Mar. 20th, 1979
London, England, UK
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Freema Agyeman (born March 20, 1979) is a British actress of Ghanaian and Iranian descent. She attended Our Lady's Convent RC High School, a Catholic school in Stamford Hill and the Anna Scher Theatre School in Islington. She studied performing arts and drama at Middlesex University, graduating in 2000. She has martial arts skills.
In June 2007, Agyeman was named Best Newcomer at the 2007 Glamour Women of the Year Awards. The same year she won the 2007 People's Choice category for Female TV Star in the 5th annual Screen Nation Film and TV Awards, held on October 15, 2007 at the Hilton Metropole in London.
- Ranked #16 on Wizard magazine's 'Sexiest Women on TV' list (March 2008).
- Her secondary school was Our Lady's Convent in Amhurst Park, Stamford Hill and she attended the Anna Scher Theatre School in Islington during the summer of 1996.
- Brought up in North London, UK, by her Iranian mother and Ghanaian father. on the Woodberry Down estate in Finsbury Park with her older sister, Leila, and younger brother, Domenic. Her mother, Azar, and her father, Osei, separated when she was a child.
- Graduated in 2000 with BA Honours in Performing Arts and Drama from Middlesex University. Also took theatre courses at Radford University in Virginia, USA in 1998.
- She has a younger brother, Domenic, and older sister, Leila. Her mother, Azar, is Iranian and her father, Osei, is Ghanaian.
- In July 2006, she appeared on an episode of the new "Doctor Who" series, and the producers were so impressed with her performance that they offered her the role of Martha Jones on the show's upcoming third season, debuting sometime in the Spring of 2007.
- Along with 'John Barrowman' (qv), 'Eve Myles' (qv), 'Gareth David-Lloyd' (qv) and 'Naoko Mori (I)' (qv), she is one of only five actors to play the same character (Martha Jones) in both _"Doctor Who" (2005)_ (qv) and _"Torchwood" (2006)_ (qv).
- Basic martial arts and gymnastics, horse riding. Also skilled at various accents including Australian and Liverpudlian.