If there's one character quietly stirring up chaos for the Roy fam, it's Naomi Pierce, Succession's former PGM party girl who previously dated Kendall Roy (Jeremy Strong) and now may be dating Tom Wambsgans (Matthew Macfadyen), if that Succession season 4 premiere is anything to go by.
In the first episode of the HBO hit's fourth season—which debuted on Sunday, March 26—the stylish Succession character returned to add a bit of drama to Tom and Shiv's already crumbling marriage, to act as middleman in that surprising deal between the Roys and Nan Pierce (Cherry Jones), and to show off her brand-new "Princess Di" haircut (more on that later).
But who plays Naomi Pierce on Succession? Here's everything to know about the fan-favorite character and the actress who plays her.
Who plays Naomi Pierce on 'Succession'?
Naomi Pierce is portrayed on Succession by British-American actress-director Annabelle Dexter-Jones. On playing the "black sheep" of the Pierces—the blue-blooded but liberal-minded family behind PMG, the Roys' biggest media competition—the actress told W Magazine: “I felt like I knew her because I grew up in New York City and went to an all girls private school, and was kind of surrounded by a lot of people like that.”
“I immediately had an image of this person in my mind, knowing that she was the heir to a media family,” Dexter-Jones told the outlet. “Through different people that I have come into contact with or have read about or gone to school with, I cobbled together who I thought this person was, and I always kind of had this WASP fetish because I grew up going to this very WASP-y school. I think there were like two or three Jews in my class, maybe three people of color. And I came from a family of artists which was also very different...Naomi is an outsider in her own way, and I could connect to that."
As for joining such a high-profile cast (the character of Naomi Pierce was introduced in the show's second season, Dexter-Jones told the mag: “It’s a weird experience of stepping into your favorite show, which is quite disturbing in the best way possible. It was super nerve-wracking, but it’s nice to be able to turn to Holly Hunter and be like, ‘I think I just ruined that scene, what would you do in my situation?’”
"It’s not lost on me,” the actress added. “I’m so excited to go to work whenever I’m working on this show because you’re just surrounded by not only talented and bright individuals, but it’s such a warm environment.”
Fans react to that Naomi Pierce 'Succession' haircut:
Dexter-Jones' Naomi Pierce debuted a new haircut during the Succession season 4 premiere and her modern-day mullet has garnered comparisons to everyone from Princess Diana to The Parent Trap-era Natasha Richardson. Here's what fans are saying on Twitter:
Idk guys I’m obsessed with this Naomi Pierce it’s just giving RICH #Succession pic.twitter.com/Qh9F0JiyLmMarch 27, 2023
the princess diana-fication of naomi pierce pic.twitter.com/YrNzlE5rGyMarch 27, 2023
I was thinking Rosanna Arquette in PULP FICTION pic.twitter.com/8D6lTI5X2fMarch 27, 2023
naomi pierce had a twink rebirth pic.twitter.com/a3nPrKgjOqMarch 27, 2023
Naomi Pierce right now #Succession pic.twitter.com/DD081KcJMBMarch 27, 2023
naomi pierce in the s4 premiere pic.twitter.com/Ktt6jSNfscMarch 27, 2023
Annabelle Dexter-Jones movies and TV shows
Along with Succession, viewers might recognize Annabelle Dexter-Jones from TV series like Peacock's The Calling and HBO's The Deuce. On the big screen, she's acted in movies including Under the Silver Lake, Josie & Jake and Ravage, and directed the 2017 short film Cecile on the Phone.
Who are Annabelle Dexter-Jones' parents?
Annabelle Dexter-Jones is the daughter of jewelry designer Ann Dexter-Jones and Foreigner guitarist Mick Jones. (Fun fact: the band's iconic ballad "I Want To Know What Love Is" is about her parents' relationship!) Her brother is musician Alexander Dexter-Jones and her half-siblings are Grammy-winning record producer Mark Ronson, fashion designer Charlotte Ronson and DJ-songwriter Samantha Ronson.
"My parents and family are so eccentric I always knew that we were definitely freaks,” Dexter-Jones told W. “There were some moments growing up where, in comparison to my friends from school, my mom would throw these crazy parties and there were all sorts of different interesting people there. Artists or musicians or actors. I recognized that my friends from school were, as I described earlier, very very different.”
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What is Annabelle Dexter-Jones' age?
Born in London, Egland, Annabelle Dexter-Jones was born on October 25, 1986, making her currently 36 years old. (And that birthdate makes her a Scorpio, FYI.)
What is Annabelle Dexter-Jones' Instagram?
Catch Annabelle Dexter-Jones on Instagram under the handle @princesssummerfall, where she has more than 42,000 followers. There, you'll see sweet pics of her family, updates on her hair journey ("the most important thing a woman can have—next to talent, of course—is her hairdresser," she captions one post) and all of her chic NYC antics.
Succession season 4 airs on Sundays at 9pm ET on HBO and is available to stream on HBO Max.
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