Olivia Williams

Inside Biography

Born and raised in North London, England, Olivia Williams is a famous actress in British and American television and films. She first rose to stardom for her role as Jane Fairfax in the British television film Emma. She greatly praised for her performance as Ruth Lang in The Ghost Writer. Besides, Williams is also known for her role in the television series Counterpart.

Early Life, Parents and Bio

Actress Williams was born as Olivia Haigh Williams on 26 July 1968 in North London, England. Her father and mother were barristers. Williams holds British nationality and belongs to White ethnicity.

Williams attended the South Hampstead High School in North London. Later, she enrolled at Newnham College, Cambridge, from which she graduated with a degree in English literature. Further, she studied drama for two years at the Bristol Old Vic Theater School. After that, she worked in the Royal Shakespeare Company for three years that became the platform for her glorious acting career.


Olivia toured to the USA in 1995 to work in the production of Shakespeare's Richard III. In 1996, she landed her first significant screen role as Jane Fairfax in Emma. A year later, she made her film debut in The Postman, in which she worked as Abby alongside actor Kevin Coster.

The film wasn't a big success in Box Office, however, did well to earn Williams a few more roles. In the early few years of her career, Williams made a guest appearance in one of the most famous TV series of all time, FRIENDS. She played one of the bridesmaids at Ross' London wedding.

CAPTION: British actress Olivia Williams SOURCE: kvikmyndir

In 1999, Williams played Bruce Willis' wife in M. Night Shyamalan's The Sixth Sense. The following year, she appeared as Madeliene in The Heart of Me which won her first British Independent Film Award for Best Actress.

In the upcoming years, she worked in numerous movies such as To Kill a King, Valiant, Flashbacks of a Fool, Sabotage, and Man Up among others.

Williams has also played in many television series. She has worked as a series regular in Dollhouse, Manhattan and Counterpart. In Dollhouse, she worked as Adelle DeWitt alongside actors Dichen Lachman, Enver Gjokaj and Harry Lennix. Likewise, Williams starred as Liza Winter in Manhattan.

Similarly, in 2017, she starred as Emily Burton Silk in Counterpart in which she shared the screen with the actors like Harry Lloyd, Ulrich Thomsen, Betty Gabriel and others.

Williams has won some prestigious awards in her career. She won International Cinephile Society Award for best supporting actress for her work in Ghost Writer in 2011. She also won National Society of Film Critics Award, USA for the best supporting actress for the same movie.

Net Worth

Olivia Williams has been active in the acting industry for over decades during which she has worked in a number of television series and films. Williams earns an exquisite amount of money for her work that has helped her make a fortune that counts in millions.

According to Celebrity Networth, Williams' net worth is estimated to be around $2 million in 2019. Details about her salary and income are not disclosed yet, however, it is believed to be over $100k per annum.

Personal Life

Actress Olivia Williams is 51 years old as of 2019. Williams is a happily married woman, who shares a happy bond of marriage with husband, Rhashan Stone. Stone is a British-American actor and comedian. Williams and Stone exchanged their vows in a private wedding on November 2, 2003.

The husband-and-wife are also blessed with two children; daughters Esme Ruby and Roxana May.

Olivia Williams and husband Rhashan Stone with their two daughters SOURCE: The Telegraph

Before she started dating Rhashan Stone, she was in a longtime relationship with English actor Jonathan Cake. They dated for around 7 years and were also engaged to be married, however, the ex-couple called off their wedding just two weeks before their wedding date.

by ab-sandip, 26 Aug, 2019

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