage, starring in the theatrical adaptation of War Horse and the Soho theatre production of Dreams of Violence in 2009.
She also appeared in the 2014 play The Vertical Hour. While not one of her biggest roles, she reflected positively on the experience and admitted that it was a role that she was particularly inspired to play.
“What brought me to the project was the director, Nigel, who I had worked with before, and I was really delighted that he was going to do a piece of theatre […] when I read it (the script), it presented a very clear technical challenge, which I was excited by as it’s a very powerful and dominant female part and you don’t get those very often.”
In 2017, Jayasundera appeared in the film The Foreigner, which was a crime drama in the UK based on the novel The Chinaman.
The film starred Jackie Chan and Katie Leung and is one of Jayasundera’s few big-screen credits alongside her impressive roles in the British TV industry.
While working on The Foreigner, Jayasundera returned to the small screen and assumed a role as Ros Mandera in Doctor Foster, another incredibly popular British show.
In the years after the movie, she appeared as Neha Patel in thirteen episodes of Humans, making her first appearance in the show’s third season.
The latest venture of her impressive career has seen her land a part in the eagerly anticipated series The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power, seeing her feature throughout the first season.
Although it’s difficult to say definitively how much Jayasundera has earned from her successful career in the British TV and theatre industry, the average salary for British actors falls between the £25,000 and £50,000 mark, depending on experience.
The fact that Jayasundera is extremely experienced and has held many high-profile roles suggests that her earnings have been impressive and should be taken into account alongside her other high-profile roles in stage and movie productions.
Thanks to her long career in British TV, Sri Lankan born actress Thusitha Jayasundera has an estimated net worth of $1 million.
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The Origin Story
Thusitha Jayasundera was born in Sri Lanka in 1971.
She initially attended an all-girls school that was run by Australian missionaries.
She admits that leaving her family in Sri Lanka and moving to the UK was something extremely hard, but she did it for the benefit of her career.
When she settled in England, she attended and then graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1993, which set her up perfectly for a career in the British TV and film industry.
Thusitha Jayasundera got married to Simon Allen in 2002, and the pair are still married.
They have one child together, and they currently live in the United Kingdom.
Although she admits to missing Sri Lanka when she was younger, she is happy living in the UK and has been in the country for most of her adult life.
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