Carey Hannah Mulligan (born 28 May 1985) is a British actress.
Known for her repertoire of complex female characters, she has received various accolades,
including a British Academy Film Award and a Critics' Choice Movie Award,
in addition to nominations for two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, and a Tony Award.
Mulligan made her professional acting debut on stage in Kevin Elyot's play Forty Winks (2004) at the Royal Court Theatre.
She then made her film debut with a supporting role in Joe Wright's romantic drama Pride & Prejudice (2005),
followed by diverse roles in television, including the drama series Bleak House (2005),
the television film Northanger Abbey (2007), and a guest appearance in Doctor Who, where she played Sally Sparrow.
She made her Broadway debut in the revival of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull (2008), which earned her an Ian Charleson Commendation Award.
Mulligan's breakthrough role came as a 1960s schoolgirl in the coming-of-age drama film An Education (2009),
for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role,
and received her first nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.
She gained further acclaim for her performances in Never Let Me Go (2010), Drive (2011), Shame (2011),
The Great Gatsby (2013), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Far from the Madding Crowd (2015), Suffragette (2015),
Mudbound (2017), Wildlife (2018), and her portrayal of a vigilante in the black comedy thriller Promising Young Woman (2020),
for which she received her second Academy Award nomination. For her performance in the
Broadway revival of David Hare's Skylight (2015), she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play.
Mulligan has been an ambassador for the 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.