Facts about Carey Mulligan
Carey Mulligan Biography
Dimpled, British, and looking younger than her age, Carey Mulligan made her professional debut in 2005 — as Kitty Bennet in the film adaptation of Jane Austen‘s Pride and Prejudice — and parlayed it into regular stage and screen work and then her first Oscar nomination.
She was Oscar-nominated as best actress for her 2009 portrayal of Jenny, an English teen who falls for an older man, in An Education.
Mulligan was nominated for best actress a second time, for playing Cassie, a revenge-seeking single in Promising Young Woman (2020, directed by Emerald Fennell).
Carey Mulligan has had prominent parts in such British TV dramas as the BBC’s adaptation of Charles Dickens‘ Bleak House (2005) and in the 2007-2008 stage revival of Anton Chekhov‘s The Seagull in London and New York.
In 2010 she appeared in Oliver Stone‘s Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (opposite Shia LaBeouf) and the film version of Kazuo Ishiguro‘s Never Let Me Go (also starring Keira Knightley).
Most of her work is in films, though she’s also starred in the series The Walker (2015) and Collateral (2018).
Known more for dramas than comedies, her many credits include Drive (2011, with Ryan Gosling), The Great Gatsby (2013, starring Leonardo DiCaprio), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013, by the Coen brothers), Mudbound (2017), Wildlife (2017, Paul Dano‘s directorial debut) and The Dig (2021, starring Ralph Fiennes).
Carey Mulligan’s only acting experience before Pride and Prejudice was in grade school in Germany, where her family lived while her father helped run a hotel there, and in a Catholic girls’ school in England… She was turned down by three drama schools to which she had applied without the knowledge of her parents, who had advised against an acting career… Actor Peter Sarsgaard appeared with Carey Mulligan in both An Education and The Seagull… She has been linked romantically with actor Shia LaBeouf.
Something in Common with Carey Mulligan
- Actors born in England (140)
4 Good Links
- Actress Susan Sarandon talks with Mulligan in 2010
- Long, informative interview with an articulate Mulligan from 2016
- 2010 profile by London's Daily Mail
- Film review, plus fun video chat with her, from The New York Times