Lucy Punch is one of the most respected screen stars in Hollywood history. Since the inception of her acting career, the British talent has continued to garner incredible amounts of fortune and fame for her superlative roles on stage, film, and television. Over the years, Punch has not only proved her worth on the screen, but she has also managed to successfully measure up with the challenges that come with professional acting. Being someone who improves in every project she stars in, the actress boasts numerous stunning performances on her resume as well as modest earnings which came from her lucrative career.
Lucy Punch Biography
The British actress was born to Michael Punch and Johanna Punch in the year 1977, precisely on 30th December. She hails from Hammersmith, London, in the UK, where she was raised up together with her brother. Her dad worked at a market research company as a manager while her mom is an avid lover of stage shows, which she apparently passed on to her daughter.
Lucy Punch was privately tutored at a renowned London-based institution of learning called Godolphin and Latymer School, located in Hammersmith. Being someone who was greatly inspired in her childhood by her mother’s love for stage shows, it didn’t take Lucy time to receive her parent’s blessing on her acting ambition. At the age of 16, precisely in 1993, she joined the National Youth Theatre and performed with them until 1997. Although, the actress enrolled at University College London; she later dropped out to focus on her acting career.
Her Movies and TV Shows
Lucy Punch stepped in front of the camera for an acting job for the first time in the year 1998. Her first role was as Queen Stephaine in an episode of the American television series, The New Adventures of Robin Hood. Following a spectacular outgoing, Punch won the hearts of filmmakers who started offering her acting gigs.
Some of her earliest television shows in Hollywood include but not limited to Renford Rejects (1999), Days Like These (1999), Big Bad World (1999–2001), People Like Us (2001), My Family (2004). Recently, she has taken up roles in series like Motherland (2016–present), New Girl (2016), and A Series of Unfortunate Events (2018–2019).
She has equally starred in a good number of notable movies including Cinderella (2000), Greenfingers (2000), Ella Enchanted (2014), The Meddler (2016), The Female Brain (2017), You, Me and Him (2018), and many others.
Apart from her on-screen performances, Punch also takes her craft to the theatre. So far, she has entertained audiences in plays such as The Graduate (2000, at Gielgud Theatre), Boy Gets Girl (2001, at Harriet Royal Court Theatre), A Carpet, A Pony and A Monkey (2002, at Bush Theatre), and Great Britain (2014, at Theatre Royal Haymarket).
Sizing up her career, it is fair to say that Lucy Punch has had an incredible career in the past decades. Of all her roles in the industry, she exploded into the public consciousness with her portrayal of Wendy in the crime comedy film, Stand Up Guys, and A Series of Unfortunate Events, where she played the fictional character, Esmé Squalor.
Why Did She Leave Vexed?
Vexed is a British police procedural TV series that ran from August 5, 2010, to September 5, 2012, featuring nine episodes and two series. As the second series of the show was about to begin, it was announced that Lucy Punch has been let out of her contract and that she will be replaced by actress Miranda Raison. However, no reason was stated for the development neither has the actress opened up about why she left the comedy-drama.
In addition to her blossoming career, the British movie star is also a mother of one. She gave birth to her first offspring, a son called Rex in July 2015. Punch has been tight-lipped on information pertaining to her personal and love life over the years, making it difficult to give accurate details about who she is dating at the moment. However, the actress hinted in a recent interview that she is currently in a relationship but didn’t reveal who her mystery man is. While many believe she is in a relationship with a new guy, others are of the opinion that she is still in love with her baby daddy.
Prior to the birth of her son, Lucy Punch had a five-year relationship with Amersham, United Kingdom-born actor James D’Arcy. The pair are said to have dated from the year 2002 until 2007 when they called it quits. She and her son currently reside in West Hollywood, California.
Additionally, Lucy Punch has an estimated net worth of $3million. Her body measurements are recorded to be 34 inches (breast), 25 inches (waist), and 32 inches (hip).