Friday, June 17, 2011

Samantha Morton

British Actress

Popular name       Samantha Morton
Birth name           Samantha Jane Morton
Birth date             May 13, 1977
Birth place           Nottingham, England
Height                  5' 3" (1.60 m)
Occupation          Actress

Morton made her film debut in This Is the Sea (1997). She received worldwide attention and an Academy Award nomination for her role in Woody Allen's Sweet and Lowdown (1999). She appeared in Minority Report (2002) and In America (2003), for which received her second Academy Award nomination. She starred in the television film Longford (2007), she received an Emmy Award nomination and won a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Moors Murderer Myra Hindley. She appeared in the 2009 drama The Messenger. Morton has also appeared in a number of music videos. She worked with director Chris Cunningham for English garage rock band The Horrors' debut video, "Sheena Is a Parasite"; and played a mermaid opposite Larry Mullen in the Anton Corbijn-directed promotional video for U2's "Electrical Storm". She also provided the voice of Ruby for the Canadian animated series Max and Ruby from 2001 to 2003.
In 2012, Morton will co-star in Cosmopolis, directed by David Cronenberg.

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