Lily James was born to an actress mother and musician father and certainly had the entertainment genes in her DNA. Her grandmother, Helen Horton, was the voice behind Mother, the computer mainframe in the 1979 film Alien, produced by Ridley Scott.
The young star began to fulfill her passion for entertainment on stage and given her strikingly beautiful looks and innate acting abilities, it wasn’t long before she was noticed by casting directors and consequently cast in television roles before moving on to the big screen. Since then, the prolific actress has appeared in numerous films and television series that have earned her international recognition.
Lily Chloe Ninette James was born on April 5, 1989, in Esher, Surrey, Great Britain, as the daughter of the Thomson family. She is of mixed descent with German, Scottish, French, and English roots. The versatile actress comes from a long line of entertainers; her mother, Ninette Thomson, was an actress, while her father, James Thomson, was a musician.
Lily James attended Arts Educational School Tring before moving to the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she majored in acting and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2010. Not long after graduation, the aspiring actress signed with Tavistock Wood Management in London, and her career in the entertainment industry began from there.
When she learned that there was already another actress in the entertainment industry by the name of Lily Thomson, Lily took her father’s first name “James”. This was seen by fans as a tribute to her father who died of cancer in 2008.
Movies and TV Series
Lily James is recognized as a talented and productive actress with appearances in film and television. She made her television debut with Just Williams (2010) in which she impersonated the character of Ethel Brown. This was followed by a recurring role in the popular series Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2011). The actress then received international attention when she was cast as Lady Rose in the critically acclaimed television series Downton Abbey (2012-2015). Lily James also played the role of Natasha Rostova in War and Peace (2016).
Her stage appearances include the roles of Taylor in Vernon God Little and Desdemona in Othello. She was cast as Nina in The Seagull and played the leading role of Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (2016). The versatile actress will play the role of Eve Harrington in All About Eve (2019) in 2019.
Her use on the big screen seems endless. She made her film debut in 2012 in the role of Ines in Chemistry. Later she played the role of Korina in Wrath of the Titans, the elder skunk in Broken, and Lisa Temple in Fast Girls. Her breakthrough came when she was awarded the title role in Cinderella in 2015. In the same year, she played the role of Sara in Burnt. She did even more with her portrayal of Elizabeth Bennet in Pride and Prejudice and Zombies in 2016. Lily James was then cast as Mieke de Jong in The Exception before she played the role of Betty in The Tale of Thomas Burbery.
The young star also appeared in the critically acclaimed and successful hits of 2017 – Baby Driver and Darkest Hour. In 2018, she starred in four different films entitled Sorry to Bother You, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, Little Woods, and Mamma Mia! Here we are again.
Lily James’ Boyfriend
Lily James is currently in a relationship with the British actor Matt Smith, who is best known for his roles in Doctor Who and The Crown. As he is the youngest cast to play the title “Doctor” in Doctor Who, the actor has gained fame and popularity as a result. He has also appeared in Terminator: Genysis, Patient Zero, Pride and Prejudice, and Zombies.
Matt and Lily started their date in June 2014 after they met on the set of Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, and have been inseparable ever since.
The net assets of Lily James were set at a whopping $4 million. However, it is not possible to determine how much she charges for films, as she is still considered an up-and-comer. Her estimated net worth is a result of her flourishing career.
Height And Weight
The pretty actress, who has a slender build, stands at an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs an equivalent of 55 kg (121 lb) body mass. Her general body statistics are 34-24-35, which is broken down as follows: Breasts – 34 inches, waist – 24 inches, and hips – 35 inches.