Jennifer Ehle

The attractive, strawberry blonde daughter of novelist John Ehle and actress Rosemary Harris, North Carolina-born Jennifer Ehle shuttled between the USA and the UK (following her mother's frequent career moves) before making her acting debut as the tempestuous Calypso in the British TV drama, "The Camomile Lawn" (1992), directed by Sir Peter Hall. She followed that quickly with an appearance on American TV as the Empress Zita in the "Austria, March 1917" episode of "The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles" (ABC, 1992). Her first movie role came in the small part of Cynthia Powell (John Lennon's first wife) in "Backbeat" (1993). But Ehle attracted major critical and audience attention as well as a BAFTA Award as Best Television Actress for her intelligent rendering of Elizabeth Bennet in "Jane Austen's 'Pride and Prejudice'" (BBC, 1995), which aired in the USA on A&E.