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Emily Mortimer Biography

Birth Name:
Emily Kathleen A. Mortimer
Birth Place:
Finsbury Park, London, England

Fast Facts

  • Father John Mortimer authored the popular Rumpole of the Bailey books
  • Was one year behind Rachel Weisz at St Paul's Girls' School
  • Studied English and Russian at Oxford
  • Attended Moscow Arts Theater Drama School for two semesters
  • Played Ophelia in Hamlet at the Oxford Shakespeare Festival while still in school
  • Met husband Alessandro Nivola while they were filming Love's Labour's Lost
  • Holds dual citizenship in the U
  • S
  • and England


  • 2007Golden Satellite Award-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2007Ohio Film Critics-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2007Detroit Film Critics Society-Best Supporting Actress: nominated
  • 2003Independent Spirit Awards-Best Supporting Female: winner