Jennifer Ehle (Carla Wilks)
In the role of Carla Wilks, Anastasia’s mother, Jennifer Ehle plays a loving character in the Fifty Shades movies. Most notably, Ehle won a BAFTA for her performance in the 1995 BBC mini-series, Pride and Prejudice. She also won two Tony awards for her Broadway roles in 2000’s The Real Thing and 2007’s The Coast of Utopia, respectively. On the big screen, Ehle is recognizable for her work in Contagion, Zero Dark Thirty, A Little Chaos, The King’s Speech, A Quiet Passion, Little Men, Wilde, Sunshine (1999), RoboCop (2014), The Adjustment Bureau, and Detroit. Following her time in the Fifty Shades movies, the actress appeared in Vox Lux, The Miseducation of Cameron Post, I Kill Giants, Take Point, The Wolf Hour, The Professor and the Madman, Wetlands, Monster (2018), and Hulu’s The Looming Tower.
Most recently, Jennifer Ehle was seen in Run This Town and Showtime’s The Comey Rule. Next, she’ll appear in Saint Maud, John and the Hole, which will premiere at the Sundance Film Festival, and Beneath the Blue Suburban Skies, which screened at TIFF.