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EMILY MORTIMER'S (Nicole) many film credits include her break-out role in the critically-acclaimed Lovely & Amazing, a comical, bittersweet tale of four hapless, but resilient, women and the lessons they learn in keeping up with the hectic demands of their individual neuroses. The film brought Mortimer great critical acclaim and a 2003 Independent Spirit Award for her role in the film.

Mortimer was most recently seen in a series of successful and critically acclaimed films, including David Mamet's Redbelt, Brad Anderson's thriller Transsiberian, the touching comedy Lars and the Real Girl, the romantic comedy Chaos Theory, and Woody Allen's Match Point all following her work in the first Pink Panther.

Mortimer's other diverse film credits include starring in Shona Auerbach's Dear Frankie, as an impoverished single mother who has moved to a seaside Scottish town with her deaf child; Young Adam, an independent production by first time writer/director David Mackenzie, starring Ewan McGregor, which Mortimer was nominated in the Best British Actress category at the 2004 Empire Awards and in the Best British Actress in a Supporting Role category at the 2004 London Film Critics Circle Awards; leading the ensemble cast in Stephen Fry's directorial debut, Bright Young Things; Notting Hill; Kenneth Branagh's Love's Labour's Lost; Shekhar Kapur's award-winning Elizabeth; The Saint; The Ghost and the Darkness; Formula 51 with Robert Carlyle and Samuel L. Jackson; Wes Craven's Scream 3; The Kid opposite Bruce Willis; and Helmut Schleppi's independent feature A Foreign Affair. 

In addition to her several film projects, Mortimer played the recurring role of Phoebe (as Alec Baldwin's Jack Donaghy's love interest) on this season's acclaimed "30 Rock,” and provided the voice for the character of young Sophie in Walt Disney Studios' English language version of Howl's Moving Castle, directed by the renowned Japanese animator Hayao Miyazaki (released in 2004). Mortimer has also starred in a range of television projects for the BBC.

Mortimer's theatre credits include the productions of "The Merchant of Venice” for the Lyceum Theatre and "The Lights” for the Royal Court. While studying English at Oxford University, Mortimer had starring roles in numerous stage productions including: Ophelia in "Hamlet” at Oxford Shakespeare Festival, Gertrude in "Hamlet” and Lady Nijo/Winn in "Top Girls” at the Edinburgh festival 1992, Miss Burstner/Leni in "The Trial” at the Oxford Playhouse, and Helena in "A Midsummer Night's Dream” at the Old Fire Station, Oxford. She also devised, directed and acted in a production of "Don Juan,” which was a Drama Cupper's Winner in 1990.

Mortimer was born in London, England. She is the daughter of famed writer John Mortimer and Penelope Glossop. Mortimer attended the highly respected St. Paul's Girls School in Barnes, London. She then studied English and Russian at Oxford University from 1990 - 1994. She married actor Alessandro Nivola in 2002, and their first child was born in 2003.

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