Olivia Cooke

Olivia Cooke

Olivia Kate Cooke(born 27 December 1993) is an English actress. Since 2013, she has co-starred as Emma Decody in the A&E drama-thriller television seriesBates Motel. Prior to this, she appeared in two BBC miniseries,BlackoutandThe Secret of Crickley Hall. In 2014, Cooke starred in three supernatural thriller films:The Quiet Ones,The Signal, andOuija. These roles have given her the reputation of a contemporary scream queen . In 2015, she portrayed Rachel Kushner in the comedy-dramaMe and Earl and the Dying Girl.

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 Olivia Cooke's Early life

Cooke attended Royton and Crompton Secondary School and studied drama at Oldham Sixth Form College , leaving before the end of her A-levels to star inBlackout.

. Soon after, Cooke landed her first and last leading role for the Oldham Theatre, inProm: The Musical, a remake ofCinderella.

Although Cooke's agent discouraged her from enrolling in drama school because she was already getting acting work, Cooke was keen on applying to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA). She made it to the final round of auditions, but was not accepted.

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 Olivia Cooke's Career

2012–13: Career beginnings[edit]

Cooke stated that she felt better suited for television than theatre, as she was embarrassed by the exaggerated gestures sometimes required for stage acting.Despite being a novice, Cooke distinguished herself among European actresses in the gruelling casting process forThe Quiet Ones, which opened in April 2014, two years after filming took place.

Three weeks later, Cooke earned the part of Emma, her first American role.She was originally disappointed when the producers made Emma Mancunian , believing it was a fail-safe measure regarding her accent. However, aided by fellow English actor Freddie Highmore , who has previous experience with an American accent, Cooke has since been mistaken to be American.Bates Motelfirst aired on 18 March 2013, and, as a complement to the series, Cooke has contributed short videos for Emma's fictitious blog .Cooke next starred in the short filmRuby's Skin, which premiered in Los Angeles in October 2013.

2014–present: Films and future projects[edit]

The Signalhit U.S. cinemas on 13 June 2014, with Focus Features expanding the release on 20 June and again on 27 June 2014.Cooke starred as Haley Peterson, an American MIT student transferring to Caltech , who encounters strange occurrences as she, her boyfriend, and her best friend are lured into the desert by a hacker.

Despite being panned by critics,Ouijawas a box office success, grossing approximately $102.5 million worldwide.

On 25 January 2015,Me and Earl and the Dying Girlbecame her second feature to premiere at the Sundance Film Festival , where it was awarded both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards. The film was released to American cinemas on 12 June 2015.On 18 June 2015, Cooke voiced the Loch Ness Monster for an episode ofAxe Cop, which was co-written by herMe and Earl and the Dying Girlco-star Nick Offerman .

In September 2015, Cooke was shortlisted for a lead role in Rian Johnson 'sStar Wars: Episode VIII.On 11 September 2015, Cooke was cast as Art3mis in Steven Spielberg 'sReady Player One, which is slated for a 30 March 2018 release.In April 2016, Cooke was cast in the thriller filmThoroughbred, alongside Anya Taylor-Joy and Anton Yelchin .

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 Olivia Cooke's Personal life

Bates Motelcast and crew as a family away from home.In 2014, she supported the Save the Children campaign by appearing in Bulgari advertisements.

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 Olivia Cooke's Filmography


2014 The Signal Haley Peterson
2014 Ruby's Skin Ruby Short film
2014 The Quiet Ones Jane Harper
2014 Ouija Laine Morris
2015 Me and Earl and the Dying Girl Rachel Kushner
2016 Katie Says Goodbye Katie In post-production
2016 The Limehouse Golem Elizabeth Cree In post-production
2017 Thoroughbred Filming


2012 Blackout Meg Demoys Miniseries; 3 episodes
2012 The Secret of Crickley Hall Nancy Linnet Miniseries; 3 episodes
2013–present Bates Motel Emma Decody 37 episodes
2015 Axe Cop Loch Ness Monster Voice; episode: "Night Mission: The Extincter"

Music videos[]

2012 "Autumn Term" Student One Direction FromUp All Night: The Live Tour

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 Olivia Cooke's Awards and nominations

2014 Eerie Horror Film Festival Awards Best Actress Ruby's SkinWon
Screen International UK Stars of Tomorrow HerselfWon
2015 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards Best Supporting Actress The Quiet Ones3rd Place
San Diego Film Critics Society Best Supporting ActressMe and Earl and the Dying GirlNominated
Women's Image Network Awards Best Actress – Feature FilmNominated
2016 Empire Awards Best Female NewcomerNominated

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 Olivia Cooke's References

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  30. Jafaar, Ali (17 April 2015). "Alan Rickman, Olivia Cooke And Douglas Booth To Star In 'The Limehouse Golem'". Deadline.com. 
  31. Sneider, Jeff (1 September 2015). "'Star Wars: Episode VIII' Shortlist Includes Gina Rodriguez, Tatiana Maslany, Olivia Cooke (Exclusive)". TheWrap. 
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