Emma Thompson Biography, Facts & Life Story

Known For Famous for starring in Cruella movie
Nickname Emma
Full Name Dame Emma Thompson
Profession Actress, Screenwriter, Activist, Author, Comedian
Nationality British
Age 63 years old (in 2022)
Date of Birth April 15, 1959
Birthplace Paddington, London, United Kingdom
Religion Atheist
Zodiac Sign Aries

Dame Emma Thompson is an English actress and screenwriter. She is one of the most acclaimed stars and has won many awards throughout her career. She is known for her work and outstanding performances for which she always gets appreciation from the critics and viewers.


In 1982, Thompson started off her career with a stage version of Not the Nine O’Clock News. She then returned back to TV, where she got a lot of work which helped her to gain popularity. She rose to fame after working with her Footlights co-stars Hugh Laurie and Stephen Fry.

In the same year, she starred in the regional ITV comedy series ‘There’s Nothing To Worry About’ in which Emma’s performance was incredibly amazing.

Later, Emma Thompson returned as the networked sketch show named ‘Alfresco’ (1983-84), ran for two series with Thompson, Fry, Laurie, Robbie Coltrane, and Ben Elton.

She also paired up with her co-stars Fry and Laurie on the acclaimed BBC Radio 4 series Saturday Night Fry (1988).

The sought-after, veteran actress, Emma Thompson was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE) in the 2018 Birthday Honours for services to drama.

However, Emma is a lady who has established her broader career in which she gained huge success and fame for her stand-out work and performances.


Dame Emma Thompson is the winner of the two Academy Awards, two Golden Globe Awards, two British Academy Film Awards, a British Academy Television Award, and a Primetime Emmy Award.

Emma Thompson Education

Qualification Graduate
School Camden School for Girls
College Newnham College, University of Cambridge

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Emma Thompson Career

Profession: Actress, Screenwriter, Activist, Author, Comedian

Known For: Famous for starring in Cruella movie


Film Debut: The Tall Guy (1989)

The Tall Guy (1989)
Movie poster

TV Show: There’s Nothing to Worry About! (1982)

There’s Nothing to Worry About! (1982)
TV Show poster

Net Worth: USD $50 million approx

Family & Relatives

Father: Late Eric Norman Thompson

Mother: Phyllida Ann Law

Sister(s): Sophie Thompson

Marital Status: Married

Husband: Greg Wise (m. 2003)

Greg Wise
Emma Thompson with her husband

Children: 2

Son(s): Tindyebwa Agaba Wise

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Daughter(s): Gaia Romilly Wise

Gaia Romilly Wise
Emma Thompson with her daughter

Dating History:

Kenneth Branagh (1987-1995)

Kenneth Branagh
Emma Thompson with her ex-husband

Hugh Laurie (1978-1982)

Emma Thompson Favorites

Hobbies: Traveling

Favorite Food: Yorkshire pudding

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Movies: Babe (1995), The Princess Bride (1987), Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981), Mary Poppins (1964), It’s a Wonderful Life (1946), Life of Brian (1979), Fanny and Alexander (1982), Young Frankenstein (1974), Being John Malkovich (1999), The Singing Ringing Tree (1957)

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