Claire Foy

Birth Day April 16th, 1984
Birth Place Stockport, Greater Manchester, England
Age 39 Years Old
Zodiac Sign Aries

About Claire Foy

Claire Foy is a British actress known for her exceptional performances across various mediums. She gained widespread recognition for her portrayal of the young Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons of the Netflix series, "The Crown" (2016-2017), a role that earned her a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Foy's career took off with her screen debut in the pilot episode of the supernatural comedy series "Being Human" (2008). She subsequently made her mark in both television and film, starring in the BBC One miniseries "Little Dorrit" (2008) and making her film debut in "Season of the Witch" (2011). She continued to impress audiences with leading roles in series such as "The Promise"(2011) and "Crossbones" (2014). Foy's portrayal of the ill-fated Anne Boleyn in the BBC miniseries "Wolf Hall" (2015) garnered critical acclaim and a nomination for the British Academy Television Award for Best Actress. In 2018, she showcased her versatility in Steven Soderbergh's psychological thriller "Unsane" and portrayed Janet Shearon, the wife of astronaut Neil Armstrong, in Damien Chazelle's biopic "First Man". Her performance in the latter earned her nominations for the Golden Globe and BAFTA Awards for Best Supporting Actress. In 2021, she captivated audiences as Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, in the Amazon Prime series "A Very British Scandal", and in 2022, she starred in the powerful drama film "Women Talking".

Claire Foy Early Life & Family

Claire Foy, born on April 16, 1984, in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England, is a British actress. She celebrates her 39th birthday in 2023 and goes by her full name, Claire Elizabeth Foy. She holds British nationality and has mixed ethnicity, with Irish roots from her mother's side. Claire is the youngest of three children, with an older brother named Robert and an older sister named Gemma. Her mother, Caroline, hails from a large Irish family, with maternal grandparents from Dublin and Kildare. She grew up in Manchester and Leeds before her family settled in Longwick, Buckinghamshire, due to her father's job. Claire's parents divorced when she was eight years old. As an Aries, her zodiac sign aligns with her birthdate, and she follows the Christian religion. 

At the age of 12, she attended Aylesbury High School in Buckinghamshire before pursuing screen studies and drama at Liverpool John Moores University. She further honed her acting skills through a one-year course at the Oxford School of Drama, graduating in 2007.

Claire Foy played the role of young Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Crown'

Claire Foy Acting Career

  • During her time at the Oxford School of Drama, Claire Foy showcased her talent in various stage productions including "Top Girls", "Watership Down", "Easy Virtue", and "Touched".
  • Transitioning to television, she made her professional stage debut in the Royal National Theatre's productions of DNA and "The Miracle", directed by Paul Miller.
  • Foy's breakthrough came when she portrayed Amy Dorrit, the lead character in the BBC series "Little Dorrit", which earned her a nomination for an RTS Award. 
  • She demonstrated her versatility by appearing in the TV film "Going Postal" and the thrilling adventure movie "Season of the Witch". 
  • Foy's notable television roles also include Lady Persephone in the BBC revival of "Upstairs Downstairs" and a co-starring role in the Channel 4 serial "The Promise". 
  • Additionally, she took on the lead role of Helen in the TV movie adaptation of Sarah Waters' novel, "The Night Watch". 
  • Returning to the stage in February 2013, Foy delivered a captivating performance as Lady Macbeth alongside James McAvoy in the title role of "Macbeth" at the Trafalgar Studios.
  • In 2015, she captivated audiences with her portrayal of Queen Anne Boleyn in the acclaimed drama series "Wolf Hall", a performance that garnered critical acclaim and drew comparisons to Geneviève Bujold's portrayal in Anne of the Thousand Days. Foy's remarkable portrayal earned her a nomination for the 2016 British Academy Television Award for Best Actress.
  • The following year, she took on the role of a young Queen Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's Netflix biographical drama series, "The Crown". Her portrayal of the iconic monarch earned her numerous accolades, including a Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama, two Screen Actors Guild Awards for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series, and a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. Foy also received a nomination for the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress. 
  • In 2017, she showcased her versatility by starring as Diana Cavendish in the biographical drama film "Breathe".
  • In 2018, she starred in Steven Soderbergh's psychological thriller "Unsane", showcasing her versatility in a complex role. 
  • Foy then took on the iconic character of Lisbeth Salander in the action-thriller "The Girl in the Spider's Web", bringing intensity and depth to the vigilante character. 
  • Additionally, she portrayed Janet Shearon, wife of American astronaut Neil Armstrong, in Damien Chazelle's biopic "First Man", earning her nominations for prestigious awards including the Golden Globe, Critics' Choice, and BAFTA Awards for Best Supporting Actress. 
  • In 2020, Foy made a return as the young Queen Elizabeth II in an episode of "The Crown"'s fourth season, a performance that earned her the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series. 
  • Continuing her remarkable career, she starred as Margaret Campbell, Duchess of Argyll, in the BBC production "A Very British Scandal" in 2021. 
  • Her talent continues to shine as she was cast as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in the drama series "Doomsday Machine", based on the book "Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook's Battle for Domination". 
  • She also reprised her role as the young Queen Elizabeth in the season five premiere of "The Crown" in November 2022.

