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  • Faith: Christian
  • Career: Actress
  • Birthday:  January 03, 1996

Florence Pugh is an actress who made her acting debut in the 2014 film “The Falling.” She gained recognition in 2016 for her leading role as a young bride in the independent film “Lady Macbeth,” winning a British Independent Film Award. She also drew praise for starring in the miniseries “The Little Drummer Girl.” Pugh’s international breakout came in 2019 with her portrayals of professional wrestler Paige in “Fighting with My Family,” a downcast woman in “Midsommar,” and the period drama “Little Women.”

For “Little Women,” she won the Trophee Chopard at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Pugh has played Yelena Belova in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, starting with “Black Window” in 2021. The following year, she starred in “Don’t Worry Darling” and “The Wonder.” She also voiced Goldilocks in the animated movie “Puss in Boots: The Last Wish.” Pugh recently portrayed Jean Tatlock in Christopher Nolan’s “Oppenheimer,” which emerged as her highest-grossing film release.

Pugh was born in 1996 in Oxford to Clinton and Deborah Pugh. She has three siblings: Tony, Arabella, and Rafaela. As a child, Pugh suffered from tracheomalacia, which led to frequent hospitalizations. When she was three, Pugh and her family relocated to Manilva in Spain, hoping the warmer weather would improve her health. When she was six, the family moved back to Oxford. At six years old, Pugh played Mary in a school nativity play. She was privately educated at Wychwood School and St. Edward’s School, Oxford, but disliked how the school didn’t support her acting ambitions.

While studying in sixth form, Pugh debuted professionally in the 2014 film “The Falling,” playing an intelligent teenager opposite Maisie Williams. Tara Brady from The Irish Times called Pugh “remarkable,” while IndieWire’s Oliver Lyttelton called her “striking.” That same year, the London Film Critics Circle nominated Pugh for Best British Newcomer at the BFI London Film Festival and Young British/Irish Performer of the Year.

She was cast as a singer-songwriter in the dramedy pilot “Studio City,” co-starring Erick McCormack as the character’s father the following year. Unfortunately, the pilot wasn’t picked up to series. Pugh would later characterize her experience in “Studio City” negatively due to pressures to change her appearance.

Is Florence Pugh religious?

It’s been assumed that she practices Judaism, but Pugh has always been a Christian. She was born into a Christian middle-class family, so she came to believe in God. It’s said that the actress frequently attends church to pray.

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