Emma Thompson
Emma Thompson
Real Name/Full Name Dame Emma Thompson
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Emma Thompson
Birth Place: Paddington, London, England
Date Of Birth/Birthday: April 15,1959
Age/How Old: 65 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 173 cm
In Feet and Inches – 5′ 8″
Weight: In Kilograms – 63 Kg
In Pounds – 139 lbs
Eye Color: Blue-green
Hair Color: Dark blonde
Parents Name: Father –Eric Thompson
Mother –Phyllinda Law
Siblings: Sophie Thompson
School: Camden School for girls
College: University of Cambridge, Newnman College
Religion: Christian
Nationality: British
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Gender: Female
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Boyfriend: N/A
Husband/Spouse Name: Greg Wise (m. 2003), Kenneth Branagh (m. 1989–1995)
Kids/Children Name: Gaia Romilly wise, Tindyebwa Agaba Wise
Profession: Author, comedian, actress, activist
Net Worth: $60 million
Last Updated: May 2024

Dame Emma Thompson is a British screenwriter, comedian, actress, activist an author who has won a number of accolades in her career for her talented roles throughout her career. She is well known for starring in films such as “Tutti Fruitti”, “fortune war”, “Howards End” and “Remains of the day”.

Well, how well do you know about Emma Thompson? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Emma Thompson’s net worth in 2024, her age, height, weight, boyfriend, husband, kids, biography and complete details about her life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Emma Thompson to date.

Biography and Early Life

Dame Emma Thompson was born in Paddington, London on April 15, 1959. She is the daughter of Eric Thompson who was English who happened to work with the popular television series “the magic roundabout as a writer and narrator and was also involved in theatre. Her mother was Phyllinda law and was a Scottish actress. Emma was born in a family of two and has a one sister called Sophie Thompson and as the family traditions she is also an actress and they grew up in West Hampstead in North London.  

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Emma Thompson in 2024 and what is her height and weight? Well, Emma Thompson’s age is 65 years old as of today’s date 24th May 2024 having been born on 15 April 1959. Though, she is 5′ 8″ in feet and inches and 173 cm in Centimetres tall, she weighs about 139 lbs in Pound and 63 kg in Kilograms. Her eye color is Blue-green and hair color is Dark blonde.


Emma went to Camden School for girls. Being fascinated by English and literature from her young age and having scored Straight A’s she secured a scholarship. She enrolled at the Newnham College Cambridge where she studied for an English degree and graduated with a second class honours.

While acting was inevitable she was first invited by the president Mr Martin Berman into the school’s footlight sketch comedy troupe which made her the first female member. She by all means seemed very talented that in 1980 she was made the president of footlights. She co-directed “woman’s Hour” which was the first woman revue. In 191 the tea won the Perrier award for their sketch show “The cellar tape”.

Personal Life: Dating, Boyfriends, Husband, Kids

Emma Thompson With Husband Greg Wise
Emma Thompson With Husband Greg Wise

Emma was married on 20th August 1989 to Kenneth Branagh an actor and director. The two had met at the filming of the television series ‘fortunes of war’ and they started to grow fond of each other and as they say the rest is history. Then after 6 years the two announced their separation on September of 1995.

Then in that same year she started dating her co-star Greg Wise. The two were blessed with their first child on 4th December 1999 and they named her Gaia Romilly Wise. Then they decided to adapt a Rwandan orphan named Tindyebwa Agaba and they all live happily in their home in West Hampstead, London.

Is Emma Thompson Lesbian?

Emma has been previously engaged in three relationships with men and is currently married with one child and another adapted child from Rwanda. She has not declared any interest in being a lesbian making us believe that she is straight.

Professional Career

Emma started her career at the University of Cambridge where she became a member of the Footlights troupe where she appeared in a series of comedy programme. She became prominent in 1987 after appearing in “Tutti Fruitti” and “fortunes of war” which were BBC TV series which earned her BAFTA Tv Award for the best actress for her role in both the series.

Then in 1989 she went ahead to star in her first film in romantic comedy role “the tall guy” this was followed by several other films such as Henry V (1989), dead again (1991) peter’s friend (1992) and “Much Ado About Nothing” (1993).

In 1995 she scripted and starred in the film “Sense and Sensible” which was a huge success that was largely accepted commercially. It also attracted several awards such as Academy Awards, BAFTA Awards for best actress as well as best adapted screen play. This made her the first person to receive nominations from academy awards for both acting and writing. She has also featured in other notable films such as “Harry Potter” (2004-2011), love actually (2003), Primary colours (1998), Wit (2001) Nanny McPhee (2005) beauty and the beast (2017) and years and years in 2019


Emma started to receive recognition for her talent when she was still in college where she and her team won a Perrier award for their sketch show “the cellar tapes” this was just after a year of being engaged. She also won the British academy awards for best actress for her roles in “Fortune of war” and “Tutti fruitti”. Her role in “Howards End’ attracted numerous awards such as the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Oscars as the best actress. Emma also received two nominations for her roles in “In the name of the father” and “The remains of the day”. After writing an adaptation in 1995 named “Sense and sensibility” she won the best adapted film at the Oscars.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Emma Thompson in 2024

Emma Thompson Net Worth
Emma Thompson Net Worth

Emma’s talent has made her reach great heights in her career. She is one f the highly paid British actress. She primarily earns her income through acting s her primary source of income. Besides this she is also an established comedian, author and activist. Her success as an actress has earned her fame and wealth.

In the film am a legend, the film grossed over$585.3 million at the box office and some of the movies she has featured in grossed significant amounts to increase her overall wealth dramatically. She is also engaged with entrepreneurship where she owns a burger chain of restaurants and also owns a clothing line Emma Thompson seductions. Over the time she has managed to amass a net worth of $60 million as of 2024.

Emma knew that she would be a great actress even more than her parents. She has become one of the best actresses who come from London. She has had a very successful career that has won her many awards and also made her famous.


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