April 15, 1959
61 years old
5 ft 8 in | 173 cm
35-29-37 in | 89-74-94 cm
63 kg | 139 pounds
10 US | 40.5 EU
Emma Thompson was born in Paddington, London, United Kingdom, on April 15, 1959, is a British actress.
Young Emma Thompson first started performing as a part of Cambridge university's sketch comedy troupe "Footlights Group".
She began her professional acting career in stage version of "Not the Nine O'Clock News" (1982).
She made her big screen debut in the British romantic comedy movie The Tall Guy (1989) in role as Kate Lemmon.
She got her Hollywood debut in romance comedy film Junior (1994) opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito.
Her breakthrough performances came in the BBC TV series: Tutti Frutti (1987) as Suzi Kettles and in Fortunes of War (1987) as Harriet Pringle.
Cruella (2021) crime comedy drama adventure in role as Baroness, opposite Emma Stone and Mark Strong
Dolittle (2020) fantasy comedy in voice role as Polynesia, with Robert Downey Jr., Antonio Banderas and Michael Sheen
She won the Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress for her role as Margaret Schlegel in romantic drama movie Howards End (1992) opposite Anthony Hopkins.
She won the Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay and an BAFTA Award for Best Actress for drama film Sense and Sensibility (1995).
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Gareth Peirce in biographical courtroom drama movie In the Name of the Father (1993) opposite Daniel Day-Lewis.
She was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her role as as Miss Sarah "Sally" Kenton in drama romance movie The Remains of the Day (1993) with Anthony Hopkins.
She played Professor Sybill Trelawney in three Harry Potter films:
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (2011)
Much Ado About Nothing (1993) romantic comedy directed by Kenneth Branagh
Love Actually (2003) romantic comedy with Hugh Grant and Keira Knightley
Stranger Than Fiction (2006) fantasy comedy drama opposite Will Ferrell and Dustin Hoffman
Last Chance Harvey (2008) romantic drama with Dustin Hoffman
Men in Black 3 (2012) science fiction action with Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones
Saving Mr. Banks (2013) period drama with Tom Hanks and Colin Farrell
Burnt (2015) drama opposite Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller
Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) romantic comedy opposite Renée Zellweger and Colin Firth
Beauty and the Beast (2017) musical romantic fantasy opposite Emma Watson
Primary Colors (1998) drama comedy opposite John Travolta
The Meyerowitz Stories (2017) comedy drama opposite Ben Stiller and Adam Sandler
Peter's Friends (1992) comedy opposite Kenneth Branagh
Wit (2001) drama opposite Christopher Lloyd
Men in Black: International (2019) science fiction action comedy in role as Agent O, with Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson and Liam Neeson
Last Christmas (2019) romantic comedy in role as Petra, opposite Emilia Clarke
She voiced Yeti Elder in stop-motion animated adventure film Missing Link (2019).
Late Night (2019) comedy drama in role as Katherine Newbury
How to Build a Girl (2019) comedy in role as Amanda
She won a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in ABC sitcom Ellen in episode "Emma" (1997).
She won a British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for her role as Suzi Kettles in BBC Scotland six-part drama series Tutti Frutti (1987) and as Harriet Pringle in BBC drama war television series Fortunes of War (1987).
She played various roles in British sketch comedy television series Alfresco (1983-1984).
She hosted British television variety series Thompson (1988).
She portrayed Vivienne Rook MP in television drama series Years and Years (2019).
Attended Camden School for Girls.
Studied English Literature at Cambridge University.
Has one sister, Sophie
Supporter of Greenpeace.
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 6, 2010.
Good friends with Meryl Streep.
Speaks French and Spanish fluently.
She is left-handed.
She wrote books: The Further Tale of Peter Rabbit in 2012 and The Christmas Tale of Peter Rabbit in 2013.
She received a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in 2018.
Lives in West Hampstead, London, England and Dunoon, Argyll and Bute, Scotland.
She dated Hugh Laurie (1978-1982).
She was married to actor and director Kenneth Branagh (1989-1995).
She married British actor Greg Wise in 2003.