Olivia Cooke Biography

Olivia Cooke is an English actress. She is known for her role in the A&E drama-thriller series “Bates Motel” playing the character of Emma Decody, her first American role. Cooke has since been mistaken to be American. She has played notable roles in various films since the start of her career and bagged various awards for her different roles. Several of her films have been premiered at Toronto International Film Festival and at Sundance Film Festival.

Early Life

Olivia Cooke born as Olivia Kate Cooke was born in Oldham, a former textile manufacturing town in Greater Manchester, North West England on 27 December 1993 to Lindsy Wild (mother) who is a sales representative, and John Cooke (father) who is a retired police officer. She comes from a family of non-actors. She has a younger sister named Eleanor. Her parents separated when she was a child, and she and her younger sister lived with their mother.

Cooke went to Royton and Crompton Secondary School and studied drama at Oldham Sixth Form College, leaving before the end of her A-levels to star in Blackout. Cooke practiced ballet and gymnastics from a young age. At the age of 8, she started acting at an after-school drama program in her hometown, called the Oldham Theatre Workshop.

Olivia Cooke Career

Olivia began her professional journey in 2012. Where Cooke staged for the Oldham Theatre Workshop when she starred as Maria in Oldham Sixth Form College’s production of West Side Story. Next, she got her first and last leading role for the Oldham Theatre, in Prom: The Musical, a remake of Cinderella. After she left the Oldham Theatre Workshop she got herself a casting director called Beverley Keogh who used to secure roles for her in television. Despite being a neophyte, Cooke distinguished herself in the demanding casting process for The Quiet Ones, which opened in April 2014, two years after filming took place.

Cooke shaved off her hair to play the female lead who battles leukemia in the comedy-drama film “Me and Earl and the Dying Girl”. The film was awarded both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards at the Sundance Film Festival. Later Cooke bagged a role alongside Christopher Abbott, Mary Steenburgen, and others. In the independent drama film Katie Says Goodbye. Her next project was the film adaptation of Dan Leno and the Limehouse Golem, a gothic murder mystery, opposite Bill Nighy and Douglas Booth. Both of these films premiered at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival. Also, she starred in the thriller film Thoroughbreds which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.

Rise to Fame

In March 2018, Cooke was seen in Steven Spielberg’s science fiction adventure Ready Player One in which she played the role of Art3mis. Later that year, she appeared in Dan Fogelman’s relationship drama film Life Itself alongside Oscar Isaac, Olivia Wilde, and Samuel L. Jackson. In 2019, Her drama film Sound of Metal, alongside Riz Ahmed premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival. Also in 2019, she featured in the Prime Video romantic comedy anthology series “Modern Love” and played the character of Karla, a pregnant homeless woman giving her baby up for adoption.

In 2021 she is all set to appear in two back-to-back movies. One of her movies called “The Little Fish” directed by Chad Hartigan is an American sci-fi film. She will be seen alongside Jack O’Connell, Raúl Castillo, and Soko in the science fiction film. Another project of her is the directorial debut film of Chase Palmer called Naked Singularity. The movie stars John Boyega, Bill Skarsgård, Ed Skrein, Linda Lavin, and Tim Blake Nelson along with Olivia Cooke.

Olivia Cooke Biography

Real Name Olivia Kate Cooke
Birth Date 27 December 1993
Age (as of 2021) 27 Years
Birth Place Oldham, United Kingdom
Nationality British
Profession Actress
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Capricorn

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 5’ 5” – in Centimeters – 165 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 53 kg  –  in Pounds –  117 lbs
Body Measurements 33-24-32
Bra Size 32A
Waist Size 24
Hips Size 32
Shoe Size 7 (U.S.)
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Body Type Slim


Father John Cooke
Mother Lindsy Wild
Sister Eleanor Cooke
Brother None


School Royton and Crompton Secondary School
College Oldham Sixth Form College

Relationship Status

Marital Status Single
Affair No
Is she a Lesbian? No
Boyfriend? Christopher Abbott (2015-2016)

Favorite Things

Favorite Footwear Stuart Weitzman black Highland boots
Favorite Destination U.K.
Favorite Food Sunday Roast
Favorite Drink Tetley’s tea

Personal Life

Cook seems to be a secret person in terms of her personal life. In 2015, there was a rumor that she is dating handsome Christopher Abbott. The duo gave their first relationship appearance on 2015, November 30, at the Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards. Since then they are often spotted together. They haven’t revealed any plans for their wedding. Before Christopher, Olivia was in a serious relationship with Alex Roe who is an actor and famously known for her role in the movie ‘Forever My Girl”. She moved to London in January 2020 after living in New York City for four years.

Olivia Cooke Net Worth

Cooke as an actress and beautiful model has earned herself huge fame by working with famous personalities and doing noteworthy films throughout her film career. While she has not revealed her exact annual salary, the net worth of the alluring actress has been estimated at around $2 million. Going by her projects and her future engagements, there is no doubt that her income will surely increase in the future.


  • Cooke secured her first local agent, who gained her commercial roles when she was 14.
  • She appeared as a student getting a piggyback ride from Harry Styles in One Direction’s “Autumn Term” tour video in 2012.
  • Her agent discouraged her from enrolling in drama school because she was already getting acting work but she was keen on applying to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. She although made it to the audition’s final round, but was not accepted.
  • She excelled as a dancer and a gymnast and had dreams of ballet while growing up.

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