Jennifer Ehle

Birth Place: Winston-Salem, NC

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Jennifer Anne Ehle is an American actress. She gained fame for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the 1995 BBC miniseries Pride and Prejudice, for which she received the BAFTA TV Award for Best Actress. She is also known for her performances on Broadway, winning the Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play for The Real Thing in 2000, and Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play for The Coast of Utopia in 2007.

Ehle also is known for her performances in films including The King's Speech (2010), Contagion (2011), Zero Dark Thirty (2012), A Little Chaos (2014), Little Men (2016), and She Said (2022). She has also appeared in various television programs, including NBC's The Blacklist (2014–2015), the Hulu limited series The Looming Tower (2016), the Showtime miniseries The Comey Rule (2020), and the CBS legal drama The Good Fight (2022).

Theatre roles include: LCT: Oslo, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award). Broadway: Design for Living, The Real Thing (Tony, Theatre World awards). Off-Broadway: Mr. & Mrs. Fitch (Second Stage), Macbeth. West End: The Philadelphia Story, The Real Thing, Tartuffe. Royal National Theatre: Summerfolk. Royal Shakespeare Company: Richard III, Painter of Dishonor, The Relapse. Film includes The Professor and the Madman, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, Monster, Wetlands, Little Men, A Quiet Passion, The Greater Good, Advantageous, Fifty Shades of Grey, A Little Chaos, Robocop, Zero Dark Thirty, Contagion, The King’s Speech, The Greatest, Before the Rains, Pride and Glory (2007), Michael Clayton, Possession, Sunshine, This Year’s Love, Bedrooms and Hallways, Wilde (BAFTA nom.), Paradise Road, Backbeat. TV includes “Fundamentals of Caring,” “The Blacklist,” “A Gifted Man,” “Pride and Prejudice” (BAFTAAward), “The Camomile Lawn.”

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Original Broadway Production, 2017
Mona Juul

Lincoln Center Theater Original Production, 2016

Second Stage Theatre Production, 2010
Mrs. Fitch

Original Broadway Production, 2007
Malwida von Meysenbug

Original Broadway Production, 2006
Natalie Herzen

Original Broadway Production, 2006

Lady Macbeth

Roundabout Revival, 2001

Broadway Revival, 2000

Jennifer Ehle Movies

[1994]Backbeat Cynthia Powell

[1997]Paradise Road Rosemary Leighton-Jones

[1997]Wilde Constance Wilde

[1998]Bedrooms and Hallways Sally

[1999]Sunshine Valerie Sonnenschein

[1999]This Year's Love Sophie

[2002]Possession Christabel LaMotte

[2005]The River King Betsy Che

[2006]Alpha Male Alice Ferris

[2007]Before the Rains Laura Moores

[2008]Pride and Glory Abby Tierney

[2009]The Greatest Joan

[2010]The King's Speech Myrtle Logue

[2011]The Ides of March Cindy Morris

[2011]Contagion Dr. Ally Hextall

[2011]The Adjustment Bureau Brooklyn Ice House Bartender

[2012]Zero Dark Thirty Jessica

[2014]Black or White Carol Anderson

[2014]A Little Chaos Madame De Montespan

[2014]RoboCop Liz Kline

[2014]The Forger Kim

[2015]MI-5 Geraldine Maltby

[2015]Advantageous Isa Cryer

[2015]Fifty Shades of Grey Carla

[2016]A Quiet Passion Vinnie Dickinson

[2016]Little Men Kathy Jardine

[2016]The Fundamentals of Caring Elsa

[2017]I Kill Giants Barbara's Mother

[2018]Vox Lux Josie the Publicist

[2018]The Miseducation of Cameron Post Dr. Lydia Marsh

[2018]Monster Maureen O Brien

[2018]Fifty Shades Freed Carla

[2018]Take Point Agent Mackenzie

[2019]Wetlands Kate

[2019]Run This Town Judith

[2019]The Wolf Hour Margot

[2019]Saint Maud Amanda

[2019]Beneath the Blue Suburban Skies Tina

[2019]The Professor and the Madman Ada Murray

[2021]John and the Hole Anna

[2022]She Said Laura Madden

Jennifer Ehle TV Shows

A Gifted Man Anna Paul

The Blacklist Madeline Pratt

Jennifer Ehle Videos

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Interview: Adrian Lukis on Reinventing His PRIDE & PREJUDICE Role in BEING MR. WICKHAM

