What is Florence Pugh Net Worth?
Florence Pugh is an English actress who made her acting debut in the 2014 mystery film The Falling. Florence Pugh has a net worth of $8 million. She later won acclaim for her lead role in the film ‘Lady Macbeth’ and for her performances in the television productions of ‘King Lear’ and ‘The Little Drummer Girl’. Pugh had a big year in film in 2019, starring in ‘Fighting with My Family’, ‘Midsommar’ and ‘Little Women’.
The first start of life and the beginning of the career
Florence Pugh was born in 1996 in Oxford, England, the daughter of dancer Deborah and restaurateur Clinton. He has three siblings: Toby, Arabella and Rafaela, the first two being also actors. As a child, Pugh suffered from tracheomalacia, which resulted in many hospital visits. When he was three, the family moved to Sotogrande, Spain, hoping that warmer weather would bring him health. They remained there until Pugh was six, at which time they returned to Oxford. Back in England, Pugh went to Wychwood School and St Edward’s School, but was dissatisfied with how little these institutions did to support her acting aspirations. From 2013 to 2016, she performed cover songs on YouTube under the name Flossie Rose.
While still at school, in 2014, Pugh made her professional acting debut in the British mystery drama The Falling, portraying a precocious teenager at an English girls’ school. Her costar Maisie Williams played her troubled best friend. For her performance, Pugh was nominated for Best British Newcomer at the BFI London Film Festival.
Pugh gained more widespread recognition in 2016 when she starred as a repressed and violent teenage bridegroom in the independent film Lady Macbeth. For her performance, she won the BIFA Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film. Also in 2016, Pugh wrote ITV’s Nordic-noir detective series Marcella, which was also directed by Swedish screenwriter Hans Rosenfeldt. Two years later, Pugh received a BAFTA Rising Star nomination at the 71st British Academy Film Awards. She went on to play Cordelia in a television production of “King Lear” with Anthony Hopkins, Emma Thompson, Emily Watson and Jim Broadbent. Pugh also played Elizabeth de Burgh in the Netflix historical drama Outlaw King.
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Pugh’s biggest year to date came in 2019, when he gained international recognition for his performances in three major films. First, she played English professional fighter Paige in the biographical sports drama Fighting with My Family, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Based on Max Fisher’s documentary The Wrestlers: Fighting with My Family, the film starred Jack Lowden, Lena Headey, Nick Frost, Vince Vaughn and Dwayne Johnson. Pugh then had a starring role in Ari Aster’s horror film Midsommar, playing a woman who becomes involved with a deadly cult after traveling to Sweden with her boyfriend. Pugh eventually played Amy March in Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel Little Women. The film’s ensemble cast included Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Meryl Streep, Timothee Chalamet, Chris Cooper and Laura Dern. “Little Women” received a high level of critical acclaim and earned six Oscar nominations, including Best Picture. Pugh herself received a Best Supporting Actress nomination, for which she was also nominated at the BAFTA Awards.
“Black Widow” and Beyond
In July 2021, Pugh entered the Marvel Cinematic Universe with her role as spy Yelena Belova in the superhero film Black Widow. She was part of a cast including Scarlett Johansson, David Harbour, Olga Kurylenko, William Hurt, Rachel Weisz and Ray Winstone. Pugh reprises role on Disney+ superhero series ‘Hawkeye’. Additionally, she was cast in films such as ‘Dolly’, ‘A Good Person’ and ‘Don’t Worry Darling’, the latter being a psychological thriller set in 1950s California.
Pugh is in a relationship with actor and filmmaker Zach Braff, who directed her in his 2019 short film In the Time it Takes to Get There. Together, they live in Los Angeles.
In 2019, Pugh was included in the entertainment category of the annual Forbes 30 Under 30 list, which recognizes the 30 most influential people in Europe under the age of 30. The following year, Pugh participated in the live reading series Acting for a Cause, where she read Kenneth Lonergan’s play “This is Our Youth” to help raise funds for the non-profit Entertainment Industry Foundation.