Vanessa Kirby, born 18 April 1988, is a British actress. She is the recipient of several accolades, which include a British Academy Television Award, a Volpi Cup Award, in addition to nominations for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Primetime Emmy Award and two Screen Actors Guild Awards.
Kirby made her film debut with a minor role in the crime drama The Rise (2012), and rose to international prominence with her portrayal of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon, in the Netflix drama series The Crown (2016–2017), for which she won the British Academy Television Award for Best Supporting Actress and received a nomination for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. She garnered wider recognition with her roles in the action films Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018), and Hobbs & Shaw (2019). Her other prominent film roles include About Time (2013), The World to Come (2020), and her performance as a grief-stricken young woman in Pieces of a Woman (2020) for which Kirby received a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Actress.