Lydia Fox is a Britain born stage actress, television personality, and filmmaker who hails from the prestigious Robin Fox family. They are well-known entertainers that have enjoyed tangible success in the showbiz industry. Lydia Fox, like some of her family members, has achieved a measure of success in the theatres and the big screens with a number of plays and movies to her credit. She is the beloved wife to one of Britain’s popular multi-talented entertainer’s – Richard Ayoade. Here is everything there is to know about this stage and screen diva.
Lydia Fox Biography
Lydia Fox now known by her marriage name Lydia Ayoade was born sometime in 1979, the actual day and month of her birth is yet to be disclosed. However, the lovely Lydia Fox was born in Leeds, Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom.
Although there is a dearth of information regarding her childhood, being a child of entertaining parents, one would expect that she had early-life exposure to the showbiz industry and all the razzmatazz that comes with being in the camera and spotlight.
The Leeds born after her high school education enrolled in Newnham College, a women’s constituent college in the University of Cambridge. Regrettably, her major and year of graduation are not available in the public domain.
Her acting career took off before her graduation from the University. Lydia Fox’s record shows that while still at the university in 2001, she played a nonchalant version of Juliet in a Marlowe Society production of Romeo and Juliet, opposite Tom Hiddleston.
Three years after, luck smiled on her in 2004 as she starred in two theatre works made for UK tour, titled The Holy Terror and The Little Mermaid. The same year, Lydia Fox got her first television role in Garth Marenghi’s Darkplace where she portrayed Rick’s wife, in the horror TV series. Thereafter, she was cast in AD/BC: A Rock Opera where she assumed the role of the Wise Man. Interestingly, the parody rock opera which aired on BBC Three starred her would-be husband, Richard Ayoade whose music lyrics alongside Matt Berry made the production a remarkable one.
The year 2006 got Lydia Fox a comic role in a comedy-drama film Someone Else as Matt’s girl. Then the following year, she was in an episode of a British Medical Drama TV series known as Holby City where she played Paloma Duncan
Her other noteworthy screen appearances include TV series Lilies as Marianne Parks, The IT Crowd (2007), Secret Diary of a Call Girl (2007), Submarine (2010) and, The Double (2013).
Lydia Fox’s Family (Parents, Husband and Kids)
Needless to say that arts and creativity run in the lineage of Lydia Fox. She is the daughter of famed English showbiz couple – James Fox and Mary Elizabeth Piper. They excelled in the entertainment industry during their prime. Her father a veteran actor was active in the 1960s and 1970s. Her grandparents (Robin Fox and Angela Worthington) did so many exploits in the entertainment industry; a song was written in their honour by the legendary Noël Coward titled Don’t Put Your Daughter on the Stage, Mrs. Worthington.
Lydia Fox is not the only child of her parents as she has got four brothers – Laurence Paul, Jack, Robin, and Thomas Fox, of the lot, Laurence Paul and Jack are well known as they are actors. Lydia’s cousin Emilia Fox is also a well-known actress.
Fox’s husband Richard Ayoade is a stylish British comedian and entertainer. The pair tied the knot on the 8th September 2007. They have been waxing strong ever since and their union has produced three amazing children.
Her husband Richard Ellef Ayoade is a native of Hammersmith, London and was birthed on May 23, 1977. He is known for his comic role as Maurice Moss in the Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd, his portrayal earned him the 2014 British Television Award for Best Male Comedy Performance.
How Much Is Her Net Worth?
The Holy Terror stage actress has made some money via her artistry on stage and on the big screens but alas! not much information is available on her earnings to determine her net worth. Speculations are that it should be 6 or 7 figures. However, her husband has a net worth pegged at $2 million.
How Tall Is Lydia Fox? – Height
There is no doubt that the British actress is endowed with a good physique. Lydia stands at a height of 5 ft 9 inches tall which fits right with her spouse’s 6 ft 2 inches height.