Sally Hawkins has been working in the film industry since 2002. That was the year we all welcomed the English actress to the film world as Samantha in Mike Leigh’s drama film – All or Nothing. From then on, she was at the height of her capabilities with just a few mistakes here and there.
True, Sally’s acting career has flourished and blossomed since the day she introduced herself to the world as an actress. Nonetheless, she stormed the industry in 2017 and solidified her deep-rooted foundation in the profession with the release of the biographical film directed by Aisling Walsh – Maudie and The Form of Water, a fantasy drama film. This feat quickly became history when Sally Hawkins first starred in two productions, which were a huge success.
Hawkins was admired because she was the popular Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis in Maudie, and she was revered for playing Elisa Esposito in The Shape of Water. The latter has, as at the time of this report, raised over USD 54 million domestically. She has also raised over $95.2 million worldwide, while the former has not only raised $1 million at the Canadian box office since May 2017 but has also won several awards.
Sally is so in love with her acting career that she doesn’t think she would survive in other areas. She believes that her abilities are limited and that she would be useless in most ventures that have nothing to do with acting. As such, she hopes to remain an actress for a long time as long as she is still considered relevant in the industry.
Of course, the English actress is happy and does not seek a career change, things in the industry are going well for her. However, she is angry about the contempt of the film industry towards women, which for her is manifested in the fact that actresses are paid less than men. The lady once expressed her dismay at the fact that women are undermined in the film industry as in other professions.
Sally Hawkins Bio – (Age)
Although the English actress was born on April 27th, 1976 in Dulwich in South London, she grew up in Blackheath. It is known that her parents, Colin and Jacqui Hawkins, are authors and illustrators of children’s books. The couple is reported to have written over 150 children’s books.
To the best of our knowledge, Sally has only one sibling, a brother – Finbar Hawkins. We understand that Finbar is currently a creative lead in the digital division of Aardman Animations, a production company that makes films, commercials and various forms of digital entertainment.
It was obvious that Sally had a strong love of acting when she was a baby. Her parents would agree with her that her preference for movies when she was only three years old was unusual. So it was not surprising that she became a student at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London when she finished James Allen’s Girls’ School in Dulwich.
Sally began her career as a stage actress, she took part in several remarkable productions, appeared in a handful of television series and went on to the big screen.
Awards and Nominations
If the proof of the pudding lies in the food, then Sally Hawkins has shown the world that she is one of the best actresses of this generation with the numerous nominations for honorary awards and the many prestigious awards she has received so far for her acting achievements.
Frankly speaking, a list of all the awards and nominations she has received would almost be tantamount to a count of stars. But there’s one thing you should know – a large part of Sally’s awards and nominations come from her roles as Poppy Cross in Happy-Go-Lucky in 2008, Rita O’Grady in Made in Dagenham in 2010, Ginger in Blue Jasmine in 2013, and of course Maud Lewis in Maudie in 2016 and Elisa Esposito in The Shape of Water in 2017.
While the actress in 2017, received the London Film Critic’s Circle Award for British Actress of the Year as a recognition for her Mary Brown role in Paddington 2, the major highlight for her was the approvals she got for playing Elisa Esposito. Sally got no fewer than 15 nominations for the role including the Academy Award for Best Actress, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama and the BAFTA award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Meanwhile, she bagged about 10 other awards for the role.
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This is also the case for her Ginger role in Blue Jasmine which earned her the Empire Award for Best Supporting Actress and also got her decorated with about 16 different nominations. Being Poppy Cross won for Sally over 15 different awards and equally handed her about 8 different nominations for other accolades. For portraying Maud Lewis, the actress was nominated for the Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role. More to that, she grabbed the London Film Critics’ Circle Award for British Actress of the Year. Also, she got the National Society of Film Critics and San Diego Film Critics Society Awards, both for Best Actress.
There are other awards and nominations which Sally Hawkins could brag about that are not named above, including her Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress in Blue Jasmine. You should know that this actress has been in about 9 films, including two short films nominated for Oscar.
Her Partner, Who’s Sally Hawkins’ Husband?
Considering Sally’s age, people often assume that she is married and with kids. This is not true for as far as we can tell, Sally has never been married. Also, she has not been romantically linked to any partner. Her love and passion burns for her career alone.
Nevertheless, the actress is open to getting married someday and raising kids. It is said that she and her bosom friend, James Corden once agreed that they would make babies and become life partners if they are still both single at the age of 35.
Height and Quick Facts
Height: 1.57 m
Full Name: Sally Cecilia Hawkins
Born: 27 April 1976
Place of Birth: Dulwich, London, England
Parents: Colin and Jacqui Hawkins
Siblings: Brother – Finbar Hawkins
Marital Status: Single