Phillipa Coan: Detailed Biography about the Doctor Wife of English actor Jude Law

Phillipa Coan bio


There is a reason why a lot of celebrities do not want to publicize their private life in the media. Remaining under the eyes of media and public scrutiny means you are constantly being judged and criticized for the things you are saying and doing. The public image of celebrities is constantly tainted by how they are portrayed in the media. One such celebrity who was always hounded by tabloids is English actor Jude Law. Gaining worldwide recognition through Anthony Minghella’s ‘The Talented Mr. Ripley’, actor Jude Law has been in the film industry for almost three decades now.

The unhealthy amount of information the media had about him has been stuck with him for years due to which his romantic endeavors too were the subject of public attention that ranged from multiple affairs and cheating scandals. As of now, he has settled down for good with his second wife Phillipa Coan. So what do we know about the woman he married? Let us find out.

Phillipa’s Early life

Phillipa Coan was born in 1987 and is from London, England. Unlike Jude Law’s previous partners, Phillipa has successfully been able to avoid unwanted media attention. Her private information is pretty much sealed away which is why there is hardly any information available regarding her parents, siblings, and early life.

Educational Background

Phillipa Coan is known to be very serious about her education. After completing her General Certificate of Secondary Education (GCSE) and A levels which are somewhat equivalent to American high school studies, Coan decided to continue her studies. In 2004, she enrolled in the University of Birmingham for her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and graduated first class with honors in 2007. 

Phillipa Coan then went on to complete her Master’s degree in organizational psychology with distinction from City, University of London. She attended the campus from 2007 to 2008. In 2010, she enrolled at the University of Leeds in order to pursue her doctorate program in organizational psychology and behavior change. She completed her Ph.D. in 2014. Apart from these, she has also received a practitioner diploma in executive coaching and certification in systemic team coaching from the Academy of Executive Coaching in 2018.

Career Breakthrough

One of the first jobs Phillipa Coan has done is working as a visiting lecturer in the institute of occupational and environmental medicine, the University of Birmingham from April 2009 to December 2010. She was responsible for lectures on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy that formed the part of a course titled ‘Workplace Mental Health’.

Alongside her job as a lecturer, Phillipa Coan also worked as an associate consultant psychologist in Work Psychology Group Limited from January 2009 to January 2012. There she performed a bunch of key tasks like conducting job analysis, developing competency frameworks, designing e-learning tools, delivery of behavior change workshops, and many more.    

Presently, Phillipa Coan represents herself as a business psychologist and behavior change specialist. Since January 2012, Coan has been working as a business psychologist through which she has carried out many independent consultancies works for a number of public organizations like NHS, universities, etc, and private organizations like RBS and PwC. Her work mainly includes organizational culture change projects, evaluating strategic leadership development programs through different teachings and workshops.

In 2015, Phillipa Coan established her own consultancy company ‘STRIDE’ that uses psychology to help companies save money, carbon, and energy by encouraging the employees to change their behaviors. Her company ‘STRIDE’ has further expanded in 2019 after opening its sister company ‘Stride Coaching’. According to its website, the company is said to provide coaching and training using behavioral psychology to help their clients stride forward.

Phillipa Coan is a chartered member of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology. She has years and years of practice and experience in her field of work and she is determined to continue working on developing a more sustainable work environment within any organization.

Relationship with Jude Law 

The first time Dr. Phillipa Coan met actor Jude Law is presumed to be somewhere around February 2015 and was introduced by a mutual friend. Publicly, they were first seen together at the Hay Festival, a literary festival in Wales, UK, in 2015. There the actor performed in an event called letters live in which performers read out real letters from famous literary figures. Coan had accompanied Law for the event and the two of them were seen very close with each other. 

Phillipa Coan first meeting with Jude

Following the disclosure of their relationship, reports from close sources came out that the actor was totally smitten with Dr. Coan. According to Daily Mail, a source close to Jude Law said that he found it refreshing to date a girl who is not from the showbiz world.

Phillipa Coan and Jude Law

In one of his interviews with the Daily Mail, the actor revealed that he was very happy with the relationship and wants to keep the things between them very private as privacy is what made their relationship so special.

Wedding with Jude Law

On April 30, 2019, Dr. Phillipa Coan and actor Jude Law officially tied the knot after dating each other for almost four years. The ceremony was very low key and intimate that took place at the Old Marylebone Town Hall in London. Dr. Coan reportedly wore an off-white ruffled short dress and carried a bouquet of flowers. Her husband wore a corduroy navy blazer, matching pants, and a navy fedora hat. 

Phillipa Coan Wedding

The couple seems to have a wonderful relationship and often seen together going to games, red carpets, and even taking short evening walks.

Phillipa has Five-Step Children

After her marriage with actor Jude Law, she officially has five stepchildren. Actor Jude Law was previously married to actress Sadie Frost from 1997 to 2003 with whom he met while working in the 1994 film ‘Shopping’. During the period of their relationship, he fathered three children. The eldest son Rafferty was born in 1996 and is now a model and an actor.

Rafferty is believed to have accompanied his father on his wedding day as one of his best men. His second daughter, Iris who is four years younger than Rafferty is also a model. His third child, Rudy is only 18 years old and like his older siblings is a model, even winning a contract from Dolce and Gabbana.

Actor Jude Law had his fourth child, Sophia in September 2009 with then-girlfriend Samantha Burke. He then went to have his fifth child, a baby girl, Ada with ex-girlfriend Catherine Harding in March 2015. 

The actor is absolutely open to the idea of having more kids with his wife Phillipa and seems to want to share a child with someone he is madly in love with.

Phillipa’s Personal Life and Net Worth

Dr. Phillipa Coan is very active in social media. She has her own Linkedin page and twitter page. On her Twitter account, she has 642 followers and she has been following 163 people. Dr. Phillipa Coan’s official net worth has not been released to the media but looking at her work profile and her own company, it probably would be much bigger than a 6 digit number. Her husband Jude Law, however, has an estimated net worth of $45 million dollars.

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