Lola Kirke

Lola Kirke

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Lola Kirke
Lola Kirke wears bomber jacket Calvin Klein Jeans, bra Calvin Klein UnderwearPhotography Bibi Borthwick, stylist Anna Pesonen

Girls star Jemima Kirke’s little sister is a fast-emerging actor, feminist activist and Playboy star

Age
27
Location
Los Angeles, United States

Before 2015, you might have recognised Lola Kirke, sister of Girls star Jemima Kirke, from her small part in David Fincher’s slick thriller Gone Girl, or the Amazon Originals series Mozart in the Jungle, or 2014’s topical indie Free the Nipple. (When she feels free, “most likely I'll immediately take my shirt off,” she says.)

After 2015 however, you will have instantly recognised her as the lonely college freshman in Noah Baumbach’s NYC-set comedy Mistress America, in which she held her own opposite renowned scene-stealer Greta Gerwig. Since then, the LA native’s charm has spilled off the screen: in 2016 the English-born American released her self-titled debut EP, directed a music video for Lily McQueen and appeared in Playboy. She has been rallying support for LGBT causes and Standing Rock protests on her Instagram.

Though her music has taken centre stage recently – a self-directed music video for “Brilliant Friend” appeared in early 2017 – she has four films in the pipeline, including a role in best-selling author Emma Forrest’s directorial debut Untogether. With both her IMDb page and Bandcamp page brimming with projects, Kirke is the definition of a multi-talented powerhouse.

Oliver Lunn