Suki Waterhouse is a name that seems to arouse healthy amounts of interest, and for good reason.
Over the weekend, Waterhouse was photographed on what appeared to be a date with Robert Pattinson in Notting Hill. (Whether or not the outing was technically a date remains to be confirmed by either party, but the pair did kiss for the cameras, and reportedly caught a showing of Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, which is this summer’s ultimate date movie, before grabbing a drink at Soho House.) So maybe you’re just now hearing the name Suki Waterhouse for the first time, and you’re wondering who she is—in which case, where have you been?
Waterhouse is more than just her romantic entanglements—she’s not just Pattinson’s maybe-girlfriend (or Bradley Cooper’s ex-girlfriend and two-time date to the Academy Awards, if that’s how you gauge your familiarity with up-and-coming Hollywood starlets). She’s also more than just her famous friendships (the actress has remained a solid fixture of the inner circles of the models Cara Delevingne and Georgia May Jagger). She’s an actress, a model, and a budding entrepreneur whose handbag line, Pop & Suki (which she co-founded with her best friend, Poppy Jamie), has been featured on W.
The 26-year-old Londoner has not only recently hit the runway for Miu Miu’s resort collection but also graced the silver screen on more than a few occasions—she is the main character in Ana Lily Amirpour’s cannibal thriller, The Bad Batch; appears in the forthcoming teenage revenge fantasy flick Assassination Nation; had a role in the Divergent series; and co-stars alongside Ansel Elgort in the Tribeca Film Festival sci-fi standout, Jonathan. She even played herself in Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie, and will have a role in the secretive live-action film Detective Pikachu (along with Ryan Reynolds, Rita Ora, Kathryn Newton, and Bill Nighy). Waterhouse has also been very low-key about cultivating a music career, and released a single titled “Valentine” in June.
Though Waterhouse was born to a plastic surgeon and a cancer-care nurse, and spent her childhood practicing karate, the acting bug runs in the family (her sister Immy Waterhouse premiered a film of her own at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival, and the whole Waterhouse family showed up in New York City to support her), as do the modeling genes (take her other sister, Maddi Waterhouse, for example). All of this is to say, the actress has had quite the career so far, and had already hit the ground running on that journey to become a household name before her first claim to fame was being photographed while reading Lolita with her much, much older boyfriend at the time.