Back in the late 80s and early 90s, British theater and movie stars Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson were an undeniable power couple in London and Hollywood. PHOTOS: Stars who found love on set These days, Thompson is happily married to actor-producer Greg Wise; wed for a decade, the couple shares daughter Gaia, 13, and adopted son Tindyebwa Agaba, 26.
She began acting at Cambridge University, then moved into stage and television comedy.
"Our work has inevitably led to our spending long periods ...
away from each other and, as a result, we have drifted apart." Branagh and Carter, 47, went public with their romance shortly after, but later broke up in 1999.
Thompson is the daughter of director Eric Thompson and actress Phyllida Law, and her younger sister, Sophie, also became an actress.
At first, Thompson did not want to follow in her parents' footsteps.