Oscar Actors: Mulligan, Carey–An Education (2009)

Born May 28, 1985, Carey Mulligan made her acting debut on the London stage in Kevin Elyot’s play Forty Winks in 2004.

Her feature debut was as Kitty Bennet in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

Mulligan had some interesting roles on British TV, in Bleak House and Doctor Who.

In 2008, she made her Broadway debut in Chekhov’s play, The Seagull, as Nina.

Mulligan received critical recognition for her performance in An Education (2009), which put her on the map as a major Hollywood actress. For her role as Jenny Mellor (based on the memoir of journalist Lynn Barber), she was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar, Golden Globe, and SAG nominations, and won the BAFTA Award.

In 2015, Mulligan was nominated for a Tony Award for her lead performance in the Broadway revival of David Hare’s Skylight.

Other major screen roles include Drive (2011), Steve McQueen’s Shame, The Great Gatsby (2013), opposite DiCaprio in which she was miscast, the Coen brothers Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), the remake of Far from the Madding Crowd (2015), playing unconvincingly Julie Christie’s role in the 1973 version; and the feminist saga, Suffragette (2015).

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