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Olivia Colman Biography

Birth Name:
Sarah Caroline Colman
Birth Place:
Norfolk, England
Profession
Actor

Fast Facts

  • Met David Mitchell and Robert Webb while at the University of Cambridge
  • Features in BBC Radio 4 comedies
  • Won a Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Special Jury Prize for Breakout Performance for her role in the film Tyrannosaur
  • Met her husband Ed Sinclair while at Cambridge, they have two children

Awards

  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: winner
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019BAFTA Film Awards-Best Leading Actress: winner
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: winner
  • 2018Oscar-Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: winner
  • 2018Venice Film Festival-Best Actress: winner
  • 2018Critics' Choice Awards-Best Supporting Actor: nominated
  • 2018Critics' Choice Awards-Best Actress: nominated
  • 2018Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role: nominated
  • 2017BAFTA Television Awards-Best Female Performance In A Comedy Programme: nominated
  • 2016Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie: nominated
  • 2015BAFTA Television Awards-Best Female Performance In A Comedy Programme: nominated
  • 2014BAFTA Television Awards-Best Actress: winner
  • 2011Sundance Film Festival-World Cinema Special Jury Prize: Dramatic for Breakout Performance: winner

Relationships

  • Ed Sinclair--Husband