American actress Anna Shaffer
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‘Harry Potter’ & ‘The Witcher’ Actress Anna Shaffer Biography

An English actress Anna Shaffer is among the very limited on-screen figures who got a breakthrough with her debut. Thanks to her portrayal of Romilda Vane in the Harry Potter film series, the London-born became a sensation worldwide, which also opened up doors to further opportunities.

Having made her debut with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009), the London-born explored herself with TV series prominence too. Most notably, the actress appeared as Triss Merigold in the series The Witcher (2019- Present). Along with the on-camera charm, Shaffer’s heart whelming work progressed through stage productions as well.

Perhaps many are already aware of Anna’s potential & career acclaims, but less know, she is now a loveable wife too. Scroll down for more!

Where Is ‘Hollyoaks’ Actress Anna Shaffer From? Age, Height & Family

The Camden, London, England born & raised Shaffer’s birth name is Anna Maureen Barth Shaffer. Born on March 15, 1992, the British actress is 29 years old as of 2022 & stands 5 feet 7 inches (170 cm) tall. As for her ethnicity, she comes from a mixed-race; her parents are South African.

Anna’s mother is Maggie Barth, while the further details on her Jewish father remain under wraps. The eldest of two, Anna Shaffer has a younger brother named Josh Shaffer.

The Highgate Wood School alumna attended Camden School For Girls & completed her A-Levels.

Acting Debut- Played Romilda Vane In Hollywood Blockbuster ‘Harry Potter’ Film

An energetic teen, then-17 years old Shaffer grabbed her on-screen debut in J.K Rowling’s book-based Harry Potter film, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009). There, she portrayed Romilda Vane, a witch and a Gryffindor student at Hogwarts, featuring Daniel Radcliffe (played Harry Potter).

Her character Romilda (an admirer of Potter) is famous for trying to use Love Portion on him but Ronald Weasley (played by Rupert Grint) mistakenly took instead. The curly black-haired later let go of her obsessive crush on Potter after finding out that he is in a relationship with Ginny Weasley (played by Emma Watson).

Shaffer earned her acting debut & huge fame after playing Romilda Vane in Harry Potter films
Shaffer earned her acting debut & huge fame after playing Romilda Vane in Harry Potter films
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Moreover, Anna Shaffer’s character Romilda Vana showed her bravery after she fought the Battle of Hogwarts.

The British actress then reprised the role in further two Harry Potter movies: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 1 (2010) and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows- Part 2 (2011).

Then, she would focus majorly on TV screen works; make a feature film appearance after a 7-year long gap in I Am Vengeance (2018). Between those years, Shaffer worked in TV movies & short films: Flatmates (2014), Shakespeare on Mortality (2015), The Locke Inn (2016), Love Pool (2018) & Medusa’s Ankles (2018).

Additionally, the Fearless star has a stage production stint in Daisy Pulls It Off and appeared in the music video of YDEK by the Warehouse Republic.

TV Breakthrough With ‘The Witcher’– What Role Did Anna Portray?

In 2011, the actress worked in the TV soap opera Hollyoaks through 2014 in a regular role as Ruby Button. Shaffer again returned to the soap opera from 2017 to 2018, totaling an overall of 241 episodes. Moreover, she starred in a recurring role in Glue (2014), Class (2016), and Fearless (2017).

Anna Shaffer then portrayed Triss Merigold, a legendary Temerian sorceress, in the Netflix series The Witcher (2019- Present) with 9 episode appearances. It co-stars Henry Cavill, Anya Chalotra, Freya Allan, Joey Batey, and MyAnna Buring.

The series premiered on December 20, 2019, & totals 16 episodes through 2 seasons run. The renewal for its third season was confirmed in September 2021.

Shaffer’s character Merigold aka Fourteenth of the Hill is a skilled healer. Though, she never used healing potions on herself as she was allergic & rather used amulets for treatment. Moreover, she was a powerful mage & friend with Yennefer of Vengerberg (played by Freya Allan) and the witcher Geralt of Rivia (by Henry Cavill).