Read BroadwayWorld's interview with Adrian Lukis, as he discusses Being Mr. Wickham, now playing as part of the Brits Off Broadway Season at 59E59.

Black Theatre Coalition Announces Recipient Of The 2023 American Express Directing Fellowship

Black Theatre Coalition co-founders T. Oliver Reid, Warren Adams, and Reginald “Reggie” Van Lee, along with Executive Director Olivia Jones, and Program Director Nik Whitcomb, has announced that Lanise Antoine Shelley has been chosen as the recipient of the 2023 American Express Directing Fellowship.

Robert Cuccioli Will Join Jennifer Ehle, Stephanie Berry, and More in Red Bull Theater's PHÈDRE In-Person Reading and Streaming

RED BULL THEATER has announced that Robert Cuccioli (Broadway: Jekyll & Hyde - Tony Award nomination, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards; Les Miserables; Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark; Off-Broadway: The White Devil for Red Bull Theatre; Caesar & Cleopatra, Mrs. Warren's Profession - Gingold Group) has joined the cast for the next offering.

Jennifer Ehle, David Strathairn, Stephanie Berry & More to Star in PHEDRE Reading at Red Bull Theater

RED BULL THEATER has announced the cast for the next offering of a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings: the in-person and streaming presentation of Phèdre by Jean Racine.

SHE SAID Will Stream on Peacock In January

She Said is the latest addition to Peacock’s growing library of iconic films, including Ticket to Paradise, Bros, Nope, Mid-Century, The Silent Twins, Halloween Ends, Honk for Jesus, Save Your Soul, Minions: The Rise of Gru, Jurassic World Dominion, Vengeance, Brian and Charles and The Black Phone.

How Many Tom Stoppard Plays Have Been Performed on Broadway?

Leopoldstadt marks the 19th production of a Tom Stoppard play to open on Broadway since Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead opened 55 years ago. Stoppard has won four Best Play Tony Awards, more than any other playwright in history. What are the 18 other productions of Tom Stoppard plays to open on Broadway? Let's take a look back!

Red Bull Theater Announces 20th Season, Featuring ARDEN OF FAVERSHAM, THE KNIGHT OF THE BURNING PESTLE & More

Red Bull Theater has announced details of its 20th season, including two Off-Broadway productions; a new season of OBIE Award-winning Revelation Readings (offered both in-person and online), and much more.

New Preview Dates Announced for Icke's ORESTEIA at Park Avenue Armory

Due to ongoing Covid-related issues within the company, previews for Robert Icke’s adaptation of Oresteia at Park Avenue Armory will now begin on Wednesday, July 13. The previews originally scheduled for Monday, July 11 and Tuesday, July 12 are cancelled, and ticketholders have been notified.

ORESTEIA at Park Ave Armory Announces New Preview Dates

Due to Covid-related issues within the company, previews for Robert Icke’s adaptation of Oresteia at Park Avenue Armory will now begin on Monday, July 11. The previews originally scheduled for Friday, July 8 and Saturday, July 9 are cancelled.

BEING MR. WICKHAM Comes To The Belgrade Later This Month

Have you ever wondered what happened to the lovable rogue at the end of Jane Austen's classic novel Pride and Prejudice? Well now's your chance to find out. From Thurs 30 Sept - Sat 2 Oct, the Original Theatre Company present Being Mr Wickham at the Belgrade Theatre.

