December 29, 1969
51 years old
U.S. - U.K.
5 ft 7 in | 170 cm tall
36-25-35 in | 91.5-63.5-89 cm
57 kg | 125.5 lbs
8.5 US | 39 EU
Jennifer Anne Ehle was born in Kulm, North Dakota, United States, on December 29, 1969, is a British-American actress.
Young Jennifer Ehle first appeared on stage as a toddler in a play "A Streetcar Named Desire" (1973), with her mother actress Rosemary Harris.
She made her big screen debut in drama film Backbeat (1994) in role as Cynthia Powell.
She got her television debut in British miniseries The Camomile Lawn (1992) in role as Calypso.
Her breakthrough performance came as Elizabeth Bennet in British drama series Pride and Prejudice (1995).
She made her West End debut in Peter Hall Company production of "Tartuffe" (1991) in role as Elmire.
She landed her Broadway debut in a play "The Real Thing" (1999) in role as Annie, for which she won a Tony Award for Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Play.
She won the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture for her role as Myrtle Logue in historical drama movie The King's Speech (2010).
She was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performance as Constance Lloyd Wilde in biographical film Wilde (1997).
She was nominated for the British Independent Film Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Amanda Kohl in psychological horror film Saint Maud (2019).
She was nominated for the Genie Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role for her role as Valerie Sonnenschein in historical drama movie Sunshine (1999).
Possession (2002) romantic mystery drama opposite Gwyneth Paltrow and Aaron Eckhart
Pride and Glory (2008) crime drama opposite Edward Norton, Colin Farrell and Jon Voight
Contagion (2011) thriller directed by Steven Soderbergh
A Little Chaos (2014) romantic drama with Kate Winslet, Matthias Schoenaerts and Alan Rickman
Black or White (2014) drama opposite Kevin Costner, Octavia Spencer and Gillian Jacobs
The Fundamentals of Caring (2016) road comedy drama with Paul Rudd, Craig Roberts and Selena Gomez
A Quiet Passion (2016) biographical drama opposite Cynthia Nixon, Duncan Duff and Keith Carradine
Little Men (2016) drama with Greg Kinnear, Theo Taplitz and Michael Barbieri
I Kill Giants (2017) fantasy drama opposite Madison Wolfe, Imogen Poots and Zoe Saldana
The Professor and the Madman (2019) biographical drama with Mel Gibson, Sean Penn and Natalie Dormer
John and the Hole (2021) drama thriller in role as Anna, opposite Charlie Shotwell and Michael C. Hall
She won the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in British drama series Pride and Prejudice (1995).
Melissa (1997) Channel 4 crime drama series in role as Melissa
A Gifted Man (2011-2012) CBS fantasy medical drama series in role as Anna Paul
The Blacklist (2014-2015) NBC crime thriller series in role as Madeline Pratt
The Looming Tower (2018) Hulu drama miniseries in role as Ambassador Barbara Bodine
The Comey Rule (2020) Showtime political drama miniseries in role as Patrice Comey
Attended the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.
Studied at the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
Has English, Romanian and German ancestry.
She joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1995.
She won a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for her role in a trilogy of plays "The Coast of Utopia" (2006-2007), at Vivian Beaumont Theater.
She was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for her role as Mona Juul in a play "Oslo" (2017), at Vivian Beaumont Theatre.
She dated Colin Firth (1994-1995) and Toby Stephens (1991).
She married writer Michael Scott Ryan in 2001, they have a son, George and a daughter, Talulah.