Claire Foy Awards and Achievements

Emmy Awards:

  • 2018: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for The Crown: "Dear Mrs. Kennedy" - Won.
  • 2021: Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series for The Crown: "48:1" - Won.

Golden Globe Awards:

  • 2017: Best Actress - Television Series Drama for The Crown - Won.

Independent Spirit Awards:

  • 2023: Robert Altman Award for Women Talking - Won.

Screen Actors Guild Awards:

  • 2017: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for The Crown - Won.
  • 2018: Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for The Crown - Won.

Broadcasting Press Guild Awards:

  • 2018: Best Actress for The Crown - Won.

National Board of Review Award:

  • 2022: Best Ensemble for Women Talking - Won.

Satellite Awards:

  • 2023: Best Supporting Actress - Motion Picture for Women Talking - Won.

Critics' Choice Movie Awards:

  • 2019: #SeeHer Award for Herself - Won.

Miscellaneous Critics Associations:

  • 2022: Boston Society of Film Critics Awards - Best Ensemble Cast for Women Talking - Won.
  • 2022: Online Association of Female Film Critics - Best Acting Ensemble for Women Talking - Won.

Claire Foy Husband & Children

Claire Foy, a talented actress, was previously married to actor Stephen Campbell Moore. Their love story began in 2011 when they met on the set of Season of the Witch, and after three years of dating, they exchanged vows in a small ceremony in December 2014. The couple welcomed their first child, a daughter named Ivy Rose, in February 2015. However, in February 2018, it was revealed that they had already separated prior to the announcement. Before Stephen, Claire had a boyfriend during her time at drama school, and they both graduated from the acting course together. Currently, Claire Foy is single and not involved in any romantic relationships. She is straight when it comes to her sexual orientation. 

Claire Foy and her ex-husband, Stephen Campbell Moore

In 2021, Foy experienced harassment from a stalker named Jason Penrose. He subjected her to over 1,000 emails within a month and even showed up at her residence. In November 2022, Penrose pleaded guilty and received a suspended sentence until his repatriation to the United States.

Claire Foy Net Worth

Claire Foy, renowned for her remarkable portrayal in "The Crown," is an actress who has achieved considerable success in the entertainment industry. As of June 2023, her estimated net worth stands at approximately $6 million. Currently, she earns an annual income ranging between $500,000 to $1 million. Claire's primary source of wealth stems from her involvement in movies and television shows, where she has garnered acclaim and received numerous awards. Her career has enabled her to secure lucrative opportunities, contributing to her financial prosperity. Additionally, Claire Foy has graced the front of various high-profile fashion campaigns, notably for the Elie Saab Resort 2012 collection and Alexander McQueen, further showcasing her versatility and prominence in the industry.

Claire Foy Height & Weight

Claire Foy, the stunning actress known for her captivating performances, possesses an elegant and slender physique. Standing tall at 5 feet 3¾ inches or 162 centimeters, she maintains a harmonious weight of 50 kilograms or 110 pounds, showcasing a healthy and well-proportioned body. With her enchanting light brown locks and mesmerizing blue eyes, Claire's distinctive features include her sparkling gaze. Her body measurements of 35-24-35 inches reveal her graceful figure, complemented by a bra size of 34A. Additionally, she wears a dress size of 4 in the United States or 36 in Europe, effortlessly exuding both beauty and talent.

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