Actress and director Pollyanna McIntosh is set to reprise her role as Jadis in The Walking Dead: TheOnes Who Live, which premieres on AMC and AMC+ in February 2024. She is well known for her role as Jadis, achieving a Walking Dead trifecta by starring in three of the series within The Walking Dead universe. While this is quite an achievement, McIntosh has had many other notable roles during her career.
McIntosh joined The Walking Dead series during its sixth season and departed in season 9. She would reappear in The Walking Dead: World Beyond spinoff in its second season as Warrant Officer Jadis Stokes of the CRM (Civic Republic Military) and, in February, will return in The Ones Who Live. She is responsible for Rick Grimes (Andrew Lincoln) being held captive by the CRM, which will be an interesting storyline featured in the upcoming series.
She began acting at 16 in London's independent film and theater and launched her directorial career during this time. In 2004, she relocated to Los Angeles, where she directed the stage production of The Woolgatherer.
She was nominated for best actress at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards for her role as the titular character in the horror film The Woman, a role previously played in the sequel film The Offspring. She would reprise this role in the sequel Darlin', which she wrote, directed, and starred in.
Pollyanna McIntosh movies and shows
She starred in the second season of Hap and Leonard, a Sundance TV series, beginning in 2016.
Other TV roles include Bob Servant Independent, M.I. High, Lodge 49, and Chilling Adventures of Sabrina. Recently, she starred in Scavengers Reign, an animated adventure that airs on Max.
On February 9, McIntosh will star in Double Blind, a horror thriller
"DOUBLE BLIND follows seven young test subjects who must face a terrifying side effect when an experimental drug trial goes horribly wrong – if you fall asleep you die. Trapped in an isolated medical facility, they must find a way to escape, and somehow manage to stay awake."
She also had a recurring role as Queen Ælfgifu in seasons 1 and 2 of the Netflix original series Vikings: Valhalla.