A familiar face to many audiences, especially in her native United Kingdom, Perdita Weeks was born in Cardiff in 1985. Her sister, Honeysuckle Weeks, who was six years older, began pursuing an acting career by the time Perdita was in her tweens. By age 12, the younger Weeks sister had signed with her elder sibling's agent and was soon appearing in a series of commercials for a brand of biscuits. In 1996, she landed a small but important role as one of the traveling players in Kenneth Branagh's film adaptation of "Hamlet" (1996), and the following year found her playing the role of Evie in the camp classic "Spice World" (1997). Weeks would accept fewer roles when she began attending Courtauld Institute to study art history, but she returned with even more enthusiasm after graduation, taking on the role of Mary Boleyn on the hugely popular historical series "The Tudors" (BBC, 2007-2010). After a memorable turn in Ralph Fiennes' "The Invisible Woman" (2013), Weeks landed the starring role in the horror film "As Above, So Below" (2014), which was set and largely shot in the Paris catacombs. She would enjoy a recurring role on the acclaimed gothic series "Penny Dreadful" (Showtime, 2014-16) before landing her breakthrough role on American screens in the big-budget adventure film "Ready Player One" (2018).