The Untold Truth Of Bridgerton's Phoebe Dynevor

Have you watched Bridgerton yet? No? Well then what exactly are you doing? Because Bridgerton is basically Gossip Girl but with better costumes. The breakout Netflix series from Shondaland, Shonda Rhimes' production company, is set in 1800s London society (think Jane Austen) and follows the trials and tribulations of the Bridgerton family as they try to navigate the cutthroat social scene of the English upper class. Though the series focuses on all the Bridgerton children (four boys and four girls), the undisputed star is Daphne Bridgerton, a headstrong young woman on a mission to find her future husband via a series of highly stylized balls and parties, per NPR.

Daphne is a rather lively and complex character, and Rhimes knew she'd have to find just the right actor to take on the role. Enter: Phoebe Dynevor. You probably haven't heard of her (especially if you live stateside), and that's okay because it's more than likely she'll be around for years to come.

In real life, Dynevor is just as dynamic as her character on Bridgerton. Though she's relatively new to Hollywood, Dynevor is already using her platform for political activism, posting support of the Black Lives Matter movement and women's rights.

What else do you need to know about Dynevor? Read on to find out.

Phoebe Dynevor was born to be a star

It might seem like Phoebe Dynevor came out of nowhere, but she was born to be a star. The fact that she's starring in an overly dramatic series about elite English people feels almost like fate when you realize that she's following in her parents' footsteps. Dynevor's mom, Sally Dynevor, stars in a British soap opera called Coronation Street, which is also about dramatic people with English accents. Her dad is also an actor who now focuses primarily on screenwriting, per Cosmopolitan.

Dynevor was clearly inspired by her parents, as she pursued acting from a young age. Before appearing in Bridgerton, Dynevor had roles in various English and US TV series. Her first notable role was in a show called Waterloo Road in 2014. After that, she appeared in Dickensian and then landed the part of Rupert Grint's love interest in Snatch. Most notably, though, she spent the last couple of years working on the Lifetime series Younger. Dynevor plays Clare, an Irish woman who got married for a green card and quickly became pregnant, per Cosmopolitan

Dynevor's real life is nothing like that of her Younger character, though — she didn't have to get married to earn a green card. Instead, she's off impressing Shonda Rhimes and leaving her mark on Netflix.