What is Carey Mulligan’s Net Worth?
Carey Mulligan is a British actress who has a net worth of $8 million. Carey Mulligan had her breakthrough as the star of the 2009 film “An Education,” for which she earned an Academy Award nomination. She went on to appear in numerous films after that, including “Drive,” “Shame,” “Inside Llewyn Davis,” “Mudbound,” “Wildlife,” and “Promising Young Woman.” Mulligan’s other notable credits have included the television series “Bleak House” and “Collateral” and revivals of the plays “The Seagull” and “Skylight.”
Early Life and Education
Carey Mulligan was born on May 28, 1985 in London, England to hotel manager Stephen and university lecturer Nano. She is of Irish descent on her father’s side and Welsh descent on her mother’s side. When Mulligan was still young, she moved with the family to Germany due to the work demands of her father’s hotel business. There, she attended the International School of Düsseldorf with her brother. The family eventually moved back to the United Kingdom, where Mulligan went to Woldingham School in Surrey as a teenager. She was significantly involved in theater as a student, serving as the student head of the drama department, conducting workshops, and acting in plays and musicals.
After auditioning three times, Mulligan landed her first film role: Kitty Bennet in Joe Wright’s 2005 adaptation of “Pride & Prejudice.” She next appeared in the 2007 drama “And When Did You Last See Your Father?” Mulligan had her international breakthrough two years after that when she starred as teenage schoolgirl Jenny Mellor in the coming-of-age drama “An Education.” For her performance, she earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress and won the BAFTA Award. Also in 2009, Mulligan appeared in “The Greatest,” “Brothers,” and “Public Enemies.” The following year, she had major roles in the dystopian romance “Never Let Me Go” and the Oliver Stone sequel film “Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps.” In 2011, Mulligan co-starred in a pair of highly acclaimed films: Nicolas Winding Refn’s “Drive,” opposite Ryan Gosling, and Steve McQueen’s “Shame,” opposite Michael Fassbender. She earned her second BAFTA nomination for the former title. Mulligan went on to appear in two more big movies in 2013, Baz Luhrmann’s “The Great Gatsby” (co-starring with Leonardo DiCaprio) and the Coen brothers’ “Inside Llewyn Davis.”
In 2015, Mulligan starred as Bathsheba Everdene in Thomas Vinterberg’s adaptation of “Far from the Madding Crowd,” and as a laundry worker turned suffragette in Sarah Gavron’s historical drama “Suffragette.” Her next role was in Dee Rees’ 2017 adaptation of the Hillary Jordan novel “Mudbound.” The year after that, Mulligan starred in another literary adaptation, playing disillusioned housewife Jeanette Brinson in Paul Dano’s “Wildlife.” In 2020, she earned some of the best reviews of her career for her performance as the vengeful Cassie Thomas in Emerald Fennell’s black comedy thriller “Promising Young Woman,” which garnered Mulligan her second Academy Award nomination. Her other credits have included “The Dig,” “She Said,” and “Maestro.”
The same year she debuted on the big screen – 2005 – Mulligan made her small-screen debut in the BBC miniseries adaptation of Charles Dickens’ “Bleak House.” Subsequently, she starred in the BBC series “The Amazing Mrs Pritchard” and made guest appearances on the ITV programs “Agatha Christie’s Marple” and “Trial & Retribution.” In 2007, Mulligan appeared in television film adaptations of Jane Austen’s novel “Northanger Abbey” and David Haig’s play “My Boy Jack.” She also appeared as Sally Sparrow in an episode of “Doctor Who.” Mulligan didn’t have another television role until 2014, when she voiced Lady Anne York in two episodes of the comedy miniseries “The Spoils of Babylon.” The following year, she played Sunny in “The Walker.”
Mulligan had one of her most substantial television roles yet in 2018 when she starred in David Hare’s four-part British series “Collateral.” She played Detective Inspector Kip Glaspie, who’s assigned to investigate the shooting of a pizza delivery driver. Mulligan appeared in a much lighter role in 2021 when she hosted “Saturday Night Live.”
Mulligan made her debut on stage in 2004 in the play “Forty Winks” at London’s Royal Court Theatre. After appearing in a production of “The Hypochondriac” at the Almeida Theatre from 2005 to 2006, she returned to the Royal Court Theatre to play Nina Zarechnaya in a revival of Chekhov’s “The Seagull.” Mulligan reprised the role when the play transferred to Broadway in 2008. Her next role on stage came in the 2011 off-Broadway adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s film “Through a Glass Darkly.” Three years after that, Mulligan starred in Stephen Daldry’s London revival of the play “Skylight.” Reprising the role on Broadway in 2015, she received a Tony Award nomination for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play.
Personal Life and Philanthropy
In 2012, Mulligan wed singer-songwriter and musician Marcus Mumford, the lead singer of the folk rock band Mumford & Sons. They are actually childhood friends. Together, they have two children.
Substantially involved in philanthropy, Mulligan serves as an ambassador for the Alzheimer’s Society and War Child. She has also helped raise awareness of sex trafficking.