Versatile actress and model Vanessa Kirby are well known for her stage work. She hailed from Wimbledon, London. She did her schooling at Lady Eleanor Holles School in Hampton. Bristol Old Vic Theatre School rejected her, after that she took a one-year gap, to explore the new places, and then studied English at the University of Exeter.

She signed a contract with London based talent agency and got three lead roles at the Octagon Theatre Bolton in plays All My Sons, Ghosts and A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare. David Thacker, a theatre director David Thacker helps her in getting work in starting days. She won the BIZA Rising Star Award for her acting in All my sons, worth £5,000.

She did several roles as a theatre actress in her career. In 2016 variety called her “the outstanding stage actress of her generation, capable of the most unexpected choices”. Kirby made her television debut in 2011 with BBC's series The Hour. She named BAFTA awards for the best actress in a supporting role in T.V. series. Also got a nomination for drama series in 2011, as an outstanding supporting actor for Primetime Emmy Award.

She played the role of Princess Margaret in Netflix originals “The crown” (2016-2017). In 2018, she appeared in the role of White Widow in movie Mission: Impossible – Fallout. Recently in 2019, she acted in Fast & Furious Presents Hobbs & Shaw and Mr. Jones.