Who is Vanessa Kirby?

Vanessa “Noola” Kirby is an amazing actress of this time. Vanessa is best known for her work in The Crown as Princess Margarett. She is also best known for her outstanding performances in movies like Mission: Impossible – Fallout, Hobbs & Shaw, which were released in the years 2018 and 2019 respectively. She has also won Best Actress for her acting in the Pieces of a Woman which was premiered in 2020.

Quick Info
Full NameVanessa Noola Kirby
Date of Birth 18 April 1988
Birth PlaceLondon, England
Parent(s)Roger Kirby and Jane Kirby
Partner(s)Christian Cooke (for 2 years)
Douglas Booth (for 2 years)
Callum Turner,
Tom Cruise (rumored)
Net worth US $4 million


Vanessa Kirby was born on the 18th of April, 1988 in Wimbledon, London. Her parents’ names are Roger Kirby and Jane Kirby. Her father was a urologist, while her mother worked as a magazine editor for Country Living. She grew up with two siblings named Joe and Juliet.  She currently resides in South West London, England, United Kingdom.


While her real name is Vanessa Noola Kirby, she is sometimes called Noo, Nu, Hot Mess, and Noola Noo.

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Vanessa Kirby studied in an all-girls private boarding school called Lady Eleanor Holles in Hampton, Middlesex. She wanted to study acting at the prestigious Bristol Old Vic Theatre School but was turned down which caused her to take some time off and travel to South Africa for a year. The reason for her being rejected by the Theatre School is still unknown to the general public. 

After she returned, she started studying at the University of Exeter for a Bachelor’s in English Literature that she completed in the first division.

She was offered a place in The London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art (LAMDA) after finishing college but she met a theatre director named David Thacker, who gave her a role in three of his theatre productions in Bolton, Greater Manchester.


Vanessa Kirby has dated Christian Cooke for two years. After that, she dated Douglas Booth for two years too. She has said that she is dating Callum Turner but after her movie with Tom Cruise, rumors started that she and Tom are secretly dating which has been denied repeatedly.Vanessa Kirby


Vanessa Kirby was cast as Princess Margaret in the history series, ‘The Crown’, in 2016. She played the character of Princess Margaret across two seasons in 17 episodes from 2016 to 2017. 

It was The Crown that gave her the break she deserved. Her performance in the series was praised by many; even her critics. She became famous after people saw her acting in The Crown. 

This performance of hers allowed her to be nominated several times, including an Emmy, also allowing her to be awarded a BAFTA award.



Vanessa Kirby made her debut in the movie named ‘Love/loss’ as a supporting role of a character named Jane in the love story of two elderly people in 2010. Some of her movies are The Rise (2012), Nora (2012), Charlie Countryman (2013), About Time (2013), Queen & Country (2014), and many more.

In 2018, she appeared as the White Widow in the popular movie ‘Mission Impossible- Fallout’ starring Tom Cruise, Henry Cavill, Rebecca Ferguson. In 2019, she appeared in the David Leitch movie ‘Fast & Furious: Hobbs & Shaw’ where she played the role of Hattie. The movie was a blockbuster at the box office. Later on, she played the character of Ada Brooks in the drama thriller ‘Mr. Jones’, which was a critical hit.

Tv shows

Though she made her name from a TV show, she hasn’t performed in many series in comparison to the movies. She had main roles in two series namely The Crown and The Frankenstein Chronicles, where she played 17 episodes and 7 episodes respectively.

Her other series are The Hour, Great Expectations, labyrinth, Agatha Christie’s Poirot, and The Dresser.


Vanessa Kirby has been nominated 14 times and she has won about seven of those nominations. She was first nominated for Ghosts in 2010 followed by 2011 when she was nominated three times and won all three. In 2012, she was also nominated for Three Sisters followed by 2015 where she was nominated for the WhatsOnStage Awards and won. She was also nominated 8 times in 2017, 2018, and 2020 and won about three of them.

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Social Media

She is active on social media where she has 1.4 million followers with 215 posts on Instagram. Her Instagram account is @vanessa_kirby). Her Twitter account is @VanessaKirby and her Facebook is Vanessa Kirby.

Height, Weight, Age, Ethnicity

Vanessa’s nationality is British and her ethnicity is English too.  She is a bit taller than an average English woman. Her height is 5 foot 7 inches or 1.70 m while her weight is estimated to be around 58 kilograms. It is also known that her eye color is Pale Greyish Blue and her hair color is Blonde. 

Also, her zodiac sign is Aries.

Net Worth

Vanessa Kirby is a successful actress and is estimated to have a net worth of around $4 million. Most of her earnings come from her movies and series. She is somewhat of a car fanatic and has a couple of famous cars such as Audi at her disposal.