Carey Mulligan (b. London, England, May 28, 1985) is a British actress nominated, among others, for Oscars, SAG, Golden Globe, and BAFTAs. She made her film debut playing Kitty Bennet in Pride and Prejudice (2005), the 2005 adaptation of the Jane Austen novel of the same name.
She has appeared on different British television shows including an episode of Doctor Who, recurring roles on Bleak House and The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard, and on TV movies such as Northanger Abbey. In 2008 he made his Broadway debut with a new montage of Chekhov’s The Seagull, widely recognized by critics.
In 2009 she made the acclaimed film An Education (2009) where she played the leading role of Jenny Mellor, a young woman with great aspirations who is seduced by a man who comes to change her life. For this role, she was a nominee at the 82nd Academy Awards and won a BAFTA Award in the Best Actress category among other accolades.
She is also known for her participation in films such as Never Leave Me (2010), Drive (2011), Shame (2011), The Great Gatsby (2013), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), and Wildlife (2018).
In 2018 he participated in the miniseries for TV called Collateral by the BBC and broadcast on Netflix, where he played detective Kip Glaspie.
She is an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society and War Child. She has been married since 2012 to the English musician Marcus Mumford, with whom she has two daughters.
Early Life Carey Mulligan:
Mulligan was born in Westminster, London, England to a middle-class family. His father Stephen is originally from Liverpool and is a hotel manager. His mother Nano is from Llandeilo, Wales and is a university professor. His parents met when they were both working in a hotel. He has an older brother, Owain, who is a captain in the British Army and has served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
When he was three years old, his family moved to Germany when his father was hired to run a hotel. While living in Germany, she and her brother attended the Düsseldorf International School. When she was eight years old, she and her family moved back to England. In her teens, she was educated at Woldingham School in Surrey.
His interest in acting was piqued at the age of six, when he saw his brother working on a production The King and I at his school. During rehearsals, she begged the teachers to let her participate in the play and eventually they allowed her to join the choir.
While enrolled at Woldingham School, she was heavily involved in theater: she was the student director of the theater department, acting in plays and musicals, conducting workshops with younger students, and helping make productions. When he was 16, he attended a production of Henry V, starring Kenneth Branagh. Her performance emboldened her and reinforced her belief that she wanted to pursue her acting career.
She wrote a letter to Branagh’s mail asking for advice. “I explained to him that my parents didn’t want me to act, but that I felt it was my calling in life.” Kenneth Branagh’s sister replied, “Kenneth says that if you have such a strong need to be an actress, you must be an actress.”
Her parents disapproved of her acting ambitions and wanted her to attend college like her brother. At 17 he applied to three London drama schools, rather than the colleges his parents expected him to apply to, but received no subsequent offer. During his final year at Woldingham School, the actor and screenwriter Julian Fellowes lectured at his school for the production of the film Gosford Park.
Mulligan spoke briefly with Fellowes after the conference and asked for advice on her acting career. However, Fellowes dissuaded her from her profession and suggested that she “marry a lawyer” in her place. She later sent Fellowes a letter in which she claimed that she was serious about acting and that that vocation was her purpose in her life. Several weeks later, Fellowes’ wife Emma invited Mulligan to a dinner for young aspiring actors that she and her husband were hosting to offer advice.
That dinner allowed Mulligan to meet a casting assistant who led her to audition for a role in Pride and Prejudice. She auditioned three times and eventually landed the role of Kitty Bennett. During her teens and early twenties, she worked as a pub waitress and messenger for Ealing Studios.
Personal Life of Carey Mulligan:
In 2010, she began a relationship with actor Shia LaBeouf, whom she met during the filming of Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, but it ended a year later.
In 2012 she married Marcus Mumford, lead singer of the band Mumford & Sons. They were childhood friends, they lost contact, and as adults they got it back. They were married on April 21, 2012, a few weeks after the end of production on the Coen brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis, in which they were both. involved. In September 2015 they had their first daughter, whom they named Evelyn.
Personal Information of Carey Mulligan:
Complete Name: Carey Hannah Mulligan
Nicknames: Carey Mulligan
Date of Birth: 28 May 1985
Birthplace: Westminster, London, England
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Eye Color: Light Brown
Hair Color: Dark Brown
Father: Stephen Mulligan (Hotel Manager)
Mother: Nano Booth (College Lecturer)
Siblings: Owain Patrick Mulligan (Older Brother)
Spouse Name: Marcus Mumford (m. 2012)
Children Name: Evelyn Mumford (Daughter)
Height in Feet: 5′ 7″
Height in Centimeters: 170 cm
Weight in Kilogram: 54 kg
Weight in Pounds: 119 pounds
Bra Size: 32B
Cup Size: B
Dress Size: 6 (UK)
Feet/ Shoe Size: 8 (US)
Body Measurements: 34-25-35
Active from: 2004-Present
Net Worth: $16 Million
Professional Life Carey Mulligan:
In 2004, at the age of 19, Mulligan made his professional stage debut with the play Forty Winks at the Royal Court Theater in London. Then he made his film debut the following year with the film Pride and Prejudice, adaptation film of the homonymous novel by Jane Austen, playing Kitty Bennet.
