Lily Cole Biography

Published On Aug 21, 2015
Facts of Lily Cole
Date of Birth: 1987 , December-27
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 10 Inch
Name Lily Cole
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Torquay, Devon, England, UK
Ethnicity White Ethnicity
Profession Acting, Modeling
Weight in KG 56.5 kg
Married Unmarried
Married to Brian Taylor (1964–1972) ,Sean Mathias (1978–1988)
Children N/A
Education King's College, Cambridge
Online Presence Facebook,Twitter,Wikipedia
TV Show Bitten
Net Worth $10 Million USD
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Red
Body Measurements 36-27-32 (Bust-Waist-Hip)
Birth Name Lily Luahana Cole
Father Chris Cole
Mother Patience Owen
Working For Actress/Model
Face Color White
Famous for Model,Actor
Divorce Yes
Awards Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Breast Size 36 B
Waist size 27 in
Hip Size 32 in
Salary N/A
Tattoo(s) Not Available
Religion Christianity
Neck Size 9.7
Shoe Size 8.7
Movies The Zero Theorem
Sisters Joan Gallagher
Siblings Jean McKellen
Girlfriend Amber Smith
Music Group Maybach Music Group
Nick Name
Affair with Amber Smith
Albums Don Henley
Chest Size Unknown
Boyfriend Josh Lucas
View moreless Facts of Lily Cole

Lily is not married yet but she has been dating a lot from her early days. In 2008, she publicly dated former Roxy Music vocalist Bryan Ferry. She was also in love affairs with actor Jude Law. From the start of 2008, she was in a two and a half year relationship with actor Enrique Murciano. Their relationship ended in 2011. From 2013, she was linked with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. The two were found in a photograph "laughing, chatting and cuddling up to one another". They went on vacation together. Later on 28 February 2015, she announced she was expecting her first child with her boyfriend Kwame Ferreira. She is not married so there is no way of her getting divorced. She began her modeling career when she was 14 years old. At 16, she was booked for her first British Vogue cover. Since then, she has worked with many popular brands, including Vogue worldwide, Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, Prada, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, Louis Vuitton,  De Beers and Moschino. She is earning a huge salary from her modeling and acting career. In 2009, it was rumored that her net worth was more than £11 million.

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Born in Torquay, Devon

December 27 , 1987

Lily was from a humble family. She was born in Torquay, Devon to Patience Owen, an artist and writer and Chris Cole, he was a boat builder and fisherman. She grew up in London, along with one of her two sisters. 

Began studying History of Art

April 30 , 2008

She got a chance to read Social and Political Sciences at King's College, Cambridge but she postponed it twice and at the end she changed her major to study History of Art. She began her study in 2008 and she was   First in her examinations at the end of her first year and again the same in her second year examinations.

Began her Modeling career

January 25 , 2001

She was just fourteen years old, when she began her modeling career. Her modeling career was a bit of luck, while she was walking in Soho she was approached by Benjamin Hart and he offered her the modeling chance. First she declined this offer and later changed her mind and signed with Storm Models.

First acting role

January 3 , 2007

In 2007, she played her first acting role. She made her acting debut as Polly the geek in the 2007 comedy St. Trinian's. It was the remake of the black and white films of the 1950s and '60s.

Announced she is expecting her first child

February 28 , 2015

Cole is not married yet but on February 28, 2015, she claimed that she is expecting her first child with her boyfriend Kwame Ferreira. The date of her birth is not announced but she assured that it will be soon.

Dated Former Roxy Music vocalist Bryan Ferry

November 5 , 2008

Cole is reported dating so many boys. In 2008, she was found dating former Roxy Music vocalist Bryan Ferry publicly. It is also rumored that she is also having some affairs with actor Jude Law. But this relation didn't last long.

Began dating Enrique Murciano

March 18 , 2008

From the beginning of 2008, Cole had a two and a half year relationship with actor Enrique Murciano. They were also found dating each other in the public places. But this relation also didn't last that long and they finally separated in 2011.

Started romantic relation with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey

February 16 , 2013

From 2013, she was linked with Twitter founder Jack Dorsey. They were found spending their vacation abroad together. There was also some photograph in which these two were laughing, chatting and cuddling up to one another. 

Nominated in Scream Awards

April 29 , 2010

In 2010, Cole was nominated in Scream Awards for Best Fantasy Actress. She was nominated in this award for her role in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009). But she was not that lucky, she was not honored with this award. 

Named Model of the Year

June 20 , 2004

Through modeling she gained lots of fame. In 2004, she was named "Model of the Year" at the British Fashion Awards. Vogue Paris also listed her as one of the top 30 models of the 2000s. 

Awarded by Cambridge University

June 12 , 2011

Despite her successful modeling and acting career, she also remains commitment to her education, she achieved A grades in her A-level examinations in English, Politics, Drama, History, and Philosophy and Ethics In June 2011, and she was honored with a Double First in History of Art at Cambridge University.

Won Awards Circuit Community Awards

February 19 , 2001

2001 was also a bit lucky year for him. He won Awards Circuit Community Awards in 2001 for Best Cast Ensemble. He was also nominated in this award the following year but it is 2003 when he claimed this award for the second time.



In 2013, Ian won Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) award. This award is awarded to an actor or performer whose exemplary career is marked by character, wisdom and wit. And he won it because he is the one.

Won Genie Awards


In 2005, McKellen won Genie Awards for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role. He was honored by this award for his fantastic performance in Emile 2003. He won this award for the first time.

Won Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards


In 2002, he also won Phoenix Film Critics Society Awards for Best Acting Ensemble. He was also honored by this award the next year in the same category. In 2004, he again was nominated in this award but this time he was not lucky enough like before.

Won Screen Actors Guild Awards


Ian won Screen Actors Guild Awards in 2004 for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. He was also honored with this award in 2002 and it was for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role.

Awarded with CBE


Ian has given lots of thing to the world from his acting in mover as well as in drama. So, in return of this he was awarded the CBE (Commander of the Order of the British Empire) in 1979 for his services to drama.

Honored by Laurence Olivier Theatre Award


In 1985, he was honored by the Laurence Olivier Theatre Award (1984 season) for Best Actor in a Revival for "Wild Honey". He was also honored with this award in 1991 (1990 season) for Best Actor in "Richard III" at the Royal National Theatre.

Listed in the 100 most powerful people in British


He has not just won some prestigious awards in his life. In 2008, he was ranked 45th in the 2008 Telegraph's list "the 100 most powerful people in British culture". It like there is no award he has won or listed in.

Honored by University of Ulster

February 3 , 2013

Ian received almost all honors through his acting career. On February 3, 2013, University of Ulster also honored him and provided him an honorary doctorate. On 18 June 2014, Cambridge University also awarded him an honorary Doctorate of Letters.

Diagnosed with prostate cancer


December of 2012 was really a sad day for all his fan followers. Someday in December, he reveled that he has been diagnosed with prostate cancer. And he stated on his blog that "There is no cause for alarm. I am examined regularly and the cancer is contained. I've not needed any treatment."

Honored by British Empire


Throughout his life, he is actively involved in acting in movies and also in dramas. In 1990, he was honored by the British Empire. They awarded him the Knight Bachelor of the Order of the British Empire in 1990 for his services to drama.