Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson, known professionally as Lily James, is an English actress. She studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and began her acting career in the British television series Just William. Following her supporting role as Lady Rose MacClare in the period drama series Downton Abbey, James had her film breakthrough playing the eponymous role in the fantasy film Cinderella.

Birth Name

Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson

Nickname

Lily James

Profession

Actress

Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Lily was born on 5th April 1988 in Esher, Surrey, England.

Age

She is currently 30 years old.

Sun Sign

Aries

Nationality

British

Ethnicity

White

Religion

Christianity

Education

Lily James attended the Arts Educational School in Tring for her basic education. In 2010, she completed her graduation from the Guildhall School of Music and Dramain London, where she studied acting.

Family Details
  • Father – Jamie Thomson (Actor and Musician)
  • Mother – Ninette Thomson (née Mantle) (Actress)

  • Siblings – Charlie Thomson (Older Brother), Sam Thomson (Younger Brother)
  • Relatives – Helen Horton (Grandmother) (American Actress)

Manager

Lily James is attached to United Talent Agency of Beverly Hills, USA.

Marital Status

Single

Boyfriend / Spouse

Lily James has dated –

  • Jack Fox (2011-2012) – The English actor of the ‘Fresh Meat’ fame was in a relationship with the actress for a brief time.

  • Matt Smith (2014-Present) – The actress started dating the Doctor Who fame and her co-star of the movie Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in June 2014.

Physical Statistics

Height

  • In feet – 5 feet 7 inches
  • In centimeters – 170 cm
  • In meters – 1.7 m

Weight

  • In Kilograms – 55 kg
  • In Pounds – 121 lbs

Body Measurements

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

Body Build

Slim

Body Shape

Hourglass

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Light Brown

Shoe Size

James wears a shoe size 9 (US).

Dress Size

She wears a dress size 2 (US).

Sexuality

Straight

Professional Statistics

Best Known For

  • She is best known for her role as Lady Rose McClare in Downton Abbey, a period drama that was aired on TV between 2012 and 2014.
  • Lily has won accolades for her performances in films like Wrath of the Titans (2012) and Fast Girls (2012). She is also known for her title role in the 2015 release Cinderella.

Film Debut

  • She first appeared in a short film Chemistry as Ines in 2012. Lily has won accolades for her performances in films like Wrath of the Titans (2012) and Fast Girls (2012). She is also known for her title role in the 2015 release Cinderella. James also made her singing debut in the film’s end credits, covering “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes”.
  • She is best known for her role as Lady Rose McClare in Downton Abbey, a period drama that was aired on TV between 2012 and 2014.

Television Debut

She made her maiden TV entry as Ethel Brown in four episodes of the Just William series in 2010.

Brand Endorsements

Lily James has not appeared in any brand endorsement till 2015.

Distinctive Features

  • Slim figure.
  • Small waist size.
  • Acting prowess.

Trivia

  • She won Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for Downton Abbey for the consecutive two years in 2015 and 2015.
  • In 2015, She won Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year Awards for her stunning performance in Cinderella.

Quotes

  • “To be honest, I already feel that being in Downton is a fairy tale come true, so to metamorphose into Cinderella is completely wonderful and surreal.”
  • “I never want to be one of those actors who sits around pretending it isn’t totally exciting.”
  • “I would like to be a decent example to other girls and that probably means believing in their belief in me. I want to respect the dream we’re all having.”
  • “I am still amazed at the success I have had since leaving Tring Park. I credit my time there as really giving me the grounding and acting skills to succeed in the world of entertainment. They encouraged me to be confident in my abilities, while nurturing my dedication and drive for acting.”

Awards & Nominations

YearsAssociationCategoryWorkResult
2014–15Screen Actors GuildOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDownton AbbeyWon
2015Teen Choice AwardsChoice Movie Actress: Sci-Fi/FantasyCinderellaNominated
2015Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year AwardsBreakthrough AwardCinderellaWon
2016Kids’ Choice AwardsFavorite Movie ActressCinderellaNominated
2017Whatsonstage.com AwardsBest Actress in a PlayRomeo and JulietNominated
2017Satellite AwardsBest Actress in a Miniseries or TV FilmWar & PeaceNominated
2018People’s Choice AwardsThe Female Movie Star of 2018Mamma Mia! Here We Go AgainPending
2018Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year AwardsEditor’s ChoiceN/AWon

Lily James Favorites

  • Favorite Food – Chocolates
  • Favorite Disney Characters – Ariel, Belle
  • Favorite Brand – Erdem & Prada
  • Favorite People – Bradley Cooper, Jamie Dornan & Helena Bonham Carter
  • Hobbies – Acting, Dancing

Lily James Net worth

Lily James has an estimated net worth of $5 million dollars. She is one of the popular faces of Hollywood, who played the lady lead in the 2017 action film, Baby Driver.

Social Media Portfolio

Some Lesser Known Facts About Lily James

  • She has been named as the next Keira Knightley.
  • Hayley Atwell, her on-screen mother in the movie Cinderella, shares the same birth date as Lily.
  • She has won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series for her role as Lady Rose MacClare in Downton Abbey.
  • She went to audition for Anastasia, the stepsister of Cinderella but got the lead role in Cinderella.
  • Lily James believes in women empowerment and feels good to see actresses who are healthy and curvy.
  • Lily James actually went ent to audition for Anastasia, the stepsister of Cinderella but got the lead role in Cinderella.
  • She believes in women empowerment and feels good to see actresses who are healthy and curvy.