Katie Amess, 36, is an actress and the eldest daughter of Conservative MP for Southend Sir David Amess who was stabbed to death in a knife attack at a constituency surgery on October 15.

Amess is known for acting in critically acclaimed films and TV shows such as Captain America: Civil War, Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders and Harry Potter.

Born in Basildon, Amess is the second eldest of five children of Sir David Amess and his wife Julia Arnold, and currently lives in LA with her husband.

She went to St Anne Line Primary School in Basildon before moving to Brentwood Ursuline Convent High School, Essex and then St Bernard's High School in Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex.  

Amess studied drama at Queen Mary University of London and the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London.

In 2008 she won Miss Essex and was a finalist for the Miss England competition.