New York Film Academy had the honor of hosting a live video Q&A with Academy Award®-nominated actor Carey Mulligan. Tova Laiter, Director of the NYFA Q&A-List Series, moderated the event and chatted with Mulligan about her many roles and career in film.
Carey Mulligan is an Academy Award®-nominated actor who first broke out in a starring role in the critically-acclaimed film An Education. The role garnered her the BAFTA Award for Best Actress and nominations for an Academy Award® and SAG Award.
Currently, Mulligan stars in Universal’s She Said alongside Zoe Kazan, which tells the true story of The New York Times journalists Meghan Twohey (Mulligan) and Jodi Kantor (Kazan) as they break the story of abuse in Hollywood in the pages of The New York Times. Mulligan is also in Netflix’s Spaceman alongside Adam Sandler, a science fiction drama film based on Jaroslav Kalfař’s novel by the same name.
In 2021, Mulligan was nominated for her second Oscar in the Lead Actress category for her performance in Emerald Fennell’s directorial debut Promising Young Woman. The role garnered awards from the Critics’ Choice Association, the Film Independent Spirit Awards, and the National Board of Review.
Mulligan has numerous additional film credits spanning her tenure in film, television, and theatre. Other titles featuring the actor include Netflix’s The Dig opposite Ralph Fiennes; Inside Llweyn Davis alongside Oscar Isaac, directed by Joel and Ethan Coen; The Great Gatsby alongside Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Baz Luhrmann; Shame alongside Michael Fassbender, and more.
With experience in the stage theatre, Mulligan made her West End stage debut in 2014 alongside Bill Nighy in the critically acclaimed revival of David Hare’s Olivier Award-winning play “Skylight,” directed by Stephen Daldry. A year later, the play transferred to Broadway, for which Mulligan received Drama League, Drama Desk, and Tony Award nominations.