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Tracy-Ann Oberman is an English television, theatre and radio actress. Best known for her role as Chrissie Watts in the BBC soap opera EastEnders during 2004–2005, she is also a writer. Oberman has contributed to a number of radio sketch shows and in 2008 co-authored with Diane Samuels the critically acclaimed play Three Sisters on Hope Street. In 2010 she wrote and starred alongside Catherine Tate in her BBC Radio 4 play Bette and Joan and Baby Jane and in 2012 wrote the BBC Radio 4 play "Rock and Doris and Elizabeth". Oberman was a regular columnist for The Guardian newspaper during 2007.
Following training at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, Oberman spent four years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, before joining the National Theatre. Her extensive theatrical background includes appearing with Kenneth Branagh in David Mamet's Edmond (2003) and a run in the West End revival of Boeing-Boeing (2007–8). Most recently she appeared in a production of Earthquakes In London (2011) as Sarah Sullivan as the show is currently on tour.
She played the lead antagonist in the two-part finale to the second series of Doctor Who (2006) opposite David Tennant, and in 2009 made guest starring roles in Mistresses, Robin Hood, and Doctors. Prior to EastEnders Oberman appeared in a variety of television programmes including Casualty (1997–1998), Kiss Me Kate (1998), and The Bill (2000), and carved out a comedic niche with leading roles in Bob Martin (2000–2001), Lenny Henry In Pieces (2000–2003) and Big Train (2002).
Oberman has performed in more than 600 radio plays since the mid-90s.
- Gave birth to a baby girl called Anouska India weighing 6lb 7oz on Wednesday 23rd August 2006
- Announced she is two months pregnant with her first baby by husband Rob Cowan. (Feb 2006).
- Took up Pilates (a form of exercise) in the Summer of 1999 to help her back which she damaged when she was doing a play.
- She and her husband are survivors of 2004 Boxing Day South Asian Tsunami.
- Scored the highest out of the celebrities on _Test the Nation: The National IQ Test 2004 (2004) (TV)_ (qv).
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