DO you know this face? Jemima Kirke.

Meet the younger sis­ter of

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Given her back­ground, Lola Kirke, 25, seems made for a cre­ative life. Her mother, Lor­raine, owns the New York vin­tage cloth­ing store Gemi­nola, which pro­vided many Sex and the City out­fits; fa­ther, Si­mon, is a drum­mer for English rock band Bad Com­pany; sis­ter Jemima is an ac­tress, and sis­ter Domino is a doula and a singer.

Lon­don-born Lola grew up in New York and stud­ied film and elec­tronic arts. “I be­gan watch­ing Julie Christie films when I was 15 years old. I wanted to be just like her,” Lola ex­plains.

Her first star­ring role as the univer­sity first-year stu­dent Tracy Fishko in last year’s Sun­dance favourite Mis­tress Amer­ica was writ­ten by in­die cou­ple Noah Baum­bach and Greta Ger­wig. “Noah and Greta


[who also has a role in Mis­tress Amer­ica] love words,” Lola says.

In De­cem­ber, Lola reprised her role as oboist Hai­ley Rut­ledge in Mozart in the Jun­gle, which takes place in New York’s high­drama classical mu­sic scene, and she raves about ex­ec­u­tive pro­duc­ers Ro­man Cop­pola, Ja­son Schwartz­man and Paul Weitz: “They’ve cre­ated ex­cel­lent char­ac­ters for women who are strong, know their stuff, are pro­fes­sional and are artists.”

And she re­cently wrapped the Tom Cruise thriller Mena, which is slated for re­lease in 2017. “In Hol­ly­wood, it seems like you need a job to get a job,” she says. “Af­ter Mis­tress Amer­ica, I was sud­denly al­lowed to read for movies. Since then, it seems like I got to be in rooms with peo­ple I’d never think I’d be around.”

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