British award-winning actress Olivia Cooke has come to be known as one of the most talented young artists both in the horror and fiction genres. The gifted actress took the decision to abandon her studies to go in pursuit of a career in entertainment which she commenced with several appearances in music videos, as well as commercials.
She began acting at age eight and has since made several appearances in both movies and television series. Notable among her projects is her role as Emma Decody in Bates Motel which took off in 2013 and lasted through 2017, this particular role brought her to the spotlight. Her 2014 starring roles in both Ouija and The Quiet Ones was well received by the public.
That same year, she played a role in The Signal – a science fiction movie. Her 2015 role was played on the set of Me and Earl and the Dying Girl – a comedy drama and the next year being 2016, she appeared in The Limehouse Golem. Olivia was part of the 2017 Thoroughbreds and Ready Player One – the latter is a science fiction movie which came in 2018. The miniseries titled Vanity Fair cast her in the role of Becky Sharp in the same year. She is a multiple award winner and has also been nominated severally for her efforts in entertainment.
Olivia came into the world and was named Olivia Kate Cooke on the 27th of December, 1993. Born in Oldham, Greater Manchester, she also spent her formative years there along with her younger sister Eleanor. She is a British national with Caucasian ethnicity. Her mom is a sales rep called Lindsay and her dad has been identified as John Cooke – a retired police officer. Her parents’ marriage ended in divorce when Olivia Cooke was still a child and as a result, she and her sister grew up under the custody of their mom.
She was a student at Royton and Crompton Academy and later moved to Oldham Sixth Form College to study Drama but forfeited her A-levels for an appearance in Blackout. During her growing up years, the talented actress was active in gymnastics and ballet but her acting commenced when she turned 8 at Oldham Theatre Workshop – an after-school drama program in her home town. Until she was 17, her performances were only as part of an ensemble, her debut starring role came in West Side Story – Oldham Sixth Form College’s production where she played Maria. Olivia Cooke also played a leading role in Prom: The Musical, which is a remake of Cinderella for the Oldham Theatre Workshop. At age 14, she signed to her initial local talent agent in Manchester and was placed in several commercials.
Who Is Her Boyfriend?
She has been in a romantic relationship with actor Christopher Abbott since 2015. According to speculations, the duo met on the set of the indie movie titled Katie Says Goodbye. The plot of the movie is centered on a waitress who fell head over heels in love with the character of Abbott – an ex-convict. After the movie wrapped up, the couple was always seen hanging out together. Before her current relationship, she had a brief fling with Alex Roe but both have declined to talk about it.
Other Interesting Facts
- Body Stats
Olivia Cooke sports a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs 55kg which is just right for her height. She is made up of slim body build with general body statistics of 33-23-32. The famed actress wears a shoe size of 7.5 US and a dress size of 6 US. She comes with brown hair and dark brown eyes.
- Net Worth
She has acted in many Box Office hit movies, notable among them is Ouija which grossed over $103,590,271. Thus, our sources have pegged her annual income at 65k with a tidy net worth of $1.2 million.
Olivia is also into philanthropy, she gave her full support to Save the Children campaign with her appearance in Bulgaria adverts.
Despite the discouragement she received from her talent agent, Olivia applied to Royal Dramatic Art London in order to continue her studies in acting. Her agent advised her against it since she was already getting several acting roles, she made it to the final auditions but was not accepted. The irony in this situation is that the same day that she got a rejection letter from the Royal Dramatic Art, she got a major role in The Quiet Ones – a horror movie which premiered in 2014.