Florence Pugh is a name synonymous with success in the current movie industry. Having started her acting journey as a teenager, Pugh has made an impression on viewers with her performances in projects such as The Little Drummer Girl, Lady Macbeth, Midsommar, Little Women, and Black Widow. She is considered one of the best actresses of her generation and is set to dominate the film industry with her amazing skills.
Seeing as Florence gained much prominence from her acting career, it is no surprise that people have also shown interest in her life. So, today, we will take a look at Pugh’s childhood, net worth, family, relationships, and more.
Where Did Florence Pugh Grow Up?
The Midsommar star was born Florence Rose Pugh in Oxford, Oxfordshire, England on 3 January 1996. She is one of four children of her parents and grew up alongside her siblings, Rafaela Pugh, Toby Sebastian, and Arabella Gibbins. The actress’s mother, Deborah Macking is a dancer and a teacher while her father, Clinton Pugh is a restaurateur who runs Kazbar, Cafe Coco, and the Grand Cafe.
As a young child, the talented actress suffered from tracheomalacia and got a tube in her trachea to help her breathe properly. Moreover, Florence Pugh’s parents relocated their family to Sotogrande, Spain, with hopes of the warmer climate improving her health. After three years in Spain, Pugh, who was six then, moved back to Oxford.
Soon after returning to England, Florence took up acting and took part in a nativity play in school. She played Mary in the play and also spoke in a Yorkshire accent. For her formal education, Pugh was enrolled at private schools, Wychwood School and later St Edward’s School, both in Oxford.
However, she has stated that this did not do her any favors since she was only good at drama and the school did not necessarily support her acting ambitions. But Florence has since found success in her career.
When Did Florence Pugh Start Her Professional Career?
The talented actress started her acting career when she was still studying in her sixth form. She played a precocious teenager, Abbie Mortimer in the 2014 movie, The Falling opposite another child actor Masie Williams. Florence’s performance was loved by the critics and also earned her a nomination for Best British Newcomer at that year’s BFI London Film Festival.
The following year, Florence Pugh starred in the short film Paradise Lost? and then had a small part in the show Marcella. However, it was her performance as Katherine in the independent film, Lady Macbeth that helped Pugh gain even more prominence. She also won Best Performance by an Actress in a British Independent Film at the 2017 BIFA Award. Florence went on to star in King Lear, Leading Lady Parts, Outlaw King, Malevolent, and The Little Drummer Girl in 2018.
Then in 2019, Florence had three major projects all of which not only helped establish her as an amazing performer but also introduced her to American and international audiences. Pugh’s first film that year was the comedy-drama, Fighting with My Family where she played a professional wrestler named Paige. It was then followed by the horror film, Midsommar by Ari Aster. Florence played Dani Ardor, an American girl who gets roped into a cult in Sweden. Her work in the movie was applauded by many.
Following the amazing reception for Midsommar, Florence Pugh once again wowed the audience by playing Amy March in the period drama Little Women. She received nominations for BAFTA and Academy Awards for her performance in the film.
Florence Pugh then made brief appearances in Acting for a Cause, Boss Bitch Fight Challenge, and Father of the Bride Part 3 (ish) in 2020. The following year, Pugh had a starring role in Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated film Black Widow. She played Yelena Belova in the movie and reprised the role in Hawkeye the same year.
Pugh has since worked on three movies, The Wonder, Don’t Worry Darling, and Puss in Boots: The Last Wish. Moreover, she also has several other films that are in various stages of production under her belt. As per her IMDb page, Florence will star in A Good Person, Oppenheimer, Dune: Part Two, Thunderbolts, and many others in the years to come.
It is evident the English actress has found immense fame from her short but eventful career. Therefore, Florence Pugh’s net worth stands at $8 million now seems plausible. And with her continued success, there is no doubt that Florence will amass even more fortune.
Who Is Florence Pugh Dating?
Talking about her personal life, the talented actress has mostly kept it away from the spotlight. But she did share a few things about her relationship with filmmaker Zach Braff. The pair were first linked romantically in 2019 after the duo worked on In the Time It Takes to Get There. Florence and Zach’s relationship was under much scrutiny since the duo had a 21-year age gap.
Because of the attention, Pugh and Braff kept their relationship away from the spotlight. So much so that the duo kept the news of their breakup to themselves. Florence only confirmed their separation while talking to Harper BAZAAR for their September 2022 edition.
Well, the talented actress has not been linked to any other individuals since ending her relationship with Zach Braff. But let’s hope she finds love again and we will get to meet Florence Pugh’s boyfriend soon.