Emily Mortimer in 2011 National Board of Review
|Date of Birth||December 1, 1971 (age 43)|
|Origin||Finsbury Park, London, England, United Kingdom|
Emily Mortimer (born 1 December 1971) is an English born American actress. She began performing on stage, and has since appeared in several films and television roles, including Scream 3 as Angelina Tyler and Match Point (2005).
Life and Career
Mortimer was born in Finsbury Park, London, England to the daughter of Sir John Mortimer QC and his second wife, Penelope. She has a younger sister, Rosie; two older siblings, Sally Silverman and Jeremy, by her father's first marriage, to author Penelope Fletcher; and a half brother, Ross Bentley, by her father's liaision with actress Wendy Craig. Her maternal grandfather was a pig farmer.
Mortimer studied at St. Pauls' Girls School, where she appeared in several student productions. After St. Paul's, she moved on to Lincoln College, Oxford where she read Russian, and performed in several plays. Before becoming an actress, Mortimer wrote a column for the Daily Telegraph, and was also screenwriter for a screen adaptation of Lorna Sage's, Bad Blood.
Getting a work visa almost kept Mortimer from appearing in Scream 3, but one was granted before filming began.