Lara Pulver Biography: Age, IMDB, Husband, Net Worth, Children, Movies, Wiki, Instagram

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Lara Pulver (born September 1, 1980), an exceptional English actress, has significantly contributed to both television and theater. Her remarkable talents have garnered widespread recognition and admiration, showcasing her versatility across various mediums. 

Notably, Pulver has showcased her acting prowess in films and video games, further highlighting her adaptability and skill.

Her notable roles include portraying Erin Watts in the BBC spy drama Spooks and captivating audiences as Irene Adler in BBC’s acclaimed TV adaptation Sherlock

Lara Pulver‘s impressive performances have earned her accolades, including the prestigious 2016 Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress in a Musical, bestowed upon her for her role in the West End’s revival of the Broadway musical Gypsy.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Lara Pulver
Born: 1 September 1980 (age 43 years old)
Place of Birth: Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Nationality: English
Education: University of Greenwich
Height: 1.6 m
Parents: George Percival Steadman, Marjorie Pulver
Siblings: Erika Pulver
Spouse: Raza Jaffrey (m. 2014), Josh Dallas (m. 2007–2011)
Boyfriend • Partner: Tom Hiddleston (2013), Benedict Cumberbatch (2012), Jonas Armstrong (2009)
Children: Thea Jaffrey, Ozias Jaffrey
Occupation: Actress • TV Personality
Net Worth: $1 million-$5 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Lara Pulver, a skilled actress, hails from Southend-on-Sea, Essex, England, and was born on September 1, 1980. Her parents, George Percival Steadman and Marjorie Pulver, raised her. 

Additionally, she has an elder sister named Erika Pulver, who is currently employed as a teacher. Lara Pulver pursued her education at Bird College and graduated from the University of Greenwich.


Lara Pulver is a highly skilled actress and singer who has honed her talents at prestigious institutions such as the National Youth Music Theatre and Doreen Bird College.

She rose to fame in 2008 when she received a Laurence Olivier Award nomination for her outstanding performance in Parade, which showcased her incredible singing and acting abilities. Since then, she has become a prominent figure in the West End, starring in various musicals, including Gypsy, for which she won an Olivier Award in 2016, as well as Sweeney Todd and Cabaret. Pulver‘s mesmerizing stage presence and stunning vocals have earned her critical acclaim.

Starting her television career in 2008, Lara Pulver debuted in BBC’s Robin Hood as Isabella of Gisbourne. This led to recurring roles in popular shows like HBO’s True Blood and BBC’s Spooks, showcasing her versatility and captivating on-screen presence. However, her portrayal of the cunning and enigmatic Irene Adler in BBC’s Sherlock propelled Pulver to international recognition. Additionally, she impressed audiences with her complex performance as Clarice Orsini in Starz’s Da Vinci’s Demons.

Awards & Nominations

Laurence Olivier Award

  • 2016: Best Supporting Actress in a Musical for “Gypsy”

Laurence Olivier Awards

  • 2008: Best Actress in a Musical for “Parade”
  • Critics’ Choice Television Award:
  • 2012: Best Actress in a Mini-Series or Movie for “Sherlock”

Online Film & Television Association Awards

  • 2012: Best Supporting Actress in a Telefilm or Mini-Series for “Sherlock”

Audie Awards

  • 2017: Best Audio Drama for “The Martian” (category win for the entire cast)
  • 2018: Young Adult (category win for the entire cast)

Social Media

  • Instagram: @larapulver
  • Twitter: @larapulver

Personal Life

Lara Pulver‘s previous marriage was to American actor Josh Dallas, whom she met in 2003 while he was studying in the UK. After getting married in 2007, they unfortunately divorced in 2011. 

On the other hand, Lara Pulver has found love again with actress Raza Jaffrey, whom she met on the program Spooks. The pair married in 2014 and settled in Los Angeles. Despite being married for eight years, Lara and Raza remain close and are proud parents to two children, Ozias Jaffrey, who is five years old, and Thea Jaffrey, who was born in 2020.

Lara Pulver has been linked romantically with Tom Hiddleston (2013), Benedict Cumberbatch (2012), and Jonas Armstrong (2009).


TV Shows

  • Pantheon (2023) (voice)
  • Maternal (2023)
  • Dota: Dragon’s Blood (2021-present) (voice)
  • The Split (2022)
  • The Witcher: Nightmare of the Wolf (2021) (voice)
  • The Alienist (2018)
  • The City and the City (2018)
  • Electric Dreams (2018)
  • Quantico (2017)
  • Underworld: Blood Wars (2016)
  • Gypsy: Live from the Savoy Theatre (2015)
  • Da Vinci’s Demons (2013-2015)
  • A Patch of Fog (2015)
  • MI-5 (2011-2015)
  • True Blood (2012)
  • Spooks (2002-2011)
  • Robin Hood (2006-2009)


  • Edge of Tomorrow (2014)
  • Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond (2014)
  • The Special Relationship (2010)
  • Legacy (2010)
  • Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014) (US title of Edge of Tomorrow)
  • Language of a Broken Heart (2009)


  • Parade (2010)
  • Into the Woods (2010)
  • The Last Five Years (2008)
  • Honk! (1999)
  • Miss Saigon (1995)

Net Worth

Lara Pulver, an accomplished actress, maintains her net worth confidential since it is typical for performers to keep their wages and financial concerns private. 

Nonetheless, given her extraordinary career achievements and the standard compensation for performers in similar parts, it is plausible to estimate that Lara Pulver‘s net worth is in the $1 million to $5 million range.

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