Fast Facts

  • Parents are both barristers, as is her sister.
  • Attended the same high school as Helena Bonham Carter, with whom she later costarred in The Heart of Me (2002).
  • Belonged to the Royal Shakespeare Company.
  • Practices Bikram yoga.
  • Considered quitting acting just prior to her big break, being cast opposite Kevin Costner in The Postman (1997).
  • Guest starred on Friends in 1998 as a bridesmaid in Ross Geller's London wedding. 
  • Knew her husband Rhashan Stone for eight years before he asked her on a date.
  • Never watched a Joss Whedon show prior to being cast in Dollhouse (2009).


  • 2009, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee


  • Esmé Ruby — Daughter
  • Jonathan Cake — Ex-significant Other
  • Rhashan Stone — Husband
  • Sophie — Sister
  • Pete McCormack — Ex-significant Other
  • Roxana — Daughter


  • University of Cambridge, Newnham College, Cambridge, England; Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England

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  • Birth Name: Olivia Haigh Williams
  • Birth Place: Camden, London, England
  • Profession: Actor

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