About Jennifer Ehle


Jennifer Ehle is an American actress best known for her marvelous portrayal of the character Elizabeth Bennet in the BBC miniseries titled “Pride and Prejudice.” Her performance bagged her a BAFTA TV Award in 1995. She won Tony Awards for her performance in “The Real Thing” in 2000 and “The Coast of Utopia” in 2007. 

Quick Info
Full NameJennifer Anne Ehle
Date of BirthDecember 29, 1969
Birth PlaceWinston-Salem, North Carolina, U.S.
Parent(s)Rosemary Harris and John Ehle
Spouse(s)Michael Ryan ​(m. 2001
Net WorthUS $5 Million

Early Life


Jennifer Ehle’s full name is Jennifer Anne Ehle. She was born to parents Rosemary Harris and John Ehle on December 28, 1969, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Her mother is a British actress, and her father is an American actor. She spent her childhood in the United States and the United Kingdom. She used to spend the majority of her childhood in North Carolina. As a toddler, she appeared in “A Streetcar Named Desire” Broadway revival in 1973. 

Jennifer Ehle went to several different schools. She went to Interlochen Art Academy, North Carolina School of Arts, and Central School of Speech and Drama.

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Jennifer Ehle started her television career in 1992. In the year 1992, she appeared in the miniseries called “The Camomile Lawn.” In the miniseries, she played the role of Calypso for five episodes. In the TV production of the play “The Maitlands” in 1993, she portrayed the role of Phyllis. The same year, she appeared as Tamsin in 6 episodes of the miniseries “Rik May all Presents: Micky Love.” In 1995, she got her earliest prominent role in the miniseries “Pride and Prejudice” as the character Elizabeth Bennet. In 1997, she portrayed the role of Melissa in the five-part drama miniseries titled “Melissa.”

After almost 11 years of not appearing on TV, in 2008, she appeared in the role of Lorraine Morrissey in the TV film “The Russell Girl.” From 2011 to 2012, she played the role of Anna Paul in 16 episodes of the fantasy medical drama series titled “A Gifted Man.” She played Susan in an episode of “Low Winter Sun” in 2013. In “The Blacklist,” she played the role of Madeline Pratt in 2014 and 2015. In three episodes of “The Looming Tower” in 2018, she acted in Barbara Bodine. She will appear in the role of Patrice Comey in the upcoming political drama miniseries “The Comey Rule.”

Jennifer Ehle made her film debut in 1994 with the film “Backseat,” in which she portrayed Cynthia Powell. In 1997, she played Rosemary Leighton-Jones in “Paradise Road” and Constance Lloyd Wilde in “Wilde.” The following year she played the character of Sally in “Bedrooms and Hallways.” A year later, she appeared in “Sunshine” and “This Year’s Love,” in which she played Valerie Sonnenschein and Sophie. In 2002, she did the role of Christabel LaMotte in the film “Possession.” In the 2006 drama film, she played the role of Alive Ferris. “Pride and Glory” and “Before the Rains” were the two films she did in 2008.

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Jennifer Ehle played Joan in the drama film “The Greatest.” A year after, in 2010, she played Myrtle Louge in “The King’s Speech.” In 2011, Jennifer appeared in three films, namely, “The Ides of March,” “The Adjustment Bureau,” and “Contagion.” In the 2013 thriller “Zero Dark Thirty,” she played the role of Jessica. The following year she appeared in the blockbuster film “Robocop” as the character Liz Kline. The same year, she appeared in two other films; “The Forger” and “A Little Chaos.” In the 2015 sci-fi drama titled “Advantageous,” she portrayed Isa Cryer. In 2015, she played the role of Carla Wilks in “Fifty Shades of Grey.”

The same year, Jennifer Ehle also appeared in the film “Spooks: The Greater Good.” In 2016, she acted as Kathy Jardine in “Little Men,” Elsa in “The Fundamentals of Caring,” and Vinnie Dickinson in “A Quiet Passion.” Jennifer reprised her role of Carla Wilks in the 2017 film “Fifty Shades Darker.” She played Mrs. Thorson in the movie “I Kill Giants” in the same year. The following year, she once again appeared as Carla Wilks in the film “Fifty Shades Freed.” In the same year, she appeared in films like “All Rise,” “Vox Lux,” and “Take Point.” In 2019, she played Margot in the movie “The Wolf Hour.”

The same year, in the film “Run This Town,” she portrayed the role of Judith. In the 2019 biographical drama “The Professor and the Madman,” she appeared in Ada Murray. She also played Tina in “Beneath the Blue Suburban Skies” and Amanda in “Saint Maud” in 2019. She is to appear as Anna in the upcoming drama film “John and the Hole.”




In 2000, Jennifer Ehle won the Tony Award under the category “Best Actress in a Play” for her “The Real Thing.” In 2007, she won the Tony Award for “Best FeaturedActress in a Play” for her performance in “The Coast of Utopia.”

She won the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress in 1996 for her role in “Pride & Prejudice.” For “The King’s Speech,” she won the SAG Awards under the category “Best Cast in a Motion Picture” in 2010.

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Personal Life


Jennifer Ehle and Michael Ryan got married on November 29, 2001, and are still together as of September 2020. They have two beautiful children together, namely George and Talulah.



Height, Weight, and Age


Jennifer Ehle stands 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs approximately 60 kg. 

As of September 2020, Jennifer is 50 years old.


Net Worth


As of September 2020, Jennifer Ehle’s estimated net worth is around US$ 4 million.