Emma Thompson – Biography, Facts & Life Story

Emma Thompson
Nickname Emma
Gender Female
Age 63 years old (in 2023)
Date of Birth April 15, 1959
Full Name Dame Emma Thompson
Profession Actress, Screenwriter, Activist, Author, Comedian
Nationality British
Birthplace Paddington, London, United Kingdom
Religion Atheist
Zodiac Sign Aries

Height, Weight & Physical Stats

Body Measurements 35-29-37 inches
Bodytype Hourglass
Height 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
Weight 59 kg (130 lbs)
Waist 29 inches
Hair Color Dark Blonde
Eye Color Blue-Green
Shoe Size 8 (US)
Dress Size 6 (US)

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.

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Emma Thompson Education

Qualification: Graduate

School: Camden School for Girls

College: Newnham College, University of Cambridge

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: Sophie Thompson

Marital Status: Married

Husband: Greg Wise (m. 2003)

Greg Wise
Emma Thompson with her husband

No. of Children: 2

Son: Tindyebwa Agaba Wise

Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson with her son

Daughter: Gaia Romilly Wise

Gaia Romilly Wise
Emma Thompson with her daughter

Past Relationships:

Kenneth Branagh (1987-1995)

Kenneth Branagh
Emma Thompson with her ex-husband

Hugh Laurie (1978-1982)

Emma Thompson Favorites

Hobbies: Traveling

Favorite Movie: 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)

Favorite Food: Yorkshire pudding

Favorite Color: Blue

Favorite Books: he Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken, The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner, The Box of Delights by John Masefield, The Strange Affair of Adelaide Harris by Leon Garfield

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