28 january, 1979
Born on January 28, 1979 in London, England, actress Rosamund Pike is the only child of a classical violinist mother and an opera singer father. Due to her parents' work, she spent her early childhood travelling around Europe, and speaks fluent German and French as a result. Pike attended Badminton School in Bristol, England and began acting at the National Youth Theatre. While appearing in a National Youth Theatre production of Romeo and Juliet, she was first spotted and signed by an agent, although she continued her education at Wadham College, Oxford where she read English Literature, eventually graduating with an upper second class honors degree.
Pike appeared in a number of UK television series, including "Wives and Daughters" (1999), before scoring an auspicious feature film debut as the glacial beauty Miranda Frost in the James Bond film, Die Another Day (2002); when the film was released, she was only 23. Though her debut was a big-budget action film, the film work that followed was primarily in smaller, independent films including _Promised Land (II) (2004)_, The Libertine (2004), (for which she won the Best Supporting Actress award at The British Independent Film Awards), and Pride & Prejudice (2005), as one of the Bennet daughters. A brief foray into Hollywood film followed with the action flick Doom (2005) and the thriller Fracture (2007), but she returned to smaller films with exceptional performances in three films: An Education (2009), Made in Dagenham (2010), and the lead opposite Paul Giamatti in Barney's Version (2010).
As she continued her stage work in England, Pike appeared in the spy spoof Johnny English Reborn (2011) and inhabited the role of Andromeda in the sci-fi epic Wrath of the Titans (2012). She returned to action films with the female lead opposite Tom Cruise in Jack Reacher (2012).
Pike gave birth to a son, named Solo, in May 2012.