Carey Hannah Mulligan (born 28 May 1985) is an English actress. In 2004, she made her acting debut on stage in London in the play Forty Winks. Her feature film debut was as Kitty Bennet in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. In 2008, she made her Broadway debut in a revival of Chekhov’s The Seagull, and in 2011 she starred in an Off-Broadway stage adaptation of Through a Glass Darkly, both 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 Best Lead Actress in a Play for her performance in the 2015 Broadway production of Skylight.
Mulligan received widespread critical acclaim for her performance in the 2009 film An Education. For her role as Jenny Mellor (based on the memoir of journalist Lynn Barber), she was nominated for the Golden Globe, SAG, Academy Award for Best Actress, and won the 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), Far from the Madding Crowd (2015) and Suffragette (2015).
Mulligan is the ambassador for Alzheimer’s Society and War Child. She is married to British musician Marcus Mumford, with whom she has a daughter, born in 2015.