Oscars Special: Olivia Colman (Best Actress)

Published Date: 25 Feb, 2019 Updated date: 25 Feb, 2019 By Celebs Podium

As they say, hard work and dedication simply pay off when the time is right! Who more than 45-years-of-age English actress Olivia Colman to justify this statement who is fresh from her first ever Oscar triumph.

An entertainment journey that started from a small screen in the early 2000s finally paid Olivia Colman with the best gift she could ever dream for. She held the prestigious Oscar award under Best Actress category for her deserving portrayal of Queen Colman in 2018 biography classic The Favourite.

Olivia Colman’s Bio: Early Life & Parents Details

The daughter of chartered surveyor Keith Colman and nurse Mary Colman, Olivia was born as Sarah Caroline Olivia Colman on 30 January 1974. She was raised by her parents in her hometown of Norwich, Norfolk, England.

Olivia completed the first part of her education from Norwich High School for Girls and later joined Gresham’s School, Holt. Afterward, she enrolled in Homerton College, Cambridge and spent a term studying primary teaching. Olivia received her graduation in drama from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 1999.

Career in TV and Movies

Olivia always dreamt of steering her career in acting and never did she left herself drifted from the self-belief and hard work. Following the graduation in drama, Olivia initiated her acting career with a small-screen breakthrough on Bruiser in 2000. Few more TV appearance and bang!!! The talented actress was into movies.

Olivia initiated her big screen appearance with 2004-released Danish animated dark comedy Trekel in Trouble. Following that, she made her presence as Joanna Roberts in British romantic/comedy feature Confetti (2006). In addition, Hot Fuzz (2007), The Iron Lady (2011), Locke (2013), and Murder on the Orient Express (2017) are some movies that add to the English actress’ success. Apparently, her major role in 2018’s The Favourite blessed her with what everyone in this field ever so dreams of achieving.

Catch Olivia Colman’s Oscar speech (Video: YouTube)

Queen Anne was the role which bagged Olivia with her first ever prestigious Oscar award under Best Actress category on 24 February 2019, in the grandest annual event held in Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles. It was Olivia’s debut win in the only nomination so far.

Olivia is also associated with Golden Globes-winning historical drama series The Crown. She is set to portray the role of Queen Elizabeth II, as the show returns for its third season later this year.

Net Worth And Earnings

The latest Oscar winner, Olivia Colman possesses a considerable net worth of $3 Million. This entire lucrative sum is the result of her long-hauled TV and movie stints.

Long-Term Married Life; Mother of Three!

Amidst the professional masterclass, the English actress is in cloud nine relationship-wise. Olivia shares a blistering bond with her actor husband, Ed Sinclair.

Olivia and Ed’s relationship pins back to the former’s early days as a teacher training student. At their initial meetup, Ed was a third-year law student. He immediately triggered his love for acting after being dissatisfied by the course of study.


Olivia Colman pictured with her husband Ed Sinclair (Picture: Bustle)

The love-at-first-sight led to a romantic journey of Olivia and Ed, which turned up in the vows of marriage in August 2001. Four years later, the couple was blessed with their first child, a son named Hall Joseph Sinclair. Two years later, Olivia gave birth to another son named Finn Sinclair before welcoming a baby daughter in 2015.

Some Interesting Facts About Olivia Colman

  • Olivia stands tall at a height of 5 feet and 7 inches (1.7 m) and possesses English nationality.
  • She is the recipient of 2 Golden Globes, 3 BAFTA Awards, and 4 British Independent Film Awards. 
  • Before claiming Oscars for The Favourite, Olivia bagged Golden Globes 2019 for the same movie under the Best Actress in a Motion Picture-Musical or Comedy Category.
  • Besides acting, Olivia is known for her charitable work and activism.
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