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How Much Is Net Worth of Anna Shaffer?

Professional since 2009, The Witcher actress has a decade-long career & running. According to online sources, Anna Shaffer owns an estimated $1.5 million net worth as of 2022. And needless to say the most of her fortune is through the dedicated acting quest of the actress.

Comparatively, her co-stars of The Witcher are millionaires too; Henry Cavill (the ‘Superman’) and Freya Allan are worth $40 million & $5 million respectively.

Actress Anna Shaffer who plays Triss Merigold in 'The Witcher' owns $1.5 million net worth
Actress Anna Shaffer who plays Triss Merigold in ‘The Witcher’ owns $1.5 million net worth
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A vigorous start from Harry Potter films (3 movies), the on-screen Romilda Vane enhanced her approach with TV series as well. Notable thanks to the TV soap opera Hollyoaks, and the Netflix series The Witcher. Even if the actual salary of uprising star from her acting venture remained under wraps, she did earn a decent sum.

After all, the 2009 film Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince collected $934.5 million in the box office over the budget of $250 million. Moreover, the gross collection of her other box-office hits were:

  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 1 (2010)– $977 million
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows – Part 2 (2011)– $1.342 billion

Allegedly, her average annual salary is in the 6-digit figure. An actor in the United States pockets a payroll of $57,000 per year.

Moreover, Shaffer has a paid partnership with Tanqueray Gin (wine) & LONGCHAMP PARIS (apparel). On her Instagram, she also promotes many brands. Some of them include Nodaleto (shoes), ROOP (e-shop), Ganni (clothing), GRLFRND (apparel), Mango (clothing), Edge of Ember (jewelry/watches), 12 STOREEZ, Kikiriki London (clothing), and Tory Sport (sportswear).

As per Influencer Marketing Hub, Anna Shaffer can earn $409- $682 per sponsored post via Instagram.

Relationship Status of Shaffer- Is She Really Married?

The Harry Potter actress becomes a magnet of queries about her persona aspects- all thanks to wide fame through acting career. The dark browned-hair TV figure seems quite open about her relationships & doesn’t feel shy to share pics of adorable moments with her husband Jimmy Stephenson.

Anna Shaffer on July 2, 2021, confirmed her marriage with Jimmy via an Instagram post & wrote “introducing my first husband”. Afterward, it followed a series of pictures from her wedding featuring Shaffer in a white sheath gown while her beau donned a grey suit.

Wedding picture of Shaffer & her boyfriend-turned-husband Jimmy Stephenson
Wedding picture of Shaffer & her boyfriend-turned-husband Jimmy Stephenson
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On August 1 that year, she shared a photo of herself in the wedding gown, marking one month of her married life.

Reportedly, the two began dating in July 2015 but knew each other since 2014, which she confirmed in her mid-July 2020 Instagram post. At that time, Jimmy was studied Archaeology and Anthropology at The University of Manchester, while Shaffer worked in Hollyoaks.

Anna Shaffer began dating Jimmy in 2015
Anna Shaffer began dating Jimmy in 2015
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Moreover, after 5 years of relationship, the news of their engagement came forth; her boyfriend (now husband) Stephenson shared a picture of them flashing their rings on his Instagram on July 19, 2020. They are yet to share any children.

Anna has more than 136K followers on her Instagram (@annashafffer) while her spouse Jimmy’s IG account @jimmyhstephenson has 1.6K followers. With her husband, the Class actress runs a wine bar Hectors in London. Moreover, she hosts the podcast Grazia Fashion: Why I Wear It with Laura Antonia.

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  1. […] And in 2019, Anya appeared as Robin Loxley in Sherwood. Currently, the STARmeter Award winner stars the main role as Yennefer of Vengerberg in the Netflix fantasy drama The Witcher alongside Henry Cavill, Freya Allan, Eamon Farren & Anna Shaffer. […]

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