In acting, the abundance of talent has never been a problem. However, there are several elements to consider before a newcomer to the acting scene is given the chance to express his or her talents – marketability, reach, longevity – and not many actors and actresses who have talent have all of these in their arsenal, so they limit themselves to small-part roles. When a new player breaks through the difficult hurdles, there is joy in heaven. Vanessa Kirby is one of the new players in the acting scene who has made a name for herself in a relatively short time. She became an active actress in 2010 and has since received recognition from BAFTA and the Emmy. Who is Vanessa Kirby? What is going on in her personal life with regard to Tom Cruise? Read below to find out more.
Vanessa Kirby – Bio
Kirby is an English actress, which makes her sudden rise in the world of Hollywood all the more impressive. The actress’s exact date of birth is unknown, but we do know that she landed on planet Earth between 1986 and 1987.
Vanessa was born into a wealthy family. An upper-middle-class family consisting of a former magazine editor as her mother and a urology specialist as her father. She grew up with actresses Vanessa Redgrave and Corin Redgrave as friends of the family, and this may well have inspired her to pursue acting as well.
For her education, Vanessa was a talented student and received several scholarships. She attended Lady Eleanor Holes School in Hampton and studied English at the University of Exeter. She was offered a place at LAMDA, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, but declined when she was signed up with a talent agency. Typically as an English actress who began her career in England, she first started with theater roles after meeting David Thacker, who, when he recognized her talent, decided to cast in some of his theater productions.
She continued to perform in several theaters throughout England and won a number of awards for her performances, including the BIZA Rising Star Award. After several years of theatrical activity, Kirby made her first appearance on the big screen in The Hour, a BBC television production. This was followed by a starring role in Ridley’s Scott film adaptation of Labyrinth.
After several film and television productions, she returned to the theater and continued her outstanding performances on stage. Her return earned her another award at the WhatsOnStage Awards as the best-supporting actress.
Although Vanessa Kirby had gained fame in the English acting scene through her stage appearances, she was still far from establishing herself as an international star, despite several appearances in Hollywood movies. She received her internationally acclaimed role in 2015 when she was cast for the Netflix hit British Series, The Crown. Her performance in the series was hailed as exemplary and earned her the BAFTA title in the second season of the series. In 2018 she appeared in the international blockbuster Mission Impossible: Fallout”, which further consolidated her arrival on the international stage as an actress.
As an actress who loves the theater, she is currently scheduled to appear in another play as the main character Julie in an adaptation of August Strindberg’s Miss Julie. To date, Vanessa has appeared in 18 films, 7 television shows and 12 stage plays in her career, which began in 2009/2010. She has been nominated for several awards, including an Emmy and the BAFTA TV Awards. In her career to date, she has won 6 awards.
Vanessa Kirby – Tom Cruise Dating Rumors
During the shooting of Mission Impossible, a rumor came up: Fallout about the relationship between Tom Cruise and Vanessa Kirby. The rumor had been started after the two had been photographed kissing on the set of the film. It became a thing, and Vanessa, who like a movie star got her first taste of tabloid gossip, had to come out and dispel the rumors as nothing more than shooting a scene for the film, confirming that she was already in a relationship with another man.
Who is Her Boyfriend?
Perhaps as a result of growing up with family friends who were actors, Vanessa took the path of keeping her private life private and out of the public eye. Apart from basic facts about who she is seeing, not much is known about the state of her relationship.
She is currently in a relationship with Callum Turner, whom she calls her best friend. Before Turner, Vanessa dated Douglas Booth and Christian Cooke in 2012 and 2009. The British actress is well on her way to becoming a major acting force and we can’t wait to see what she does next.