- Carey Hannah Mulligan
- United Kingdom
- Girl Next Door Cuteness
Carey Mulligan (born 28 May 1985) is a British actress. Her credits include the 2005 film Pride & Prejudice and the 2005 BBC adaptation of Charles Dickens' novel Bleak House. Mulligan, who bears a striking resemblance to actress Katie Holmes, has said that her passion and love for acting was first kindled at her old school Woldingham School, where she took part in a school production of Sweet Charity in her final year, and where she was also a student head of drama. Mulligan's career started with a number of theatre productions, including a production of Forty Winks at the Royal Court Theatre. She got her first major appearance in Joe Wright's 2005 adaptation of Pride and Prejudice playing Kitty Bennet alongside Keira Knightley, Brenda Blethyn and Donald Sutherland. Mulligan then went on to play orphan Ada Clare in the BBC's big-budget adaptation of Bleak House.
In 2006 she appeared in BBC series The Amazing Mrs Pritchard, as well as appearing in episodes of ITV's Marple and Trial & Retribution. In 2007 she returned to the theatre to appear in a Royal Court production of The Seagull, which ran from January to March. During the shows run she developed acute appendicitis which prevented her from performing in several shows. She also appeared in an ITV adaptation of Northanger Abbey and episodes of Waking the Dead and Doctor Who. Mulligan narrated a number of programmes for the CBeebies channel. Mulligan has a role in an as yet unreleased film adaptation of Blake Morrison's memoir And When Did You Last See Your Father?. She was recently seen in the ITV drama My Boy Jack with Daniel Radcliffe and David Haig. Her role as Jenny in 2009's An Education has won her much critical acclaim.
In January 2010 Carey was featured on the contreversial Vanity fair cover, that featured only white girls, and caused an big uproar.