Claire Foy is a renowned British actress. Claire Foy is best known for receiving various awards like Golden Globe Award, Primetime Emmy Award, and Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Table of Biography
Claire Foy was born Claire Elizabeth Foy on 16th April 1984. She stepped into this world in Stockport, Greater Manchester, England. By this, she is 37 years old as of 2021 and British by nationality. Also, she follows Christianity and her actual birth sign is Aries.
Moving on towards her family members, she was born to her father David Foy, and her mother Caroline, Her mother is from an Irish family. Likewise, her father is a sales consultant at Rank Xerox, and her mother works for a pharmaceutical company. Likewise, she is the youngest of her parents’ three children. In addition, her parents got divorced when she was just 8 years old. Also, she has a half-sister from her father’s second marriage.
Foy joined Aylesbury High School at the age of 12. Then, she studied acting at Liverpool John Moores University. She also attended the Oxford School of Drama for a one-year program. She graduated in 2007 and relocated to Peckham to live with five of her theater school pals.
Professional Life and Career
Foy starred in the plays Top Girls, Watership Down, Easy Virtue, and Touched while at the Oxford School of Drama. Foy was nominated for an RTS Award for her performance as Amy Dorrit in the BBC sitcom Little Dorrit. She then played in the television movie Going Postal and the horror adventure Season of the Witch. Similarly, she also appeared as Lady Persephone in the BBC version of Upstairs Downstairs.
Foy portrayed Helen in the television film The Night Watch, which was based on a Sarah Waters novel. In February 2013, she made her theatrical comeback as Lady Macbeth in Macbeth at the Trafalgar Studios, partnering James McAvoy in the titular role.
Foy portrayed English queen Anne Boleyn in the six-part drama series Wolf Hall in 2015. Her portrayal was likened to Geneviève Bujold’s legendary performance in Anne of the Thousand Days and received critical acclaim. Foy was then nominated for the Best Actress award at the 2016 British Academy Television Awards.
Foy portrays Queen Elizabeth II as a young woman in Peter Morgan’s Netflix historical drama series The Crown in 2016. She won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress in a Television Series Drama, the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Work by a Female Actor in a Drama Series twice, and the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her performance.
In addition, she was also nominated for a BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Television Series. She returned to the character in the second season in 2017, before handing it up to actress Olivia Colman, who would play the Queen in her middle years starting in the third season. In 2017, Foy appeared in the biographical drama film Breath as Diana Cavendish.
Foy featured in Steven Soderbergh’s psychological thriller Unsane, as vigilante Lisbeth Salander in the action thriller The Girl in the Spider’s Web, and played Janet Shearon, the wife of American astronaut Neil Armstrong, in Damien Chazelle’s biopic First Man in 2018. She received Golden Globe nominations for Best Supporting Actress – Motion Picture, Critics’ Choice Award for Best Supporting Actress, and British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award for Best Supporting Actress for the latter.
In the eighth episode of The Crown’s fourth season, Foy reprised his role as the youthful Queen Elizabeth II in 2020. She has also won the Primetime Emmy Award in the category “Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series” for this performance.
Foy was cast as Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg in the drama series Doomsday Machine in October 2021, based on Sheera Frenkel and Cecilia Kang’s book Ugly Truth: Inside Facebook’s Battle for Domination.
Being a celebrated actress, Foy has made a hefty amount of wealth. According to the online resources, she has an estimated net worth of $4 million US dollars.
In 2014, Foy married actor Stephen, Campbell Moore. Ivy Rose Moore, their daughter, was born in March 2015. In February 2018, they declared their split. However, she is single currently.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Enhancing her body measurements, Foy stands tall at a height of 5 feet 4 inches and weighs around 53 kg. Likewise, her actual body measurements (chest-waist-hip) are 35-24-35 inches. Similarly, she wears shoes of size 6 (US), the dress of size 4 (US), and her bra size is 34A. In addition, the actress has light brown hair with a pair of blue eyes.
Regarding her social media availability, she is active on Facebook with more than 13k followers and Instagram with over 80k followers.