Camilla Luddington

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Camilla Luddington
Camilla Luddington - 2014.jpg
Luddington in 2014
Camilla Anne Luddington

(1983-12-15) 15 December 1983 (age 35)
ResidenceLos Angeles, California, U.S.
NationalityBritish and American
Years active2007–present
Known forGrey’s Anatomy, Tomb Raider
Partner(s)Matthew Alan (engaged)

Camilla Luddington (born 15 December 1983) is an English actress, known for her roles as Kate Middleton in the Lifetime TV film William & Kate: The Movie (2011) and as Jo Karev (Wilson) in the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy. She also provided the voice and motion capture work for the protagonist Lara Croft in the video games Tomb Raider (2013), Rise of the Tomb Raider (2015) and Shadow of the Tomb Raider (2018).

Early life[edit]

Luddington was born in Ascot, Berkshire, on 15 December 1983. She later attended the American School in England at Thorpe, Surrey. She moved to suburban Austin, Texas, United States when she was fourteen, and attended Westwood High School for one year.[1]

She returned to England after one year, and completed her education at the American School in July 2002.[2]

When she was nineteen, Luddington enrolled in Susquehanna University[3] 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.[4]

In 2003, she was part of the school's first one-year acting class program.[5] After training as an actor, Luddington then returned to England before moving to Los Angeles to pursue a career in acting.[citation needed]



Luddington had the lead role of Kate in William & Kate: The Movie (2011), then in 2013 she appeared in the film The Pact II, in which she played a crime scene cleaner.[6] In 2015, she joined the cast of The Healer as Cecilia, starring with Oliver Jackson-Cohen, Jonathan Pryce, and Jorge Garcia.[7]


Luddington has worked mainly in the United States.[8] 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.[9] Luddington joined the cast of the Showtime comedy-drama series Californication for its fifth season, playing a nanny.[10] She also joined the cast of season five of the HBO vampire drama True Blood, as Claudette Crane, a faerie.[11] In July 2012, Luddington joined the cast of the ABC medical drama Grey's Anatomy as Dr. Jo Wilson, in a recurring role.[6] In June 2013 it was announced that she would be a series regular from season ten onward.[12] 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.[13]

Tomb Raider[edit]

In June 2012, Crystal Dynamics confirmed Luddington would voice Lara Croft in the video game Tomb Raider.[14][15][16][17] Luddington originally went into the audition for Lara thinking she was auditioning for a project called "Krypted" with a character called Sara.[18] 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.[19] Luddington also returned to reprise her role for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, released in September 2018.[20]

Personal life[edit]

On October 21, 2016 Luddington announced that she was expecting a baby with fellow actor and boyfriend Matthew Alan.[21] Their daughter Hayden Alan was born on March 9, 2017.[22] They announced Hayden's birth on her Instagram on April 11, 2017 just a little over a month after her birth. Alan proposed to Luddington on December 31, 2017 but the pair kept the engagement a secret until January 17, 2018 when she posted a series of pictures on Instagram showing her diamond engagement ring with a rose gold band and included the caption "Sooo this happened on New Year's Eve. I'm not sure I even let Matt get through his proposal before I started yelling YES YES YES!! Of course it was a yes! Also... Hayden approves.. ;)" with the ring emoji and three of the diamond stars.[23] As of October 2018, the couple has not given any details about the wedding planning.



Year Title Role Notes
2007 A 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 Short film
2010 The Filming of Shakey Willis Brooke Short film
2014 The Pact 2 June Abbott
2016 The Healer Cecilia
2017 Justice League Dark Zatanna (voice) Direct-to-video


Year Title Role Notes
2010 The 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 The Defenders Talia Episode: "Nevada v. Wayne"
2011 Accidentally in Love Sandra Television film
2011 William & Kate: The Movie Catherine "Kate" Middleton Television film
2011 Friends with Benefits Woman Episode: "The Benefit of Friends"
2012 Serving Time Cammy Episode: "Fresh Meet"
2012 Friend Me Brandi Unaired pilot
2012 Californication Lizzie 10 episodes
2012 True Blood Claudette 6 episodes
2012–present Grey's Anatomy Dr. Josephine "Jo" Karev / Jo Wilson / Brooke Stadler Recurring (season 9)
Main role (season 10–present)
2013 Tomb Raider: The Final Hours – A Story of Survival Herself / Lara Croft Television film

