English actress Anna Louise Friel was born on 12 July 1976 in Rochdale, Lancashire, England, UK to her mother Julie, a teacher of special needs and her Irish Catholic father Desnond Friel, a former French teacher as well as a web design company’s owner. Her brother Michael is a doctor who has also portrayed in Hovis TV advertisements. She went to Crompton House Church of England High School, then Holy Cross College in Bury. She was trained to be an actress in Oldham Theatre Workshop. She has an figured net worth of $46 million.
Her first acting performance was in the serial, G.B.H. playing a role as Michael Palin’s daughter when she was just 13. She was further noticed for her role as Beth Jordache on the opera, Brookside in 1992 continuing for 2 years where she gave her lesbian kiss on screen. She was involved in a controversial act in 1996 for being a part of the nude sex scene with Jeremy Northam in the film The Tribe. Her debut in the West End stage took place in 2001 in London in the fringe production’s Lulu. She appeared in the several movies, such as Lisa in Rouge Trader, in The Land Girls, as Tammy Franklin in Sunset Strip, All For Love, as Hermia in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, in Timeline, in Me Without You, in Goal and Goal II: Living The Dream. She also gave a nude act including acting in Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Theatre Royal Haymarket in September of 2009. She was also seen starring in the thriller film, The Dark Fields in 2010, London Boulevard in 2010, one of the episodes of the TV series, Come Fly with Me in 2011, as Ellie Manning in the Drama Without You in December 2011 including as Captain Elizabeth Bonny in the film, Neverland the same year. In 2012, she came along playing Jean in the film, The Look of Love whilst in 2013, she appeared in the TV drama, The Vatican.
She had a very long relationship to the actor, David Thewlis in 2001 during which she got an urgent surgery as well as two blood transfusions because of endometriosis. She had a very hard time during the procedure. She was said that she might have difficulty in conceiving, but she got lucky enough to bear a child naming Gracir Ellen Mary Friel on July 9, 2005. Now she is in a committed relationship with the actor, Rhys Ifans.
Hot and bold character, Anna Friel believes in natural beauty, hence she has not got any plastic surgery. She bears the height of 5 feet 3 inches and weight around 55 kg. She wears shoes of size 8 on her feet. She looks extremely sexy in her bikini with her slim figure. She look absolutely gorgeous on screen as well as off screen.
She has several nominations as well as awards during her acting career in the Hollywood. The first winning award of her acting career was “Most Popular Actress” national Television Award in 1995 for her amazing performance in the film, Brookside. She was nominated for Best Performance by an actress in a Leading Role by Genie Awards in 2002 from The War Bride following the next year 2007 in Satellite Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy or Musical Series for Pushing Daisies. She was further nominated by Golden Globes, USA for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series plus by Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA for Best Actress on Television for Pushing Daisies again in 2008. In 2009, she got nominated as Best Actress Czech Lion for her portrayal in Bathory (2008). She had also been a nominee as Best Actress SFX Award by SFX Awards, UK for her character in the film, Pushing Daisies in the year 2010.
Anna Friel has been a legendary part of Hollywood. Her quotes provided in Brainy quotes as well as IMBD have been inspiration to all the people. Her official fansite is www.anna-friel.net where the readers can find about both her personal and professional life. Her biography is available in wiki as well. She has got many followers in twitter, facebook including her other fan pages.