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She's the "It" girl of the moment. Mulligan has received critical praise (and was just nominated for an Oscar, hello!) for her turn as a 1960s-era British high-school senior in "An Education." And Oliver Stone cast her in "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps," as the daughter of the character Gordon Gekko. She costars in the film with real-life love Shia LaBeouf.
The 20-year-old is the daughter of a Polish photographer mother and an Australian painter-and-collagist father. Her breakthrough role came on the HBO series "In Treatment." But she's about to encounter a whole new world as she plays the title role in Tim Burton’s "Alice in Wonderland" opposite Johnny Depp. Oh yeah.