Pearlyn Goh Kun Shan is the proud mother of notable British actress and writer Jessica Henwick. Her husband Mark Henwick is also an author. Being a Singaporean-Chinese citizen Shan worked as a local businesswoman. Her role as Nymerica Sand in Games of Thrones was one of her career’s most successful ones, which brought many laurels to her.
Her other notable roles include Bugs in The Matrix Resurrections (2021) and X-wing pilot Jessika Pava in Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015). She also played the character of Colleen Wing in Iron Fist. Jessica is known for performing her stunts by herself without using a duplicate. She also got injured several times while performing stunts. Her love for stunts came from her favorite actor, iconic Chinese actor, and martial artist Jackie Chan.
Pearlyn Goh Kun Shan’s Family Background
Shan has three children with Mark Henwick, including Jessica alias Jessica Yu-Li Henwick who was born on 30 August 1992 in Surrey, United Kingdom. Shan’s husband Mark Henwick is of English descent. Jessica has two siblings including an older and a younger brother. Before getting a break in the film industry she polished her acting skills at Redroofs Theater School and the National Youth Theater.
She had been in a relationship with Johnny Yang, a martial artist, and Stuntman, whom she started dating in 2016. The lovely couple met at the set of Iron Fist. They were quite open about it and often kept their fans updated with their Insta posts. After several years, they decided to separate. Jessica jumped into a writing career after she got inspired by her father who is also a notable novelist.
Pearlyn Goh Kun Shan’s Career
Apart from being a businesswoman, Shan was involved in various social activities. She also worked in the retail industry. Jessica’s husband Mark Henwick is a novelist and a skilled writer. Shan’s daughter has earned a lot of fame in her short career. She began her career in 2009 when she was included in the cast of Bo for the BBC show Spirit Warriors, becoming the first Asian woman to play the lead role in a British television series. Game of Thrones proved to be a turning point in her career in which she appeared from 2015 to 2017.
As a writer, she co-wrote Nancy Wu Done It, which was selected by Amazon to create a young adult series. In 2019 her short film Baliko premiered at the Gothenburg Film Festival. On top of that, she won Best Original Script at the Asians on Film Festival and the Award of Excellence at the Accolade Film Festival for The Heart of the Forest. The film was also nominated for Best Film at Copenhagen Film Festival.
Pearlyn Goh Kun Shan’s Family Net Worth
Being a working woman Shan led a decent life and also helped her children to make their way. Her daughter, Jessica has earned good fortune for her family from her successful career as an actress and writer. Her net worth is estimated to be about $1-$5 million.
The 30 years old actress and writer was named one of Variety’s Top Breakout Stars in 2017. In 2020, she was featured as one of The Hollywood Reporter’s Rising Stars. The same year the actress and writer won the Brit to Watch award at the Newport Beach Film Festival.