Emily Mortimer Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Oluniyi Akande
Sep 22, 2022 By Oluniyi Akande
Originally Published on May 13, 2022
Emily Mortimer is a versatile British actress.
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About Emily Mortimer

Emily Mortimer is an actress and director from England.
Throughout her career as an actress, she has starred in a number of independent and big-budget commercial movies. Recently, Emily has also started to create and direct as well.
Emily Mortimer first drew attention as an actress in her role of Kat Ashley in the 1998 film 'Elizabeth'. Since then, Mortimer has appeared in a number of Hollywood blockbusters including the hit movies 'Mary Poppins Returns', 'Shutter Island', 'Hugo', and 'The Pink Panther'. She has also had a number of television roles and has acted in several plays. Most recently, she directed the miniseries 'The Pursuit of Love' based on the novel by Nancy Mitford.

Emily Mortimer Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Emily Mortimer’s net worth?

According to various sources, Emily Mortimer has a net worth of $6 million.

How much does Emily Mortimer earn per year?

The annual income of Emily Mortimer is not known, as the income will vary depending on the different projects she is offered.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Emily Mortimer?

Emily Mortimer is 5 ft 6 in (171 cm) tall.

How old is Emily Mortimer?

Emily Mortimer was born on October 6, 1971. She is currently 50 years old and will turn 51 in October 2022.

Childhood And Education

Emily Mortimer was born in London as Emily Kathleen Anne Mortimer. Her father was the famous barrister and author Sir John Mortimer. She has two sisters and two brothers. Emily was interested in acting since she was a child. At St. Paul's Girls' School, she would appear in a number of student-led plays. She studied Russian at Oxford University in the Lincoln College and continued performing in plays.
It was during a student production at Oxford University in the Lincoln College that Emily Mortimer caught the eye of a producer. Subsequently, she was cast in the television adaptation of a novel by Catherine Cookson in London, starting her career as an actress.

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Emily Mortimer’s partner?

Emily Mortimer is married to fellow actor Alessandro Nivola. They met in 2000 when they were filming 'Love's Labour's Lost' together and got married in 2003. They have two children together.

Career And Professional Highlights

The debut movie of Emily Mortimer was 'The Ghost and The Darkness' along with Val Kilmer. She played the role of Helena Patterson while Val Kilmer starred as John Henry Patterson. Next, she played Miss Flynn in 'Cider With Rosie'. Emily Mortimer was also in the hit romantic-comedy movie 'Notting Hill'.
Apart from starring in movies that are based in England, she has also had a successful career in the USA. Emily Mortimer also played a role in the horror movie 'Scream 3'. Emily Mortimer also played the role of a daughter of an aged woman in the 2020 horror movie 'Relic'. The movie was appreciated by critics for its somber treatment of senility, grief, and sadness within a family. She also starred in the horror movie 'Mary' in 2019.
In 2008, Emily Mortimer starred in the thriller film 'Transsiberian' along with Woody Harrelson. In the hit movie 'Hugo' directed by Martin Scorsese and adapted from Brian Selznick's book, she played the role of Lisette.
Emily Mortimer starred in the comedy movie 'Our Idiot Brother' along with Paul Rudd, Zooey Deschanel, and Elizabeth Banks. She played the character of Phoebe in the hit comedy television series '30 Rock' for three episodes as well.
As a co-writer, she first created the series 'Doll & Em' in which she starred as well. The series explored the relationship between an actress Em and her friend Dolly, as she hires Dolly to be her assistant in the entertainment industry.
Emily Mortimer directed her own television show 'The Pursuit of Love'. In an interview, Emily confessed that she liked being the director and controlling various aspects of the shoot as it made her feel like she was in a powerful position. She plans to direct more television series or movies in the future.

Best Known For…

Emily Mortimer is best known for her works in the movies 'Lars and the Real Girl', 'Match Point', 'Shutter Island', 'Hugo', and 'Mary Poppins Returns'.
In 'Lars and the Real Girl', critics appreciated her role as the supportive, caring, and sympathetic older sister while in 'Mary Poppins Returns', she was cast as the older version of Jane Banks.
Her role as Rachel Solando in the Martin Scorsese-directed 'Shutter Island' was also greatly appreciated by audiences. In 'The Pink Panther' and 'The Pink Panther 2' movies, she plays the role of Nicole Durant, who is the romantic interest of the protagonist Inspector Jacques Clouseau.
Among her numerous television roles, she also played one of the main characters, Mackenzie McHale, in the TV drama 'The Newsroom' which was created by Aaron Sorkin and ran from 2012 to 2014. Her character Mackenzie has long been a fan favorite because she cared about covering important news that the people of the country should know about, as opposed to pandering for higher ratings. This often puts her at odds with her superiors but she was confident, sharp, and loyal, who never compromised on her moral and ethical sense of news coverage.
The television series 'The Pursuit of Love' that she directed, has also gained widespread acclaim from critics and audiences. The series has further cemented her position as a great director in people's minds.

Charity Work

Emily Mortimer supports the African Rainforest Conservancy charity. The charity aims to conserve and preserve more trees in the African rainforests and also work towards the empowerment of the local indigenous tribes.

What awards has Emily Mortimer won?

Emily Mortimer won an Independent Spirit Awards in 2003 in the category of Best Supporting Actress for her role in the film 'Lovely & Amazing'.
Mortimer has also been nominated for a number of other awards, primarily for starring in independent productions. She has been nominated for a Satellite Award, Empire Award, Goya Award, Saturn Award, and by the Detroit Film Critics Society and London Film Critics Circle for movies 'Dear Adam', 'The Bookshop', 'Lars and the Real Girl', and 'Transsiberian'.

Emily Mortimer’s Hobbies And Interests

There is no available information relating to the hobbies and interests of Emily Mortimer.

Other Interesting Emily Mortimer Facts And Trivia

  • Emily Mortimer has also voiced Sophie, one of the protagonists of the Ghibli Studios animated movie 'Howl's Moving Castle' in the English dub version. Christian Bale voiced Howl opposite her in the dubbed version.
  • The older brother of Emily Mortimer is Jeremy Mortimer, who works at BBC Radio directing and producing radio dramas.
  • Emily Mortimer has also given her voice to five video games. She voices the character Holley Shiftwell, who belongs to the hit-movie franchise 'Cars'.
  • Before becoming an actress, Emily Mortimer was also involved in screenwriting. She was creatively involved in the adaptation of English author Lorna Sage's memoir 'Bad Blood'.
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Emily Mortimer Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Emily Kathleen Anne Mortimer

Date of Birth




Place of Birth




171 cm

Eye Color


Child Star?



Actress, Director


St Paul's Girls' School

Net Worth



Alessandro Nivola


Sir John Mortimer, Penelope Mortimer
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