Jenna Coleman

Jenna Coleman

CountryUnited Kingdom United Kingdom
GenderFemale
BirthdayApr 27, 1986
BiographyJenna-Louise Coleman (born 27 April 1986) is an English actress. She began her television career by playing Jasmine Thomas in the soap opera Emmerdale from 2005 to 2009, followed by a recurring role in the BBC school-based drama series Waterloo Road (2009). She made her film debut with a small role in the American superhero film Captain America: The First Avenger (2011), and made appearances on diverse British period miniseries, including Titanic (2012), and Death Comes to Pemberley (2013).

Coleman's breakthrough came with the role of Clara Oswald, companion to the Eleventh and Twelfth incarnations of the Doctor, in the BBC One's science-fiction series Doctor Who. She appeared as a regular character between 2012 and 2015, with a small cameo in 2017. She next starred as Queen Victoria in the period drama Victoria (2016–2019), and led the crime miniseries The Cry (2018) and The Serpent (2021). In 2022, she portrayed Johanna Constantine in the Netflix fantasy drama series The Sandman. Coleman's other film appearances include Neil Maskell's dark comedy Klokkenluider (2022), and Jamie Childs' thriller Jackdaw (2023).

On stage, Coleman has appeared as Ann Deever in the 2019's revival of Arthur Miller's All My Sons. She made her West End debut, starring in the 2023's revival of Sam Steiner's Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons Lemons, alongside Aidan Turner.

She has received various accolades, including nominations for an International Emmy Award, as well as for the BAFTA Cymru and BAFTA Scotland Awards.

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