Imogen Poots is an English actress from West London who has worked steadily since she was spotted as a novice at the age of 14.
Poots was born in 1989. Both her mother and Belfast-born father, Trevor, were journalists. She was brought up in Chiswick, attending the independent Bute House Preparatory School for Girls in Brook Green, Queen's Gate School for Girls and London's Latymer Upper School.
While intending to become a vet, she began spending Saturdays at an improvisation workshop in Hammersmith where there was a diverse mix of backgrounds; later saying the time at YoungBlood youth theatre group had boosted her confidence and self esteem.
She abandoned her original career aspiration after fainting at the sight of veterinary surgery during work experience. Attaining three A grades at A-Level, she won a place at the Courtauld Institute of Art, but had it deferred.
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