Olivia Cooke biography, Career, Family, Networth, Marriage

Who is Olivia Cooke?

Olivia Kate Cooke is a well-recognized English professional actress. Cooke is famous for her starring role as Emma Decody in the A&E drama thriller series Bates Motel (2013-2017). She is also known for her role as Becky Sharp in the period drama miniseries Vanity Fair (2018). Cooke starred in the horror movie Ouija (2014), the comedy-drama movie Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), and the period horror mystery movie The Limehouse Golem (2016). As well as the thriller movie Thoroughbreds (2017), the sci-fi film Ready Player One (2018), and the drama movie Sound of Metal (2020). She recently portrayed Alicent Hightower in the HBO television series House of the Dragon, her latest role.

Olivia Cooke

Olivia Cooke Career

2012-2014: Beginnings

Following Cooke performing at the Oldham Theatre Workshop, Beverley Keogh, a casting director next door to her agency, secured her roles in TV. She then starred in all 3 BBC mini-series productions in 2012: Blackout, as the daughter of Christopher Eccleston’s character, and also The Secret of Crickley Hall as a young teacher at a tyrannical orphanage in the 1940s. Although she was a novice, she distinguished herself among European actresses in the grueling casting process for The Quiet Ones, which started in April 2014, two years following its filming taking place.

In 2012, after The Quiet Ones. Olivia acquired an agent in Los Angeles. Following reading the character descriptions for A&E’s contemporary Psycho prequel Bates Motel, Cooke sent an audition tape for the role of Emma Decody. After three weeks, she received the role of Emma, her first American role. Cooke was initially disappointed when the producers made Emma Mancunian, believing it was a fail-safe measure about her accent. However, assisted by fellow English actor Freddie Highmore, who has previous experience with an American accent, she has since been mistaken to be American. She has also contributed short videos for Emma’s fictitious blog.

Her second feature movie The Signal, alongside Laurence Fishburne and Brenton Thwaites, opened at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. She then starred as Haley Peterson, an American MIT student transferring to Caltech, who encounters strange occurrences as she, her best friend, and her boyfriend are lured into the desert by a hacker. Cooked the cast of Ouija, a horror movie based on Hasbro’s board game in October 2014. The role of the protagonist, Laine Morris, was the main undertaking for Cooke, who appeared in almost all scenes. The story revolved around a group of friends who use the Ouija board to contact a deceased friend, however, end up awakening a dark presence. Although it was panned by critics, Ouija was a box office success, grossing around $102.5 million worldwide.

2015-present: Established actress and new projects

Olivia later appeared in the comedy-drama movie Me and Earl and the Dying Girl. For the coming-of-age story by Jesse Andrews, who adapted the original novel for the movie, she shaved off her hair to portray the female lead who battles leukemia. The movie premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, where it earned both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards. She also voiced the Loch Ness Monster for an episode of Axe Cop in 2015, which was co-written by her Me and Earl and the Dying Girl co-star Nick Offerman. Cooke then played the titular character in the independent drama movie Katie Says Goodbye, together with Mireille Enos, Jim Belushi, Christopher Abbott, and Mary Steenburgen. The movie centered around Katie, a 17-year-old waitress attempting to overcome poverty and begin a new life in San Francisco by resorting to prostitution.

Cooke then starred in the movie adaptation of Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, a gothic murder mystery, alongside Douglas Booth and Bill Nighy. Both movies premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. She later starred in the thriller film Thoroughbreds together with Anton Yelchin and Anya Taylor-Joy, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival. She starred as Art3mis in Steven Spielberg’s sci-fi adventure Ready Player One, which was launched in March 2018. The same year, Cooke appeared together with Olivia Wilde, Oscar Isaac, and Samuel L. Jackson in Dan Fogelman’s relationship drama movie Life Itself. She played the lead character, Becky Sharp in the ITV production of Vanity Fair.

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Cooke then starred in the drama movie Sound of Metal together with Riz Ahmed. On September 6, 2019, the movie premiered at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival. The same year, Cooke appeared as Karla, a pregnant homeless woman giving her baby up for adoption, in the Amazon Prime Video romantic comedy anthology series Modern Love. She then appears as M15 agent Sidonie ”Sid” Baker in the Apple TV+ series Slow Horses.

How old is Olivia Cooke?

Olivia Cooke

Olivia Kate Cooke is aged 28 as of 2021, having been born on December 27, 1993, in Oldham, Greater Manchester, England. She shares her birthday with famous people including Timothée Chalamet, Tal Fishman, McKenzi Brooke, Kamri Noel McKnight, Kristina Pimenova, Hayley Williams, Salman Khan, Jay Ellis, John Amos, Masi Oka, Mick Jones, and Shay Mooney, among others.

Olivia Cooke Family

Who are Olivia Cooke’s parents?

Olivia Kate Cooke was born in Oldham, Greater Manchester to Lindsay Wilde and John Cooke. Her father is a retired police officer and her mother is a sales representative. However, they divorced and separated when she was a child, leaving the children with the mother.

Does Olivia Cooke have siblings?

Cooke was born to her parents into a family of two children. She has one sibling, a sister, who she was brought up with by their mother after the divorce of their parents. She has not shared information about her sister as she also keeps a low profile and personal lifestyle.

Olivia Cooke Education

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Cooke attended Royton and Crompton Academy, during which she acted at the Oldham Theatre Workshop, an after-school drama program in her hometown. She then joined Oldham Sixth Form College, where she studied drama, leaving prior to the end of her A-levels to appear in the drama series Blackout.

Olivia Cooke Interests

Cooke began acting at the age of eight years at the Oldham Theatre Workshop, which was an after-school drama programme in her hometown. In college, she went on to star in college productions, before landing her first and final leading role for the Oldham Theatre Workshop in Prom: The Musical, a remake of Cinderella. At the age of 14, Cooke acquired her first local agent, who earned her commercial roles. When she was young, she also took part in ballet and gymnastics.

Olivia Cooke Partner


Cooke has been linked to a relationship with actor Christopher Abbott for some time before breaking up in 2020. She then started dating Ben Hardy the same year, breaking up during lockdown. Cooke is currently linked to a relationship with partner Jacob Ifan, a Welsh actor. She currently resides in London and New York City.

Olivia Cooke Children

Cooke has never been married despite being linked to several relationships. She does not have any children of her own as of date.

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Olivia Cooke Height

Olivia Cooke

Cooke has a stunning, beautiful, and well-curved body adding up to an average height of 5 ft 4 in (1.66 m) and a weight of 54 kg (119 lbs).

Olivia Cooke Net Worth

English professional actress, Cooke started her acting career in 2012 and has been active to the present. She earns a salary of around $1 million and has garnered an accumulative net worth of approximately $5 million as of 2022.


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