Florence Pugh

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Florence Rose C. M. Pugh was born 3 January 1996 and is an English actress. She made her professional acting debut in the mystery film The Falling (2014) and had her breakthrough with a leading role in the independent drama Lady Macbeth (2016).

In 2018, Pugh portrayed Elizabeth de Burgh in the Netflix historical film Outlaw King (2018). In 2019 she had a leading role in the horror film Midsommar.

Pugh was born and raised in Oxfordshire. She lived in Andalusia, Spain, for part of her childhood. Her father, Clinton Pugh, is a restaurateur in Oxford and her mother, Deborah, is a dancer and dance teacher. Pugh has three siblings, including actor and musician Toby Sebastian and stage actor Arabella Gibbins. Her first school was in Sotogrande in Spain. Her love of accents and comedy was first displayed at age six at Cokethorpe Juniors: cast as Mary in a Christmas nativity she decided to play her as having a broad Yorkshire accent. More lead parts followed at Wychwood School (2007–2009) and at St. Edward’s School, Oxford. 

Pugh will next star in Greta Gerwig’s film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel Little Women. She will also star alongside Scarlett Johansson in the Marvel Cinematic Universe film Black Widow.