Florence first appeared in The Falling (2014) as a professional actress, gaining an appreciation of her leading role in Lady Macbeth‘s independent theatre as an unhappy married woman (2016). Her father, the restaurant researcher at Oxford, is Clinton Pugh, and her mother, the dancer, and the dance coach is Deborah. Pugh has three siblings: Toby Sebastian the actor and playwright, Gibbins the actress Arabella, and Pugh Rafael’s younger sister.
In 2019, she received further critical acclaim – for her performances as Dani Ardor in the horror film Midsommar and as Amy March in the period film Little Women. The latter Pugh earned nominations for the BAFTA Award and Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.