Vanessa Kirby - Updated May 2023

Vanessa Kirby also known as Vanessa Jane Kirby is an amazingly talented and gorgeous English actress. Vanessa Kirby is well known for her jaw-dropping performance in major movies such as ‘The Crown’ (2016), ‘Mission: Impossible - Fallout’ (2018), and ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’ (2019).

Updated On May 13, 2023
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Vanessa Kirby

Early Life and Education

Vanessa Kirby was born on the 18th of April, 1988 in Wimbledon, London to former magazine editor Jane Kirby and popular urologist Roger Kirby. Joe Kirby (brother) and Juliet Kirby (sister) are her siblings. Kirby’s age is 34 years old as of 2022. Vanessa belongs of British nationality and her ethnicity is English. We can assume that her childhood was not a path of hardship as her father was a popular urologist in Wimbledon.

She did her schooling at Lady Eleanor Holles School, Hampton, and was eager to pursue theater at Bristol Old Vic Theater School. Her plan crumbled as she was rejected so she decided to take a year gap before continuing her further studies at the University of Exeter.

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Vanessa Kirby during her childhood, source: Twitter

In 2009, a seat was offered to Kirby at the prestigious London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, but she had to decline this opportunity as she was scouted by David Thacker at the Octagon Theater Bolton for a series of roles. This offer gave her a boost in her acting career.

Vanessa Kirby- Career and Professional Life

After back-to-back three starring offers by David Thacker, Kirby was able to leave an impact on many critics and also earned acknowledgment from audiences. Under Thacker, she appeared in ‘All My Sons, ‘Ghosts’, and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’. Her commendable act for ‘All My Sons’ was able to win her the BIZA Rising Star Award at the Manchester Evening News Theatre Awards, worth £5,000.

In 2011, Kirby landed a role in the popular plays ‘The Acid Test’ and ‘Women Beware Women.’ Later this year, she also made her debut with the series ‘The Hour’ as Ruth Elms. She also got the role of Estella in the BBC Dickens adaptation of ‘Great Expectations.’

Kirby’s career started flooding with opportunities as she was determined to act in many films, TV, and theater. In 2012, she was seen in the Chekov production of ‘Three Sisters’ at the Young Vic. Next, she landed the role of Nicola in the comedy ‘Wasteland’ and later was seen as Alice Tanner in the adventure drama ‘Labyrinth.

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Vanessa Kirby posing for her photoshoot, source: Instagram

In 2015, she bagged several major and supporting roles. She first appeared in the role of Katharine Dunlevy in the sci-fi adventure ‘Jupiter Ascending’ and later was seen as Sophie in ‘Bone in the Throat.’ She continued her journey with roles in ‘Everest’ and ‘The Dresser.’

More about her career

2016 was the turning point for Kirby as she landed several hits and gained her biggest career role. She first was seen playing Zelda Fitzgerald in the biography drama ‘Genius’, later she appeared as Mills in the action-horror ‘Kill Command’, and lastly as Alicia in the romantic comedy ‘Me Before You.’

Kirby starred as Princess Margaret in the history series, ‘The Crown’, in 2016. She along with the likes of Claire Foy, Matt Smith, and Olivia Colman was able to make this series a blockbuster. Kirby’s performance was acknowledged by many critics.

She bagged the role of Princess Margaret for two seasons in 17 episodes from 2016 to 2017. She had become a famous figure after her act in ‘The Crown.’ In 2018, she was cast in the popular movie ‘Mission: Impossible – Fallout’ as the White Widow.

In 2019, she appeared in the David Leitch movie ‘Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw’, where she landed the role of Hattie. Later in the year, she portrayed the character of Ada Brooks in the drama thriller ‘Mr. Jones’, which was a super hit.

Vanessa Kirby’s career has reached a high height in the last few years. She is currently busy working on the drama ‘The World to Come’, which is directed by Mona Fastvold. Kirby will be playing the lead in the movie. It will be available to watch in the coming year.

Vanessa Kirby – Awards and Nominations

Kirby’s role fetched her numerous nominations, including an Emmy, and she even won a BAFTA award.

Vannesa also got nomination multiple times for the “Best Actress Award” from 2020 to 2021. She also won the Volpi Cup for Best Actress at Venice Film Fest 2020. She recently won the Virtuosos Award in 2021 during Santa Barbara International Film Festival.

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Vanessa Kirby with her Best Actress Award, source: Instagram

Vanessa Kirby – Personal Life

Even though Kirby is 34 years old, she still looks gorgeous. Her relationship status currently is single. She previously dated Callum Turner who is a British actor and also does modeling. They had been in relation for almost 4 years (2015-2019). They also shared an acting stage together in a film named “Queens and Country”.

Previously she was in a relationship with English actor Douglas Booth (2012-2013). Before that, Kirby dated another actor Christian Cooke in2009.


There was a lot of buzz regarding Kirby’s relationship with Tom Cruise. Later she refuted this rumor stating that the paparazzi was behind it.

Body Measurement

Vanessa has a great body figure as she stands 5 feet and 7 inches tall. Her body weighs 56kg or 123 pounds which perfectly suits her height. She has a bra size of 32B. Her eye color is blue and she has blonde hair by birth. Similarly, her body measurement is 32-24-33 inches (Chest-Waist-Hips) size.

Social media

Talking about her social media platforms, she goes by the username @vanessa_kirby with 1.7 million followers on Instagram. Similarly, she has 49.3k followers on Twitter while she is inactive on Facebook.

Net worth

Kirby has earned plenty of money through her acting career. Kirby’s net worth is around $4 million.