Carey Mulligan Biography
Carey Hannah Mulligan (born 28 May 1985) is an English actress. She has received numerous accolades, including a British Academy Film Award and a Critics' Choice Movie Award, in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, four Screen Actors Guild Awards, and a Tony Award. Mulligan made her professional acting debut on stage in the 2004 Kevin Elyot play Forty Winks at the Royal Court Theatre.
Her film debut came with a supporting role in the romantic drama Pride & Prejudice (2005), followed by roles in television, including the drama series Bleak House (2005) and the television film Northanger Abbey (2007). She also played Sally Sparrow in the Doctor Who episode "Blink". Mulligan made her Broadway debut in the 2008 revival of the Anton Chekhov play The Seagull, which earned her an Ian Charleson Commendation Award.
Mulligan's breakthrough role came as a 1960s schoolgirl in the coming-of-age drama film An Education (2009), for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and gained her first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress. She continued as an established actor, with roles in the dystopian romance Never Let Me Go (2010), action drama Drive (2011), which earned her a nomination for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, erotic drama Shame (2011), romantic drama The Great Gatsby (2013), and the black comedy-drama Inside Llewyn Davis (2013).
In 2015, Mulligan was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her performance in the Broadway revival of David Hare's Skylight. In 2018, she starred in the Netflix limited series Collateral and Paul Dano's acclaimed drama film Wildlife. For her portrayal of a vigilante in the thriller Promising Young Woman (2020), Mulligan received widespread praise and a second Academy Award nomination for Best Actress.