Olivia Cooke is an English actress best known for her role as Emma Decody in the A&E drama thriller series Bates Motel and also known for horror films The Quiet Ones. She was born on December 27, 1993, in Oldham, Greater Manchester. She is currently 25 years old.
The actress is of British nationality and belongs to white ethnicity. She is the daughter of mother, Lindsy Cooke and father John Cooke. She attended Royton and Crompton Secondary School and studied drama at Oldham Sixth Form College. She has a younger sister Eleanor.
Olivia began her career when she was at an afterschool drama program in her hometown, Oldham Theater Workshop. Then she appeared only as part of the ensemble and performed as Maria in Oldham Sixth Form College production of West Side Story.
Later, she appeared in her first and last leading role for Oldham Theater Shop, in Prom: The Musical, a remark of Cinderella and performed in One Direction Autumn Term Tour Video as a student getting a piggyback ride on Harry Styles.
After that, she performed in two BBC miniseries production Blackout as the daughter of Christopher Eccleston’s character and The Secret of Crickley Hall as Lancy Linnet. Then, she distinguished herself among the European actresses in the grueling casting process The Quiet Ones.
Cooke, next to The Quiet Ones, got an agent in Los Angeles, after reading the character description for A&E’s contemporary Psycho prequel Bates Motel. She sent an audition tape for the role of Emma Decody. Then she got her first American roles as Emma.
Cooke's second feature movie The Signal along with Laurence Fishburne and Brenton Thwaites premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival. Then after, she performed in the horror movie Ouija, based on Hasbro’s board game.
Likewise, she also worked in the comedy-drama movie Me and Earl and Dying Girl, for the coming of age tale by Jesse Andrews, who changed the original novel for the film. She also shaved her hair to play the female head who battles leukemia.
Later, the movie opened at the Sundance Film Festival, where it received both the Grand Jury and Audience Awards. She also voiced the Lochness Monster for an episode of Axe Cop, which was directed by the co-star Nick Offerman.
Likewise, she appeared in the official character in the independent drama movie, Katie Says Goodbye, along with Mireille Enos, Jim Belushi, Christopher Abbot, and Mary Steenburgen.
Similarly, she performed in the movie adaptation of Dan Leno and the Lime house Golem, facing Bill Nighy and Douglas Booth. Both movies were opened at the 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.
Additionally, she appeared in the thriller movie Thoroughbreds, along with Anton Yelchin and Anya Taylor-Joy which was premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival.
Apart from that, Cooke performed Art3mins in Steven Spielberg’s science fiction adventure Ready Player One, which was published in March 2018. She will also perform along with Olivia Wilde, Oscar Isaac, and Samuel L. Jackson in DanFogelma’s relationship drama film Life Itself.
Talking about her personal life, Olivia has been in a relationship with Christopher Abbott, an American actor; he is well known for his appearance in the Charlie in the girls. The couple has been dating since 2015.
Cooke has earned a considerable amount of money from her professional career. As an English actress, she has several sources of income and is paid well as salary. Her present net worth is estimated to be around $2 million.
Oliva Cooke is also active on Social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.