LARS AND THE REAL GIRL
EMILY MORTIMER (Karin) is an award-winning actress who is quickly building an
impressive list of film credits both in the U.S. and in her native England. In 2003 she won an
Independent Spirit Award for her performance in Lovely and Amazing. More recently, Mortimer
was recognized with an Empire Award nomination for her work in Young Adam, opposite Ewan
McGregor, and with a European Film Award nomination for her work in the romantic drama
Mortimer was most recently seen in Match Point, then with Steve Martin, BeyoncĂ©
Knowles and Kevin Kline in the remake of the classic comedy The Pink Panther. Mortimer next
began production on the soon-to-be-released romantic comedy Chaos Theory, opposite Ryan
Reynolds under the direction of Marcos Siega.
Born in London, England, Mortimer studied English at Oxford University before
pursuing her acting career. After a number of television roles and work in the theatre, she made
her feature film debut in The Ghost and the Darkness, opposite Val Kilmer and Michael Douglas.
Her earlier film credits also include The Saint, starring Kilmer; Shekhar Kapur's acclaimed biopic
Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffery Rush, Christopher Eccleston, and Joseph Fiennes;
the romantic comedy hit Notting Hill, with Hugh Grant and Julia Roberts; and the horror sequel
In 2000, Mortimer joined the ensemble cast of Kenneth Branagh's modern take on
Shakespeare's Love's Labour's Lost, and also starred opposite Bruce Willis in the comedy
fantasy The Kid. Mortimer has since been seen in such films as Ronny Yu's The 51st State with
Samuel L. Jackson, A Foreign Affair, The Sleeping Dictionary, and Stephen Fry's Bright Young
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