Florence Pugh is an English actress who is famous for her roleas an unhappily married woman in the independent drama ‘Lady Macbeth’ (2016). She also won the BIFA Award for ‘Best Actres’s for ‘Lady Macbeth’. She also gathered critical appreciation for her leading role in the miniseries ‘The Little Drummer Girl’ (2018). However, Pugh’s international breakthrough came in 2019, when she portrayed wrestler Paige in ‘Fighting with My Family’, an emotionally troubled woman in ‘Midsommar’, and Amy March in ‘Little Women’.
Florence Pugh was born 3 January 1996 in Oxford to Clinton Pugh, a restaurateur and Deborah, a dancer and dance teacher. Pugh has three siblings: Toby Sebastian, actor and musician , Arabella Gibbins, an actress and youngest sibling Rafaela “Raffie” Pugh. As a child, Pugh suffered from tracheomalacia and was frequently hospitalized. The family relocated to Andalusia in southern Spain when she was 3, hoping the warmer weather would improve her health. Until the age of six, Pugh lived in Sotogrande , when the family moved back to Oxfordshire.
At age six, when she played Mary in a school nativity play with a Yorkshire accent. Thats when, Pugh’s love of accents and comedy was first displayed . She was privately enrolled at Wychwood School and at St Edward’s School, Oxford. While still in school, Pugh made her professional acting debut opposite Maisie Williams in the mystery drama ‘The Falling’ (2014). Same year, Pugh earned nomination for Best British Newcomer at the BFI London Film Festival and for Best Young British/Irish performer by the London Film Critics’ Circle.
Career and Fame of Florence Pugh
In 2015, Pugh made her American TV debut co-starring Eric McCormack in the Fox’s pilot Studio City. In 2016, she featured in the independent drama Lady Macbeth. She also had a recurring role as a webcam model in the first season of ‘Marcella’. Pugh appeared in the action film ‘The Commuter’ in 2018. Later that year, she played Elizabeth de Burgh in ‘Outlaw King’ (2018). Next, She appeared in ‘The Little Drummer Girl’, a six-part miniseries adaptation of John le Carré’s spy novel . Also, she featured alongside Emilia Clarke, Tom Hiddleston and Gemma Chan in the short film ‘Leading Lady Parts’.
In 2019, She did her breakthrough role in three major films. Firstly, she starred in ‘Fighting with My Family’, a comedy-drama co-starring Lena Headey and Dwayne Johnson. Next, she played the lead role in Ari Aster’s horror film ‘Midsommar’. She earned quite a appreciation for her role as Ari Aster’s in ‘Midsommar’. Then at the end of 2019, Pugh played Amy March in ‘Little Women’. ‘Little Women’ is the Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s novel. Pugh earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Amy March. Next, Pugh will be featuring alongside Scarlett Johansson in ‘Black Widow’, the Marvel Cinematic Universe film. She has also committed to team with Shia LaBeouf and Chris Pine in a thriller set in 1950s California, ‘Don’t Worry Darling’, which will be directed by Olivia Wilde.
Awards and Achievements
- Won the British Independent Film Award for’ Best Actress’ for ‘Lady Macbeth’ (2016).
- For her role in Midsommar, she earned nomination for the Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Actress.
- Pugh earned nominations for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for her portrayal of Amy March in ‘Little Women’.
- In 2019 , Pugh was listed on Forbes’ annual 30 Under 30 list of most influential people in Europe under the age of 30.
Since April 2019, Little Women star Florence Pugh has been quietly dating an american actor, Zach Braff . Braff and Pugh became official couple through instagram, when Pugh posted a sweet post for Braff’s birthday. After the couple received criticism for their 21-year age difference, Pugh publicly defended Braff on Instagram and in an Elle interview.