Jan. 3rd, 1982
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England, UK
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Jodie Auckland Whittaker (born January 3, 1982) is an English actress who first came to prominence for her work in the film Venus (2006). Since then she has starred in the films St Trinian's (2007), Good (2008), St Trinian's 2 (2009) and Attack the Block (2011). She has also starred in the television series Tess of the D'Urbervilles (2008), Wired (2008), Return to Cranford (2009), Marchlands (2011) and Broadchurch (2013).
Whittaker is from the village of Skelmanthorpe in Yorkshire. She trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, graduating in 2005 with the gold medal for acting. She has been married to American actor 'Christian Contreras' since 2008.
On 16 July 2017, BBC announced that Whittaker would become the thirteenth and first female incarnation of The Doctor in the British TV series Doctor Who. Her arrival in the series will coincide with that of new executive producer and head writer, Chris Chibnall.
- Jodie trained in acting at The Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London and graduated in 2005.
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