July 14, 1985
Phoebe Waller-Bridge became a critical darling with her lead performance in the self-penned comedy "Fleabag" (BBC Three, 2016-) before further showcasing her talents as a writer in the award-winning assassin drama "Killing Eve" (BBC America, 2018-). Born in West London in 1985, Phoebe Waller-Bridge studied at her hometown's Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts before treading the boards in productions such as "Roaring Trade," "2nd May 1997" and "Rope." In 2009 she made her screen debut guesting on medical soap "Doctors" (BBC One, 2000-) and went on to land minor roles in period dramas "The Night Watch" (BBC2, 2011) and "Albert Nobbs" (2011). After playing Margaret Thatcher's secretary in biopic "The Iron Lady" (2011), Waller-Bridge bagged the recurring role of wild hairdresser Chloe in gentle sitcom "The Cafe" (Sky One, 2011-13), enjoyed a two-episode stint on teen mystery "Glue" (E4, 2014) and briefly showed up in big-screen romantic comedy "Man Up" (2015). Waller-Bridge then joined the second season cast of watercooler crime drama "Broadchurch" (ITV1, 2013-17) as Joe's barrister Abby Thompson and starred as free-spirited Lulu in "Crashing" (Channel 4, 2016), a twentysomething dramedy set in an abandoned hospital. Waller-Bridge also wrote and produced all six episodes of the latter and further displayed her talents both in front of and behind the camera in "Fleabag" (BBC Three, 2016-), a critically-acclaimed tale of London life which she based on her 2013 Edinburgh Fringe Festival one-woman show. Waller-Bridge then returned to the big screen to portray journalist Mary Brown in A.A. Milne biopic "Goodbye Christopher Robin" (2018) and voice android L3:-37 in "Solo: A Star Wars Story" (2018). That same year she also enjoyed rave reviews for her adaptation of Luke Jennings' Villanelle novellas about a psychopathic assassin hunted down by an MI5 operative, "Killing Eve" (BBC America, 2018-). Waller-Bridge then added "Run" (HBO, 2019-), a series about two ex-lovers who carry out a pact to disappear off the face of the earth, to her producer and director credits.