Jennifer Ehle

Jennifer Ehle

Highest Rated: 96% Little Men (2016)

Lowest Rated: 9% The Forger (2015)

Birthday: Dec 29, 1969

Birthplace: Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA

Born December 29, 1969, in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the home of her novelist father John Ehle, Ehle was raised largely in nearby Asheville. She spent a great deal of her childhood following her mother's career engagements back and forth between the States and the U.K., attending over 18 schools in the process. Ehle eventually settled in London to study drama at the Central School, but dropped out in 1991 to take the part of Calypso in Peter Hall's lauded TV adaptation of The Chamomile Lawn. Further television and stage roles followed, and in 1993, Ehle made her screen debut with a small role in Iain Softley's Backbeat as Cynthia Powell, John Lennon's first wife. Ehle's career entered a new and more lucrative phase with her award-winning turn as Pride and Prejudice's heroine, Elizabeth Bennett; in addition to its success in Britain, the miniseries -- which also launched Colin Firth to international fame in his role as Mr. Darcy -- proved to be a runaway hit in the States. More film work duly came Ehle's way: she could be seen playing Oscar Wilde's wife, Constance, in Wilde (1997); a prisoner of war alongside Glenn Close, Frances McDormand, Cate Blanchett, and Julianna Margulies in Paradise Road (1997); and a woman who finds herself becoming involved with her supposedly gay former boyfriend in Bedrooms & Hallways (1998). Ehle was cast in perhaps her most high-profile screen role to date in 1999, when she starred as the wife of a Hungarian lawyer (Ralph Fiennes) in István Szabó's epic Sunshine, a historical drama tracing the fortunes of three generations of a Hungarian Jewish family. However, the actress' involvement in the film, which also starred real-life mother Harris as the older version of her character, was overshadowed in theatrical circles by her work on the stage that same year. For her performance as Annie, the wife of a brilliant but emotionally evasive playwright (Stephen Dillane) in the Broadway production of Tom Stoppard's The Real Thing, Ehle found herself up against her mother, who starred in Waiting in the Wings, for a 2000 Best Actress Tony Award. Ehle ultimately won the award, the latest honor in what looked to be, like her mother's, a very long and vibrant career. Indeed, as the years rolled by, Ehle would continue to appear regularly on screen in films like The King's Speech, Contagion, The Adjustment Bureau, and on the series A Gifted Man.


Highest Rated Movies



91% Saint Maud Amanda 2020
71% Run This Town Actor 2020
57% All Rise Katherine O'Brien 2020
50% The Wolf Hour Actor 2019
42% The Professor and the Madman Ada Murray 2019
No Score Yet Beneath the Blue Suburban Skies Actor 2019
No Score Yet All Rise Katherine O'Brien 2019
80% Take Point Actor 2018
61% Vox Lux Josie, the Publicist 2018
86% The Miseducation of Cameron Post Dr. Lydia Marsh 2018
No Score Yet O Mau Exemplo de Cameron Post Dr. Lydia Marsh 2018
77% I Kill Giants Mrs. Thorson 2018
12% Fifty Shades Freed Carla $95.6M 2018
36% Wetlands Kate 2017
92% A Quiet Passion Lavinia Dickinson $1.9M 2017
96% Little Men Kathy Jardine $0.8M 2016
77% The Fundamentals of Caring Elsa 2016
63% MI-5 (Spooks: The Greater Good) Geraldine Maltby 2015
48% A Little Chaos Madame De Montespan $0.6M 2015
84% Advantageous Isa Cryer 2015
9% The Forger Kim 2015
25% Fifty Shades of Grey Carla $189.9M 2015
39% Black or White Carol $15.6M 2015
48% RoboCop Liz Kline $50.7M 2014
91% Zero Dark Thirty Jessica $95.8M 2013
65% Love, Marilyn Actor $2.9K 2012
84% The Ides of March Cindy Morris $41M 2011
84% Contagion Dr. Ally Hextall $75.7M 2011
71% The Adjustment Bureau Brooklyn Ice House Bartender $62.5M 2011
95% The King's Speech Myrtle Logue $138.4M 2010
53% The Greatest Joan 2010
35% Pride and Glory Abby Tierney $15.8M 2008
49% Before the Rains Laura 2008
No Score Yet The Russell Girl Lorraine Morrissey 2008
No Score Yet The River King Betsy Chase 2005
No Score Yet Alpha Male Alice Ferris 2005
No Score Yet Alpha Male Actor 2004
64% Possession Christabel LaMotte $10.1M 2002
74% Sunshine Valerie Sonnenschein 2000
No Score Yet The Adventures of Young Indiana Jones: Adventures in the Secret Service Actor 1999
69% Bedrooms and Hallways Sally 1999
No Score Yet This Year's Love Sophie 1999
71% Wilde Constance 1998
48% Paradise Road Rosemary Leighton-Jones 1997
69% Backbeat Cynthia 1994
No Score Yet Camomile Lawn Actor 1992


No Score Yet Charlie Rose
Guest 2017
91% The Blacklist
Madeline Pratt 2015
66% A Gifted Man
Anna Paul 2012
No Score Yet Masterpiece
Elizabeth Bennet 1996
88% Pride and Prejudice
Elizabeth Bennet 1995
No Score Yet The Camomile Lawn


Madame De Montespan says: Her kindness . . . unbribed.

Christabel LaMotte says: How can we bear it. Every day we ill have less.

Randolph Henry Ash says: Would you rather have nothing?

Dr. Ally Hextall says: It's figuring us out faster than we're figuring it out.