In celebration of her birthday, get to know more about your new girl-crush Lily James in our photo gallery! (Photo: WENN)
Lily James isn’t actually her real name. She was born Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson, but changed her name in tribute to her actor father, James Thomson, who died in 2008. (Photo: WENN)
She grew up in Surrey, and the English actress has already been dubbed “the next Keira Knightley.” (Photo: WENN)
She hit the stage before hitting the big screen. Her theater debut was in the 2011 production of “Vernon God Little.” (Photo: WENN)
Her debut on TV was in Downton Abbey as the lovely Lady Rose MacClare. (Photo: WENN)
Lily has naturally brown hair, but she dyed it blond for her role on Downton Abbey—which eventually helped her get noticed for a Cinderella audition. (Photo: WENN)
Did you know that Lily originally auditioned to play the part of an ugly sister in “Cinderella”? No, we can’t see it either! (Photo: WENN)
Sorry, guys! Lily is taken. She’s been dating fellow Brit Matt Smith for the last four years. (Photo: WENN)
Before dating Smith, Lily was in a relationship with actor Jack Fox from 2011 to 2012. (Photo: WENN)
You’ll never hear her speak bout her love life! “In regards to your love life, you’re just entering into a whole of pain if you talk about it. If you’ve never said anything, there are no sound bites to haunt you when you’re crying into a box of Kleenex after it all goes wrong.” (Photo: WENN)
Lily is already getting accolades. At the 2014 Glamour Women of the Year Awards in London, Lily nabbed the next breakthrough award. (Photo: WENN)
James has quite a following on social media. On Instagram alone, Lily has over 1 million followers! (Photo: WENN)
Her talents go beyond her acting skills. Lily is quite the singer, as you can hear in both Baby Driver and Cinderella. She’s classified as a mezzo-soprano. (Photo: WENN)
2018 is going to be a great year for Lily! She’s set to star in 3 upcoming films, including “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” playing a younger Meryl Streep. (Photo: WENN)
Happy birthday, Lily! (Photo: WENN)
Actress Lily James turned 29 this Thursday, the 5th, so now is the perfect time to learn more about this rising star who’s capturing everyone’s attention.
After playing Disney’s iconic princess and
starring alongside Ansel Elgort in Baby Driver, Lily is certainly having her Cinderella moment—pun intended—and we’re completely spellbound!
And though we know Lily James as the red carpet stunner and the talented actress (and occasional singer) on the small and big screen there’s a lot more to know about this British star. In celebration of her birthday, get to know more about your new girl-crush Lily James in our photo gallery above!