Tony Award nominee, Zoe Wanamaker is an actress who is known to millions of cinemagoers worldwide for her role as Madam Hooch in the film Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. In addition, she has worked extensively with the Royal Shakespeare Company and the National Theatre. Also, she starred as Susan Harper on the popular UK sitcom My Family. Well, she has won multiple Olivier Awards for her contributions to theatre.
Zoe Wanamaker was born on May 13, 1949, New York City, NY under the birth sign of Taurus. She holds an America nationality and belongs to a white ethnic group. She is the daughter of an American actor, film director, and radio producer Sam Wanamaker (father) and Charlotte Holland (mother) is a Canadian actress and radio performer.
Zoe attended the independent King Alfred School in Hampstead. Later, she enrolled at Sidcot School, a Quaker boarding school in Somerset. Furthermore, she graduated from Hornsey College of Art for the Pre-Diploma Course and later joined the Central School of Speech and Drama for learning acting.
The 69 years old woman is married an actor and dramatist, Gawn Grainger in November 1994. Furthermore, the couple hasn’t revealed their relationship status in the media.
Well, they don’t any children yet. Till date, they are living a happy married life together without any children.
Prior to Zoe’s marriage, she lived for many years with fellow Royal Shakespeare Company actor, David Lyon and they are very close to each other. Moreover, she currently resides in New York City with her husband, Gawn.
The American actress has an estimated net worth to be $2 million. Well, she earns an impressive amount of salary in six-figures from her profession. In addition, the average salary of an actress s $50k-$60k.
In the same way, Zoe appeared in the movie, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone which grossed $125 Million at the box office of $975.1 Million in the budget. The film made $974.8 Million worldwide, and $317.6 Million in the US making it the second highest-grossing movie in history at the time.
Similarly, she appeared in the film, My Week with Marilyn that grossed $35 million with a box office of $10 million in the budget.
Wanamaker started her profession from the theatre where she was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1976 to 1984. Moreover, she received two Olivier Award for her performance in Once In a Lifetime (1979) and for Sophocles’ Electra (1998).
In the early 1980s, she began performing on screen, and for her performance critically acclaimed by television productions including the BBC Television production, Edge of Darkness.
Furthermore, she got a nomination for a BAFTA Award for her portrayal of the love interest of a suspected serial killer in the first installment of the Granada series, Prime Suspect.
Later, she played as Princess Marie in the drama series, Mr. Selfridge in 2015. Also, she appeared in the world premiere production of Elegy at the Donmar Warehouse in 2016.