Lily James was born on April 5, 1989 in Esher, Surrey, England as Lily Chloe Ninette Thomson. She is an English actress and singer, known for Cinderella (2015), Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2016) and Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018). Lily Thomson, known professionally as Lily James. She studied acting at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London and began her acting career in the British television series Just William.