Olivia Cooke

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Olivia Cooke - Biography, Profile, Facts, and Career

Olivia Cooke is a British actress. She’s best known for her roles in television series such as Bates Motel (2013–2017), Vanity Fair (2018), and House of the Dragon (2022–present).

Some of the prominent big-screen projects are including Ouija (2014), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), Thoroughbreds (2017), and Ready Player One (2018).


Olivia Cooke debuted as an actress with two different TV series titled The Secret of Crickley Hall and Blackout, where she played some small roles. Both series were released in 2012.

Only one year into her career, she already made a breakthrough with her first recurring role in the TV series Bates Motel in 2013.

Then, she made her big-screen debut in 2014 with multiple appearances in various movies including Ouija, The Quiet Ones, Ruby’s Skin, and The Signal.

After her successful debut on both small and big screens, she kept on showing up in several movies and TV series and maintained the quality of her performance.

Some of her notable works in the past are the movie Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), the TV series Axe Cop (2015), the movie The Limehouse Golem (2016), and many others.

In 2022, she was set to star in the much-anticipated fantasy series House of the Dragon, which is a spin-off of another hit series titled Game of Thrones (2011).

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  • Real Name: Olivia Kate Cooke
  • Stage Name: Olivia Cooke
  • Also Known as: –
  • Nickname: Olivia
  • Birthday: December 27, 1993
  • Birthplace: Oldham, England
  • Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
  • Nationality: British
  • Religion: Christianity
  • Profession: Actress
  • Education: Oldham Sixth Form College, Royton and Crompton Secondary School
  • Hobbies: Inline skating, gymnastic
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  • Instagram: @livkatecooke
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  • YouTube: –

Height, Weight, & Physical Appearance

  • Height: 166 cm (5’5”)
  • Weight: 53 Kg (117 lbs)
  • Blood Type: –
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Eye Color: Dark brown
  • Body Measurements: 33-24-31 (Bust -33, Waist -24, and Hips -31 inches)
  • Shoe Size: 7.5 (US)
  • Dress Size: 6 (US)


  • Father: John Cooke 
  • Mother: Lindsy Wild
  • Brother: –
  • Sister: Eleanor Cooke

Boyfriend & Dating History

Christopher Abbott

She started dating Christopher, who’s her co-stars in Katie Says Goodye, in 2015.

The couple parted ways just before the pandemic hit. According to Olivia, the separation was “another reason to come home” to London and she opened up about how healing it was to move back there.

Ben Hardy 

Olivia and Ben started their romance after meeting at Pixie (2020) filming set, where they acted as love interests of each other.

Their romance didn’t seem to last long, as a source told the media that they were so smitten in the beginning but have their intensity fizzled out soon.

Jacob Ifan

In 2022, she’s rumored to date Jacob, who’s a Welsh actor. The rumors started mostly from Instagram, as his fanpage posted their Amsterdam vacation.

Neither of them has addressed the dating speculation.

Net Worth

As cited from several sources, she’s estimated to own around $2 million of net worth. She appeared to earn her income primarily from acting.


  • Olivia once tried to enroll at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art but failed the audition.
  • She shaved her hair for her role in the movie Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015).
  • Her father, John Cooke, is an attendance officer at Royton and Crompton Secondary School, while her mother, Lindsy Wild, is a sales representative.
  • She joined Oldham Theater Workshop when she was eight years old and developed her love for acting there.
  • Her father used to be a police officer.
  • She has a younger sister.
  • Her ex-boyfriends, Ben Hardy and Christopher Abbott, are all actors.
  • Olivia wore a wig worth $$10,000 for her role in the TV series Bates Motel (2013).
  • She does not believe in supernatural beings.
  • Her favorite foods are Sunday Roast and Tetley’s Tea.
  • Olivia was often involved in school productions.
  • Her TV debut started in 2012.
  • She once left school to take on the role in the TV series even though she had not finished her A-Levels yet.
  • Her parents divorced when she was a kid and she has been living alongside her mother and her sister.
  • She is a natural brunette.
  • Olivia had her first manager when she was fourteen years old.
  • Her natural eye color is dark brown.
  • Those closest to her call her Liv.
  • Her ideal type is…

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  • Mother’s Milk (TBA), as TBA
  • Fireheart (2022), as Georgia
  • Naked Singularity (2021), as Lea
  • Pixie (2020), as Pixie
  • Little Fish (2020), as Emma and the executive producer
  • Sound of Metal (2019), as Lou
  • Life Itself (2018), as Dylan
  • Follow the Roses (2018), as Angie
  • Ready Player One (2018), as Art3mis
  • Making The Limehouse Golem (2017), as self
  • Bates Motel: The Check Out (2017), as self
  • Thoroughbreds (2017), as Amanda
  • Katie Says Goodbye (2016), as Katie
  • The Limehouse Golem (2016), as Lizzie Cree
  • Ouija: Adapting the Fear (2015), as self
  • Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015), as Rachel
  • Ouija (2014), as Laine Morris
  • Bates Motel Inside the Casting Room (2014), as self
  • The Quiet Ones (2014), as Jane Harper
  • Ruby’s Skin (2014), as Ruby
  • The Signal (2014), as Haley

