Dame ‘Emma’ Thompson is a popular British actress, screenwriter, activist, author as well as a comedian. She is best known for her performance in There’s Nothing To Worry About! (1982) as Mrs. Wally, The Tall Guy (1989) as Kate Lemmon, and Saturday Night Live (2019) as the host. Emma Thompson is also known for being honored with nominations for various prestigious awards.

Quick Info
Full NameDame Emma Thompson
Date of Birth 15 April 1959
Birth PlacePaddington, London, England
Parent(s)Eric Thompson and Phyllida Law
OccupationActress, screenwriter, activist, author and comedian
Age61 years
Height5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m)
Spouse(s)/Partner(s)Hugh Laurie (1978-1982)
Kenneth Branagh (1989-1995)
Greg Wise (m. 2003)
Children2 (Gaia, Tindyebwa Agaba)
Net worth US $50 million

Early Life and Bio

Emma Thompson was born on the 15th of April, 1959 in Paddington, London, England. Her father’s name was Eric Thompson and her mother’s name was Phyllida Law. Her father worked as a writer/narrator in a theatre while her mother worked as an actress. She has a sister named Sophie Thompson. She was intrigued by language and literature from a very young age just like her father. Her father also wrote/narrated the popular children’s television series named The Magic Roundabout. Her father died when he was 52 years old.

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Emma Thompson studied at the Camden School for Girls and graduated. As she was interested in literature from a young age, she enrolled at Newnham College, University of Cambridge, and studied for a degree in English Literature.

Nationality, and Physical Stats

Emma Thompson is of British national and her ethnicity is mixed as she has an English father and a Scottish mother. She was brought up as a Christian but she later turned into an atheist.

She has a slim body with a height of 5 feet 8 inches or 1.73 m and a weight of 63 kg or 139 lbs. Similarly, her chest size, waist size, and hips size are 35, 29, and 37 inches respectively. She also wears a size 10 (UK) or 6 (US) dress and size 7.5 (UK) or 10 (US) shoes. 

She has unique colored eyes. The color of her eyes is blue-green or dark-green and has dark blonde hair. She has a sharp nose, high cheekbones, and a bold voice.

Her zodiac sign is Aries.


Emma Thompson’s first movie debut was in The Tall Guy (1989) as a nurse named Kate. She has appeared in various amazing movies after that like Howards End (1992) as Margaret Schlegel, The Remind of the Day (1993) as Miss Kenton, In the Name of the Father (1993) as Gareth Peirce, Sense and Sensibility (1995) as Elinor Dashwood, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) as Professor Sybill Trelawney, I Am Legend (2007) as Dr. Alice Krippin, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows-Part 2 (2011), Men in Black 3 (2012) as Agent O, Men In Black: International (2019) as Agent O, Johnny English Strikes Again (2018) as The Prime Minister and many more.

TV Shows

Emma Thompson started her television journey from the 1982’s There’s Nothing to Worry About! as Mrs. Wally. She has done numerous popular TV shows so far. To name a few: Alfresco (1983-1984) as various characters, Look Back in Anger (1989) as Alison Porter, The Blue Boy (1994) as Marie Bonnar, Angels in America (2003) as Nurse Emily, Walking the Dogs (2012) as Queen, Saturday Night Live (2019) as the host, Years and Years (2019) as Vivienne Rook MP and a few others.

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Emma Thompson has been nominated for various prestigious awards countless times. She has been nominated for Academy Awards 5 times and has won 2 times, BAFTA Awards 7 times and won 3 times, Golden Globe Awards 9 times and has won 2 times and Primetime Emmy Awards 7 times and has won 1 time. These are just a few of the awards that she has been honored with.


Personal Life


Emma Thompson dated Hugh Laurie when they were both studying at Cambridge. She liked Hugh because he was tall, muscular, funny, and attractive. They started dating in 1978 but had to break up for reasons that we don’t know of yet. They separated in 1982 but are still friends and keep in touch with one another.


Similarly, Emma met Kenneth Branagh, a Northern Irish actor, on the set of TV mini-series, Fortunes of War in 1987. They started dating in the same year and eventually got married in 1989. However, the couple divorced each other after Kenneth started to have an affair with Helena Bonham Carter. The couple divorced each other in 1995. There was also a rumor circulating about Emma’s miscarriage.

Likewise, Emma Thompson had met a 7 years younger actor, Greg Wise, than her in the sets of Sense and Sensibility (1995). They got into a relationship years later and the couple got married in 2003. Emma suffered a second miscarriage but in 1999, before their marriage, they had a daughter named Gaia. The lovely pair adopted an orphan named Tindyebwa Agaba from Rwanda in 2003. The child was 16 years old at the time of adoption.


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What is Emma’s Net worth?

The British/ writer has earned a decent amount of money as she has been working as an actress since 1982. The actress is estimated to have a net worth of $50 million.

Social Media Presence

As of now, the 61-year-old actress is not active on any social media platform.


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