Annabelle Wallis

Last updated on the 7 June 2024 by Evandrus

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Mini Biography

Born: 5 September 1984, Oxford, England. 

Annabelle Wallis took a unique path to Hollywood. Though British by birth, her formative years were spent in the sunny shores of Cascais, Portugal, where her family relocated when she was a toddler. This international upbringing would become a defining aspect of her life, fostering a love for languages and a global perspective.

At Saint Dominic’s International School, Wallis thrived in a multicultural environment. She developed fluency in Portuguese, but her linguistic talents didn’t stop there. Exposure to various cultures sparked an interest in other languages and she speaks fluent Spanish, Armenian and French too. This multilingual ability would later prove to be an asset in her acting career.

By 19, she decided to trade the Portuguese sun for the bright lights of London. Determined to pursue her passion. In 2005, she landed a lead role in the Indian film “Dil Jo Bhi Kahey…” While the film itself didn’t achieve major commercial success, it marked the beginning of her on-screen journey.


Annabelle Wallis as, Jane Seymour
Annabelle Wallis as Jane Seymour

Back in England, Annabelle Wallis began securing small roles in various productions. She appeared in films like “True True Lie” and “Body of Lies,” slowly building her resume and experience. The turning point came in 2009 when she landed the role of Jane Seymour in the critically acclaimed Showtime series “The Tudors”.



Annabelle Wallis - Peaky Blinders
Annabelle Wallis as Grace Burgess

In 2013, she joined the cast of the BBC gangster drama “Peaky Blinders.” Her portrayal of Grace Burgess, a captivating socialite caught in the web of Birmingham’s criminal underworld, became a fan favorite. The series not only solidified her status as a rising star but also offered her the opportunity to work alongside established actors like Cillian Murphy and Helen McCrory.


While television provided her with a strong foundation, Annabelle Wallis also made her mark on the big screen. In 2014, she starred in the horror film “Annabelle,” a spin-off of the popular “Conjuring” franchise. The film’s commercial success further broadened her audience reach and established her as a scream queen. She continued to explore diverse genres, appearing in the action-adventure film “The Mummy” (2017) and the psychological horror film “Malignant” (2021).

Annabelle Wallis’ personal life has also garnered some interest. She has been romantically linked to actor Chris Pine and singer Chris Martin. She is the niece of Richard Harris and cousin of actors Damian, Jamie and Jared Harris. She is a great friend of her “Tudors” co-star Jonathan Rhys Meyers. 


Suggested viewing


Peaky Blinders (2013)

Peaky Blinders - Annabelle Wallis poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.8

In the brutal aftermath of WWI, gang leader Tommy Shelby leads Birmingham’s criminal underworld, using violence, cunning and ambition to climb the social ladder. His ruthless pursuit of power brings him into conflict with rival gangs, authorities and his own demons.

Top cast: Cillian Murphy, Paul Anderson, Sophie Rundle, Helen McCrory, Annabelle Wallis, Finn Cole, Ned Dennehy, Joe Cole, Harry Kirton, Tom Hardy, Sam Neil.


The Tudors (2007)

The Tudors series 3 poster

Bftv 9.0 / IMDb 8.1

King Henry VIII’s obsession with an heir fuels religious upheaval and dramatic court intrigue. Marriages become pawns, alliances shift and blood stains the throne as a dynasty teeters between stability and chaos.

Top cast: Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Henry Cavill, Natalie Dormer, Maria Doyle Kennedy, James Frain, Tamzin Merchant, Sarah Bolger, Annabelle Wallis (S3).


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