Prior to her emergence into the spotlight with films like "Lovely and Amazing" (2002) and "Match Point" (2005), actress Emily Mortimer made her way playing small and often unrewarding roles. Following the traditional actor's path, Mortimer studied her craft at school while honing her skills on stage and eventually made her onscreen debut. She first gained notice with a noticeable role as the governess to the Virgin Queen in "Elizabeth" (1998), which led to more substantial appearances in features like "Notting Hill" (1999) and "Scream 3" (2000). But it was her award-winning supporting turn in "Lovely and Amazing" (2002) that made both audiences and critics take notice. From there, she began to become a more consistent presence in major features, including "Match Point" (2005) and "The Pink Panther" (2006), making Mortimer one of the more promising young actresses to travel across the pond in some time.