Who is Lyndie Greenwood?
Canadian actress Lyndie Greenwood was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on 6 June 1983, making her zodiac sign Gemini. She’s had roles in nearly 30 movies and TV series, and is probably best known for her playing of the lead character Jenny Mills in the popular action crime adventure series “Sleepy Hollow”, created by Phillip Iscove and Alex Kurtzman, and which also starred Tom Mison and Nicole Beharie. It follows the resurrection of Ichabod Crane, and his sending 250 years back into the past; the series aired from 2013 to 2017 and was nominated for 35 awards.
Lyndie’s still today active in the film industry, and has recently been cast to star in the upcoming comedy series “Shelved”.
Education and early life
Lyndie was raised in Toronto alongside her sister Nikki, by their parents about whom Lyndie rarely speaks in public, as she’s respective of their privacy; it’s believed that her mother was a psychologist, and her father the owner of a small business.
Lyndie was mostly interested in dancing while growing up, and attended a dance school; she was also into martial arts during her teenage years, and practiced several. It was when she was 15 that she became interested in acting, and began attending a musical theatre school in her hometown; upon matriculating in 2001, Lyndie went on to study acting at the University Settlement Drama Group, Etobicoke School of the Arts and Jason Fraser Studios, as well as at the Professional Actors Lab.
She simultaneously attended the University of Toronto, graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in 2006.
Roles in TV series
Lyndie’s debut TV series role was her playing of Admissions Nurse in the 2009 episode “Inside the Man” of the fantasy crime drama “The Listener”, and she could then have been seen playing Keisha in the episode “Bullet Proof” of the action crime drama “Rookie Blue” and Kelly in the episode “Follow the Leader” of the action crime drama “Flashpoint”, both in 2010.
Between 2011 and 2013, Lyndie played Sonya in the critically acclaimed action crime drama “Nikita”, which Craig Silverstein created, and which starred Lyndsy Fonseca, Shane West and Maggie Q. It follows the life of an assassin, and the series won two of its 29 award nominations. Lyndie could then have been seen appearing in the 2014 episode “Another Man’s Wingtips” of the comedy “Partners”, and five episodes of the 2019 musical drama “Star”.
Since 2019, she’s been portraying Dr. Elvi Okoye in the mystery science fiction drama “The Expanse”, created by Daniel Abraham and Mark Fergus, and which stars Steven Strait, Dominique Tipper and Wes Chatham. Set in the 24th century, the series follows a group of people who are trying to prevent the destruction of the Solar System, and has won six of its 38 award nominations.
Roles in movies
Lyndie’s debut film role was her playing of Natalie Anders in the 2009 drama “Pinkville”, while the following year saw her portray Blake’s Girlfriend in the romantic musical drama “This Movie Is Broken”.
She gained recognition in 2010, when cast to play Jane’s Friend in the romantic drama “Sundays at Tiffany’s”, directed by Mark Piznarski, and which starred Alyssa Milano, Eric Winter and Kristin Booth. It follows Jane who’s soon to marry, but has now fallen in love with Michael, her imaginary friend who’s been given a human form. A couple of Lyndie’s following roles were in the 2010 short family action “Little Phoenix and the Fists of Fury”, the 2011 short mystery drama “Furstenau Mysteries” and the comedy drama “The Husband”.
The year 2017 saw her portray Adina Banks in the drama “Flint”, directed by Bruce Beresford, and which starred Queen Latifah, Marin Ireland and Betsy Brandt. It tells the story of a woman and her family as they’re dealing with the toxic water scandal in Michigan, and the film won four of its 27 award nominations.
Lyndie’s three most recent film roles have been in the 2019 drama “The World Without You”, the 2021 romantic drama “Every Time a Bell Rings”, and the 2022 romantic comedy “Girlfriendship”.
Tomorrow, can Samara be reminded of where her heart truly lies and still find success? Tamera Mowry-Housley, Lyndie Greenwood, Krystal Joy Brown, and Brad James star in the all new "Girlfriendship"!
Lyndie’s made a guest appearance in talk-shows “Talking Dead”, “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and “Hollywood Today Live”, amongst others.
Awards and nominations
Lyndie was nominated for a 2016 Northeast Film Festival Award for Best Actress in a Feature Film, for her performance in “Cut to the Chase”.
Love life and relationships
Lyndie’s quite open when it comes to talking about her long-term relationship with American actor, producer and director Ben Jamieson, who’s probably known best for having produced a 2020 episode of the popular reality show “Escape to the Chateau”, and two episodes of the 2020 documentary series “Our Yorkshire Farm”.
Lyndie revealed that they were dating in October 2014, when she uploaded the first picture featuring them together, onto her Instagram account. They were spotted at Cirque du Soleil’s ‘Luzia’ at Atlantic Station on 15 September 2017, and on 15 April 2018, the two became engaged; it’s widely believed that they are waiting for the coronavirus pandemic to end, so that they can marry.
Lyndie hasn’t mentioned other men whom she’s been with; she’s engaged to Ben Jamieson as of November 2022, and doesn’t have children.
Interesting facts and hobbies
Lyndie enjoys being active on Instagram, and has posted nearly 550 pictures and videos onto the social media network, while there are today over 30,000 people following her.
She enjoys spending her spare time with her friends, and they can be seen featured in many of her Instagram pictures.
Lyndie’s a fan of tattoos, and has several inked onto her left arm.
She prefers cats over dogs, but has both for pets.
Lyndie loves summer, as she likes to travel along the coastline and enjoys relaxing at the beach; she’s also into swimming in the ocean, and playing beach volleyball.
Some of her favorite actors are Will Smith, Fred Williamson and John David Washington, while some of her favorite movies include “Zombie Apocalypse: Redemption”, “Atomic Eden” and “Jackson Bolt”.
Height, eyes and wealth
Lyndie’s age is 39. She has brown eyes and long black hair, weighs around 125lbs (56kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall.
Lyndie’s net worth’s been estimated at over $1 million, as of November 2022.