As far as Game Of Thrones and House Of The Dragon stars go, their relationships are (thankfully) far less complicated than their on-screen counterparts.
However, oftentimes their real-life romances have a fairy tale ending.
Newcomer Oliva Cooke is one of those.
The 28-year-old Mancunian first rose to prominence in the award-winning teen-drama Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, where she was unrecognizable as a high schooler, Rachel, living with terminal cancer.
Now, Cooke has captivated global audiences as her nuanced portrayal of Alicent Hightower in the Game Of Thrones sequel House Of The Dragon.
While Cooke’s character see’s her wed her best friend’s father, Cooke’s actual love life is far more relatable, and honestly sounds like something straight out of a rom-com.
Below, everything to know about Olivia Cooke, or Liv Kate Cook as she refers to herself on social media, including the actor who has caught her fancy.
Who Is Olivia Cooke?
Olivia Cooke is an English actor who you’ll probably recognise from playing Alicent Hightower from HBO’s House Of The Dragon.
However, if you think that Cooke is an underground emerging actress who has just made her big break, you’ll be happily mistaken.
While the role of Alicent is certainly her most-watched work so far, Cooke has starred in her own fair share of high-profile performances.
Certainly a ‘scream queen’ in her own right, thanks to a backlog of impressive horror and thriller roles, Cooke made her international film debut in the 2014 supernatural thriller The Quiet Ones.
Later that year, Cooke also starred in The Signal and Ouija.
In 2015, Cooke starred in Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, where she received numerous award nominations for her critically acclaimed performance.
More recently, Cooke’s appeared alongside Anya Taylor-Joy in the thriller Thoroughbreds and in the Steven Spielberg sci-fi Ready Player One.
On the television side of things, Cooke starred in the spy-drama Slow Horses alongside Gary Oldman and appeared in Bates Motel with Nicola Peltz.
No word on whether she was invited to Petlz’s multi-million dollar wedding to Brooklyn Beckham.
Who Is Olivia Cooke Dating?
While Cooke hasn’t publicly admitted her relationship status, fans have speculated that she’s currently seeing Welsh actor Jacob Ifan.
Neither Ifan or Cooke have confirmed the rumours, but they both follow each other on Instagram, with Cooke and Ifan both appearing in numerous posts across each other’s accounts. That’s modern romance for you.
Sure, you may be thinking, how is Cooke’s love live straight out of a rom-com. Well, in a recent profile Cooke admitted she slid into the DMs of celebrities during the pandemic, to which she received no responses.
That’s a relatable energy we’ve seen in some of our favourite romantic comedy characters like Maggie in Everything I Know About Love and Lara in the To All The Boys franchise.
Why doesn’t Cooke comment on her love life? The star recently revealed the answer in an interview, claiming “I’ve done that before, and then it breaks up.”
For our sake, here’s hoping that Cooke comes clean soon.
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