Carey Hannah Mulligan (born 28 May 1985) is a British actress. She made her professional acting debut on stage in the Kevin Elyot play Forty Winks at the Royal Court Theatre in 2004. Her film debut was in the role of Kitty Bennet in Pride & Prejudice (2005), followed by supporting roles in television, including Bleak House (2005) and a Doctor Who episode, “Blink” (2007). She made her Broadway debut in The Seagull in 2008, which garnered her an Ian Charleson Commendation Award.
Mulligan’s breakthrough performance was as Jenny Mellor in the coming-of-age drama An Education (2009), for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her leading role in the dystopian romantic-drama Never Let Me Go (2010) earned her a BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film, and she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performances in the action film Drive (2011) and the drama Shame (2011).
In 2015, she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her performance in the Broadway revival of David Hare’s Skylight alongside Bill Nighy. In 2018, she starred in the crime miniseries Collateral. In 2018 she starred in Paul Dano’s directorial film debut Wildlife.
Mulligan has been an ambassador for Alzheimer’s Society since 2012, and an ambassador for War Child since 2014. She has been married to singer-songwriter Marcus Mumford since 2012; they have two children.