Carey Mulligan is a British actress who was born in London, 28 May 1985. She made her big screen debut as Kitty Bennet in the 2005 film adaptation Pride and Prejudice. In 2008, she made her Broadway debut in the revival of Anton Čechov’s The Seagull. For her performance in An Education (2009) she won the BAFTA for Best Actress and received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress, a Golden Globe for Best Actress in a Drama and a SAG Award for Best Film Actress.
She later played the role of co-star in films such as Never Let Me Go (2010), Drive (2011), Shame (2011), About Davis (2013), The Great Gatsby (2013), Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) , Suffragette (2015) and Mudbound (2017).
Carey Mulligan was born in Westminster, London borough, May 28, 1985, the second son of Stephen Mulligan’s two sons, an English hotel manager, a native of Liverpool and of Irish descent, and Nano Booth, a Welsh aggregate teacher originally from Llandeilo. She grew up in Germany until she was eight years old because of her father, who was called to run a hotel on the spot, she made her studies at the Woldingham School, when she returned with her family to Great Britain, where her passion for acting was born. Mulligan debuts as Kitty Bennet in the 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. She later worked for British television productions, such as the Bleak House television series, based on the novel by Charles Dickens Bleak House.
During 2006 she worked in other television productions, such as The Amazing Mrs Pritchard series. She is also a guest star of the episode A glance of the TV series Doctor Who. In 2007 she worked both at the theater, staging a revival of Anton Čechov’s The Seagull at the Royal Court, and in the film industry, where she participated in the film And When Did You Last See Your Father , based on Blake Morrison’s memoirs. In 2008 she worked again in the production of The Seagull staged on Broadway, obtaining a nomination for the Drama Desk Award.
After playing alongside Zoe Kravitz, Susan Sarandon and Pierce Brosnan in The Greatest, she became Lone Scherfig’s acclaimed main character in An Education. Later he got roles in important films like Public Enemy by Michael Mann and Brothers by Jim Sheridan. At the end of 2009, her career on the rise led her to star in the film Wall Street – Money never sleeps, a sequel to Wall Street in 1987, both directed by Oliver Stone. Also in 2009 she won the Shooting Star Award and, thanks to her performance in An Education, she obtained her first Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
In 2011 she joined Ryan Gosling in Drive, shot by Nicolas Winding Refn, and Michael Fassbender in Shame, directed by Steve McQueen. In 2012 she was chosen to play the role of Daisy in the remake of The Great Gatsby (2013), directed by Baz Luhrmann and with Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire as protagonists. In 2013 she works with Coen brothers, playing Jean Berkey in the movie About Davis.
On 21 April 2012 she married the English singer Marcus Mumford, leader of the indie folk band Mumford & Sons and in September 2015 the couple’s first daughter, Evelyn Mumford, was born.