Camilla Luddington

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Camilla Luddington
Camilla Luddington - 2014.jpg
Luddington in 2014
Born Camilla Anne Luddington
(1983-12-15) 15 December 1983 (age 30)
Ascot, Berkshire, England, UK
Residence Los Angeles, California
Nationality British
Occupation Actress

Camilla Anne Luddington (born 15 December 1983) is an English actress, notable for being cast as Catherine Middleton in the film William & Kate, as well as for her role as Jo Wilson in the television series Grey's Anatomy. She provides the voice of Lara Croft in the 2013 video game Tomb Raider.[1][2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Luddington was born in Bracknell which is in Berkshire, England in 1983 the daughter of Martin Luddington and his wife Mary (nee Detain). She was educated at the Marist Senior School, an all-girls school in Ascot, Berkshire. She later attended the American School in England at Thorpe in Surrey. She also lived in Texas for a year when she was a child, learning to speak with an American accent. She has two brothers, Daniel and Joey, and a younger sister, Amy. As a child, she was obsessed with the Ricki Lake Show and dressed her younger brother and sister up to play a couple in an abusive relationship.[5] She moved to suburban Austin, Texas for a year when she was 14 and attended Westwood High School. Her mother died when she was 19.

When she was nineteen she enrolled in Susquehanna University[6] in Pennsylvania. After six months, Luddington left university and transferred to the New York Film Academy.[7] She was part of the school's first one year acting class program in 2003.[8] After her acting studies, Luddington then returned to England before moving to Los Angeles.

Personal life[edit]

Luddington has now lived most of her adult life in the United States, gaining a Mid-Atlantic hybrid accent. She is an aunt. Her brother Daniel has a daughter named Daisy and her sister Amy had a son in 2012.



Camilla Luddington starred in the 2011 film William & Kate.[9] In 2013 she filmed The Pact 2.[10]


Luddington has worked mainly in the United States.[11][12] In February 2011, the Daily Mail described her as "on the path to fame and fortune after being cast as Kate Middleton in a planned movie about the royal wedding".[13] Luddington joined the cast of the Showtime series Californication for its fifth season, playing a nanny.[14] She also joined the cast of the fifth season of the HBO vampire drama True Blood, as Claudette Crane, a faerie.[15] In July 2012, Luddington joined the cast of the television show Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Jo Wilson in a recurring role.[16] In October 2012, Camilla appeared on a Halloween special of E!'s popular fashion programme, Fashion Police, alongside a panel of Joan Rivers, Kelly Osbourne, George Kotsiopoulos and Kris Jenner.[17]

Tomb Raider[edit]

In June 2012, Crystal Dynamics confirmed Luddington would voice Lara Croft in the video game Tomb Raider.[3] Luddington originally went into the audition for Lara thinking she was auditioning for a project called "Krypted" with a character called Sara.[18] She had three auditions.[citation needed] She wore shorts and boots to her first Tomb Raider audition before she knew what it was because the character reminded her of Lara Croft.[19] She screamed in her car when she found she got the part.[20] She also did the motion capture for Lara over the course of three years.[citation needed] One day, she spent the entire day doing "death scenes" where she had to pretend to die in every possible way for the game.[21][22]



Year Title Role Notes
2007 Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser, AA Couple of White Chicks at the Hairdresser Receptionist 2
2009 Behaving Badly Flight Attendant
2010 Pride and Prejudice and Zombies: Dawn of the Dreadfuls Jane Bennet Video short
2010 Filming of Shakey Willis, TheThe Filming of Shakey Willis Brooke Video short
2011 , William & KateWilliam & Kate Catherine "Kate" Middleton
2014 Pact IIThe Pact June Abbott Pre-production


