Born and raised in South Africa, actress Jodi Balfour spent her early youth working in Cape Town's theatre and television industry. She graduated with a BA (Hons) in Theatre & Performance from UCT. After her family moved to the west coast of Canada, she began working internationally. She has worked in both Canadian and British television productions, earning early recognition in the Canadian television drama series Bomb Girls. More recently, she has appeared in HBO's crime drama, Quarry, and at the moment is perhaps best known for her portrayal of Jackie Kennedy on Netflix's The Crown. She currently stars on one of Apple TV+ 's first television shows, For All Mankind.