Olivia Colman 2019 Oscar best actress
Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman (born 30 January 1974) is an English actress. She is the recipient of an Academy Award, four BAFTA Awards, and two Golden Globe Awards, and has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award.Colman was born in Norwich, Norfolk, the daughter of Mary (Leakey), a nurse, and Keith Colman, a chartered surveyor. She was privately educated at Norwich High School for Girls and Gresham’s School, Holt. Her first role was Jean Brodie in a school production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie at the age of 16.She cites her mother’s interrupted career as a ballet dancer as an inspiration to pursue acting professionally.
Colman met her patner, Ed Sinclair, then a third-year law student who had become disillusioned with law and preferred to write, in a production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Table Manners at Footlights.
In 2013, Colman presented two awards at the Mind Media Awards, which celebrate accurate, responsible and sensitive portrayals of mental health across all areas of the media. Colman believes that “the media industry has huge influence and with that comes a responsibility to contest the stigma that sadly still exists, through accurate representation.” Colman has spoken openly to the Big Issue about her experience of postnatal depression after the birth of her first child.
The daughter of Keith Colman and Mary Colman, Olivia Colman has earned a solid reputation within and beyond the showbiz circle. Her father is a chartered surveyor and her mother is a nurse. The latter gave birth to her on 30th January 1974, in Norwich, Norfolk, England. The actress whose full name is Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman is British by nationality but she has not disclosed her ethnicity.
Olivia spent her high school period at Norwich High School for Girls in Norwich and later Gresham’s School in Holt. Upon graduating, she enrolled at Homerton College, Cambridge, where she spent a term studying Primary Teaching. The actress would later gain admission into the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to study Drama. She eventually graduated with her mates in the year 1999.
The English movie star developed a strong interest in acting after she scored her first role as Jean Brodie in her school’s production of the drama, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. She also auditioned for the Cambridge University.