30 Astounding Facts About Annabelle Wallis That Every Fan Must Know

Annabelle Wallis
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Annabelle Wallis is one of most familiar faces in the industry, especially with her role as Grace Burgess in the BBC drama “Peaky Blinders.” In her career spanning over 15 years, she has many impressive works in her portfolio, and is also said to have some exciting movies coming up. Not to forget her philanthropic activities, that has cast her in the limelight, as much as her impeccable performances have. Still, there are not a lot of things about the actress that is known to her fans, as she is relatively very private about her personal life. Here are some really interesting facts about the actress that will make you love her even more:

    Annabelle Wallis"Annabelle Wallis" by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity Photographer is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

  1.  She is committed to the NGO Choose Love (formerly Help Refugees), which provides humanitarian aid to refugees around the world and advocates for them.
  2.  Her performance as Mia Form in the 2014 “Annabelle” was praised by the critics. She was nominated for the “Best Scared-As-S**t Performance” at the 2015’s MTV Movie & TV Awards.
  3.  Wallis was announced to be Cartier's ambassador for jewelry and the new face of the Panthère de Cartier watch in April 2018.
  4.  Her portrayal as Laurie Luhn in “The Loudest Voice” was praised and seen as a "heartbreakingly powerful work" according to the Chicago Sun Times.
  5.  She starred as Princess Buttercup in "The Princess Bride" for Quibi to raise money for World Central Kitchen in the year 2020.
  6.  Annabelle Wallis was born on September 25, 1984 to Arthur Wallis and Marie Wallis in Oxford, England, United Kingdom. She has an older brother Francis Wallis.
  7.  When she was just 18 months old, her family immigrated to the Portuguese municipality of Cascais, where she was raised with her brother.
  8.  Her brother is a director who has worked for fashion designer Michael Kors and singers Pixie Lott and Birdy. She is a descendant of the famous English singer Marie Lloyd, on her father’s side.
  9.  Her maternal great-uncle was Irish actor Richard Harris. Her English first cousins once removed include actors Jared Harris, Jamie Harris, and director Damian Harris.
  10.  She attended Saint Dominic’s International School in Sao Domingos de Rana. Attending international schools from childhood had helped her in being fluent in English, Portuguese, French and Spanish.
  11. Annabelle Wallis"Annabelle Wallis" by Eva Rinaldi Celebrity Photographer is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

  12.  She initially started her career in Portugal, where she has appeared in minor roles in several short films, and ad campaigns.
  13.  When she decided on pursuing a career in the film industry, she moved to London, looking for drama schools. She worked on various advertisements to make ends meet.
  14.  However, before finding a suitable drama school, she met an agent, and landed a lead role in Bollywood movie “Dil Jo Bhi Kahey,” in the year 2005.
  15.  Although the movie was not a commercial or critical success, her performance helped in landing small parts in “True True Lie” and “Body of Lies.”
  16.  She got her much needed breakthrough with her role as queen Jane Seymour in the season three of the Showtime drama series “The Tudors.”
  17.  Annabelle went on to star in the 2010 TV movie “The Lost Future.” In the year 2011, she starred in “Pan Am,” Madonna’s “W.E.: Wallis & Edouard” and “X-Men: First Class.”
  18.  From 2013 to 2016, she starred as Grace Burgess, as an Irish spy in the BBC drama “Peaky Blinders.” Her performance was well received among the fans as well as the critics.
  19.  Tom Cruise, being a die-hard fan of the “Peaky Blinders” show, personally requested Wallis to audition for the role of Jenny Halsey in his 2017 movie “The Mummy.”
  20.  During the filming of the movie, she insisted on doing all of her stunts by herself, including the Zero-G scene that almost killed her.
  21.  In fact, the Zero-G scene took sixty-four takes and was shot for two days in a special plane that was lined in padded green fabric. The plane would fly to a high altitude, and then dive along a parabolic path, falling at the same rate as the gravitational pull.
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  23.  She and Tom Cruise were the only members who did not get nauseous, nor did they vomit, as all the other crew members vomited while filming.
  24.  With a leading role in the movie “Annabelle,” she joined “The Conjuring Universe.” She reprised her role as Mia Form in the 2017 movie “Annabelle: Creation.”
  25.  She collaborated with director Alex Kurtzman, for an episode of “Star Trek: Short Treks,” and lent her voice to an artificial intelligence called Zora.
  26.  She was cast as Muriel Wright, the original Bond girl, in the mini-series “Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond,” in the year 2014.
  27.  In the year 2016, she starred in “The Brothers Grimsby” as Lina Smit, in “Mine” as Jenny, and in “Come and Find Me” as Claire.
  28.  She joined the alternative version of the King Arthur legend six-film series, portraying the role of Maggie, in the 2017 movie “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword.” However, with the failure of the movie, the plans for sequels were scrapped.
  29.  From August 2015 to August 2017, she was in an on-off relationship with British singer Chris Martin, the lead vocalist of rock band Coldplay. She even performed vocals on the song “Up&Up.”
  30.  After her breakup with Martin, she started dating American actor Chris Pine from April 2018. The couple were in a relationship until 2021.
  31.  In February 2018, she attended the “Letters Live event” curated by Net-à-Porter in Los Angeles, where she read a letter from suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst. The money raised was donated to Women for Women International.
  32.  She teamed up with her friend and fashion designer Georgia Hardinge to raise funds for the charity Age UK, during the COVID-19 pandemic in April 2020.
  33.  Annabelle Wallis Net Worth: $4 Million

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