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Overview (3)

Born in London, England, UK
Birth NamePhoebe Mary Waller-Bridge
Height 5' 9¾" (1.77 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge is an English actress, producer, and writer. She created, wrote, and starred in the Channel 4 sitcom Crashing (2016) and the BBC comedy-drama series Fleabag (2016-2019). She was also the show-runner and executive producer for the first series of the BBC America thriller series Killing Eve (2018).

For Fleabag, she received the British Academy Television Award for Best Female Comedy Performance, as well as three Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series, and Outstanding Comedy Series. Both Fleabag and Killing Eve have been named among the greatest television series of the 21st century by The Guardian.

Waller-Bridge starred in the comedy series The Café (2011-2013) and the crime drama series Broadchurch (2015). She also appeared in films, including Albert Nobbs (2011), The Iron Lady (2011), and Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017), and played the droid L3-37 in the Star Wars anthology prequel Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018). She co-wrote the screenplay for the 25th James Bond film, titled No Time to Die (2020).

Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge was born to Theresa Mary (née Clerke) and Michael Cyprian Waller-Bridge. Her father founded the electronic trading platform Tradepoint, while her mother works for the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers. The Waller-Bridge family were landed gentry of Cuckfield, Sussex. On her father's side, she is also a descendant of The Rev. Sir Egerton Leigh, 2nd Baronet, Conservative MP for Mid Cheshire from 1873 to his death in 1876. Her maternal grandfather was Sir John Edward Longueville Clerke, 12th baronet, of Hitcham, Buckinghamshire. Waller-Bridge grew up in Ealing, London, and has a younger brother named Jasper, a music manager, and an older sister named Isobel Waller-Bridge, a composer who wrote the music for Fleabag. Her parents are divorced. She was educated at St Augustine's Priory, a Catholic independent school for girls, followed by the independent sixth form college DLD College London in Marylebone, London. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: ahmetkozan

Family (4)

Spouse Conor Woodman (2014 - 2018)  (divorced)
Children None
Parents Waller-Bridge, Teresa
Waller-Bridge, Michael
Relatives Isobel Waller-Bridge (sibling)

Trade Mark (3)

Irreverent, mordant and politically-incorrect humor
Tall stature
A birthmark on the left side of her forehead

Trivia (9)

She was the bookmakers's favourite to replace Peter Capaldi as the Doctor in Doctor Who (2005), which would have made her the first woman to play the part.
She once auditioned for Downton Abbey (2010) and delivered what she felt was a heartfelt performance, but the producers thought she was too funny for the series.
Counts writer-producer Vicky Jones as one of her best friends.
She admitted that before auditioning for Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018), she has never watched any Star Wars movie at all, and therefore had no idea what a droid was. She assumed that her character would be a human and delivered her lines accordingly during the audition. The directors liked her performance, but they asked her to perform her lines a bit more "droid-y", which she did after being explained what a droid is. However, the directors preferred her initial non-droid performance, which got her the part.
In a relationship with writer-director Martin McDonagh since 2018.
Her "Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series" Emmy for Fleabag (2016) was presented to her by Stephen Colbert (Microsoft Theater Los Angeles / September 22, 2019).
Is the only person to have won an Emmy SAG Bafta and Golden Globe for the same TV performance in Fleabag.
Is a co-writer for the screenplay of the James Bond movie No Time to Die.

Personal Quotes (17)

Actually, my worst nightmare is losing my best friend, as I imagine most people's are.
I have a real aversion to sentimentality, but I also really want to write about love and friendship.
I suppose every time [something bad happens], I have that instinct to make that joke that distracts.
The characters I didn't have actors in mind for, that was the scary moment. Because in any production, until you find the right person, you're constantly judging your writing or what it is that isn't working here or not clicking here, because you have amazing actors coming to read for it, and if something's not clicking, it can't be them because they're amazing actors. You're sort of completely doubting yourself.
I'm a huge fan of basically anything written about complicated, contradictory women. I'm drawn to them really quickly.
I feel like my home is stage acting.
I've always wanted to work for, like, "Assume your audience is cleverer than you," rather than the other way around.
I'm constantly on the brink of tears in conversation about things that happen to people.
I know actors who say acting is acting, but I love the live-ness of an audience. I love feeling the energy of a room and allowing them to sort of teach you how to do it better.
I think a lot of time, I'm just writing my worst fears.
I just love any kind of language that can change the energy in a room. There are no limits for me, as long as it feels like it's being used in a particular way to garner or elicit a very particular reaction, so that you can then use that reaction later for something else. But when it's gratuitous language or physical exposure, then I get a bit like, "Oh! Put it away!"
I am comfortable talking about sex scenes and stuff, but to me, when it's physically explicit, I do feel prudish and uncomfortable.
I think a lot of time, I'm just writing my worst fears, of the idea of losing my mum or my best friend or doing something so terrible to somebody that's kind of deemed unforgivable, or having a really broken family.
You're allowed to bore your friends and family, but to bore your audience is unforgivable.
I went to RADA thinking I was quite a good actor and came out thinking I was appalling.
I write from the point of view of what I'd like to watch. I'm always satisfying my own appetite. So I guess that means transgressive women, friendships, pain. I love pain.
Once you know what makes someone angry, you can tell a lot about that person.

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