Jennifer Anne Ehle is an American-English actress of stage and screen. She is perhaps best known for her role as Elizabeth Bennet in the successful 1995 miniseries Pride and Prejudice, which won her the BAFTA Award for Best Television Actress. She made her West End debut in 1991, in Peter Hall's production of Tartuffe and joined the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1995. She has won two Tony Awards for her work on Broadway, Best Actress in a Play for The Real Thing in 1999 and Best Featured Actress in a Play for The Coast of Utopia in 2007. She has appeared in supporting roles in such films as Wilde, Sunshine, The King's Speech, Contagion, Zero Dark Thirty, RoboCop, and the upcoming Fifty Shades of Grey. She also starred in the short-lived American television series A Gifted Man. She is the daughter of English actress Rosemary Harris and American author John Ehle.