Michelle Dockery is a well-known English actress who got limelight after portraying Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV television drama series Downtown Abbey(2010-2015).
Additionally, it was her breakout series for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and three consecutive Primetime Emmy Awards for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series.
Michelle Dockery- Age, Ethnicity, Early Life
She was born December 15, 1981, in Barking, Essex, Rush Green, London to parents Michael Dockery and mother Lorraine Dockery.
She is 40 years as of today and is a Sagittarius zodiac. Her birth name is Michelle Suzanne Dockery while people also call her Dorckey Hellmice, Dockers. She holds British citizenship and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity.
Moving on to her family, her mother Lorraine is a care home assistant from Stepney. Her father, Michael Dockery is a lorry driver who latterly became a surveyor. Her family also comprises two sisters Joanne Dockery and Louise Dockery.
She grew up in Romford, in London, and hence has an Estuary accent. From the young age of nine, she loved performing for family members when they came to visit.
Michelle was enrolled at the Chadwell Heath Academy in London. Afterward, she moved to the Finch Stage School and cleared her A-Level exams. Then, she graduated in 2004 from Guildhall School of Music and Drama with a Gold medal in drama.
Michelle Dockery- Body features
Regarding her physical features, she stands tall at a height of 5 feet and 8 inches and weighs around 55 kg. She has a banana-shaped figure of alabaster complexion which has 33A-25-35 chest-waist-hip measurements. Her shoe size is 9 (US) or 39.5 (EU).
Michelle regularly works out at a gym in the Shoreditch neighborhood of London to maintain her hourglass body. She has a beautiful face that features her plump lips, dark brown hair, and light brown eyes.
Michelle Dockery- Job & Career
Previously, Dockery earned their living by collecting glasses in a pub. Her first appearance on the professional stage was in the drama series His Dark Materials in 2004. Next, she was featured in the BBC mini-series Fingersmith as Betty in 2005. Talking about her first film, she appeared in a short film Spoiler as Goth Girl in 2010.
The former Downton Abbey actress showed her immense talent and ascertained her incredible aura in films like Hanna (2011), Anna Karenina (2012), and Non-Stop (2014) as well. On television, Dockery has also played lead roles in the 2016 TNT drama series Good Behavior.
Moreover, she is also a proficient jazz singer who performed in many music festivals as well. Particularly, she was appraised at the Ronnie Scotts’ Jazz Club’s 50th Anniversary in London. Not only that, she occasionally performs with the band Sadie and the Hotheads, founded by her Downton Abbey co-star, Elizabeth McGovern.
Michelle has emerged in commercials for Kellogg’s Special K (voiceover) and Burberry (alongside Romeo Beckham, James Corden, and Julie Walters) (2015)
Awards & Honors
For the character portrayal of Eliza Doolittle in the London revival of Pygmalion, she was nominated for the Evening Standard Award. For her role in the 2009 play Burnt by the Sun, she earned an Olivier Award nomination for Best Supporting Actress.
In the year 2017, she starred in the Netflix miniseries Godless, for which she received her fourth Emmy nomination.
On World Humanitarian Day 2014, Oxfam announced Dockery as its first-ever Humanitarian Ambassador. She also worked on Stand Up to Cancer Foundation, 2014 advert along with other actors. Further, she is also a benefactor of Changing Faces(2012), as well as other charities like Oxfam, and MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association). As an ambassadorial role in the Oxfam charity group, she worked voluntarily for Syrian war refugees.
Michelle Dockery- Net worth, Salary
She garnered a good fortune of $5 Million through her acting career. Besides this, there is no information regarding her paycheque and salary. She lives a lavish lifestyle and owns mansions, cars.
Collaborating with fashion brand Aspinal of London, she has created her own line of tote bags.
She lost a number of roles because of her Essex accent.
Her shower playlist includes Total Eclipse of the Heart (By Bonnie Tyler).
Her favorite TV Show is Mad Men (2007-2015).
She is not much active on social media platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Youtube with her official account. This does not mean she is keeping herself from any worldly affairs.
To date, she is managing to keep herself away from rumors, controversies that impact her professional and personal life.