Emma Thompson was born in Paddington, London on April 15, 1959.
She was born into a family of actors.
Her father was an actor. Her mother has co-starred with her in several films.
And her sister is also an actor (she was in Harry Potter as well)
Emma studied English literature at Cambridge University where she was part of the Footlight's Group, a famous group where many of the Monty Python members first met. She was the first female to join Footlights, served as vice president of the troupe, and co-directed their first female revue entitled Women's Hour.
After graduating she begin her career on BBC radio and touring with comedy shows.
She soon broke into television doing comedy.
Then she started performing in London's West End which led to a role in a BBC miniseries and from there to more movies and to writing.
Thompson is unique in being the only person to win Academy awards for both acting and writing.
Thank you Emma for all you do to entertain us!
*Do you have a favorite Emma Thompson film?