Camilla Luddington is Best Known For Playing Catherine “Kate” Middleton in an American TV movie, William and Kate: The Movie (2011) produced by Lifetime TV Network which was aired 11 days before the royal wedding. Playing the character of Dr. Josephine “Jo” Wilson on ABC medical drama series Grey’s Anatomy.
Born Name: Camilla Luddington
Occupation: Actress, Voice-Over Artist
Years active: 2007–present
Born: December 15, 1983, 35 years and 10 months, Ascot, Berkshire, England, UK
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Height: 5 ft 5 in or 165 cm
Hair Color: Dark Blonde nearly Brown. But, she frequently switches hair color.
Eye Color: Hazel
Measurements: 33-26-34 in or 84-66-86 cm
Bra size: 32A
Camilla first started working on her craft at the Italia Conti School of Dramatic Arts when she was merely 11 years old.
She graduated from The American School in England (TASIS) in Thorpe, Surrey, South West London in July 2002.
Her father’s job led her to live and study in Austin, Texas for a year when she was 14.
After her schooling, she enrolled at Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania, USA but regretted her decision. Within six months, she dropped out and registered herself for the one-year acting program at the New York Film Academy.
Father – Martin Luddington
Mother – Mary Luddington (Expired in March 2003)
Siblings – Daniel (Older Brother, Director of Development at Small Luxury Hotels of the World), Amy (Younger Sister, Communications Consultant in Oracle, UK), Joe (Younger Brother)
Others – Daisy Luddington (Niece)
She has English ancestry.
Camilla Anne Luddington best known for her role as protagonist Lara Croft in the video games Tomb Raider (2013), Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015) and Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018), for which she provided the voice and motion capture. She is also known for playing Kate Middleton in the Lifetime film William & Kate: The Movie (2011) and as Jo Karev (Wilson) in the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy.
Luddington was born in Ascot, Berkshire, and at age 11 began studying at the Italia Conti Academy in England. She moved to suburban Austin, Texas, United States when she was fourteen, and attended Westwood High School for one year.
She returned to England after one year, and completed her education at The American School in England July 2002.
When she was nineteen, Luddington enrolled in Susquehanna University in Pennsylvania. However, she had not visited the university before she arrived as a student, and after six months she left and transferred to the New York Film Academy.
In 2003, she was part of the school’s first one-year acting class program. After training as an actor, Luddington then returned to England before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.
Luddington had the lead role of Kate in William and Kate: The Movie (2011), then in 2013 she appeared in the film The Pact II, in which she played a crime scene cleaner. In 2015, she joined the cast of The Healer as Cecilia, starring with Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Jonathan Pryce, and Jorge Garcia.
Luddington has worked mainly in the United States. In February 2011, the Daily Mail described her as on the path to fame and fortune after being cast as Kate Middleton for a planned movie about the royal wedding of Kate and Prince William. Luddington joined the cast of the Showtime comedy-drama series Californication for its fifth season, playing a nanny. She also joined the cast of season five of the HBO vampire drama True Blood, as Claudette Crane, a faerie. In July 2012, Luddington joined the cast of the ABC medical drama Grey’s Anatomy as Dr. Jo Wilson, in a recurring role. In June 2013 it was announced that she would be a series regular from season ten onward. In October 2012, Luddington appeared on a Hallowe’en special of E!’s popular fashion programme Fashion Police, alongside a panel of Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne, George Kotsiopoulos, and Kris Jenner.
In June 2012, Crystal Dynamics confirmed Luddington would voice Lara Croft in the video game Tomb Raider. Luddington originally went into the audition for Lara thinking she was auditioning for a project called “Krypted” with a character called Sara. In June 2014, it was revealed that a sequel was in production, titled Rise of the Tomb Raider, and Luddington confirmed on her Twitter account that she would be returning to voice and motion capture Lara in the new game. Luddington also returned to reprise her role for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, released in September 2018.
On 21 October 2016 Luddington announced that she was expecting a baby with fellow actor and boyfriend Matthew Alan. On 11 April 2017, the couple formally announced their daughter Hayden’s birth on an unspecified date. Alan proposed to Luddington on 31 December 2017; Luddington announced the engagement on 17 January 2018. In 2018, Luddington became an American citizen. Luddington and Alan married on August 17, 2019.
Michael Bruno Management
Progressive Artists Agency, Los Angeles, California
Deep set, hazel eyes
Mole on right cheek, adjoining her lips.
