Olivia Colman was born on January 30, 1974 in Norfolk, England. She studied at Homerton College and the Cambridge Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. She originally began her career as a comedic actress, originally primarily appearing on BBC radio shows. Her breakout role in Tyrannosaurus won her an award at the Sundance Film Festival. She moved into a more dramatic career path when she started her role as Ellie Miller on Broadchurch. In 2017, Colman won a Golden Globe for her supporting role in The Night Manager. Currently, Colman has two supporting roles in movies that are currently in post-production. She is set to work alongside Emma Stone in The Favorite and with Walton Goggin in Them That Follow.