Florence Pugh is an English actress. She was included in Forbes magazine’s annual 30 Under 30 list in the entertainment category, which recognizes the 30 most influential people under 30 in Europe in 2019. Pugh portrayed Yelena Belova, a spy, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Black Widow. She described the film as being about “girls who are stolen from around the world”.
Florence Pugh Personal Life
Florence Pugh was born on 3 January 1996 in Oxford, United Kingdom to Deborah Mackin, a dancer, and Clinton Pugh, a restaurateur. Florence has three siblings: Toby Sebastian, an actor and musician, Arabella Gibbins, an actress, and Rafaela “Raffie” Pugh.
As a child, Florence suffered from tracheomalacia due to which her family moved to Spain, to improve her health because of the warmer weather of Spain, when Florence was three years old. At the age of 6 years old, Florence moved to Oxford with her family.
Florence Pugh Career
While still studying in sixth form, Pugh made her professional acting debut in the 2014 drama The Falling, playing a precocious teenager opposite Maisie Williams. Tara Brady of The Irish Times deemed Pugh “remarkable”, while IndieWire’s Oliver Lyttelton called her “striking”. In the same year, the actress was nominated for Best British Newcomer at the BFI London Film Festival as well as for Young British / Irish Performer of the Year by the London Film Critics Circle.
She was cast to portray a singer-songwriter in the dramedy pilot Studio City, co-starring Eric McCormack as the character’s father, the following year. The pilot was not picked up into a series. Pugh would later characterize her experience in Studio City negatively due to pressures to change her appearance. In 2016, Pugh starred in the independent drama Lady Macbeth, a film based on the novella Lady Macbeth of the Mtsensk District by Nikolai Leskov, and appeared in the first series of the ITV detective series Marcella.
In the former, she played Katherine, an unhappily married bride who grows violent. Pugh attributed her attraction to the part to her partiality for characters with “confusing or at least interesting” motivations. The role earned the actress acclaim. She also credited the production with reviving her interest in cinema after being dispirited by Studio City. Reviewing the film for Variety, Guy Lodge commended her portrayal of the character’s “complex, under-the-skin transformation”. She won the BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film for the role.
In 2018, Pugh garnered a nomination for the BAFTA Rising Star Award at the 71st British Academy Film Awards. She then played Cordelia in Anthony Hopkins’ titular King Lear in Richard Eyre’s television film King Lear and appeared in the short film Leading Lady Parts in support of the Time’s Up initiative. Later that year, Pugh portrayed Elizabeth de Burgh in the Netflix historical film Outlaw King, co-starring Chris Pine as Robert the Bruce. Charles Bramesco of The Guardian found her to be “excellent despite her thankless role”.
She next starred in a six-part miniseries adaptation of John le Carré’s spy novel The Little Drummer Girl, in which she played an actress who becomes embroiled in an espionage plot in the 1970s. Pugh starred in three major films in 2019, during which she was recognized as having experienced an international breakthrough. She first played professional wrestler Paige in Fighting with My Family, a comedy-drama about Paige’s career. The film premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival to positive reviews. Geoffrey Macnab of The Independent credited the actress for being “completely convincing as the wrestler”, adding that she showed “the same defiance, scruffy glamour, and self-deprecating humor as the real-life… Paige”.
Pugh next headlined Ari Aster’s horror film Midsommar, which chronicles an American couple, played by her and Jack Reynor, who travel to Sweden and encounter a cult. Critics complimented Pugh’s portrayal of the desolate Dani Ardor, with David Edelstein of Vulture describing it as “amazingly vivid”. In her final film release of the year, Pugh starred in Little Women, a period drama film adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel of the same name directed by Greta Gerwig. She portrayed Amy March, a fickle artist, from age 12 into adulthood, and has said that the character is in a “sweet spot of not knowing how to deal with her emotions”. The film received critical acclaim and grossed $209 million. In her review, David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter praised the “disarming grace, humor and a willful streak that grows almost imperceptibly into wisdom” with which Pugh managed the “tricky contradictions” of the part. Pugh earned nominations for the BAFTA and Academy Awards for Best Supporting Actress for her performance.
Pugh portrayed Yelena Belova, a spy, in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Black Widow. She described the film as being about “girls who are stolen from around the world”. Released in 2021, the film garnered positive reviews from critics, who highlighted the actress’s distinctive performance. Caryn James of BBC Culture credited Pugh for making Belova “the most vibrant person in the film, more lived-in than most action-movie characters”.
