British actress Lucy Punch began learning her craft with the National Youth Theatre in 1993, when she was 16. She would spend the next four years with the troupe, before briefly attending the University College London. Punch would cut her stint at the school short to pursue a professional career, and soon was cast in the 1998 British TV movie The New Adventures of Robin Hood. Steady work would follow over the coming years, with roles in films like Greenfingers, Ella Enchanted, and Hot Fuzz, as well as a regular part on the British TV series Doc Martin. After establishing herself as a familiar face in England, Punch would soon transition into American movies, as well, appearing in more and more stateside projects, like 2010’s Dinner for Schmucks, and 2011’s Bad Teacher.