Phina Oruche

Phina Oruche

Aug. 31st, 1972
Born in
Liverpool, England
5' 7 1/2

Phina Oruche's Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Footballers' Wives (UK) TV Show
Footballers' Wives (UK)
I'm a Celebrity: Get Me Out of Here! (UK) TV Show
I'm a Celebrity: Get Me Out of Here! (UK)
Homeboys in Outer Space TV Show
Homeboys in Outer Space

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

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Phina Oruche (born 31 August 1972) is a British actress, radio presenter and former model best known for her performances as Liberty Baker in ITV's Footballers' Wives, for which she won a Screen Nations Award for Favourite TV Star. Oruche was born in Liverpool, England. On 29 March 2010, it was revealed she was cast to play a mother of a new family in teen soap Hollyoaks.[1]
She appeared in the 6th series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!. Phina ran the 2007 and 2006 London Marathons raising £35,000 for the Anthony Nolan Trust. She has also appeared in The Bill, Nip/Tuck, Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Diagnosis Murder, NYPD Blue, The Forsaken, The Unit and "Happy Ever Afters"
A former model, she represented GAP for five years in the USA, and was featured as a cover model on magazines in the 1990s. She has also made a cameo appearance in Little Miss Jocelyn which aired in Britain on BBC2 in January 2008.
A published writer, Oruche contributes to the Liverpool Echo amongst many others. She is also in the process of penning her first book. Phina also has a film company called Ibo Girl Films Ltd., for which she directs, edits and produces digital shorts and videos between TV and Film projects.
Recently Oruche spent some time between Los Angeles and Dublin. In Dublin she presented a show three days a week on Ireland AM for TV3 and in London was the "Babe in the Booth" for the week starting 29 April 2008 on the morning discussion programme, The Wright Stuff.
Phina now lives in her native Liverpool where she is presenting and producing the Saturday night radio programme Upfront on BBC Radio Merseyside. Phina has recently hosted two Upfront Live shows for BBC Merseyside in Liverpool. Local singers such as Chelcee Grimes, Mic Lowry, Craig Cavanagh and Jamie Broad performed on the show.[2]
Phina has been married to her longtime boyfriend, Stefano Mariani since August 2007, they have one child.

  • Is a qualified Hatha yoga instructor.
  • Wrote for "Aspire" magazine and her hometown paper the "Liverpool Echo." Penned a biography "Liberating Character" about the journey from Toxteth to TV.

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