Anna Friel Age Height Weight Body Measurements Net Worth

Anna Friel

Anna Friel
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Birth Date

July 12, 1976


45 years old


United Kingdom

Sun Sign


Natural hair color

Dark Brown

Eye color



5 ft 5 in | 165 cm tall

Net Worth

$10 Million

Body Measurements

34-25-35 in | 86.5-63.5-89 cm


55 kg | 121 lbs

Bra Size


Shoe size

8 US | 38.5 EU

Early acting career First movie Breakthrough

Anna Louise Friel was born in Rochdale, Greater Manchester, England, on July 12, 1976, is a British actress.

Young Anna Friel began her professional acting career at the age of 13.

She made her big screen debut in family film The Land Girls (1998) in role as Prue (Prudence).

She got her television debut in British drama series G.B.H. (1991), in role as Susan Nelson.

Her breakthrough performance came as Charlotte "Chuck" Charles in ABC comedy television series Pushing Daisies (2007–2009).

She made her West End stage debut in production of "Lulu" (2001).

She landed her Broadway debut in a play "Closer" (1999) in role as Alice, at the Music Box Theatre, for which she won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play.

Best Movies

She was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Actress for her role as Lily in drama film The War Bride (2001).

She won the Sun in a Net Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance as Countess Erzsébet Báthory in historical drama movie Bathory (2008).

Rogue Trader (1999) drama with Cristian Solimeno, Ewan McGregor and Lorna Pegler

Land of the Lost (2009) adventure comedy opposite Will Ferrell, Anna Friel and Danny McBride

London Boulevard (2010) crime drama with Colin Farrell, David Thewlis and Keira Knightley

Neverland (2011) fantasy adventure opposite Rhys Ifans, Charles Dance and Q'orianka Kilcher

Limitless (2011) science fiction thriller with Bradley Cooper, Robert De Niro and Abbie Cornish

Me Without You (2001) historical drama opposite Ella Jones, Anna Popplewell and Cameron Powrie

The Look of Love (2013) drama with Steve Coogan, Imogen Poots and Tamsin Egerton

St. Ives (1998) romantic drama opposite Jean-Marc Barr, Miranda Richardson and Richard E. Grant

Sunset Strip (2000) comedy drama with Simon Baker, Nick Stahl and Rory Cochrane

I.T. (2016) thriller opposite Pierce Brosnan, James Frecheville and Stefanie Scott

Best TV Shows

She won the National Television Award for Most Popular Actress and a TVTimes for Best Actress for her role as Beth Jordache in British soap opera Brookside (1995).

She was nominated for two Satellite Awards for Best Actress for her role as Charlotte "Chuck" Charles in ABC comedy television series Pushing Daisies (2007–2009).

She won the RTS North West Award for Best Performance in a Single Drama or Drama Series for her performance as Dee Purnell in British drama television series The Street (2009).

She was nominated for the British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress and won the Séries Mania Festival Award for Best Actress for her role as Christina Fitzsimmons in British television drama series Broken (2017).

She won the International Emmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress for her performance as Det Sgt Marcella Backland in British "Nordic"-noir detective series Marcella (2016- ).

Coronation Street (1991) ITV soap opera in role as Belinda Johnson

Emmerdale (1992) ITV soap opera in role as Poppy Bruce

Our Mutual Friend (1998) British television serial in role as Bella Wilfer

The Jury (2004) Fox legal drama series in role as Megan Delaney

Public Enemies (2012) BBC One drama series in role as Paula Radnor

American Odyssey (2015) NBC action thriller series in role as Sgt. Odelle Ballard

The Heavy Water War (2015) miniseries in role as Julie Smith

The Girlfriend Experience (2017) Starz anthology drama series in role as Erica Myles

Butterfly (2018) British drama series in role as Vicky Duffy

Deep Water (2019) drama miniseries in role as Lisa Kallisto


Attended the Crompton House Church of England High School and Holy Cross College.

Studied at the Oldham Theatre Workshop.

Has one brother, Michael.

Has English and Irish ancestry.

Featured in music video for Manic Street Preachers "(It's Not War) Just the End of Love" (2010).

She is an ambassador for the WWF wildlife charity.

Lives in Los Angeles, California and Windsor, Berkshire.


She dated Rhys Ifans (2011-2014), Joseph Cross (2009-2010), Lee Pace (2006-2007), Gavin Friday (2000-2001), Christian Bale (1998-1999), Robbie Williams (1997) and Darren Day (1994-1997).

She was married to actor David Thewlis (2001-2010), they have a daughter, Gracie Ellen Mary Friel.

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