Emma Thompson

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Biography

  • Birth Place: London, England
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 04/15/1959, Aries
  • Profession: Actor; writer
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Emma Thompson Fast Facts:
  • Grew up in a family of entertainers. Father was a stage director and actor; mother is an actress.
  • Was a member of the Footlights comedy troupe while at Cambridge; briefly dated her Footlights colleague Hugh Laurie.
  • In 1988, headlined her own BBC variety-comedy show titled Thompson.
  • First person to win Academy Awards for both acting (Howards End) and writing (Sense and Sensibility); keeps her Oscars in her bathroom.
  • Lampooned her own image by playing an English actress in a 1997 episode of Ellen and earned an Emmy for the performance.
  • Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2010.
  • Active with ActionAid, an English charity in Africa.
  • Emma Thompson Relationships:
  • Sophie Thompson - Sister
  • Phyllida Law - Mother
  • Eric Thompson - Father
  • Gaia Romilly Wise - Daughter
  • Greg Wise - Husband
  • Kenneth Branagh - Ex-husband
  • Emma Thompson Awards:
  • 1993 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Winner
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2013 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Leading Actress - Nominee
  • 2013 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2012 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1998 European Film Awards: European Achievement in World Cinema - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 2009 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 2001 Emmy: Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries or a Movie - Nominee
  • 1998 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series - Winner
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1993 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1995 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1994 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1996 Golden Globe: Best Screenplay - Motion Picture - Winner
  • 2003 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1995 Oscar: Best Writing (Adapted Screenplay) - Winner
  • 2003 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • 1995 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 2014 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama - Nominee
  • 1993 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role - Nominee
  • 1993 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Nominee
  • 1992 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1995 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 1995 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Adapted Screenplay - Nominee
  • 1992 Oscar: Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Winner
  • 2009 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2002 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2001 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries - Nominee
  • College:
  • University of Cambridge, Newnham College, Cambridge, England (BA in English Literature, 1982)

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