Born In: Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Annabelle Wallis is an English actress and model who gained popularity with her BBC drama series Peaky Blinders and films like Annabelle (2014), The Mummy (2017), Silent Night (2021) and Malignant (2021). The actress, who was born in Oxford and brought up in Portugal, began her career with short films and advertisements and finally made her big screen debut with an Indian film titled Dil Jo Bhi Kahey. The role that got her recognition was that of Jane Seymour in the Showtime's 2009–2010 period drama series The Tudors. Her television work includes acting in the miniseries The Loudest Voice and lending her voice in the anthology series Star Trek: Short Treks and later Star Trek: Discovery. Apart from these she was also a part of television series Pan Am and Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond. Additionally, she has also appeared in a few music videos
father: Arthur Wallis
mother: Marie Wallis
siblings: Francis Wallis
Born Country: England
Annabelle Wallis was born on 5 September 1984 in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England as the second child of Marie Wallis and Arthur Wallis. She has an older brother named Francis Wallis who is a director.
Her parents shifted to Portugal when she was eighteen months old and therefore, she spent her first seventeen years of life in the Portuguese municipality of Cascais.
For her education, she attended Dominic's International School with children from several different nationalities. She is fluent in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish.
Annabelle Wallis began her career in Portugal appearing in a number of short films and advertisements.
At the age of 19, she moved to London with an intention to join a drama school and pursue a career in films. There, again, she worked in some advertisements and found an agent for herself.
In 2005, she made her big screen debut playing the lead role of Sophie Besson in an Indian romance drama film Dil Jo Bhi Kahey. The same year, she portrayed the character of the murdered showgirl Lizzie Way in ITV’s series Jericho.
After the commercial failure of her first film, she was seen in small roles in the 2006 movie True True Lie and the 2008 film Body of Lies. In between, in 2007, she also appeared in a B-movie Steel Trap
On television, in 2007, she was seen as Dodi Al Fayed's ex-girlfriend Kelly Fisher in the TLC’s television movie documentary Diana: Last Days Of A Princess. This was followed by the wild west horror television movie Ghost Town in 2009 wherein she portrayed the role of Serena.
Her big break came in 2009 when she was cast in the role of Queen of England Jane Seymour – the third wife of Henry VIII – in the third season of the Showtime historical fiction drama series The Tudors. She replaced actress Anita Briem in the show and appeared in its five episodes. In the same year, she also acted in a film Right Hand Drive.
Her next project was the South African-German post-apocalyptic television film The Lost Future which was released in 2010 and had her playing the role of Dorel.
In 2011, Annabelle Wallis played the economic advisor Dana Van Rijn in a couple of episodes of the British-American action television series Strike Back: Project Dawn and became a part of 4 episodes of ABC’s period drama series Pan Am wherein she was seen as purser-turned-MI6 agent Bridget Pierce.
The year 2011 also saw her appearing in a couple of films. These include the Madonna directed historical romantic drama film W.E. and Matthew Vaughn directed superhero film X-Men: First Class. In the former, she played Arabella Green while in the latter, she was in a small role of Amy.
In 2012, she appeared in Jared Leto's award-winning documentary film Artifact and did a minor role in the fantasy film Snow White and the Huntsman.
In 2013, she landed the role of a mysterious Irish barmaid Grace Burgess in the BBC1’s crime drama series Peaky Blinders. Her performance fetched her appreciation and the series itself won critical acclaim. Till 2019, she appeared in nineteen episodes of the series.
Following her role of Kelly in the 2013 British comedy drama film, Hello Carter, she bagged the lead role of Mia in the 2014 Supernatural horror film Annabelle. The film, a prequel to the 2013 movie The Conjuring, was a commercial success. Later, in 2017, she played Mia Form in Annabelle: Creation, the fourth installment of The Conjuring Universe franchise.
Also in the year 2014, she played the part of Muriel Wright, the original Bond girl, in BBC America’s four-part miniseries Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond and the affluent noblewoman Ninon de Larroque in an episode of BBC’s period action-drama series The Musketeers.
In 2015 and 2016, she had four film releases including the British-Serbian historical action film Sword of Vengeance the action-comedy Grimsby, the drama Come and Find Me and the psychological thriller war film Mine.
The year 2017 saw her joining the cast of the American fantasy action-adventure film The Mummy and the epic fantasy action-adventure King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.
In 2018, she starred in the main role of Rebecca Crosby in director Jeff Tomsic comedy film Tag and lent her voice to an artificial intelligence Zora in an episode (Calypso) of Alex Kurtzman’s anthology television series Star Trek: Short Treks. Later, in 2020-2022, she once again voiced Zora in Star Trek: Discovery.
Meanwhile, in between, in 2019, she was roped in to play Laurie Luhn in the Showtime's television mini-series The Loudest Voice. Her performance in the film won appreciation and the series itself won positive critical responses and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Limited Series or Television Film.
In 2020, she appeared as Princess Buttercup in an episode of a comedy miniseries Home Movie: The Princess Bride.
Her film roles in 2020-2021 include that of Sheriff Alice Gustafson in the American action-adventure thriller film, The Silencing; Alice in the American science action film Boss Level; Emily May/Madison Mitchell in Warner Bros horror film Malignant; Sandra in the black comedy apocalyptic Christmas film Silent Night and Nina in the science fiction thriller film Warning.
Her next project is Floria Sigismondi’s film The Silence of Mercy.
Other than films, Annabelle Wallis has also lent her voice to a song – Up&Up – in British rock band Coldplay’s seventh studio album A Head Full of Dreams. She appeared in the music video another song – Hymn for the Weekend – from the album.
She has appeared in a couple of more music videos – the 2014 Victoria & Jean’s song Divine Love and the 2019 Charity song U.n.I. (You & I) for UNICEF.
In the year 2018, she was also named the French luxury brands Cartier’s ambassador for the jewellery and the new face of their Panthère de Cartier watch.
Annabelle Wallis has been associated with numerous charities and NGOs including Choose Love and Age UK
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