In 2017, she was featured in a Mercedes-Benz GLE TV commercial.
Camilla was featured as a receptionist #2 in A Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser (2007).
Her first prominent character role of June Abbott was in the horror mystery thriller, The Pact II (2014).
First TV Show
One episode appearance as Jane Doe / Emma Clark in the crime drama, The Forgotten aired in 2010.
Camilla reveals that she has a tendency to gain weight. She particularly had a hard time losing weight after finishing high school. Keeping the demands of her profession in mind, she does not go a day without doing some exercise as much as she despises it.
She considers running to be a major stress-buster and swears it helps her sleep better at night.
She purchased a treadmill so it is easier for her to squeeze in a daily run despite a busy schedule even when she is filming for 14-16 hours a day.
Since progression in fitness requires some form of change, Camilla also enjoys training to workout DVDs. She particularly follows the Insanity series, P90X2 or something similar when she is looking for a challenging workout and can’t make her occasional trips to the gym.
During her pregnancy, she did Pilates.
Camilla was influenced by the diet book, Skinny Bitch (published 2005) and went vegan for a brief period after reading it.
She also minimizes the consumption of dairy which she claims helps her maintain a flawless skin.
A low-carbohydrate diet helps Camilla maintain her weight as well as energy levels throughout the day. Her sample daily meal plan goes as follows:
The first thing she consumes after waking up – A big cup of coffee with creamer.
Breakfast – Eggs Florentine
Brunch (During Off days) – Lemon Ricotta Pancakes with Eggs or Scrambled Tofu with vegetables
Lunch – Spinach Salad with Beets and Goat Cheese
Dinner – Usually comprises of Chicken, Spinach, and Sweet Potato
Every time Camilla enjoys an indulgent day out with friends or family, she follows it up with a cold-pressed juice cleanse the next day.
Camilla Luddington Favorite Things
Place – London, England
Exercise – SoulCycle, Running
Dessert – Cheesecake
Meal – Seafood Linguini
Drink – Absolut martini with bleu cheese olives
Holiday Dish – Mince Pies
Smoothie Ingredients – Berries, Peanut Butter, Coconut Butter, Flaxseeds, Chocolate Protein Powder
Kitchen Appliance – Ninja Professional Blender
Make–Up Item – Mascara
Skin–Care Item – Exfoliator
Moisturizer – Lacto cream from Ruth’s Skin Care on Melrose Avenue, LA
Guilty Pleasure – Watching Horror Movies and The Bachelor
Horror Movie – Halloween (1978)
British TV Shows – The Office (2005-2013), Derek (2012-2014), The Inbetweeners (2008-2010)
Shonda Rhimes created character – Olivia Pope in Scandal
Household Chore – Folding clothes right out of the dryer because they smell great.
Shoes – Her nude and gold Manolo Blahniks
Camilla Luddington Facts
Growing up, Camilla was a tomboy who loved climbing trees with her older brother and together, they were obsessed with WWE.
She won a talent show at the age of 4 and gained the representation of a talent agent at 11.
Camilla took up a job as a waitress in U.S. till she earned a break in Hollywood.
She decided she wanted to become an actress at the age of 5 after watching the movie The Wizard of Oz (1939). She was fascinated by Judy Garland’s character.
She loves painting and has 5 oil paintings put up on display in her home.
Camilla used to play a game called netball while growing up in the position of center attack.
Her father is her harshest critic who often makes her rehearse her Grey’s Anatomy scenes with him and even used to criticize her work as a waitress when she was struggling for a break.
Camilla admitted that she was never good at waiting tables, but her worst memory as a waitress was when she had to attend to a director who had rejected her for a role just a day before and was accompanying the new lead of the show who beat her.
She has given voice to 3 video games; to the character of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider (2013) and Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015), and Supergirl in Infinite Crisis (2015).
Camilla and all her siblings are massive dog lovers. She owns a terrier mix named Gus and also rescued a pup from an animal shelter and named it Sully.
There are real doctors on the sets of Grey’s Anatomy and Camilla often bombarded them with a range of queries while she was expecting her first child.
She repeatedly played Beyoncé’s songs for her child’s benefit while she was still inside her.
While filming the 87-minute TV movie William and Kate (2011), Camilla had 72 different dresses to wear, all of which were replicas of Kate Middleton’s dresses.