9 fun facts about Bridgerton star Phoebe Dynevor (that you might not know)

BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 15: Phoebe Dynevor attends the 2021 InStyle Awards at The Getty Center on November 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Fiji Water)
BEVERLY HILLS, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 15: Phoebe Dynevor attends the 2021 InStyle Awards at The Getty Center on November 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images for Fiji Water) /

People instantly fell in love with Phoebe Dynevor as Daphne Bridgerton in the breakout hit Bridgerton on Netflix. The period drama shot her into stardom, and now everyone knows her name. She’s a rising star and can’t nobody dim her light.

Even though we know Phoebe Dynevor best as Daphne, she’s not exactly a newcomer to the entertainment industry. She’s been around for a while but hadn’t quite made a name for herself. With Bridgerton under her belt, she’s taking on project after project, and we can’t wait to see the rising star shine bright like the diamond she is.

Fans will see Phoebe next in Bridgerton season 2 coming to Netflix on March 25. However, we still have a long way before seeing her back on our screens. So in the meantime, we’ve decided to research and hunt down any information about Phoebe that we can. Warning: you might fall in love with her even more.

Below, we shared nine fun facts about the Bridgerton star that you might not know!

Was Phoebe Dynevor in Younger?

You guessed it! Phoebe had a recurring role in the comedy-drama series. She played the role of Clare, Josh’s Irish fiancée. Phoebe appeared in 11 episodes total.

Phoebe Dynevor comes from a Showbiz family

Don’t worry. You weren’t the only one shocked by this piece of information. Phoebe comes from a family of well-known entertainers. Her mother, Sally Dynevor, is a popular actress in the U.K. She’s best known for her role as Sally Webster in the popular soap opera Coronation Street. Phoebe’s dad is Tim Dynevor, a screenwriter for another British soap opera titled Emmerdale. So, she was basically bound to be in the entertainment industry.

What was Phoebe Dynevor’s first role?

In 2009, at just 14 years old, Phoebe snagged the role of Siobhan Mailey in the fifth series of the British drama series Waterloo Road.

Did Phoebe Dynevor and Pete Davidson date?

Surprisingly, they did date. They were rumored to be together in early 2021, and those rumors were basically confirmed in April 2021 when they were spotted together walking arm-in-arm through the countryside. In July 2021, there was no doubt that the two were an item when they made their first public appearance as a couple at Wimbledon. However, the relationship didn’t last long because, in August 2021, many outlets had reported that Phoebe and Pete had called things off.

What was Phoebe Dynevor’s American T.V. debut?

Phoebe made her American television debut in the crime drama series Snatch on Crackle. She played the role of Lotti Mott, Sonny Castillo’s moll. The talented actress starred alongside Luke Pasqualino, Rupert Grint, and Lucien Laviscount.

Phoebe Dynevor is an ambassador for ActionAid U.K.

Not only is Phoebe a talented actress, but she’s also philanthropic. She is an ambassador for ActionAid U.K., an international charity that aims to raise awareness for women and girls living in poverty around the globe.

Phoebe Dynevor can ride a horse sidesaddle

Phoebe is multi-talented! According to an interview that Phoebe did with Elle in January 2021, she learned how to ride a horse sidesaddle while filming Bridgerton season 1. However, she didn’t necessarily like that her character had to ride sidesaddle in certain scenes. She told Elle, “I thought that wouldn’t be like her — when something quite desperate was happening, she wouldn’t be sidesaddle.”

What was Phoebe Dynevor’s feature film debut?

She made her feature film debut playing ceramicist Clarice Cliff in the biographical film The Colour Room. Critics and viewers alike loved the movie, and Phoebe was praised for her outstanding performance as Clarice Cliff.

Phoebe Dynevor was nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award

In 2021, Phoebe and the rest of the Bridgerton cast were nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series. They deserved more award nominations, in my opinion. Fingers crossed, Phoebe Dynevor is nominated and will win awards in 2022.

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