Sally Hawkins Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Mar, 2018
Facts of Sally Hawkins
Date of Birth: 1976 , April-27
Age: 42 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name Sally Cecilia Hawkins
Birth Name Sally Cecilia Hawkins
Father Colin Hawkins
Mother Jacqui Hawkins
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Dulwich, London
Religion Catholic
Ethnicity Irish Catholic ancestry
Profession Actress
Net Worth $4 million
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Brown
Face Color Fair
Famous for The Shape of Water
Education James Allen’s Girls’ School and Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Awards Nominated for Academy Awards.
Movies The Shape of Water, Blue Jasmine
Siblings Finbar Hawkins
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Academy Award-winning British actress, Sally Hawkins is popularly known for her roles in movies such as Happy-Go-Lucky, Blue jasmine and The Shape of Water and TV series, Persuasion. She is also well recognized for Paddington, Maudie, and Made in Dagenham among others.

Hawkins made her movie debut in 1996 from the short movie, Mirror, Mirror. Later she appeared in an uncredited role in the movie, Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menace. Before pursuing a career in the big screen, she used to do plays in theaters.

Her works in movies and series helped her to win several awards like Satellite Awards, Golden Globe Awards, Empire Awards, and National Society of Film Critics’ Awards among others.

Sally Hawkins' Early Life And Education

Sally Hawkins was born Sally Cecilia Hawkins to Jacqui Hawkins and Colin Hawkins (author) on 27th April 1976 in Dulwich, London under the birth sign Taurus. Hawkins is British as per nationality and ethnicity wise she's of Irish Catholic ancestry. Her parents raised her with her brother, Finbar Hawkins (a producer) in Blackheath.

At the age of three, Hawkins developed an interest in acting when she went to the circus show. She later started doing theater plays despite her interest in comedy.

Hawkins attended James Allen’s Girls’ School in Dulwich. In 1998, she graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art.

Sally Hawkins' Career

Theater

Sally Hawkins, at the initial phase of her career, performed in several theater plays. In 1998, she acted in Accidental Death of an Anarchist at Battersea Arts Center. The same year, she also performed as Juliet Capulet in Romeo and Juliet at York Theater Royal.

Hawkins then worked in several theaters plays like The Dybbuk, The Cherry Orchard, Much Ado About Nothing and Constellations among others.

In 2010, Hawkins debuted in Broadways from Mrs. Warren's Profession at the American Airlines Theater.

Movies

Hawkins made her movie debut in 1996 from the short film, Mirror, Mirror. In 1996, she appeared in the uncredited role of a villager in the epic space opera movie, Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menace directed by George Lucas.

After some years, Hawkins worked in a British drama film, All or Nothing with Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville and James Corden among others. She then worked in several movies such as, Vera Drake, Layer Cake, Cassandra’s Dream, An Education, Never Let Me Go, and Paddington 2 among others. Particularly, she is popular for her roles in

Movies Role IMDB Rating Cast Members
Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) Mike Leigh 7.0 Eddie Marsan, Alexis Zegerman, Andrea Riseborough and Samuel Roukin among others.
Made in Dagenham (2010) Rita O'Grady 7.2 Rosamund Pike, Bob Hoskins, Miranda Richardson and Andrea Riseborough among others.
Submarine (2010) Jill Tate 7.3 Craig Roberts, Yasmin Paige, Paddy Considine and Noah Taylor among others.
Maudie (2016) Maud Dowley/ Lewis 7.7 Ethan Hawke, Kari Matchett, Gabrielle Rose and Zachary Bennett among others.

Hawkins is also well recognized for her acting in The Shape of Water, and Blue Jasmine. As of 2019, she will be portraying the role of Dr. Vivienna Graham in the monster film, Godzilla: King of the Monsters directed by Michael Dougherty.

TV series

Hawkins made her TV debut in 1999 from the BBC One’s medical drama series, Casualty. The following year, she acted in medical soap opera, Doctors.

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She then appeared in several TV series including, Tipping the Velvet, The Young Visiters, Byron, Fingersmith, Little Crackers, Room on the Broom and Stick Man. Particularly, she is popular for her role in Persuasion where she shared the screen with Rupert Penry-Jones, Anthony Head and Alice Krige among others.

