Born and raised in Hammersmith, Rosamund Pike’s career received a substantial boost when she made her silver screen debut portraying Miranda Frost in a 2002 British spy film Die Another Day. She gained widespread popularity after playing the eldest daughter, Jane, in the Austen classic Pride and Prejudice sharing the screen with Keira Knightley. Pike is also known for her work in Pride & Prejudice, An Education, Jack Reacher, and Gone Girl. With her long-two-decade acting career, she has earned a lot of money and fame. Pike has been in a long-term relationship with a mathematical researcher named Robie Uniacke. The couple is blessed with two sons.
Early Life and Education
Actress Rosamund Mary Elizabeth Pike was born on January 27, 1979, in Hammersmith, London, England. She is the only child born to a classical violinist mother, Caroline Pike, and an opera singer father, Julian Pike.
Pike had an unusual upbringing as she used to move around a lot of Europe’s country until she was seven because of her parents' profession as a singer. As a result, she can speak fluent German and French. She belongs to American nationality and regarding her ethnicity, she is a White American.
Rosamund started playing the piano and cello at an early age. And at the age of 11, she attended Badminton School, where she was awarded a scholarship too. Following her high schooling, she joined the National Youth Theatre when she was 16.
Rosamund Pike then attended Oxford University's Wadham College, where she earned her degree in English literature. At the time, she also acted on the British television movie A Rather English Marriage (1998), and mini-series Wives and Daughters (1999) as well as Love in a Cold Climate (2001).
Soon after completing her studies, Pike landed a major break following her appearance in Die Another in 2002 featuring Pierce Brosnan. After a year, she decided to take a different type of challenge playing in various theatrical plays like Hitchcock Blonde and Tennessee Williams' Summer and Smoke.
Pike’s incredible performance brought her strong reviews and helped to raise her popularity at the International level. She made her major breakthrough when she landed a supporting part in a 2005 British-American romantic drama film Pride & Prejudice directed by Joe Wright.
Pike shared the screen along with Keira Knightley, Matthew Macfadyen, Brenda Blethyn, and Donald Sutherland. The move became the 72nd highest grossing film of 2005 in the USA and the 41st highest internationally grossing $121.1 million against it filming cost $39 million.
More film work soon followed such as Doom, Fracture, and Fugitive Pieces. Along with Carey Mulligan and Peter Sarsgaard, she featured in the 1960s coming-of-age drama An Education, in 2009. She went on to portray the mythical figure Andromeda in a 2012 3D epic action-adventure fantasy film Wrath of the Titans alongside Sam Worthington and Liam Neeson.
The movie also became a huge hit at the box office. And Pike’s another commercially successful movie role came in the same year in Jack Reacher, in which she portrayed Tom Cruise’s love interest. Her career reached a new height in the year 2014 when she appeared in the mystery thriller Gone Girl which directed by David Fincher, features Ben Affleck.
For Pike’s portrayal of the clever and complicated Amy in the movie, she earned accolades such as SAG, Golden Globe, and Academy Award nominations. She has been voiced Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward in the remake of Gerry Anderson's Thunderbirds Are Go since 2015. Her most recent works include The Man with the Iron Heart (2017), Hostiles (2017, Beirut (2018), Entebbe (2018), and Three Seconds (2018).
In 2015, Pike sent a letter to Angela Merkel and Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma. The letter was regarding woman participation as the head of the G7 in Germany and the AU in South Africa.
Net Worth and Height
Rosamund Pike stands at the height of 5' 8½" (1.74 m).
In March 2018, Pike’s estimated net worth as per Celebrity Net Worth is around $9 million. She owned Vintage Citroen that worth around $20,000. She has also Georgian home in London.
Some of her commercially successful movies are listed below:
1. Die Another Day (2002)
Budget= $145 million
Box Office collection= $435 million
IMDb rating= 6.1 star
2. Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Budget= $39 million
Box Office collection= $121.1 million
IMDb rating= 7.8 star
3. An Education (2009)
Budget= $7.5 million
Box Office collection= $26.1 million
IMDb rating= 7.3 star
4. Wrath of the Titans (2012)
Budget= $150 million
Box Office collection= $305.3 million
IMDb rating= 5.8 star
Rosamund Pike has been in a relationship with a mathematical researcher Robie Uniacke since December 2009. The couple welcomed their first child, a son Solo, in May 2012. The actress was pregnant with her son Solo while shooting for the movie Jack Reacher, in 2012.
Pike gave birth to her second son Atom with Robie in December 2014. The power couple also went on to visit China to promote Gone Girl. It’s been more than eight years the couple are together and are enjoying their time together with no rumor of extra affairs.
Pike’s first love was an actor Simon Woods. The duo reportedly started dating in 1998. The relationship between them didn’t last long as they split up after two years of dating. She was also rumored to be dating TV presenter Jamie Theakston, in 2003.
Pike was engaged to American film director Joe Wright in 2007. They first met on the set of Pride & Prejudice. He proposed to her girlfriend Pike on Lake Como in Italy in September 2007. They broke up after a year of dating.
Besides, Pike also enjoys playing piano and cello. She became a best friend with Chelsea Clinton, is the only proud daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State and 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
And together they both worked at Oxford. One of her favorite actors is Jonny Depp, with him he worked on The Libertine in 204.
Rosamund Pike talked about Breastfeeding at awards shows on chat with Ellen DeGeneres on her show, The Ellen Show,
Rosamund Pike Affairs
First Affair with Simon Woods
They were in relationship from the year 1998 but broke off in the year 2002. The relationship lasted for four years.
Second Affair with Jamie Theakston
After the first relationship, Pike dated Jamie from the year 2003 but their relationship ended in quicker terms.
Third Affair with Joe Wright
They dated each other from the year 2005. They were also going to get engaged in the year 2008 but it was called off and they broke off.
Fourth Affair with Robie Uniacke
They are currently in committed relationship. They have been in relationship since 2009. They also have two sons.