Olivia Kate Cooke (born 27 December 1993) is an English actress. She is known for her starring role as Emma Decody in the A&E drama thriller series Bates Motel (2013–2017) and as Becky Sharp in the period drama miniseries Vanity Fair (2018). She also starred in the horror film Ouija (2014), the comedy-drama film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), the period horror mystery film The Limehouse Golem (2016), the thriller film Thoroughbreds (2017), and Steven Spielberg's sci-fi film Ready Player One (2018).
In 2014, Cooke supported the Save the Children campaign by appearing in Bulgari advertisements. After four years in New York City, she moved to London in January 2020.
Olivia Kate Cooke was born on 27 December 1993 in Oldham, Greater Manchester, the daughter of sales representative Lindsy Wild and retired police officer John Cooke. She has a younger sister named Eleanor. Her parents divorced when she was a child, and she and her younger sister lived with their mother. She started acting when she was eight years old at the Oldham Theatre Workshop, an after-school drama programme in her hometown. She attended Royton and Crompton Academy and studied drama at Oldham Sixth Form College, leaving before the end of her A-levels to appear in the drama series Blackout. She starred as Maria in a college production of West Side Story, and soon landed her first and last leading role for the Oldham Theatre Workshop in Prom: The Musical, a remake of Cinderella. When she was 14, she secured her first local agent, who gained her commercial roles. In 2012, she appeared in One Direction's "Autumn Term" tour video as a student getting a piggyback ride from Harry Styles. Although her agent discouraged her from enrolling in drama school because she was already getting acting work, she was keen on applying to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) and made it to the final round of auditions, but was not accepted.
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A successful New York public defender's life begins to fall apart when he loses his first case.
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As a young New York couple goes from college romance to marriage and the birth of their first child, the unexpected twists of their journey echo over continents and through lifetimes.
Follow the Roses
A young girl sees the consequences of her family's actions.
Katie Says Goodbye
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Ready Player One
The creator of a popular video game system is the subject of a virtual contest.
In a world where everyone is striving for what is not worth having, no one is more determined to climb to the heights of English society than Becky Sharp.
The two teenage girls are together again. One of their problems might be solved by a murder, but not the other.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
Greg is coasting through senior year of high school as anonymous as possible, avoiding social interactions like the plague, while secretly making spirited, bizarre films with Earl. His friendship and ...
London 1865. Derby has been keeping a secret about Ruby for her entire life.
The Quiet Ones
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The Secret of Crickley Hall
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The Tracking of a Russian Spy
After meeting a mysterious Russian woman at a New York night club, he is arrested for being a Russian spy and she disappears. He is going to Moscow to find the woman he loves.
Untitled Fairy Tale Project
There are consequences for the fairy tale universe from a princess's spell.
The film will explore the world of firefighters in 1920's New York City and tells the story of a 16-year-old girl who will have to become a hero in order to save her city.
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