||Laura Elizabeth Carmichael
16 July 1986
Southampton, Hampshire, UK
Laura Elizabeth Carmichael (born 16 July 1986) is an English actress, most widely known for her role as Lady Edith Crawley in the TV period drama series Downton Abbey.
Laura Elizabeth Carmichael was born in Southampton, Hampshire, England, the daughter of Sarah, a radiographer, and Andy Carmichael, a software consultant.
One of her paternal great-grandfathers was aviator Norman Blackburn. Carmichael was educated at Shirley Junior School, The Mountbatten School, Peter Symonds College.
Since graduating from Bristol Old Vic Theatre School in 2007, Carmichael's TV appearances include appearing on Downton Abbey as Lady Edith Crawley.
She is a member of The Fitzrovia Radio Hour. Carmichael made her West End debut in Uncle Vanya opposite Anna Friel and Samuel West in October 2012.