Yet another Walking Dead family birthday to celebrate today. Pollyanna McIntosh who we all know plays heapster Jadis on the AMC series turns 39 today! She and Greg Nicotero are birthday twins!
Born in 1979 in Edinburgh, Scotland, Pollyanna is an actress, director, and writer who began her career at the young age of 16 when she appeared in London’s independent film and theatre as a director and actor.
Pollyanna moved to Los Angeles, California in 2004. After directing the stage production of The Woolgatherer, she went on to appear in her first movie role in the film Headspace. She was nominated for Best Actress at the Fangoria Chainsaw Awards for her role in The Woman.
Before The Walking Dead, Pollyanna was cast in the role of Angel in Hap and Leonard in 2016. She began her time on The Walking Dead as Jadis, the leader of the Scavengers in 2017. The group is approached to strike a deal with the Survivors to fight against the Saviors in exchange for guns and ammo. The Scavengers betray the Survivors by making a “better deal” with the Saviors resulting in an attack on Alexandria.
Currently, Pollyanna’s character Jadis has lost her entire group at the hands of Simon who has his men shoot the Scavengers down but leaves them to turn forcing Jadis to have to deal with putting down all her loyal allies by luring them into a massive grinder.
Her emotional state at this point leads to many fan theories that Jadis will become the character of Alpha from The Walking Dead comics. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see where Jadis’ loss and journey take her.
Join us in wishing Pollyanna a very Happy Heapster Birthday!
Happy Birthday, Pollyanna!