English actress Camilla Anne Luddington was born in the affluent town of Ascot located in east Berkshire, England to Martin Luddington. Bit by the acting bug from a very young age, she and her three siblings Joey, Daniel and Amy Luddington often dressed up as movie characters while they played. She herself described her long cherished dream of becoming an actress in these words: “growing up, I loved watching ‘The Wizard of Oz’ but I didn’t want to be Dorothy like so many other girls…I wanted to be Judy Garland!”.
She won a local talent show at the tender age of 4 and acquired herself a talent agent at the age of 11, who gave wings to her dreams. After completing her education she moved to Los Angeles to pursue her acting career and went on to act in some minor roles before landing her breakthrough role in 2011 Lifetime TV film- ‘William & Kate: The Movie’. She played the titular role of the Duchess of Cambridge- Catherine Middleton in the television film which brought her long overdue recognition. She has never looked back ever since.
Luddington lost her mother even before she started college at the age of 19. As of 2017, she is expecting her first child with her long term boyfriend- seasoned American actor Matthew Alan who is known for films like ‘Walking the Halls’, ‘Beautiful Wave’ and ‘Hidden in the Woods’. She also owns two dogs Gus- a terrier mix and Sully- whom she rescued from a shelter in Los Angeles.
Education: Luddington received much of her schooling in England, where she first attended an all-girls school called the Marist Senior School in her birth town of Ascot, Berkshire and later shifted to The American School situated at Thorpe, Surrey. She went to Westwood High School in Austin, Texas at the age of 14 when her family moved there for a year. After completing her school education in 2002, she attended the Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania for 6 months before deciding to pursue an acting career for which she enrolled in the New York Film Academy.
Camilla Luddington Net Worth in year 2017 is approximately $1.3 Million US Dollars
Camilla Luddington’s estimated net worth is $1.3 million US dollars as of 2017. Most of these earnings come from her career as an actress. With her rising popularity, thanks to her gritty role of a doctor in ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, her net worth is expected to increase considerably in 2017.
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Apart from acting in movies and television shows Luddington has also lent her voice to Lara Croft in the 2013 and 2015 video games titled ‘Tomb Raider’ and ‘Rise of the Tomb Raider’ respectively. She has also provided motion capture work for both the rampant selling video games. Moreover, she works with charities like The Best Friends Animal Rescue and LA Animal Rescue both of which work for animal welfare.
The Lifetime television film ‘William & Kate: The Movie’ which was released barely 2 weeks prior to the royal wedding in 2011 was a turning point in Luddington’s career. She played the titular role in the television movie which chronicled the love story of the Duke of Cambridge Prince William and the then would be Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton. Her elegant portrayal of the much in love Kate brought her immense acclaim and recognition.
She went on to play completely different and versatile characters of a nanny- in the 5th season of popular television series ‘Californication’, a faerie named Claudette Crane- in the 5th season of ‘True Blood’ a vampire drama on HBO and a doctor named Josephine Wilson in the hit ABC medical drama ‘Grey’s Anatomy’. The complex character of Doctor Jo Wilson, who in Luddington’s own words is “a woman who has battled inner demons all her life yet is an embodiment of strength”, is her most challenging role till date.
Before finding fame on television Luddington had seen her fair share of struggle in Hollywood. However, after her successful stint on television she landed the role of a crime scene cleaner named June Abbott in the 2014 horror flick ‘The Pact 2’ which brought her accolades. She also starred as Cecilia in the 2015 film ‘The Healer’ which dealt with the serious issue of child cancer.
The 33 year old actress made headlines when she creatively announced her first pregnancy through her Instagram account last October.
Camilla Luddington’s powerful performances have made it pretty clear that she is a force to reckon with. And with meaty roles in ongoing television series ‘Grey’s Anatomy’ and other films that are still in the making, the future of Camilla Luddington appears to be quite bright.