Radio

Hawkins also worked in several radio plays. In 2002, she made her debut in radio from BBC Radio 4’s audience sketch show, Concrete Cow. Two years later, she acted in BBC Radio 4’s audience sitcom, Think the Unthinkable.

Hawkins other radio works are The Cenci Family, War with the Newts, The Party Line, Cut to the Heart, and Book at the Bedtime: The Girl on the Train among others.

Sally Hawkins' Awards And Nominations

For Hawkins’ performance in movies and TV series, she has been nominated for various prestigious awards and successful to win some which are as follows

Happy-Go-Lucky (2008) 

  • Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Actress.
  • Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Breakthrough Performance.
  • Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress.
  • International Cinephile Society Award for Best Actress.
  • Evening Standard British Film Peter Sellers Award for Comedy.
  • Golden Globe Award for Best Actress.
  • Hollywood Film Festival Award for Breakthrough Actress of the Year.
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress.
  • National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress.
  • New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress.
  • New York Film Critics Online Award for Best Actress.
  • New York Film Critics Online Award for Breakthrough Performer.
  • San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actress.
  • Satellite Award for Best Actress.
  • Silver Bear Award for Best Actress.
  • Village Voice Film Poll  Award for Best Actress.

Blue Jasmine (2013)

  • Empire Award for Best Supporting Actress
  • National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Supporting Actress (runner-up).

Maudie (2016)

  • Canadian Screen Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role.
  • San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress.
  • National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress.
  • London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actress of the Year.

The Shape of Water (2017)

  • Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress.
  • Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress.
  • Dorian Award for Film Performance of the Year - Actress.
  • Houston Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress.
  • London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actress of the Year.
  • Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress.
  • National Society of Film Critics Award for Best Actress.
  • Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress.
  • San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actress (Runner-up).
  • Satellite Award for Best Actress.
  • St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress (Runner-up).

Paddington 2 (2017)

  • London Film Critics' Circle Award for British Actress of the Year.

Persuasion (2007)

  • Golden Nymph Award for Best Performance by an Actress – Television Film.
  • Royal Television Award for Best Actress.

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Some of her nominated awards are Academy AwardsBAFTA AwardsAACTA International AwardsSatellite Awards, and Golden Globe Awards among others.

Sally Hawkins' Net Worth

Sally Hawkins has an estimated net worth of $4 million. Hawkins gave some hit movies that made an impressive collection at the box office.

Here is the list of her hit movies

Movies  Budget Box Office Collection IMDB rating Cast Members
Star Wars: Episode I- The Phantom Menace (1999) $115 million $1.027 billion 6.5 Natalie Portman, Ewan McGregor, Jake Lloyd and Liam Neeson among others.
Blue Jasmine (2013) $18 million $97.5 million 7.3 Cate Blanchett, Alec Baldwin, Andrew Dice Clay and Bobby Cannavale among others.
Godzilla (2014) $160 million $529.1 million 6.4 Matthew Broderick, Jean Reno, Maria Pitillo and Hank Azaria among others. 
Paddington (2014) $50-55 million $268 million 7.2 Hugh Bonneville, Ben Whishaw, Nicole Kidman and Julie Walters among others.
The Shape of Water (2017) $19.5 million $173.5 million 7.5 Doug Jones, Michael Shannon, Octavia Spencer and Michael Stuhlbarg among others.
Paddington 2 (2017) $40 million $217.8 million 8.0 Hugh Grant, Ben WhishawHugh Bonneville and Brendan Gleeson among others.

Hawkins owns Jaguar costing around $53.375 to $100k.

Sally Hawkins' Personal Life

Sally Hawkins, The Shape of Water actress, is yet to be married. The talented actress is more focused on her career rather than relationship. 

At present, she seems to be enjoying her single life as she hasn't been spotted with anyone.

Hawkins has a reading disorder, Dyslexia.

She is close to  Colin Farrell.

Here is the video which talks about SallyHawkins parents' influence towards her career:

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