Year Title Role Notes
2009 Serving Time Uppity Guest #2 TV film
2010 Forgotten, TheThe Forgotten Emma Clark / Jane Doe Episode: "Train Jane"
2010 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Claire Episode: "Lost & Found"
2010 Days of our Lives Tiffany 1 episode
2010 Big Time Rush Rebecca Episode: "Big Time Concert"
2011 Defenders, TheThe Defenders Talia Episode: "Nevada v. Wayne"
2011 Accidentally in Love Sandra TV film
2011 William & Kate Catherine "Kate" Middleton TV film
2011 Friends with Benefits Woman Episode: "The Benefit of Friends"
2012 Friend Me Brandi TV series
2012 Californication Lizzie Recurring role (10 episodes)
2012 True Blood Claudette Recurring role (6 episodes)
2012-present Grey's Anatomy Dr. Jo Wilson Recurring cast (season 9)
Main cast (season 10)
2013 Tomb Raider: The Final Hours - A Story of Survival Herself/Lara Croft TV film

Video Games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Tomb Raider Lara Croft (voice) Video game
2013 Infinite Crisis Announcer (voice)[23] Video game


  1. ^ Sulla-Heffinger, Anthony (3 April 2013). "Interview with Lara Croft voice actress Camilla Luddington". New York Post (News Corp). ISSN 1090-3321. Archived from the original on 2 May 2013. 
  2. ^ Galt, Jon (12 March 2013). "Camilla Luddington to play Lara Croft in Tomb Raider movie reboot". Fans Share. Archived from the original on 24 August 2013. 
  3. ^ a b Cowen, Nick (26 June 2012). "Camilla Luddington is new Lara Croft". The Guardian (London: Guardian News and Media). ISSN 0261-3077. OCLC 60623878. Retrieved 26 June 2012. 
  4. ^ Schramm, Mike (27 June 2012). "Camilla Luddington is the new Lara Croft in Tomb Raider". Archived from the original on 24 August 2013. 
  5. ^ Lopez, George. "Lopez Tonight". Retrieved Apr 10, 2011. 
  6. ^
  7. ^ David Hiltbrand (November 8, 2013). "'Anatomy' of a pitch-perfect actress". Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  8. ^ Frank Pasquine (January 4, 2013). "Acting Grad on a Roll: True Blood, Grey’s & Californication". New York Film Academy. Retrieved February 10, 2014. 
  9. ^ William & Kate (2011) at the Internet Movie Database
  10. ^ The Pact II (2014) at the Internet Movie Database
  11. ^ "Camilla Luddington". Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  12. ^ "Wills and Kate: the inside story". 23 March 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2011. 
  13. ^ Georgina Littlejohn, British actress Camilla Luddington plucked from obscurity to play Kate Middleton dated 2 February 2011 at, accessed 27 March 2011
  14. ^ Ng, Philiana (7 May 2011). "'William & Kate' Star Joins Showtime's 'Californication'". Retrieved 11 May 2011. 
  15. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (20 March 2012). "TV Castings: Camilla Luddington To Recur On ‘True Blood, Allison Mack On ‘Wilfred’, Constance Zimmer On ‘House Of Cards’". Retrieved 27 March 2012. 
  16. ^ Ross, Robyn (19 July 2012). "Camilla Luddington Books Recurring Role on Grey's Anatomy". SeattlePi. Retrieved 25 July 2012. 
  17. ^ " "Fashion Police" Halloween Special" at the Internet Movie Database
  18. ^ Staskiewicz, Keith (26 February 2013). "'Tomb Raider' actress Camilla Luddington discusses playing the new Lara Croft". Entertainment Weekly. 
  19. ^ Keighley, Geoff (2013). Tomb Raider - The Final Hours. 
  20. ^ "Tomb Raider - The Final Hours #1 - An Icon Reborn". Retrieved 26 June 2013. 
  21. ^ Camilla Luddington, Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter (14 March 2013). Camilla Luddington Died A Million Different Ways In "Tomb Raider" (Television production). Team Coco. 
  22. ^ Camilla Luddington, Conan O'Brien, Andy Richter (14 March 2013). Camilla Luddington Died A Million Different Ways In "Tomb Raider" (Television production). 
  23. ^ "Twitter / camilluddington:". 1 Aug 2013. "Gamers! As the Announcer in @InfiniteCrisis, allow me to be the first to welcome you to the Trials, Protector." 

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