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Date of Birth:
May 28, 1985
Westminster, London, United Kingdom In a Relationship With:
Marcus Mumford Best Quotes:
“I have always hated nightclubs, and don't like loud music.”
“'It Girl' is such a weird term. It implies I go to parties and drink champagne.”
“You can spend an entire day walking around in New York, whereas in L.A., it always ends at some point because you have to find a way to get home.”
Carey Mulligan (born Carey Hannah Mulligan on May 28, 1985 in Westminster, London) is an English actress. Her interest in acting started when she witnessed her older brother’s grade school production of The King and I. During rehearsals, she pleaded to be in the play and they let her join the chorus. She continued to pursue acting as a teen. Carey cites witnessing a Kenneth Branagh performance of Henry V when she was 16 as further motivation for her to become an actor. At the age of 19, Carey appeared in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice as Kitty Bennet. In 2007, she appeared alongside Daniel Radcliffe in My Boy Jack. Her breakthrough came in 2009, when she was cast in the lead of the independent film An Education. Carey received critical praise for her performance and was nominated for an Academy Award, Golden Globe and the BAFTA Award, the latter she would win. Carey has continued her stage and screen career, appearing in movies Drive, Shame, 2013’s The Great Gatsby and Inside Lleweyn Davis.
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Carey is an actress, best known for her award-winning role in the movie An Education.
Carey’s charity work involves taking part in the Safe Project, a campaign to raise awareness of sex trafficking. In 2012, she was an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society, raising awareness and research funding for Alzheimers and dementia. She hosted and participated in the 2012 Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk. In 2014, she was named an ambassador for the War Child Charity. Carey is married to Marcus Mumford, lead singer of the band, Mumford & Sons. The two were childhood pen pals. After losing touch, they reconnected as adults and were married on April 21, 2012.