JOHN AND THE HOLE Launches on August 6

In this enigmatic and unsettling meditation on adolescent angst, 13-year-old John (Charlie Shotwell) discovers an unfinished bunker while exploring the neighboring woods — a deep hole in the ground.

Review Roundup: OSLO Film Adaptation on HBO Max - What Did the Critics Think?

The film adaptation of J.T. Rogers' Tony Award-winning play Oslo, starring Ruth Wilson and Andrew Scott, has officially premiered on HBO Max.

Guest Blog: Adrian Lukis In Defence of Jane Austen's Wickham

Can it really be more than a quarter-century since the BBC's Pride and Prejudice transfixed viewers, accelerating the shooting stars of Jennifer Ehle and Colin Firth as Elizabeth Bennet and Fitzwilliam Darcy, not to mention Adrian Lukis, in the choice supporting role of the caddish George Wickham? Since then, Lukis has appeared frequently onstage and screen and is returning to the stage in a solo play self-penned with author Catherine Curzon that argues the case for Jane Austen's celebrated rogue three decades on.

SAINT MAUD Debuts on EPIX Feb. 12

The debut film from writer-director Rose Glass, Saint Maud is a chilling and boldly original vision of faith, madness, and salvation in a fallen world.

Full Program Announced for 2021 Sundance Film Festival

The nonprofit Sundance Institute announced today the showcase of new independent work selected across the Feature Film, Short Film, Indie Series and New Frontier categories for the 2021 Sundance Film Festival.


The recently announced LCT Spotlight Series, a free program of digital events, which will feature Lincoln Center Theater artists in performance, conversation and more continues this Thursday, December 3 at 7pm with “LILEANA BLAIN-CRUZ IN CONVERSATION: ON DIRECTING.” 

Barrington Stage Announces 2020 Associate Artists: David Lander, Jeffrey Page and Alysha Umphress

Barrington Stage Company has announced the 2020 Associate Artists – lighting designer David Lander, director/choreographer Jeffrey Page and actress Alysha Umphress. The Associate Artists program’s honorees include choreographer Joshua Bergasse, director Joe Calarco, costume designer Jen Caprio, and more.

Lincoln Center Theater Announces LCT SPOTLIGHT SERIES

Lincoln Center Theater has announced the creation of the LCT SPOTLIGHT SERIES, a free program of digital events, which will feature LCT artists in performance, conversation and more.

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at Jeff Daniels and Brendan Gleeson in THE COMEY RULE

SHOWTIME has announced that the new limited series THE COMEY RULE, starring Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) as former FBI Director James Comey and Brendan Gleeson (Mr. Mercedes) as President Donald J. Trump, will premiere on back-to-back nights in late November.

VIDEOS: Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, and the CONTAGION Cast Create PSAs Regarding the Health Crisis

The cast of Contagion has virtually gotten together to release PSAs about the current health crisis.


Jennifer Ehle has appeared on Broadway in 6 shows.

Jennifer Ehle has not appeared in the West End.

Jennifer Ehle has been nominated for several awards throughout her career. These include the Distinguished Performance Award (Drama League Awards) and Ensemble (Obie Awards) for the show "Oslo," as well as Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play (The Lortels) and Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for the same production. She has also received nominations for Outstanding Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) for "The Coast of Utopia," Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for the same play, and Best Actress (Olivier Awards) for "The Real Thing." Additionally, she was nominated for Outstanding Featured Actress in a Play (Outer Critics Circle Awards) and received a Performance award (Theatre World Awards) for her work in "The Real Thing." Finally, she was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play (Tony Awards) for "The Real Thing" as well.

Jennifer Ehle has won several awards for her performances on Broadway. She received the Ensemble award at the Obie Awards for her role in "Oslo." She also won the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Play award at the Lortels for her performance in "Oslo." Additionally, Ehle won the Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play Tony Award for her role in "The Coast of Utopia." She was recognized with a Performance award at the Theatre World Awards for her performance in "The Real Thing." Lastly, Ehle won the Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play Tony Award for her role in "The Real Thing."

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