Carey Mulligan Net Worth and How She Became Famous

Carey Mulligan is known for her appearances in The Great Gatsby and Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. Here’s a look at Mulligan’s net worth, career, and how she became famous.

Carey Mulligan’s movies and TV shows

Carey Mulligan in 2019 | David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Bvlgari
Carey Mulligan in 2019 | David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Bvlgari

Carey Mulligan made her film debut in the 2005 film Pride and Prejudice. That same year, Mulligan made her television acting debut in the mini-series Bleak House, she played the role of Ada Clare/Ada Carstone. Her next recurring role was in the series The Amazing Mrs. Pritchard, in which she played the role of Emily Pritchard. Mulligan rose to fame after playing Jenny Mellor in the 2009 film An Education. Her other acting roles include appearances in Brothers, Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps, and The Great Gatsby.

Carey Mulligan’s entertainment career extends beyond acting. As of this writing, Mulligan has one credit as a producer for the 2020 film Promising Young Woman.

Carey Mulligan’s highest-grossing films

Carrie Mulligan | Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli/ Getty Images for Bvlgari
Carrie Mulligan | Daniele Venturelli/Daniele Venturelli/ Getty Images for Bvlgari

As of this writing, Mulligan’s highest-grossing film is The Great Gatsby, with $353.6 million in worldwide revenues. Her other high-grossing films are Pride and Prejudice, with $126.5 million in worldwide earnings; Wall Street 2: Money Never Sleeps, with $137.4 million in worldwide earnings; and Public Enemies, with $212.2 million in worldwide earnings.

Carey Mulligan’s road to acting

Mulligan told The Hollywood Reporter about her road to becoming an actress. She told the publication she started acting at the age of 6. She was in many school plays, including The King and I and Sweet Charity. Mulligan decided not to go to college and instead pursued acting full time. Her parents expressed concern about her career choice, but she decided to move forward with her decision.

“My parents were completely against it,” Mulligan told The Hollywood Reporter. “They wanted me to go to a university. They didn’t know any actors; no one in my family was an actor. They were scared.”

Carey Mulligan |  Araya Diaz/Getty Images
Carey Mulligan | Araya Diaz/Getty Images

Mulligan got one of her first acting breaks by taking initiative and reaching out to an actor who spoke to her high school class when she was 17 years old. According to the publication, the actress contacted Julian Fellowes, who was the actor in and wrote the screenplay for Gosford Park. Mulligan’s boldness paid off.

“I wrote to him and said, ‘You are the only actor I have ever met. How do I get into drama school?’ He took me out to dinner with his wife and they gave me the phone number of a casting agent, Maggie Lunn. And she got me an audition for Pride & Prejudice.’”

Carey Mulligan’s net worth

As of this writing, Carey Mulligan has a net worth of $16 million according to Celebrity Net Worth estimates.

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