Emmy Award-nominee Michelle Dockery, 40, is an English actress who made her acting debut from His Dark Materials at the Royal National Theatre in 2004.

Dockery is best known for playing Lady Mary Crawley in the ITV period drama series Downton Abbey from 2010 to 2015. In a similar way, her other notable work credits are Hanna, Anna Karenina, Non-Stop, Good Behavior, Godless, Burnt by the Sun, and many more.

What Is The Net Worth Of Michelle Dockery?

As per Celebrity Net Worth, actress Michelle is estimated to own a net worth at around $4 million as of December 2022. She amassed her million-dollar fortune from her successful career as an actress.

Michelle Dockery is an English actress best known for Downton AbbeyImage Source: Tatler
Michelle Dockery is an English actress best known for Downton AbbeyImage Source: Tatler

On average, an actor pockets around £10.60 i.e. $14.28 per hour to £16,834 i.e. $22,683 annually. On the other hand, A-List actors and actresses receive millions of dollars depending on the movie budget.

Short Career Highlights

Following her graduation, Dockery made her professional acting debut from a British play His Dark Materials at the Royal National Theatre in 2004. She then played Dina Dorf in Pillars of the Community at the National Theatre for which she was nominated for Ian Charleson Award in 2006.

Michelle made her television debut in 2005 BBC mini-series Fingersmith as Betty. The following year, Dockery starred as Susan Sto Helit in Hogfather.

In 2008, Michelle played Kathryn in Channel 4’s The Red Riding trilogy and the guest lead of Gemma Morrison a tormented rape victim in BBC’s Waking the Dead.

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The 40-year-old actress made her breakthrough as Lady Mary Crawley in the Downton Abbey series. Her outstanding performance was well received by critics and fans and received her three consecutive Emmy Award nominations in 2012, 2013, and 2014.

Michelle played Lady Mary Crawley in Downton AbbeyImage Source: Hello Magazine
Michelle played Lady Mary Crawley in Downton AbbeyImage Source: Hello Magazine

In 2011, Dockery earned her first big role as False Marissa in an American action-adventure thriller film Hanna. The film was released on 8th April 2011 starring Saoirse Ronan, Eric Bana, and Tom Hollander.

The following year, she appeared as Princess Myagkaya in the film adaptation of Anna Karenina alongside Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Domhnall Gleeson, Ruth Wilson, and Alicia Vikander.

In 2014, Dockery played flight attendant Nancy in Non-Stop alongside Liam Neeson, Julianne Moore, Scoot McNairy, and Nate Parker.

Following her departure from Downton Abbey, Dockery appeared in sci-fi thriller film Self/less as Claire Hale alongside Ryan Reynolds, Ben Kingsley, Natalie Martinez, and Matthew Goode.

Her notable television show credits are Heartbeat, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, Return to Cranford, American Dad!, Family Guy, Good Behavior, Angie Tribeca, and Tuca & Bertie.

Her upcoming film The Gentlemen is set to release in 2020 where she will play Rosalind ‘Roz’ Pearson. The same year, she will appear as Laurie Barber in a mini-series Defending Jacob set to release in 2020.

Biography Of Michelle

Michelle Suzanne Dockery was born on 15th December 1981 in Rush Green, Essex, England to Michael Dockery and Lorraine Dockery. She is English as per nationality and has an Estuary accent.

She grew up alongside her two older sisters Louise and Joanne. She went to Chadwell Health Academy and Finch Stage School. Dockery enrolled at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and graduated in 2004.

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Where Does Michelle Reside?

The 30-8-year-old actress recently purchased a terrace home in a bohemian north-eastern corner of the capital on 9th December 2019.

She purchased the condo for £1.7 million i.e. $2.27 million with her boyfriend Jasper Waller-Bridge.

Prior to this, Dockery was eyeing a £2 million (which is $2.68 million USD) mansion in Hidden Hills, California. The 6,400 square-foot house featured a 6-bedroom, 6-bathroom, and a 4-car garage, a game room, a fire pit, and a pool and jacuzzi.

Philanthropic Works

Apart from her professional life, Michelle is also involved in several charities. She was the first-ever Humanitarian Ambassador of Oxfam.

She supports foundations like:

  1. Cancer Research UK
  2. Elton John AIDS Foundation
  3. Motion Picture and Television Fund Foundation
  4. Oxfam
  5. Rainbow Trust

In 2014, Michelle was featured in a short film promoting Stand Up to Cancer UK alongside other British celebrities.

Who Is Michelle Dating?

After four years of the devastating loss of her fiancé, Michelle is reportedly dating creative director Jasper Waller-Bridge. The couple began dating in mid-2019 and are enjoying being together.

Michelle began dating Jasper in mid-2019Image Source: Daily Mail
Michelle began dating Jasper in mid-2019Image Source: Daily Mail

Previously, Dockery was engaged to a man named John Dineen. The duo first met via a mutual friend and eventually fell in love. They made their first public appearance in Venice, Italy during the 2013 Venice International Film Festival.

They got engaged on 14th February 2015. Unfortunately, John passed away on 13th December 2015, two days before Michelle’s 34th birthday from a rare form of cancer. During the funeral service held in County, Cork, Ireland, Michelle performed her late fiance’s favorite song “The Folks Who Live On the Hill” in his loving memory.