Emily Mortimer is an English actress and screenwriter. She began acting in stage productions and has since appeared in several film and television roles. In 2003, she won an Independent Spirit Award for her performance in Lovely and Amazing. She is also known for playing roles in the HBO series The Newsroom and as the voice actress of Sophie Hatter in the English language version of Howl’s Moving Castle, Match Point, Lars and the Real Girl, Chaos Theory, Harry Brown, Shutter Island, Hugo and Mary Poppins Returns.

Birth Name

Emily Kathleen Mortimer




Actress, Screenwriter



She holds dual citizenship in the United States and England.

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Emily Mortimer was born on December 1, 1971 in London, England, UK.


She is currently 47 years old.

Sun Sign





Mortimer attended St Paul’s Girls’ School in west London and went on to study English Literature and Russian at the Lincoln College, Oxford University. There she performed in several plays. She studied acting at the Moscow Arts Theater Drama School for two years.

Family Details

  • Father – John Mortimer
  • Mother – Penelope (née Gollop)
  • Siblings – Rosie Mortimer (Younger Sister), Sally Silverman (Older Half-Sister), Jeremy Mortimer (Older Half Brother), Ross Bentley (Half-Brother)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Emily Mortimer has dated –


  • Alessandro Nivola (2003-Present) – In 2000, Mortimer met American actor Alessandro Nivola while both were starring in Love’s Labour’s Lost. Emily Mortimer married American actor Alessandro Nivola on January 3, 2003 in the village of Turville in the Chilterns, Buckinghamshire. They have two children, a son, Samuel John Nivola (b. September 26, 2003) and a daughter, May Rose Nivola (b. January 15, 2010).

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 8 inches
  • In centimeters – 173 cm
  • In meters -1.73 m


  • In Kilograms – 59 kg
  • In Pounds – 130 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-24-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 24 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color


Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 8.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 5 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Having played Elizabeth Marks in Lovely and Amazing (2001), Cathie Dimly in Young Adam (2003), Rachel Solando in Shutter Island (2010) and as Mackenzie McHale in the HBO political drama series The Newsroom from 2012 to 2014.

Film Debut

Emily Mortimer made her acting debut with historical adventure film, The Ghost and the Darkness in 1996, playing the role of Helana Patterson.

Television Debut

Her first television appearance came in 1994 when she was cast as Angela in an episode titled “The Virgin of Vitebsk” of the TV series Under the Hammer.

Awards & Nominations

2003Chicago Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActressLovely & AmazingNominated
Independent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting FemaleWon
Satellite AwardsBest Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, Comedy or MusicalNominated
2004Empire AwardsBest British ActressYoung AdamNominated
London Film Critics’ CircleBritish Supporting Actress of the YearNominated
2005British Actress of the YearDear FrankieNominated
2007Detroit Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActressLars and the Real GirlNominated
Satellite AwardsBest Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or MusicalNominated
2009Saturn AwardsBest ActressTranssiberianNominated
2018Goya AwardsBest ActressThe BookshopNominated

Emily Mortimer Net worth

Emily’s net worth is estimated to be $6 million dollars as of 2019. She charges $50,000 per episode for her work in television series. She lives with her family in Los Angeles.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Emily Mortimer

  • She began her acting career at a very young age, performing in school plays throughout her school years.
  • She continued to perform in stage productions while in college and went on to work as a writer for the Daily Telegraph and writing screenplays.
  • She shifted to screen acting early in her career, and has since appeared in a numerous film and television roles.
  • She can speak fluently in Russian.
  • In addition to on-screen roles, she did voice overs for Cars 2 and Howl’s Moving Castle.
  • Emily was one year behind the famous actress Rachel Weisz at St Paul’s Girls’ School.
  • The Mexican punk band Los Super Elegantes performed at their wedding.
  • Her upcoming movies include Mary Poppins Returns and Honey in the Head.
  • In 1998 she appeared as Kat Ashley in Elizabeth and played Miss Flynn in the television mini series Cider with Rosie, which was adapted for television by her father.
  • In 1999, she played three roles: she was the “Perfect Girl” dropped by Hugh Grant in Notting Hill, Esther in the television mini series Noah’s Ark and Angelina, the star of the film within a film in Scream 3.
  • In January 2013, it was announced that Mortimer would be co-creating and starring in the comedy series Doll & Em for Sky Living, along with her longtime friend, actress and comedian Dolly Wells.


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