Samantha Morton was born on May 13, 1977 is an English actress and director. She has received numerous distinctions, including a British Academy Television Award, a British Independent Film Award and a Golden Globe Award, as well as nominations for two Academy Awards, a Primetime Emmy Award and a British Academy Film Award.
Morton was a member of the Central Junior Television Workshop in his hometown of Nottingham, and then began his career in British television in 1991. She starred in Soldier Soldier and Cracker and played a more prominent role in the ITV series. Band of Gold. She made the transition to cinema with main roles in the dramas Emma (1996), Jane Eyre (1997) and the very well received Under the Skin (1997). The latter led director Woody Allen to play Morton in Sweet and Lowdown (1999), which earned her Oscar and Golden Globe nominations for best supporting actress.