Florence Pugh, born 3 January 1996, is an English actress. Born in Oxford, she made her acting debut in 2014 in the drama film The Falling. Pugh gained recognition in 2016 for her leading role as a violent young bride in the independent drama Lady Macbeth, winning a British Independent Film Award. After starring in the 2018 films King Lear and Outlaw King, she drew praise for her leading role in the 2018 miniseries The Little Drummer Girl. Pugh was nominated for the BAFTA Rising Star Award that same year.
Pugh’s international breakthrough came in 2019 with her portrayals of professional wrestler Paige in the biographical sports film Fighting with My Family, a despondent American woman in the horror film Midsommar, and Amy March in the period drama Little Women. For the last, she received nominations for an Academy Award and a BAFTA Award. She was awarded the Trophée Chopard at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. In 2021, she starred in the Marvel Cinematic Universe superhero film Black Widow as Yelena Belova / Black Widow costarring with David Harbour, Scarlett Johansson, and Rachel Weisz.