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Born: Joely Kim Richardson,
January 9, 1965
Father: Tony Richardson, director, died of AIDS, 1991
Mother: Vanessa Redgrave, actress. Plays Joely's character's mother on Nip/Tuck.
Sister: Natasha Richardson, actress
Famous Aunt: Lynn Redgrave, actress
Ex-husband: Tim Bevan, director, married 1992, divorced 1997.
Daughter: Daisy, born 1992, fathered by Tim Bevan.
Relationships: Jamie Theakston, British TV presenter, separated 2001.
Education: boarding school in Santa Barbara California; high school in Pinellas Park, Florida; Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts, London, England.
Joely Richardson comes from a long-line of family in the acting profession, being the daughter of the late director, Tony Richardson, and actress, Vanessa Redgrave. Her grandparents are Sir Michael Redgrave and Rachel Kempson, and she is the niece of Lynn Redgrave and Corin Redgrave and the cousin of Jemma Redgrave.
As a child however, while her sister, Natasha, was interested in acting, Joely saw her career in gymnastics. But she grew too fast and gymnastics was out.
Joely began her acting career while still in drama school, appearing as an extra in her father's films, and as her mother's character as a young girl in Wetherby, 1968.
She has had a distinguished and prolific career in film, theater, and TV. Currently, she plays Julia MacNamara on the Fox series, Nip/Tuck, the role for which she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress in a Drama, 2003.
"I'm not hugely into astrology, but I'm a Capricorn, and it is that old goat thing. Slow, plodding, head down and we'll get there--and maybe I'm getting there. I was a very old child, very old. And so it is funny that I find myself, at 36, discovering all this freedom I haven't had since my early twenties. I do like the tiny bits of wisdom you get as you grow older. I do feel I've made a lot of mistakes, yes. Though probably more personal than professional."