Video games[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2013 Tomb Raider Lara Croft Also motion capture
2015 Infinite Crisis Supergirl, The Construct Announcer[24][25][26]
2015 Rise of the Tomb Raider Lara Croft Also motion capture
2018 Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Association Category Nominated work Result
2013 NAVGTR Awards Lead Performance, Drama Tomb Raider Nominated
Spike Video Game Awards Best Voice Actress Nominated
2015 NAVGTR Awards Lead Performance, Drama Rise of the Tomb Raider Nominated
The Game Awards Best Performance Nominated


  1. ^ Luddington, Camilla [@camilluddington] (27 July 2013). "lived in Austin when I was 14 for a yr. Travis county.westwood High school" (Tweet). Archived from the original on 10 May 2018 – via Twitter.
  2. ^ "Camilla Luddington'02 stars as Kate Middleton in Television Movie William & Kate".
  3. ^ "Archives -".
  4. ^ Hiltbrand, David (November 8, 2013). "'Anatomy' of a pitch-perfect actress". Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  5. ^ Pasquine, Frank (January 4, 2013). "Acting Grad on a Roll: True Blood, Grey's & Californication". New York Film Academy. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
  6. ^ a b Patten, Dominic (16 May 2013). "'Grey's Anatomy's' Camilla Luddington Set For 'The Pact II'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 28 April 2015.
  7. ^ "Camilla Luddington, Jonathan Pryce Board Rom-Com 'The Healer'".
  8. ^ "Wills and Kate: the inside story". 23 March 2011. Retrieved 26 March 2011.
  9. ^ Littlejohn, Georgina (2 February 2011). "British actress Camilla Luddington plucked from obscurity to play Kate Middleton". Daily Mail. Retrieved 27 March 2011.
  10. ^ Ng, Philiana (7 May 2011). "'William & Kate' Star Joins Showtime's 'Californication'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 11 May 2011.
  11. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (20 March 2012). "TV Castings: Camilla Luddington To Recur On 'True Blood, Allison Mack On 'Wilfred', Constance Zimmer On 'House Of Cards'". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved 27 March 2012.
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  16. ^ 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.
  17. ^ Schramm, Mike (27 June 2012). "Camilla Luddington is the new Lara Croft in Tomb Raider". Joystiq. Archived from the original on 24 August 2013.
  18. ^ Staskiewicz, Keith (February 26, 2013). "'Tomb Raider' actress Camilla Luddington discusses playing the new Lara Croft". Entertainment Weekly.
  19. ^ Luddington, Camilla (9 June 2014). "Tweet". Twitter.
  20. ^ "E3 2018: Shadow of the Tomb Raider: Camilla Luddington on Being Lara Croft".
  21. ^ Dill, Jennifer (26 October 2016). "Grey's Anatomy Star Camilla Luddington Puts a Little Pumpkin Spice in Her Pregnancy Announcement". E!. Retrieved 27 October 2016.
  22. ^ Mathews, Liam (April 11, 2017). "Grey's Anatomy's Camilla Luddington Gives Birth to Baby Girl". TV Guide. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  23. ^ Heller, Corinne (January 17, 2018). "Grey's Anatomy's Camilla Luddington Engaged to Matthew Alan". E!. Retrieved March 4, 2018.
  24. ^ "Twitter / camilluddington". 1 August 2013. Gamers! As the Announcer in @InfiniteCrisis, allow me to be the first to welcome you to the Trials, Protector.
  25. ^ Turbine, Inc. Infinite Crisis. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, Voice Over Talent.
  26. ^ "Infinite Crisis Credits". Archived from the original on 11 October 2014.

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