Michelle Dockery is a celebrated actress and trained singer. She is known for her leading role as Lady Mary Crawley in the six-season long drama series Downton Abbey. Her performance in the series has earned her much acclaim as she has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award and 3 consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards in the category of Outstanding Leading Actress in a Drama Series.
Dockery has also starred in the TV series Good Behavior and the successful web drama series Godless. The talented actress also had remarkable acting success on the big screen and on stage. She has starred in feature films including Hanna (2011), Anna Karenina (2012), and Non-Stop (2014).
Michelle Dockery – Biography
Michelle Suzanne Dockery was born on 15 December 1981 in the Rush Green area of East London, England. Her parents are Lorraine (née Witton) and Michael Francis Dockery. She grew up with 2 older sisters, Louise and Joanne. She began her secondary education at Chadwell Heath Academy and later moved to Finch Stage School. She then studied at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, where she was awarded the Gold Medal for Drama on graduation in 2004.
Michelle Dockery was trained at the National Youth Theatre where she began her career as a stage actress. She received her first professional acting role in the stage production of His Dark Materials at the Royal National Theatre in 2004. This was followed by many other roles in plays at various theaters, which earned her several awards. The talented actress made her television debut when she played the role of Betty in the BBC mini-series Fingersmith (2005). This was followed by roles in several tele- and short films, including Hogfather (2006), The Turn of the Screw (2009), and The Red Riding Trilogy (2009).
Dockery’s breakthrough came in 2010 when she was cast as Lady Mary Crawley, the protagonist of the historic drama series Downton Abbey (2010-15). For her performance during the sixth season of the series, she was nominated three times in a row for the Emmy Award (2012-14) and once for the Golden Globe (2013) as an outstanding leading actress in a drama series. She shared equally in 3 consecutive Screen Actors Guild Awards (2013-15) with other cast members of the show for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series.
Dockery made her feature film debut in the action thriller Hanna (2011), followed by roles in the historic drama Anna Karenina (2012) and the box office hit Non-Stop (2014). She also starred in the sci-fi thriller Self/less (2015) alongside Ryan Reynolds and Derek Luke. Just as her screen career skyrocketed, Dockery was cast as the lead actress in the drama series Good Behavior (2016-2017), starring Letty Raines. The multi-talented actress was also the female lead in the limited-edition Netflix series Godless (2017), for which she was nominated for a fourth Primetime Emmy Award.
Michelle Dockery is also known as a professional singer and occasionally performs with Sadie and the Hotheads, a music band led by her Downton Abbey co-star Elizabeth McGovern.
Is Michelle Dockery Married? Husband
Michelle Dockery is known to be unmarried according to information available to the public. However, the star actress had already come very close to this big step in the past. Dockery became engaged in 2015 to John Dineen, an Irish-born PR manager. Unfortunately, the couple did not make it to the altar when Dineen died later that year. According to the actress, her fiancé felt like a widow after the tragic death of her fiancé, although they were not yet married.
Is She Dating Anyone? – Boyfriend
Apparently, Michelle Dockery took a break from her acting career after the tragic death of her fiancé in December 2015. She resumed her career in March 2016, when she began work on the series Good Behavior. The actress has apparently regained control of her life after mourning the loss of her former fiancé, but it remains unclear whether she will return to the dating scene. Recently Dockery has been performing solo in public and on the red carpet, and it is likely that she hasn’t been dating anyone yet. There is also a small chance that the actress is in a relationship but has chosen to keep it out of the media’s view.