Carey Hannah Mulligan (born 28 May 1985) is an English actress. She made her acting debut on stage in London in the 2004 Kevin Elyot play Forty Winks. Her feature film debut was in the 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, playing the part of Kitty Bennet. In 2008, she made her Broadway debut in the revival of Chekhov's The Seagull to critical acclaim. In 2014, she made her West End debut in a revival of David Hare's Skylight. She was nominated for the Tony Award for her performance in the 2015 Broadway production.
Mulligan received widespread recognition for her performance in the 2009 film An Education. For her role as Jenny, she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress and won a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Mulligan is also known for her film roles in Never Let Me Go (2010), Drive (2011), Shame (2011), The Great Gatsby (2013), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) and Far from the Madding Crowd (2015).
Mulligan was born in Westminster, London, to a middle-class family. Her father, Stephen, of Irish descent, was originally from Liverpool, and her mother, Nano (née Booth), is from Llandeilo. She has an older brother, Owain, who was formerly a captain in the British Army who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Mulligan's mother is a university lecturer and her father is a hotel manager. Her parents met while they were both working in a hotel in their twenties. When she was three years old, her family moved to Germany when her father was hired to manage a hotel there. While living in Germany, Mulligan and her brother attended the International School of Düsseldorf. When she was eight, she and her family moved back to England. As a teenager, she was educated at Woldingham School in Surrey...
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