Birth Name: Emily Mortimer
Birth Place: London, England, GB
Born on Dec. 1, 1971 in London, England, Mortimer was raised by her father, John, a playwright and novelist who wrote the popular mystery series Rumpole on the Bailey, and her mother, Penelope. Though she liked to mimic television commercials as a child, Mortimer had no early predilections for becoming an actress. But while attending St. Paul's Girls' School in London, Mortimer took her first steps into performing with several stage productions. She also began falling in love with Russian culture and language, particularly after a trip to the country when she was 17. In 1990, Mortimer went to Lincoln College at Oxford University, where she was a double major in English literature and Russian...
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