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Jennifer Ehle Biography

Birth Place:
Winston-Salem, North Carolina, United States

Fast Facts

  • Made her Broadway debut at age 4 in 1973 in A Streetcar Named Desire, which starred her mother, actress Rosemary Harris
  • Attended more than 18 schools while growing up due to the career demands of her mother
  • As a teen, she applied to attend Interlochen Arts Academy thinking that it was in upstate New York and that she'd be able to sneak out and go clubbing in New York City
  • In fact, the school is located in upstate Michigan
  • Lived in London for 12 years
  • Shot the pilot of Game of Thrones (playing Catelyn Stark), but decided to leave after HBO picked up the series in order to spend more time with her infant daughter
  • Has revealed on Twitter that she owns hens


  • 2010Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: winner
  • 1998BAFTA Film Awards-Best Actress in a Supporting Role: nominated