Sterling Jerins, best known for her roles in “The Conjuring” series and “World War Z”, has been captivating audiences with her performances since a young age. With a career that spans over a decade, she has proven herself to be a versatile and talented actress. However, there’s more to Sterling than meets the eye. From her early beginnings to her personal interests, there are many fascinating aspects of her life that are not widely known.
In this article, we delve into ten things you didn’t know about Sterling Jerins, revealing some surprising facts about this talented actress. Whether you’re a long-time fan or just discovering her work, these insights will give you a deeper appreciation of Sterling and her journey in the film industry.
1. Sterling Jerins comes from a family of actors.
Sterling comes from a family of actors. Her mother, Alana Jerins, is an actress, and her elder sister, Ruby Jerins, has also made a name for herself in the industry with roles in films like “Shutter Island” and “Remember Me.”
Her father is Edgar Jerins is a renowned realist artist and is known for his monumental charcoal drawings, often featuring his friends and relatives in domestic settings, Jerins captures the essence of their circumstances and presents it as narrative, treating each figure as a portrait of an inner soul.
2. She started acting early
She started acting at a young age, around seven years old, following in the footsteps of her sister who was also an actress. Her first role was on a 2011 episode of the television show Royal Pains.
Also, she has been studying ballet from the age of 6 at various institutions including Ballet Academy East, French Academy of Ballet, The Bolshoi, and Harkness Ballet, all located in New York City.
3. Her breakthrough role was in “World War Z”
Her breakthrough came when she was cast as Constance Lane, the daughter of Brad Pitt’s character in the zombie action-thriller “World War Z” in 2013. This high-profile role put her on the map and opened doors for more opportunities. She said it was a good experience working with Brad Pitt in “World War Z,” saying he was very sweet to her.
4. Sterling is perhaps best known for her role as Judy Warren in “The Conjuring” series
She played the daughter of Ed and Lorraine Warren, portrayed by Patrick Wilson and Vera Farmiga, in “The Conjuring,” “The Conjuring 2,” and “The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It.”
5. Diverse Roles
Sterling has shown her versatility by taking on a variety of roles. She has appeared in the romantic comedy “And So It Goes,” the mystery thriller “Dark Places,” and the action thriller “No Escape.” She also had a continuing role in the short-lived drama series “Deception.”
6. Main Role in HBO’s “Divorce”
In 2016, Sterling co-starred in the HBO comedy series “Divorce,” alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church. She played the role of Lila DuFresne, showcasing her ability to handle both dramatic and comedic roles.
7. One of her favorite actress to work with was Lake Bell
Lake Bell and Sterling Jerins appeared together in the movie “No Escape” (2015). In this action thriller, they played the roles of Annie Dwyer and Lucy Dwyer, respectively, who are part of a family caught in the middle of a coup in an unnamed Southeast Asian country.
8. Daisy Winters
Her favorite film that she worked on was “Daisy Winters” because it was her first lead role and she became very close with the cast and crew. The movie “Daisy Winters” is about a young girl, Daisy, who is fun, adventurous, and very headstrong. The film takes us through Daisy’s journey as she copes with the fact that her mother is ill.
Some of her most memorable moments from filming “Daisy Winters” include having a super dog-friendly set and a close relationship with all the neighbors around the two houses where they filmed.
9. Sterling Jerins booked a regular role opposite Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Hayden Church in HBO’s comedy series Divorce
In the show, Sterling Jerins played the role of Lila. She appeared in all 24 episodes from 2016 to 2019. The character Lila is the daughter of the main characters, Frances (played by Sarah Jessica Parker) and Robert (played by Thomas Haden Church).
10. She is studying to be a producer
Sterling is studying creative producing at the Dodge College of Media Arts. She wanted to experience college and learn what happens behind the camera.
11. Her latest role is a family affair.
In the short comedy film “The Self Tape” (2023), three family members of Sterling Jerins appear: Alana Jerins, Edgar Jerins, and Ruby Jerins, along with Sterling herself. The movie revolves around three young actors and family friends, Ruby, Sterling, and Katie, who all receive a next-day audition request for the same role and must film a “self tape” or a do-it-yourself-at-home audition, navigating strict deadlines, a corny script, and familial squabbles.