Dockery is an actress in her late 30s popularly known for her starring role in the British historical drama series called Downtown Abbey where she portrayed herself as the Lady Mary Crawley. She has received numerous awards and nominations for her performance as a leading actress as well as a supporting actress.

Quick Info
Full NameMichelle Suzanne Dockery
Date of Birth15 December 1981
Birth PlaceLondon, England
Parent(s)Michael Francis Dockery and Lorraine Witton
Partner(s)John Dineen (2013–2015; his death)
Jasper Waller (2019-present)
Net worthUS $4 million


What was Michelle Dockery’s childhood like?

Dockery was born on 15th December of 1981 in the capital city of England, London in the suburban area called Rush Green. Since she was born and grew up in England, she holds British nationality. She was born to Michael Francis Dockery who used to work as a Lorry Driver and Lorraine Witton. Dockery is the youngest among her 2 sisters namely Louise Sarah Dockery and Joanne Michelle Dockery. Her father belongs to Irish ancestry.

Michelle Dockery was interested in acting since her early years. She joined the Chadwell Health Academy for her education and later she joined the Finch stage school for her acting career. She further joined the Guildhall School of Music & Drama to improve her acting skills and she graduated from her drama school with a Gold medal. She started acting and entertaining at the age of 2.

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Michelle Dockery made her film debut in 2010. She appeared in a short film called Spoiler and Shades of Beiger. In 2011, she appeared in an action thriller film called Hanna as false Marissa. In 2012, she appeared in a short film called Out of Time as Christine, and the same year, she also appeared in a historical romantic drama film called Anna Karenina portraying the character of Princess Myagkaya. She then went on to narrate the film, A Poem is.. and narrate in another documentary called Angelic Voices: The Choristers of Salisbury Cathedral all the same year.


Like most other famous stars, Michelle Dockery too made her way to film through theatres. She joined the National Youth Theatre and made her theatre debut in 2014 by appearing in Nicholas Wright’s play called His Dark Materials. The play was performed in Royal National Theatre. She received her first Ian Charleson Award nomination for Best Actress in 2005 for her performance in Henrick Ibsen’s play called Pillars of the Community as Dina Dorf. Later she received an Olivier Award nomination for her performance in Burnt by the Sun which was shown in National Theatre.

In 2007, Dockery won her first Ian Charleson Awards for Best Performance by an Actor – 2nd Prize for her performance in the play called Pygmalion. The following year, she received the Evening Standard Award nomination for Outstanding Newcomer.



In 2014, she made her small appearance in the action film called Non-stop as Nancy Hoffman and a short film called Tough Justice as Connie Tough. Following year, she appeared in a science fiction film called Self/less as Claire Hale. She also narrated in 2 other documentaries called Many Beautiful Things and District Zero: What’s Hidden Inside the Smartphone of a Refugee.

In 2017, Michelle Dockery landed the major role mystery drama film called The Sense of an Ending where she portrayed the character of Susie Webster. In 2019, she made her breakthrough from the film Downton Abbey as Lady Mary Talbot. She also starred in the film, The Gentlemen as Rosalind.

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Television Shows:

Michelle Dockery first appeared in the Tv series called Fingersmith as Betty in 2005. In 2006, she portrayed the character of Susan in the TV film Hogfather. Later, she made few small appearances in the Tv film, Consent in 2007, Poppy Shakespeare in 2008, and Red Riding series in 2009 as Kathryn Taylor.

In 2010, she was cast for the historical drama called Downtown Abbey. In the series, Dockery portrayed the character of Lady Mary Crawley. The series was a huge hit and it lasted for 5 years. In 2013, she earned the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series and Huading Awards for Best Global Actress. She also won the Screen Actors Guild Award in 2015 for her performance in the series.

She has received multiple nominations for Primetime Emmy Awards, Golden Globe Award, and Satellite Awards. In 2017, she received another nomination for her performance as Alice Fletcher in a Tv miniseries called Godless. Dockery has appeared in many other Tv series like Restless, American Dad!, Good Behavior, Tuca & Bertie, Amphibia, etc.


Personal life

Being such a beautiful lady, Michelle Dockery has dated several handsome men in the past. She dated actor, Trent Davis from 2009 and ended her relationship in 2012. The same year, she was seen dating another actor named Joseph Millson which lasted only for a year. In 2013, she started dating John Dineen who is believed to be her true love but eventually, he died of a brain tumor in 2015 so does their relationship. They were engaged in 2014 but Dockery does not prefer to talk about her fiance’s death.

After remaining single for 3 years, she started dating Jasper Waller since 2019 who is a little younger than her. Currently, they are living their happy and comfortable relationship.

Dockery is active on Twitter and she has over 525 thousand followers. She can be connected through @michelledockery on Instagram. Even though she doesn’t use Twitter there is a page by her name which is a fan-made account that posts every news regarding her movies and life.

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Body Measurements

Michelle Dockery’s Height is 5 feet 8 inches and his weight is 58 kg. She is in her late 30s and she is a beautiful lady. Her body weighs around 58 kg. She belongs to white ethnicity and she has a dark brown eye with the hair of the same color as her eyes. She is believed to have a banana-shaped figure having an Alabaster complexion. Her sexual orientation is straight. Her body measurements are 33-25-35 inches. Her zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

How much is Michelle Dockery’s Net Worth?

As of 2021, Michelle Dockery’s net worth is estimated to be around 4 million dollars. She earns all her millions from the entertainment industry from acting and some from commercials for various big brands like Burberry.


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