Claire Foy

Claire Foy
Claire Foy in 2018.jpg
Foy at an event for First Man in 2018
BornClaire Elizabeth Foy
(1984-04-16) 16 April 1984 (age 34)
Stockport, Greater Manchester, England
Alma materLiverpool John Moores University
OccupationActress
Years active2008–present
Spouse(s)
Stephen Campbell Moore
(m. 2014; div. 2018)
Children1
AwardsFull list

Claire Elizabeth Foy (born 16 April 1984) is an English actress. She studied acting at the Liverpool John Moores University and the Oxford School of Drama and made her screen debut in the supernatural comedy series Being Human in 2008. Following her professional stage debut at the Royal National Theatre, she played the title role in the BBC One miniseries Little Dorrit (2008),[1] and made her film debut in the American historical drama Season of the Witch (2011). Following leading roles in the television series The Promise (2011) and Crossbones (2014), Foy received praise for portraying the ill-fated queen Anne Boleyn in the miniseries Wolf Hall (2015).

Foy gained wider recognition for portraying the young Queen Elizabeth II in the first two seasons of the Netflix series The Crown, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series, among other awards. Among her 2018 film releases, she starred in Steven Soderbergh's psychological thriller Unsane, and played Janet Armstrong, the wife of astronaut Neil Armstrong, in Damien Chazelle's biopic First Man.

Foy was married to the actor Stephen Campbell Moore for four years, with whom she has a daughter.

Early life

Foy was born in Stockport. She has said that her mother, Caroline, comes from "a massive Irish family." Her maternal grandparents were from Dublin and Kildare, respectively.[2][3][4] She grew up in Manchester and Leeds, the youngest of three children. Her family later moved to Longwick, Buckinghamshire for her father's job as a salesman for Rank Xerox. Her parents divorced when she was eight.[5]

She attended Aylesbury High School, a girls' grammar school, from the age of twelve; she then attended Liverpool John Moores University, studying drama and screen studies. She also trained in a one-year course at the Oxford School of Drama.[6] She graduated in 2007 and moved to Peckham to share a house "with five friends from drama school".[7]

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العربية: كلير فوي
asturianu: Claire Foy
čeština: Claire Foy
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Deutsch: Claire Foy
eesti: Claire Foy
español: Claire Foy
فارسی: کلر فوی
français: Claire Foy
한국어: 클레어 포이
Bahasa Indonesia: Claire Foy
italiano: Claire Foy
עברית: קלייר פוי
македонски: Клер Фој
Nederlands: Claire Foy
norsk: Claire Foy
polski: Claire Foy
português: Claire Foy
română: Claire Foy
русский: Фой, Клэр
Simple English: Claire Foy
slovenčina: Claire Foyová
српски / srpski: Клер Фој
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Claire Foy
suomi: Claire Foy
svenska: Claire Foy
українська: Клер Фой
Tiếng Việt: Claire Foy