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Carey Mulligan Biography

Birth Name:
Carey Hannah Mulligan
Birth Place:
London, England
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Started acting in a school production of The King and I, costarring her older brother, Owen
  • Applied to, and was rejected by, three drama schools
  • When Gosford Park writer Julian Fellowes spoke at her school, Mulligan convinced her headmistress to introduce them
  • Fellowes then introduced her to a casting agent
  • First on-screen film appearance was playing Kitty Bennett in the 2005 Keira Knightly version of Pride & Prejudice
  • Earned a Drama Desk Award nomination for her Broadway debut in the revival of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull in 2008
  • Breakthrough came with the role of Jenny in 2008's An Education, about a teenager who dates an older man (Peter Sarsgaard)

Awards

  • 2021Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2021Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: winner
  • 2020Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2020Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: winner
  • 2020Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2019Independent Spirit Awards-Best Female Lead: nominated
  • 2018Independent Spirit Awards-Robert Altman Award: winner
  • 2017Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2013AACTA Awards-Best Lead Actress: nominated
  • 2012BAFTA Film Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2012Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2011Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Supporting Actress: winner
  • 2010Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2010BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: winner
  • 2010Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 2009Chicago Film Critics Association-Most Promising Performer: winner
  • 2009Chicago Film Critics Association-Best Actress: winner
  • 2009National Board of Review-Best Actress: winner
  • 2009Washington D.C. Film Critics Association-Best Actress: winner
  • 2009Toronto Film Critics Association-Best Actress: winner
  • 2009Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2009Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated

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