For consumers of film and TV content, finding new exciting and entertaining shows or movies to watch is always a mission, and that is something Jade Eshete has helped provide through her performance in the show, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
On the show, Jade played the character Farah Black and starred in several episodes. But it is neither the first nor the last of the work of the American actress. She has also starred in shows like Ramy, Billions, Shades of Blue, and High Maintenance.
Eshete is a young actress who recently joined the world of Hollywood. But she is steadily building her profile through the quality of her performances with each passing year.
Jade Eshete Was a Model Before She Became An Actress
Jade Eshete was born on the 9th of January 1985 in Brooklyn, New York, to parents who are of Guyanese and Ethiopian origins. It is not every day one learns of a structural engineer in Hollywood as an actress. But having taken an interest in performing arts since she was a child, studying structural engineering at the City College of New York was just a momentary diversion in her ultimate dream.
Before she graduated, she fed her love for dance at the National Dance Institute and, after graduation, became a print model. During her time as a print model, she worked with several of the biggest names in the fashion and cosmetics business, from L’Oréal Paris to Dark & Lovely, SoftSheen-Carson, and other companies like QVC and Essence Magazine. Undeniably, Jade Eshete was a success as a model.
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Having satisfied her interest in modeling, Jade transitioned to acting. She started on stage, appearing in plays like The Color Purple and Hair before she moved to on-screen roles. She quickly gained mainstream recognition through appearances in the science-fiction show; Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency.
Jade Eshete Has a Growing, Yet, Impressive Filmography
Jade Eshete’s performance art life began when she was in college. She volunteered at the National Dance Institute, helping inner-city youth learn to dance. But it was after graduation that things went into a higher gear for the Brooklyn-born actress. She made her first on-screen appearance in the short film, Brooklove, playing the character, Mia. In the same year, she made her first significant debut in an episode of the TV Show, High Maintenance, as Jaden.
In the following year, she got a chance to make more extended appearances in the show, Shades of Blue. She played a receptionist across three episodes. Jade also appeared as an unnamed drunk girl in the show, Deadbeat. That same year, after appearing in the two shows, Jade Eshete got her big break via the BBC America TV series, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency, playing the character, Farah Black across 17 episodes of the show between 2016 and 2017.
Her performance in the show led to more appearances for Jade in other projects, playing more pivotal roles such as in Bruce!!!!, It’s Bruno and in Showtime hit show, Billions, where she plays the character, Lauren Turner.
Other credits to her name include Ramy, Materna, and Really Love. The Materna movie, released in 2020, is an indie movie written and produced by Jade. The film had three nominations at the Tribeca Film Festival, winning two of them.
Since she debuted on-screen in 2015, she has appeared in more than 12 films and TV shows, with plenty more expected to join her admirable filmography.
Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency Is Her Best Work So Far
In the BBC America sci-fi series, Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency; Jade Eshete played Farah Black. Starring in all but one episode of the show, she played a competent and strong security officer who suffered from OCD. She starred alongside Samuel Barnett and Elijah Wood, as the work together to solve a case involving her millionaire boss.
Critically, the show was well-received, and her performance helped tell a story beloved by fans. So beloved that when BBC America canceled the show, it sparked fan outrage, enough to sign a petition with more than 100,000 signatures.
Another notable role in her career so far is the role of Lauren Turner in Billions. She plays an Investor Relations employee for Taylor Mason Capital and the love interest of Taylor Mason. Jade has appeared in more than 13 episodes of the show, making her one of the show’s longest recurring characters on the show.
Entertainment Has Been Financial Rewarding For Jade Eshete
From modeling to acting, it is safe to say that Jade Eshete has had her fair share of experience in the entertainment industry. There is still plenty to accomplish for the actress, but at this moment, it will be notable additions to an already successful career.
With her limited filmography and her modeling portfolio, Jade has accumulated an estimated net worth of $500,000. She might still have a long way to go before hitting seven figures, but with her career trajectory, it is an inevitability. Her roles in Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency and Billions are considered the most noteworthy contributors to her wealth.
Jade Still Appears To Be Single
On Billions, Jade has a ‘thing’ with a non-binary rich genius. But in real life, her love life doesn’t appear to be that exciting. The actress is not in a relationship as far as we know. At the time of writing, there have been no reports about the actress with regards to a romantic relationship since she became a professional actress.
It certainly has nothing with her looks either. A former model with a height of 5 feet 4 inches, she is undoubtedly an attractive woman. It would appear that she is focusing more on her developing career.
In that past, however, she revealed having a crush on a man named Jason Gong in high school. Other than that, there is no sign of a relationship on the horizon for the actress.