Jennifer Ehle

Actor
The attractive, strawberry blonde daughter of novelist John Ehle and actress Rosemary Harris, North Carolina-born Jennifer Ehle shuttled between the USA and the UK (following her mother's frequent career moves) before ... Read more »
Born: 12/29/1969 in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Filmography

Actor (28)

A Little Chaos 2015 (Movie)

Madame De Montespan (Actor)

Advantageous 2015 (Movie)

Isa Cryer (Actor)

Fifty Shades of Grey 2015 (Movie)

Carla (Actor)

Spooks: The Greater Good 2015 (Movie)

Dame Geraldine Maltby (Actor)

Black or White 2014 (Movie)

Carol (Actor)

RoboCop 2014 (Movie)

Liz Kline (Actor)

Low Winter Sun 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

A Gifted Man 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

Love, Marilyn 2012 (Movie)

Herself (Actor)

Zero Dark Thirty 2012 (Movie)

Jessica (Actor)

Contagion 2011 (Movie)

Dr. Ally Hextall (Actor)

The Adjustment Bureau 2011 (Movie)

Brooklyn Ice House Bartender (Actor)

The Ides of March 2011 (Movie)

Cindy Morris (Actor)

The Greatest 2010 (Movie)

Joan (Actor)

The King's Speech 2010 (Movie)

Myrtle Logue (Actor)

Before the Rains 2008 (Movie)

Laura Moores (Actor)

Pride and Glory 2008 (Movie)

Abby Tierney (Actor)

The River King 2007 (Movie)

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Alpha Male 2006 (Movie)

Alice Ferris (Actor)

Possession 2002 (Movie)

Christabel LaMotte (Actor)

Sunshine 2000 (Movie)

Young Valerie Sonnenschein (Actor)

Bedrooms & Hallways 1999 (Movie)

Sally (Actor)

This Year's Love 1999 (Movie)

Sophie (Actor)

Wilde 1998 (Movie)

Constance Wilde (Actor)

Paradise Road 1997 (Movie)

Rosemary Leighton-Jones (Actor)

Pride and Prejudice 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Backbeat 1994 (Movie)

Cynthia Powell (Actor)

The Russell Girl (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

The attractive, strawberry blonde daughter of novelist John Ehle and actress Rosemary Harris, North Carolina-born Jennifer Ehle shuttled between the USA and the UK (following her mother's frequent career moves) before making her acting debut as the tempestuous Calypso in the British TV drama, "The Camomile Lawn" (1992), directed by Sir Peter Hall. She followed that quickly with an appearance on American TV as the Empress Zita in the "Austria, March 1917" episode of "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" (ABC, 1992). Her first movie role came in the small part of Cynthia Powell (John Lennon's first wife) in "Backbeat" (1993). But Ehle attracted major critical and audience attention as well as a BAFTA Award as Best Television Actress for her intelligent rendering of Elizabeth Bennet in "Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'" (BBC, 1995), which aired in the USA on A&E.

Relationships

John Ehle Source Material (from novel)

Father
Born Dec. 13, 1925

Colin Firth Actor

Companion
Met during filming of "Pride and Prejudice" (1995) No longer together

Rosemary Harris Actor

Mother
Born Sept. 19, 1927 Played the young and elderly incarnations of the same character in István Szabó's "Sunshine" (1999)

Michael Ryan

Husband
Married Nov. 29, 2001

George Ryan

Son
Father, Michael Ryan

Talulah Ryan

Daughter
Father, Michael Ryan

Toby Stephens Actor

Companion
Reportedly involved around the time of "The Chamomile Lawn" (1992) No longer together

EDUCATION

North Carolina School of the Arts

Winston-Salem , North Carolina

Interlochen Arts Academy

Interlochen , Michigan

Central School of Speech and Drama

London , England

Milestones

2012

Featured opposite Jessica Chastain in Kathryn Bigelow directed "Zero Dark Thirty," based on the hunt for Osama bin Laden

2011

Cast in "The Ides of March" with George Clooney, who also directed, co-wrote, and produced

2011

Co-starred with Patrick Wilson on CBS drama "A Gifted Man"

2011

Landed bit role in action thriller "The Adjustment Bureau"

2011

Joined ensemble cast for Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion"

2010

Played Myrtle Logue, wife of King George VI's (Colin Firth) speech therapist Lionel Logue (Geoffrey Rush) in Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech"

2008

Featured in CBS movie "The Russell Girl"

2006

Portrayed three characters in Stoppard's "The Coast of Utopia" at the Vivian Beaumont Theater

2006

Played Lady Macbeth in "Macbeth" as part of the Shakespeare in the Park

2005

Returned to the stage in "The Philadelphia Story" opposite Kevin Spacey

2003

Featured in the thriller "Gothika"

2002

Cast as a 19th-century poet in "Possession"

2001

Co-starred with Alan Cumming and Dominic West in Broadway revival of Noel Coward's "Design for Living"

2000

Reprised role of Annie for the Broadway staging of "The Real Thing"

1999

Portrayed a young incarnation of Valerie (her mother Rosemary Harris played the older version) in István Szabó's "Sunshine"

1999

Headlined the London stage revival of Tom Stoppard's "The Real Thing"

1997

Co-starred opposite Stephen Fry in "Wilde" as Constance Wilde, the author's wife

1997

Had first substantial supporting film role in "Paradise Road"

1997

Played title role on British TV drama "Melissa" (Channel 4)

1995

Cast as Elizabeth Bennet opposite Colin Firth's Mr. Darcy in BBC television adaptation of Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice"

1993

Portrayed Cynthia Lennon in feature film debut "Backbeat"

1992

Made U.S. TV debut on an episode of "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" (ABC)

1992

Made acting debut in an adaptation of "The Camomile Lawn"

1973

Made her stage debut as a toddler in Broadway revival of "A Streetcar Named Desire," in which her mother (Rosemary Harris) played Blanche Dubois

Bonus Trivia

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Her last name was pronounced "EEE-lee."

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