TV Series

  • House of the Dragon (HBO | 2022), as Alicent Hightower
  • Slow Horses (Apple TV+ | 2022), as Sidonie ‘Sid’ Baker
  • Soft Voice (2021), as Dark Voice and the executive producer
  • Modern Love (Amazon Prime Video | 2019), as Karla
  • Vanity Fair (ITV | 2018), as Becky Sharp
  • Axe Cop (Fox | 2015), as Loch Ness Monster
  • Bates Motel (A&E | 2013), as Emma Decody
  • The Secret of Crickley Hall (BBC | 2012), as Nancy Linnet
  • Blackout (BBC One | 2012), as Meg Demoys

TV Shows

  • IMDb on the Scene – Interviews (YouTube | 2022), as a guest
  • GMA3: What You Need to Know (ABC | 2021), as a guest
  • Entertainment Tonight (YouTube | 2021), as a guest
  • Hollywood First Look Features (YouTube | 2020), as a guest
  • Sunday Brunch (Channel 4 | 2020), as a guest
  • WGN Morning News (WGN | 2018), as a guest
  • Lorraine (ITV | 2018), as a guest
  • Good Morning Britain (ITV | 2018), as a guest
  • TV Patrol (A2Z | 2018), as a guest
  • Celebrity Page (Reelz | 2018), as a guest
  • The Talk (CBS | 2018), as a guest
  • Granada Reports (ITV | 2018), as a guest
  • The One Show (BBC One | 2018), as a guest
  • Fantastic (Zone Vision | 2018), as a guest
  • Ready Player One LIVE at SXSW (YouTube | 2018), as a guest
  • The IMDb Show (YouTube | 2018), as a guest
  • Ttys (Facebook | 2016), as a guest
  • The IMDb Studio at Sundance (Sundance | 2015), as a guest
  • Today (ABC | 2015), as a guest
  • Sidewalks Entertainment (KCRT-TV | 2015), as a guest
  • Bates Motel: After Hours (A&E | 2014), as a guest
  • Random Pop (CBS | 2014), as a guest
  • Made in Hollywood (Syndication | 2014), as a guest
  • Reel Junkie (YouTube | 2014), as a guest
  • Red Carpet Report (YouTube | 2013), as a guest

Music Video Appearances

  • Autumn Term (2012) – One Direction


  • 2017 Manchester Film Festival – Festival Prize (Best Actress) – Katie Says Goodbye
  • 2017 Newport Beach Film Festival – Jury Award (Best Actress) – Katie Says Goodbye
  • 2015 Fangoria Chainsaw Awards – Best Supporting Actress – The Quiet Ones
  • 2014 Eerie Horror Film Festival Awards – Best Actress – Ruby’s Skin
  • 2014 Screen International – UK Stars of Tomorrow – Olivia Cooke


  • 2020 San Diego Film Critics Society – Best Supporting Actress – Sound of Metal
  • 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards – Best Kiss – Ready Player One
  • 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards – Best On-Screen Team – Ready Player One
  • 2018 Teen Choice Awards – Choice Sci-Fi Movie Actress – Ready Player One
  • 2018 Teen Choice Awards – Choice Breakout Movie Star – Ready Player One
  • 2016 Empire Awards – Best Female Newcomer – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • 2015 San Diego Film Critics Society – Best Supporting Actress – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • 2015 Women’s Image Network Awards – Best Actress (Feature Film) – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • 2015 Online Film & Television Association (OFTA) Awards – Best Breakthrough Performance (Female) – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl


“I just had to grow up so quickly–: I was the only person taking care of me.” She sighs. “Now I wish that I could go back and just be like: God, relax. I feel like I’m reliving my early 20s. I just feel so solid in who I am… Weirdly, the older I get, the younger I feel.”

“32 is the new 22 – it really is. You wouldn’t pay to go back to 22, Well, I wouldn’t.”

“I feel like I’m always trying to escape the last thing I’ve done, and go for its antithesis. I get bored quite easily, and bored of myself… It’s just me trying to learn and be curious, but also pique my interest as much as anyone else’s.”

“When I was auditioning, I was definitely like: ‘I don’t know if this is what I want for my life.’ But then I got to see the first two scripts, and it was good.”

“I love asking questions and finding out about people. I could natter and natter for hours.”

“If I love the character, then that’s all that matters to me. It doesn’t really matter what genre it is.”

“My first big role was when I was 17 and I got the part playing Maria in ‘West Side Story’ in my school production.”

“When I was filming ‘Ouija,’ there were some elements in that that really creeped me out. Olivia Cooke ‘The Quiet Ones’ was my first film, let alone my first horror film, and I had so much fun. I had such a laugh, every single day. I look like such a feral child in it.”

“In life, I’m pretty low-key and quite non-descript.”

“My dad’s an ex-policeman, and my mum is a sales representative, and they haven’t got the acting bug. Bless them.”

“I did ballet and gymnastics, and then I started acting when I was eight – just doing amateur theater at a place called Oldham Theatre Workshop in my hometown.”

Olivia Cooke has managed to start her career in the entertainment industry from scratch. Her relentless nature is what has been helping her arrive at where she is today.