Carey Hannah Mulligan (born 28 May 1985) is an English actress and singer. She made her acting debut on stage in London in the Kevin Elyot play Forty Winks in 2004. Her feature film debut was as Kitty Bennet in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride & Prejudice. She had early roles on British television in such programmes as Bleak House, and Doctor Who. In 2008, she made her Broadway debut in a revival of Chekhov's The Seagull to critical acclaim.
Mulligan received widespread recognition for her performance in the film An Education (2009). For her role as Jenny Mellor (based on the memoir of journalist Lynn Barber), she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, a Golden Globe, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and won the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role. In 2015, she was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Lead Actress in a Play for her performance in the Broadway revival of David Hare's Skylight. She is also known for her roles in Never Let Me Go (2010), Drive (2011), Shame (2011), The Great Gatsby (2013), Inside Llewyn Davis (2013), Far from the Madding Crowd (2015), and Suffragette (2015).
She is an ambassador for the Alzheimer's Society and War Child. She is married to British musician Marcus Mumford, with whom she has a daughter.