Carey Hannah Mulligan (born 28 May 1985) is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut on stage in the Kevin Elyot play Forty Winks at the Royal Court Theatre in 2004. Her film debut was with a supporting role in Pride & Prejudice (2005), followed by roles in television, including Bleak House (2005) and a Doctor Who episode, "Blink" (2007). She made her Broadway debut in The Seagull in 2008, which won her an Ian Charleson Commendation Award.
Mulligan's breakthrough performance was as a 1960s schoolgirl in the coming-of-age drama An Education (2009), for which she won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress. Her leading role in the dystopian romantic-drama Never Let Me Go (2010) earned her a British Independent Film Award for Best Actress, and she was nominated for the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her performances in the action film Drive (2011) and the drama Shame (2011). In 2013 she starred in Baz Luhrman's The Great Gatsby, and the Coen Brothers' Inside Llewyn Davis. In 2015, she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her performance in the Broadway revival of David Hare's Skylight. In 2018, she starred in the crime miniseries Collateral and in Paul Dano’s directorial film debut Wildlife.