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Laura Carmichael Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Laura Carmichael Quick Info
Height 5 ft 6 in
Weight 54 kg
Date of Birth July 16, 1986
Zodiac Sign Cancer
Eye Color
Dark Brown

Laura Carmichael is a British film and television actress who is best known for portraying roles such as Lady Edith Crawley in Downton Abbey, Maddy Stevenson in Marcella, Muriel Williams in A United Kingdom, and Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury in The Spanish Princess. She has also appeared in a variety of other TV shows and films such as Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Madame Bovary, Burn Burn Burn, Man in an Orange Shirt, The Secrets She Keeps, and Downton Abbey: A New Era. Her theatre credits include plays like The Tempest, Uncle Vanya, Plenty, and The Fitzrovia Radio Hour.

Born Name

Laura Elizabeth Carmichael

Nick Name

Tucano, Lady Edith Crawley

Laura Carmichael at British Academy Film Awards 2014
Laura Carmichael at British Academy Film Awards 2014

Sun Sign


Born Place

Southampton, Hampshire, United Kingdom




Carmichael studied in various parts of Hampshire, where she was born. She went to Shirley Junior School, The Mountbatten School and Peter Symonds College. She grew up watching famed actress Meryl Streep and as soon as she completed her college, she immediately enrolled into Bristol Old Vic Theatre School to learn acting, and eventually, graduated in 2007.




Laura Carmichael is signed with –

  • Curtis Brown Group Ltd
  • Untitled Entertainment


  • Father – Andrew Carmichael (Software Consultant)
  • Mother – Sarah Carmichael (Radiographer)
  • Siblings – Amy Carmichael (Older Sister), Olivia Carmichael (Younger Sister)




5 ft 6 in or 168 cm 


54 kg or 119 pounds

Boyfriend / Spouse

Laura has dated –

  1. Michael C. Fox (2014-Present) – She started dating actor Michael C. Fox in 2014. The couple welcomed a son in 2021.
Laura Carmichael during Elle's 2015 Women in Television Celebration in West Hollywood
Laura Carmichael during Elle’s 2015 Women in Television Celebration in West Hollywood

Race / Ethnicity


Hair Color

Dyed Red

She has naturally Dark Brown hair.

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Distinctive Features

  • Has slim build and dark brown eyes
  • Has dyed her hair red


34-26-34 in or 86-66-86 cm

Dress Size

6 (US) or 8 (UK) or 36 (EU)

Shoe Size

9 (US)

Laura Carmichael during 72nd Golden Globe Awards in 2015
Laura Carmichael during 72nd Golden Globe Awards in 2015

Best Known For

Playing the role as Lady Edith Crawley in the period drama television series Downton Abbey since 2010.

First Film

She played Sal in her debut movie, a Cold War espionage film Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy released in the year 2011.

First TV Show

She first appeared on television in Downton Abbey in 2010, where she portrayed the role as Lady Edith Crawley. It is a British period drama television series.

First West End Debut

Laura appeared in the play Uncle Vanya at the Vaudeville Theatre in October 2012.

Personal Trainer

She doesn’t have a personal trainer, but she takes care of herself by doing regular workouts. Here is a detailed look at her ideal food day from start to finish which she mentioned during an interview to –

Diet Plan

  • Breakfast – Granola
  • Lunch – Avocado and Halloumi salad with chili dressing
  • Dinner – Curry (Indian food)

Laura Carmichael Favorite Things

  • Food – Pizza, pasta, tapas, Indian food (especially Curry)
  • Place – Italy, Mexico
  • TV Show – With All Due Respect
  • Books / Poems – Grand Central Sat Down and Wept (Elizabeth Smart) (1945)
  • Music – Fun’s album “Some Nights” and BBC Radio 6
  • Apparels – Anything Vintage
  • Style Icon – Meryl Streep in Kramer vs Kramer (1979)
  • Make-up – Vintage Red lipstick
  • ActressMeryl Streep

Source –,

Laura Carmichael on the set of "Downton Abbey"
Laura Carmichael on the set of “Downton Abbey”

Laura Carmichael Facts

  1. Carmichael worked as an office receptionist and teaching assistant while auditioning for various acting roles in both films and TV shows.
  2. She likes to travel to Italy and Mexico.
  3. She is a social worker and supports various philanthropic activities.
  4. She became an international sensation after her portrayal of Lady Edith Crawley in the hit TV series Downton Abbey.
  5. She was about to depart for Dubai to participate in a production of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night but before leaving, she was requested to audition for a role in ITV’s Downton Abbey, a role that changed her fortunes.
  6. She was part of the cast of Downton Abbey that won “The Screen Actors Guild Award For Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series” in the year 2014.
  7. Her character, Lady Edith Crawley has been described as ugly Edith, obnoxious Edith, unlucky-in-love Edith and poor Edith, during the four seasons of the hit period drama series “Downton Abbey.”
  8. She likes to cook food. For example – a roast dinner.

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