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"This is hilarious! I've got an Oscar."
— Colman's reaction to winning the Best Actress Oscar for The Favourite in 2019

Olivia Colman CBE (born 30 January 1974) is an English actress.

Born in Norwich, England as Sarah Caroline Colman, she decided to become a professional actor after studying drama at Gresham School and starring in a school production of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. She joined Footlights at Cambridge University, where she met David Mitchell, Robert Webb, and Peter Serafinowicz. Performing as "Olivia Colman"note , she appeared in a few shows before being noticed for her role as Sophie Chapman in Peep Show.

Since then, Colman has become a highly prolific performer in both TV and movies (to the point where people joke/complain that she's in everything they see) and is becoming increasingly known outside Britain. She's earned earned several awards, namely a BAFTA TV Best Actress Award for her role in Broadchurch and a BAFTA, Golden Globe, and Academy Award for playing Queen Anne in The Favourite. After some more high-profile roles, audiences have come to admire her ability to balance comic and extremely serious roles.

Outside the acting world, Colman supports several charities involved in postpartum depression, domestic violence, sexual abuse, Alzheimer's disease, mental illness, and blood cancer. She has three children with her husband, Ed Sinclair, whom she met at Cambridge University.

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