Later that year she won the role of orphan Ada Clare in the BAFTA award-winning adaptation of the BBC based on the Charles Dickens novel Bleak House, her television debut. Among her 2007 projects were My Boy Jack, starring Daniel Radcliffe. Mulligan identifies with her role as Elsie, who vociferously opposes her brother going to war.
She won the Constellation Award for playing the character of Sally Sparrow in the Doctor Who episode The Blink. She completed 2007 by appearing in the acclaimed revival of The Seagull, in which she played Nina for Kristin Scott Thomas’ Arkádina and Chiwetel Ejiofor’s Trigórin. The Daily Telegraph called her performance “extraordinarily radiant” and The Observer called it “almost unbearably moving.”
Midway through production, she had an appendectomy, which prevented her from performing for a week. In 2008 at the transferring to Broadway from The Seagull, she was nominated for a Drama Desk Award, but lost to Angela Lansbury.
Her big breakthrough came when at 22 she was cast in her first starring role in 2009 as Jenny in the independent film An Education, directed by Danish filmmaker Lone Scherfig and written by Nick Hornby. More than a hundred actresses auditioned for this role, but Mulligan was the one who impressed Scherfig the most. Mulligan’s film and performance received rave reviews, and she was nominated for an Academy Award, a Guild of America award.
Actors, a Golden Globe, and won a BAFTA award. Lisa Schwarzbaum of Entertainment Weekly and Todd McCarthy of Variety compared her performance to that of Audrey Hepburn. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone magazine complimented her saying she had made a “sensational acting debut,” while Claudia Puig of USA Today felt Mulligan had one of “the best performances of the year.”
Toby Young of The Times said she “anchored the movie.” Guardian writer Peter Bradshaw concluded that she gave a ‘wonderful performance’ . Mulligan was awarded the Shooting Stars Award at the 2009 Berlin International Film Festival and received a BAFTA Award nomination in the Rising Star category, which is voted on by the British public.
Later she Mulligan starred in the independent film The Greatest as the pregnant girlfriend of a boy who dies. Her involvement with the project “helped tremendously,” according to the director. After being selected to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences she won a British Independent Award for Never Leave Me, the 2010 adaptation of Kazuo’s novel. Ishiguro, in which she was the protagonist and narrator.
It was released in September 2010 and competed against Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, another of his projects, directed by Oliver Stone. Screened out of competition at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, was his first major film project. studio. Later that year he also lent his voice to the song “Write About Love” by Belle & Sebastian.
She returned to the stage with the stage adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s film Sansom I en spiegel presented at the Atlantic Theater Company from May 13 to July 3, 2011 She played the title character, a mentally unstable woman, and received high praise from critics. Ben Brantley, a theater critic for the New York Times, wrote that his performance was “the highest order performance”; he also described her as “extraordinary” and “one of the best actresses of her generation.”
In 2011 she co-starred in the acclaimed neo-noir thriller Drive, directed by Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn and starring Ryan Gosling and Albert Brooks. For this role, she was nominated for her second BAFTA award, but now for best-supporting actress. Drive garnered a total of 4 BAFTA Award nominations, including Best Picture and Best Director. He began filming Steve McQueen’s sex-addiction drama Shame alongside Michael Fassbender in New York in January 2011. Drive debuted at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and Shame and debuted at the 2011 Venice Film Festival, both to good reviews. For her portrayal in Shame, Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers wrote “Mulligan is sensational in every way.”
She played the role of Daisy Buchanan, opposite Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire, in the film The Great Gatsby, which was released in May 2013. She auditioned for the role of Daisy in the fall of 2010. While attending a dinner at Vogue fashion in New York in November 2010, Baz Luhrmann’s wife Catherine Martin broke the news that he landed the role. In May 2012, Mulligan was co-chair with Anna Wintour at The Great Gatsby-themed “Met Ball” Gala.
Mulligan starred in the film Far from the Madding Crowd based on the novel by Thomas Hardy, directed by Thomas Vinterberg and produced by Fox Searchlight. He also starred in Suffragette by director Sarah Gravron and screenwriter Abi Morgan, who had previously worked with her on Shame. It premiered in October 2015.
In February 2014, she was announced as the lead in the relaunch of the skylight play alongside Bill Nighy and Matthew Beard. It was premiered in June 2014 under the direction of Stephen Daldry at the Wyndham Theater in West End, London. The play was broadcast live to audiences in theaters via NT on July 17, 2014.
It won the Evening. 2014 Standard Theater Award in the Revival of the Year category and was nominated for the Olivier Award for Best Revival. Mulligan and Nighy reprised their Broadway roles when the play was transferred in April 2015. Her performance as Kyra Hollis was received critical acclaim and received a Tony Award nomination for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play.