Sienna Guillory

Sienna Guillory, originally from America but raised in England, began her career in the 1990s with appearances in various British television series. Alongside acting, she pursued modeling, which she viewed more as a practical job than a personal passion for the fashion industry. Her striking appearance allowed her to grace runways and feature on covers of prestigious fashion magazines for several years.
In the early 2000s, Guillory transitioned fully to acting, landing supporting roles in diverse films such as the comedy "Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang" directed by Stewart Sugg opposite Robert Downey Jr., Simon Wells and Gore Verbinski's fantasy "The Time Machine," and Richard Curtis' romantic comedy "Love Actually." However, her breakthrough role came as Jill Valentine in "Resident Evil: Apocalypse," directed by Alexander Witt and based on the popular video game series. The film's success led to her reprising the role in "Resident Evil: Afterlife 3D" (2010) and "Resident Evil: Retribution" (2012), both directed by Paul W.S. Anderson. Interestingly, the role was originally not intended for Guillory and was offered to her shortly before filming began.
In addition to her recurring role as Jill Valentine, Guillory has appeared in several television series, including British productions like "Miss Marple" and "Luther," as well as in the United States where she featured in multiple episodes of seasons three and four of "Criminal Minds." She continues her work in film, starring alongside prestigious actors such as Jeremy Irons in the fantasy film "Eragon" (2006) directed by Stefen Fangmeier, and Antonio Banderas in the thriller "The Big Bang" (2011) directed by Tony Krantz.