All Carey Mulligan has ever known is acting, something she developed a passion for when she was still a child. Following a period of appearing in school productions, Mulligan began her acting career professionally in 2004 making her debut in a stage production before adding screen gigs. She broke into the mainstream in 2009, thanks to her role in the coming-of-age drama, An Education. Join us as we unravel more about this British entertainer’s life and career.
Who Is Carey Mulligan – Marcus Mumford’s Wife
Carey Mulligan was born to Nano Booth and Stephen Mulligan on Tuesday, May 28, 1985, in Westminster, London, England. Her Dad worked as a Hotel manager while her mother worked as a University lecturer. Incidentally, Carey Mulligan shares similar birthday with notable personalities like US Republicans and Rudy Giuliani, American Football Star author of James Bond series Ian Fleming and former Mayor of Toronto, Rob Ford.
She attended Woldingham School, a Roman Catholic independent school for girls as well as International School of Dusseldorf. Carey has an older brother, Owain who was a former Captain in the British Army; he served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Carey is good friends with Zoe Kazan and Keira Knightley who she met on the set of Pride & Prejudice in 2005.
Mulligan who has won several prestigious awards during her career has said that her passion and love for acting was first ignited during her time at Woldingham School, where she participated in a school production of Sweet Charity in her final year in school and was also the head of the student drama group at the time. Carey Mulligan made her debut in acting as Kitty Bennet in the 2005 movie Pride & Prejudice.
She also made several headlines when she starred as Jenny Mellor in ‘An Education’ which was released in 2009, winning a BAFTA award for Best Actress and getting Golden Globes, SAG and Oscar nominations. She’s been busy ever since, working and pushing her career aspirations.
In recent years, she features in the Netflix crime drama series ‘Collateral’ and recently, and has become more frequent in high-end West End London and Off-Broadway theatres. According to Carey Mulligan, some of her acting idols include Kate Winslet, Marion Cotillard, Cate Blanchett.
Asides acting, Carey Mulligan has interests in Philanthropy. In 2010, she participated in the SAFE Project to raise awareness about sex trafficking. Carey also donated the Vionnet gown which she wore to the 2010 BAFTAs to the Curiosity Shop, which sells its donations to raise money for charity. In 2012, Ms. Mulligan became the ambassador of the Alzheimer’s Society helping them raise more awareness and research funding about Alzheimers and dementia.
It is strongly believed that Carey’s acceptance of this noble task was due to the fact that her grandmother currently lives with this disease and she sees this as a personal commitment to help not just her grandma who has suffered from this disease since 2000 but others around the world who are also suffering from the burden of this medical condition.
In 2014, Carey Mulligan became an ambassador for the Non-Profit War Child and that same year Carey visited the Democratic Republic of Congo in this role.
Like most Hollywood celebrities, Carey enjoys a lavish lifestyle as expected due to her taste for class. She ranks top amongst the richest and highest paid in the acting industry. Carey Mulligan’s net worth is estimated at $15 million. Carey owns a luxury home in Devon.
Children and Family
Carey Mulligan got married to her childhood penpal, Marcus Mumford when they eventually reconnected as adults. The walked down the aisle on the 21st of April 2012. The wedding ceremony was officiated by John, a Vicar and also the father of the groom at a converted barn inside Stream Farm in Bridgwater.
About 200 high profile guests including celebrities and notable Hollywood stars attended the event. Some of the special socialites on their guest list included Hollywood star Jake Gyllenhaal, actress Sienna Miller, and Oscar-winner Colin Firth. Marcus Mumford is the lead singer of the British Band Group Mumford & Sons.
Carey and Marcus are blessed with 2 children: a daughter named Evelyn, born in September 2015 and a son Wilfred, who was born in August 2017. Once in 2015 after the arrival of their beautiful daughter, Carey Mulligan expressed that she sincerely wouldn’t want her daughter to have piercings or tattoos. She was quoted as saying then that she will advise Evelyn never to hide her natural beauty with cosmetics or engage in any form of body modifications when she grows up to become an adult.