Olivia Williams

About Olivia Williams

Who is it?: Actress
Birth Day: July 26, 1968
Birth Place: Camden Town, London, England, British
Birth Sign: Leo
Occupation: Actress
Years active: 1992–present
Spouse(s): Rhashan Stone (m. 2003)
Children: 2

Olivia Williams


Film & Theater Personalities

Olivia Williams is Actress born on July 26, 1968 in Camden Town, London, England, British. At age 50 Olivia Williams net worth is approximately $500,000. Olivia Williams is an English film actress, who has appeared in a number of television shows and movies. Her timeless beauty and talent have enamored the audience from the time she made her first appearance in a British Television film.

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💰 Net worth: $500,000

Awards and nominations:

Nominated: Empire Award for Best Actress

Won: British Independent Film Award for Best Actress

Nominated: London Film Critics Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year
Nominated: Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

Won: London Film Critics Circle Award for British Supporting Actress of the Year
Won: National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress
Nominated: Empire Award for Best Actress
Nominated: Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actress

Biography/Timeline

1995

After graduation, Williams worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company in both Stratford-upon-Avon and London. In 1995, she toured the United States in a production of Shakespeare's Richard III starring Ian McKellen. Her first significant appearance before the cameras was as Jane Fairfax in the British TV film Emma (1996), based on Jane Austen's 1816 novel.

1996

After studying drama at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School for two years followed by three years at the Royal Shakespeare Company, her first significant role was as Jane Fairfax in the British television film Emma (1996), based on Jane Austen's novel. She made her film debut in 1997's The Postman, followed by Rushmore (1998) and The Sixth Sense (1999). Williams then appeared in several British films, including Lucky Break (2001), The Heart of Me (2002) and An Education (2009). In 2010, she won acclaim for her performance as Ruth Lang in Roman Polanski's The Ghost Writer.

1997

Williams made her film debut in the 1997 movie The Postman, after doing a screen test for Kevin Costner. She later won the lead role of Rosemary Cross in Wes Anderson's Rushmore (1998). She then starred as Bruce Willis' wife in the blockbuster The Sixth Sense (1999), a film she would later parody during her brief appearance in the British sitcom Spaced. Since then, Williams has appeared in several British films, including Lucky Break (2001), The Heart of Me (2002), for which she won the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress, and An Education (2009). She played Mrs. Darling in the 2003 film adaptation of Peter Pan. Williams was uncredited for her role as Dr. Moira MacTaggert in the 2006 film X-Men: The Last Stand.

2000

In 2000, Williams wrote the short story "The Significance Of Hair" for BBC Radio, and read it on the air.

2003

Williams had a seven-year relationship and then engagement to the actor Jonathan Cake which ended two weeks before their planned wedding. In 2003, she married the actor and Playwright Rhashan Stone, with whom she has two daughters.

2008

On TV, Williams portrayed British author Jane Austen in Miss Austen Regrets (2008) and was cast as Adelle DeWitt in Joss Whedon's Dollhouse, which ran on Fox from 2009 to 2010.

2010

In 2010, she won acclaim for her performance as Ruth Lang in Roman Polanski's Ghost Writer, winning the National Society of Film Critics Award, London Critics Circle Film Award for best supporting Actress and was runner-up for best supporting Actress at the Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2010.

2011

In Hanna (2011), she played Rachel, a bohemian mother travelling across North Africa and Europe, who comes into contact with the eponymous teen Assassin, who is on the run. The film starred Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana and Cate Blanchett, and was a critical and sleeper hit. In 2014, Williams co-starred in David Cronenberg's Maps to the Stars, a dark comic look at Hollywood excess. In 2014 she portrayed Meg Hamilton in the British mystery film Altar.

2017

In 2017 Williams began appearing in the Starz science-fiction series, Counterpart, playing Emily, the (ex)wife of the main character Howard Silk. In one universe she is still married to him, but her counterpart in the other universe is divorced from him.

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