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Phoebe Waller-Bridge Biography

Birth Name:
Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge
Birth Place:
London, England
Actor, writer, director

Fast Facts

  • Won a place at Trinity College, but chose to study at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art instead
  • Appeared in Rope at the Almeida Theatre, opposite Bertie Carvel, in 2009
  • Started a theatre company, DryWrite, with Vicky Jones after Jones was fired from a theatre project and Waller-Bridge left with her in solidarity
  • Her show Fleabag began as a one-woman stage show at the 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival before transferring to the Soho Theatre; she later won a Critics' Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright


  • 2020Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Musical or Comedy: winner
  • 2020Producers Guild Awards-Danny Thomas Award for Outstanding Producer of Episodic Television, Comedy: winner
  • 2020Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Comedy Series: winner
  • 2019Emmy-Outstanding Drama Series: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2019Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series: winner
  • 2018Emmy-Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series: nominated
  • 2017BAFTA Television Awards-Best Female Performance In A Comedy Programme: winner


  • Jasper Waller-Bridge -- Brother
  • Conor Woodman -- Ex-husband
  • Michael Cyprian Waller-Bridge -- Father
  • Michael Waller-Bridge -- Father
  • Teresa -- Mother
  • Theresa Mary Waller-Bridge -- Mother
  • Martin McDonagh -- Significant Other
  • Isobel Waller-Bridge -- Sister