Who is Sally Hawkins?

Sally is an English Academy Award-nominated actress, best known to the world as Poppy in the film “Happy-Go-Lucky” (2008) and as Elisa Esposito in the film “The Shape of Water” (2017), in addition to numerous other popular roles that she ‘s secured so far in her career.

What is she doing Now?

Sally is in her mid- 40s and enjoying the best years of her career. In recent years, she’s appeared in the films “Spencer” (2021) and “A Boy Called Christmas” (2021), while she is now working on several projects, including the films “The Lost King”, “Wonka” and the TV series “Mammals” all for release in late 2022 or early 2023.

Sally Hawkins Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education

Sally Cecilia Hawkins was born on 27 April 1976 under the Gemini zodiac sign, in Dulwich, London, England, the daughter of children’s book illustrators Jacqui and Colin Hawkins. Of Irish ancestry, she has a brother named Finbar, who is a television and film producer. Sally grew up in a real-life gingerbread house in Blackheath, designed by the famous British modernist architect Patrick Gwynne,, and protected by The National Trust. She went to James Allen’s Girls’ School in Dulwich and later graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in 1998.

Career Beginnings

Sally’s career started on stage; she made her acting debut in the play “Accidental Death of an Anarchist” in 1998, and the same year she starred as Juliet Capulet in the play “Romeo and Juliet”, performed at York Theatre Royal. After a while, Sally’s on-screen career took a swing up, and she became more focused on film and TV roles, making her on-screen debut as Emma Lister in the long-running TV series “Casualty”, followed by a role in the TV series “Doctors”. In 2002 she was Samantha in the award-winning drama film “All or Nothing”, written and directed by Mike Leigh and starring Timothy Spall, Lesley Manville, and Ruth Sheen, and the same year, Sally portrayed Zena Blake in the TV mini-series “Tipping the Velvet”.

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In 2003 she played Mary Shelley in the Lord Byron biopic entitled “Byron”, and the same year appeared in the BAFTA-winning comedy-drama film “The Young Visiters”, starring Jim Broadbent, Hugh Laurie and Lyndsey Marshal. Two years later, she starred in the romantic crime-drama mini-series “Fingersmith”, alongside Elaine Cassidy and Imelda Staunton, and the same year, Sally starred in the BAFTA-nominated romantic drama series “Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky”, while in 2006, she starred in Marc Munden’s award-nominated television drama movie “Shiny Shiny Bright New Hole in My Heart”.

Rise to Prominence

Gradually, Sally was making steps forward in her career as an actress.

In 2008 she starred in Mike Leigh’s Oscar-nominated romantic comedy-drama film “Happy-Go-Lucky” as Poppy, co-starring Alexis Zegerman and Samuel Roukin. She then appeared in the multiple Academy Award-nominated drama film “An Education” (2009), with Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, and Alfred Molina in the lead roles., and the same year she appeared in the Waris Dirie “Desert Flower” biopic, starring Soraya Omar-Scego, Idriss Abdillahi Houfaneh, and Awa Said Darar. Moreover, she starred in the comedy film “Happy Ever Afters” with Tom Riley and Sinead Maguire, and in 2010 appeared in the award-winning romantic sci-fi drama film “Never Let Me Go”, which starred Keira Knightley, Carey Mulligan, and Andrew Garfield.

In 2010, she starred in the biopic about the Ford Dagenham car plant strike of the female workers who protested against sexual discrimination, entitled “Made in Dagenham”. Next, Sally co-starred with Craig Roberts and Paddy Considine in the BAFTA-nominated romantic comedy-drama “Submarine” in 2011. Subsequently, she was Mrs. Reed in the Academy Award-nominated romantic drama film “Jane Eyre”, based on the novel by Charlotte Bronte, and the following year she appeared in another English classic book-based film, “Great Expectations”, which starred Toby Irvine, Ralph Fiennes and Jason Flemyng. The following year she co-starred Peter Skarsgaard, Cate Blanchett, and Alec Baldwin in Woody Allen’s Academy Award-winning comedy-drama film “Blue Jasmine”, which earned her an Oscar Award nomination.

Continued Success

Sally continued her career in a stunning fashion in the next few years. In 2014 she starred with Asa Butterfield and Rafe Spall in the awarded romantic drama film “A Brilliant Young Mind”, and the same year starred as Mary Brown in the adventure comedy film “Paddington”, a role she reprised in the sequel “Paddington 2” in 2017, and meantime starred in the highly acclaimed biopic about Maud Lewis, entitled “Maudie”, co-starring Ethan Hawke and Zachary Bennett. In 2017, Hawkins also earned her second Oscar nomination, for the portrayal of Elisa Esposito in the fantasy drama film “The Shape of Water”, written and directed by Guillermo del Toro and co-starring Octavia Spencer and Michael Shannon, and more recently, in 2019 she appeared in the fantasy action-adventure film “Godzilla: King of Monsters”, and starred in Craig Roberts’ romantic comedy-drama film “Eternal Beauty”.

On-Stage Work

After her initial success in theater, Sally moved to film and television, but has continued to work in theater occasionally, and has made a number of prominent appearances. She was Hermia in the play “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” at Open Air Theatre in Regent’s Park in Central London, then portrayed Hero in the play “Much Ado About Nothing”, both in 2005. In 2010 she returned to the stage as Adela Alba in the play “The House of Bernarda Alba” at the Royal National Theatre. In 2010 she was Vivie Warren in the play “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” at American Airlines Theatre, and two years later she was Marianne in the play “Constellations”, performed at Royal Court Theatre and Duke of York’s theatre. Her latest stage appearance was in “Letters Live” in 2015.

Net Worth

As of mid- 2022, Sally Hawkins’ net worth has been estimated to be around $4 million, earned through her successful career as an actress, during which she’s appeared in more than 60 film and TV titles, and numerous stage plays.

Personal Life, Dating, Married, Husband, Children

Sally is one of the most secretive Hollywood stars, and as of now, there is no reliable information about her personal life. According to sources, she is single and focused on her career. She has talked about her dyslexia, saying she sometimes has problems reading and learning the script and her lines. Moreover, Sally has lupus, but she has held the disease under control, saying that she hasn’t experienced any complications.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

The prominent actress has dark brown hair and brown eyes. She stands at a height of 5ft 2ins (1.57m), weighs approximately 105lbs (48kgs) with vital statistics of 32-23-34, bra size 32B.

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