Olivia Williams: How Old, How Rich, Roles, All Facts

British Actresses
Olivia Williams

When your parents are barristers, chances of you or your siblings following their career path is high. But if your sister decides to take the legal baton, you can become other things, like an actress just like Olivia Williams. In a career that started in the ‘90s, Olivia Williams has appeared in many TV series and films, here is everything you need to know about her.

Olivia Williams: How Old?

Olivia Williams is 51 years old. She was born in Camden Town, London, on July 26, 1968. Her parents are legal practitioners. They spent time cross-examining Olivia and her sister Sophie at dinner tables. Those moments made Olivia wanted to be a lawyer but somehow along the line, she changed her mind.

She attended South Hampstead High School in North London after which she proceeded to the Newnham College University of Cambridge where she bagged a degree in English Literature. Her schooling was not done, she also studied drama at the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School.

Olivia spent three years at the Royal Shakespeare Company where she performed in theater plays before she went on Shakespearean tours in the US for production.

Olivia Williams: Roles

Olivia Williams made her film debut in 1997 when she appeared in the film “Beck” as Karen Quinn. She also appeared in the drama film “Gaston’s War” as Nicky in an uncredited role. She was beginning to get frustrated and was even considering to go back to school to apply for a conversion course in law when her savior came in the form of Kevin Coster.

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She appeared in the “The Postman” as Abby. The film also starred actor Kevin Coster. However, the film did not do well at the box office and it also received some negative reviews. But for Olivia, it is show business or becoming a lawyer but she didn’t quite see herself in the latter.

Olivia appeared in one episode of British crime drama series “Van der Valk” as Irene Kortman. She also appeared as Jane Fairfax in the series “Emma” which is an adaptation of the 1815 novel of the same name. Both series aired on ITV network.

Olivia Williams dominated the film area mostly, with an eye on theaters too. She played the role of Moira MacTaggert in Marvel Comics Superhero film “X-Men: The Last Stand”. The film was a commercial success as it became one of the highest money grossing films in 2006. The actress also played the role of Eleanor Roosevelt in the comedy-drama film “Hyde Park on Hudson.” The film received mixed reviews from critics and with an average rating.

Olivia played a voice role in the British science-fiction drama film “The White King” in 2016. As a student of Shakespeare, the actress has flourished in theaters plays like “Richard III”, a production that took her to the US. She has also appeared in the Shakesperean comedy “Love’s Labour’s Lost” as a princess in London. In 2019, she played the role of Elmire in the theater play “Tartuffe”.

The actress has been nominated for several awards and has won some. She has won the British Independent Film Award for Best Actress for her role in the 2002 film “The Heart of Me”.

How Rich?

Olivia Williams has appeared in many films and theater plays. She is not someone you call an A-list actress, all the same, she is not playing in the lower league in the rungs of entertainment. She is worth 2 million dollars for all her efforts as an actress. We are sure she would not have made this figure if she had pursued a career as a lawyer chasing clients down the streets of London. Olivia Williams is in her early ‘50s, she acts like someone who doesn’t want to fade away. We hope she retires with a figure that is more impressive than 2 million dollars. We hope…

Olivia Williams: Marriage

Olivia Williams dated Jonathan Cake for seven years. They were even engaged to be married but they called off their engagement two weeks to their wedding. It was one of those terrible splits that leave one in shock because a part of their life has been wasted in a relationship that never led to marriage. But not all relationships lead to marriage, or so it seems. Jonathan Cake is an English actor known for his roles in the NBC television film “Noah’s Ark”.

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Olivia also dated Pete McCormack, a Canadian author, musician, and filmmaker. Olivia finally married actor American-British actor and comedian Rhashnan Stone whom she has always known for over seven years in 2003. Together, they have two daughters Esme Ruby and Roxana May.

Height and Fun Facts

Olivia Williams is 5 ft 8 inches in height, which is 1.72 meters tall. She practices Bikram Yoga. Her love for adventure made her travel to Bolivia to study bears in the rainforest. When she is not on set, she is busy writing travel reports for “The Independent Traveller” something she has been doing since 2006.

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