She reprised the role in the Disney series Hawkeye later in the year. In 2022, Pugh starred in the thriller Don’t Worry Darling, directed by Olivia Wilde, and the drama The Wonder, an adaptation of Emma Donoghue’s namesake novel. While filming the former, she allegedly clashed with Wilde, causing her to limit the amount of promotion she did for the film. Don’t Worry Darling premiered at the 79th Venice International Film Festival, where critics deemed Pugh’s performance superior to the film. In The Wonder, she played a nurse in 1862 who is sent to investigate an alleged supernatural miracle. Kevin Maher of The Times found Pugh’s “impossibly vivid and convincing” performance to be the film’s prime asset. In her final release of the year, she voiced Goldilocks in the DreamWorks animated film Puss in Boots: The Last Wish, which earned over $400 million worldwide. Zach Braff’s drama film A Good Person (2023), in which Pugh starred as a car crash survivor, marked her first producing venture. Instead of opting for a wig, Pugh cut off her own hair for the part. She also wrote and sang two songs named “The Best Part” and “I Hate Myself” for the film’s soundtrack.
Pugh will star in two more films scheduled for release in 2023. She will portray Communist Party USA member Jean Tatlock in Christopher Nolan’s biopic Oppenheimer, starring Cillian Murphy in the titular role, and play Princess Irulan in Dune: Part Two, a sequel to the 2021 science fiction film. She will also star opposite Andrew Garfield in John Crowley’s romance We Live in Time.
From 2013 to 2016, Pugh performed cover songs on YouTube under the name Flossie Rose. She appeared in her brother’s song “Midnight”, which was released on May 15, 2021.
In 2020, she participated in Making Things Work for a live reading of Kenneth Lonergan’s play These Are Our Youth to help raise money for the non-profit Entertainment Industry Foundation during the COVID-19 pandemic.
She was included in Forbes magazine’s annual 30 Under 30 list in the entertainment category, which recognizes the 30 most influential people under 30 in Europe in 2019. In 2021, Time magazine placed her on its Next 100 list of artists, which highlights rising stars and emerging leaders in their field.
She was voted one of the 50 greatest actors of all time in Empire magazine’s 2022 readers’ poll.
Florence Pugh Net Worth
Florence has a net worth of $8.5 million. She earns by being an actress. She has worked on many popular projects. She also earns sponsorships.
Florence Pugh Relationship
Florence was in a relationship with American actor and filmmaker Zach Braff, from 2019 to 2022. They met while working together on the short film In the Times It Takes to Get There, which was directed by Zach.
In 2023, she is rumored to be dating London-based photographer and filmmaker Charlie Gooch.
Florence Pugh Tattoos
Florence has some tattoos on her body. It includes a bee and matchstick tattoo on her left wrist, a Maypole tattoo on the side of her right wrist, and a detailed arrow tattoo on her right grip.
Florence Pugh Education
She was privately educated at Wychwood School followed by St Edward’s School in Oxford. She disliked that the schools did not support her acting ambitions.
Florence Pugh Health Condition
As a child, Florence suffered from tracheomalacia due to which she often used to get hospitalizations. To help her with her breathing problems, her family moved to Sotogrande, Spain.
Florence Pugh Favorites
- Favorite Book: Dune by Frank Herbert
- Favorite Hobbies: Swimming, Reading, Cooking, Hiking, Playing Guitar, Singing, Skiing
- Favorite Food: Fettuccine and Ravioli
- Favorite Place: Beach
Florence Pugh Instagram Account
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Florence Pugh Physical Stats
|Height||5 feet 4 inches or 163 cm (1.63 m)|
|Weight||50 kg or 110 pounds|
|Body Measurements||32-24-34 inches or 82-61-87 cm|
|Shoe Size||7 (US) or 37.5 (EU) or 5 (UK)|
|Dress Size||6 (US) or 38 (EU) or 10 (UK)|
Florence Pugh Wiki/Bio
|Full Name||Florence Pugh|
|Date Of Birth||3 January 1996|
|Age||27 (as of 2023)|
|Birthplace||Oxford, United Kingdom|
|Parents||Clinton Pugh, Deborah Mackin|
|Siblings||Toby Sebastian, Arabella Gibbins, Rafaela Pugh|
Florence Pugh Filmography
|2018||Leading Lady Parts|
|2019||Fighting with My Family|
|2019||In the Time It Takes to Get There|
|2020||Father of the Bride Part 3(ish)|
|2022||Don’t Worry Darling|
|2022||Puss in Boots: The Last Wish|
|2023||A Good Person|
|2023||Dune: Part Two|
|TBA||We Live in Time|
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