From a TikTok star to an overnight TV sensation, English actress Yasmin Finney became a fan favorite through Heartstopper (2022). Openly a transgender, Finney portrayed the trans-character Elle Argent in the Netflix hit series- about LGBTQ teen romance.
Whilst, the show’s main cast Charlie Spring (actor Joe Locke), and his love interest Nick Nelson (actor Kit Connor) were a major attraction, fans could barely help themselves fall in love with the Transgender community prodigy.
How Old Is Yasmin Finney From ‘Heartstopper’?
Finney is from Manchester, England. Born on August 30, 2003, the trans artist is 18 years old as of early 2022. Her height is 5 feet 11 inches.
She comes from a black ethnic background and holds English nationality. Particularly, the detail on her family is low-key, except her mother’s name is Tracey Finney.
Both Debut & Breakthrough From ‘Heartstopper’- How Yasmin Got The Role?
Finney’s love for acting was from her early days, as a result, she would work in numerous local productions. As a performer in The Sackville Theatre, she appeared in DNA, Port, Antigone, and Page to Stage.
Her theatrical performances didn’t limit there; Yasmin worked in The Waterside Theatre and The Royal Exchange Theatre too.
It was in April 2021, that the actress’ life would change forever after being cast for Heartstopper. Yasmin Finney, a real-life transgender, got the trans role of Elle Argent.
Yasmin Finney as Elle Argent in Heartstopper
Her character is a friend of its main cast Charlie Spring (actor Joe Locke), who comes out as gay and begins to bloom in romance with his classmate Nick Nelson (Kit Connor). Not to mention, many young faces like William Gao, Sebastian Croft, and Kizzy Edgell are significant characters too.
In an interview with Attitude Magazine, the actress told that she auditioned for Elle after she saw an open casting call on Instagram.
It premiered on April 22, 2022, on Netflix, and became an instant hit for a lovely depiction of LGBTQ teens’ life & challenges as they came out of the closet.
The coming-of-age romance drama is based on Alice Oseman’s webcomic and graphic novel of the same name.
Was A Cast For Movie ‘ What If?’ But Couldn’t Do It, Why?
The black British teen transgender was set to appear in Billy Porter’s directorial debut What If? In fact, an announcement in early April 2021 had her in the cast as Kelsa.
But due to COVID-19 travel restrictions, she had to drop out after a United States work visa issue. Actress Eva Reign replaced her in the role of Kelsa.
Quick Question: Will There Be Season 2 of ‘Heartstopper’?
Answer: An 8-episode show, the Heartstopper is in high demand for another season to air. However, it seems fans would have to keep their curiosity in check now; no official confirmation for its Season 2 is out.
Yasmin Finney Is A TikTok Star
Before Finney saw on-screen acclaim, she already had her fan base on TikTok; she would share her experience growing up as a transgender. However, she never let out about her life before surgery or surgery date.
Her TikTok account (@yazdemand) has more than 971K followers and totals 12.1 million likes as of May 2022.
Is Finney Dating Anyone?
No, as far as May 2022, there is no official information about any of Yasmin Finney’s boyfriends.
Though, many wondered if she could be dating her Heartstopper on-screen lover William Gao (who plays Tao Xu). However, the answer is a “No”, probably, the chemistry between the two made fans ship the two together.
Along with an empty dating story at the moment, the actress does not have records of any relationships in the past too. Finney is allegedly single.
Net Worth Of Yasmin Finney
An actress as well as a TikTok sensation, Finney, owns an estimated net worth of $100,000 as of 2022.
Before she became the cast of Heartstopper, her burgeoning career as a TikTok star became her income source. And as the cast in the hit Netflix series, Yasmin possibly earned a considerable salary; hundreds of thousand dollars from the project.
Her earnings per post via TikTok lie in the range of $395 – $658, as per Influencer Marketing Hub. With growing fame, the Instagram paid partnership could boost her fortune growth in the coming days as well.