- Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge
July 14, 1985 (age 35)
- Conor Woodman (m. 2014; div. 2018)
Phoebe Mary Waller-Bridge (born 14 July 1985) is an English actress, writer, playwright, and director.
Waller-Bridge was born in West London, the daughter of Michael Cyprian Waller-Bridge and Teresa Mary Waller-Bridge (née Clerke). Her maternal grandfather was Sir John Edward Longueville Clerke, 12th Baronet; on her father's side she is a descendant of The Rev. Sir Egerton Leigh, 2nd Baronet, Conservative M.P. for Mid Cheshire from 1873 to his death in 1876.
She grew up in Ealing in West London, and has a younger brother, Jasper Waller-Bridge, who is a music manager, and an older sister, Isobel Waller-Bridge, who is a composer and did the music for Fleabag. Her parents are divorced.
Waller-Bridge was educated at St Augustine's Priory, a Catholic independent school for girls in the London Borough of Ealing, followed by the independent sixth form college DLD College London in Marylebone, London. Previously accepted at Trinity College, Dublin, where she planned on studying English, Waller-Bridge graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London.
In 2009, Waller-Bridge made her acting debut in the play Roaring Trade at Soho Theatre.. Waller-Bridge appeared in the second season of drama Broadchurch. In addition to acting, Waller-Bridge is a playwright. Her work includes the series of plays Good. Clean. Fun., and Fleabag.. In 2013, Waller-Bridge starred in one episode of Bad Education as "India". In 2016, Waller-Bridge wrote and starred in two sitcoms, Channel 4's Crashing and BBC Three's adaptation of Fleabag.
Following its initial release on BBC Three, Fleabag was broadcast on BBC Two starting in August 2016. It was picked up by the on-demand Amazon Video service and premiered in the United States in September 2016.. Waller-Bridge is the co-artistic director, with Vicky Jones, of DryWrite Theatre Company. The two met and became friends while working on a theatre productions. In early 2017, it was announced that Waller-Bridge will appear in the Star Wars film Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018). In August 2017, Waller-Bridge and BBC announced that Fleabag would return for a second season in 2019.
In 2016, it was announced that Waller-Bridge would write and produce a drama television series called Killing Eve based on novels by Luke Jennings. The BBC America series stars Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer and premiered in April 2018.
Waller-Bridge lives in Kensal Rise, London. She was married to Conor Woodman, a presenter and documentary filmmaker. The couple announced they were divorcing in 2017.