Freema Agyeman- Early Life, Heritage, Career, Full Bio

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Freema Agyeman

Doctor Who star, Freema Agyeman is an actress who brings so much in the acting industry. She’s easily noticeable in films because of her excellent acting skills. Her beauty has also earned her runway appearances. Here is everything you need to know about the actress who played the character of Martha Jones in both “Doctor Who” and “Torchwood”.

Freema Agyeman: Early life and heritage

Freema Agyeman was born on March 20, 1979, in London, England to an Iranian mother named Azar and a Ghanaian father Osei. Her parent’s union did not last long as they divorced when she was still a baby. She has an older sister named Leila and a younger brother named Dominic.

Freema attended Our Lady’s Convent RC High School, a Catholic school in Stamford Hill and during the summer of 1996. Although her mother is a Muslim and her father a Methodist, she grew up to be a Catholic member. She continued her education at the Anna Scher Theatre School in Islington and moved to study performing arts and drama at Middlesex University, graduating in 2000.

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Freema Agyeman is 40 years old. Her nationality is English and her birth name was ‘Frema’ she only changed the spelling of the name when she started her acting career.

Freema Agyeman: Career

Of all the roles Freema Agyeman has played on TV, the role of Martha Jones in “Doctor Who”. Here’s what she said “I’d like to think that there will be more for Martha Jones, because Doctor Who has been one of the biggest experiences of my life, both in terms of my career and in terms of how it has changed my life over the last two years. I dare say a great number of people will always associate me with Martha, and that really makes me smile. It means that she lives on. That’s so flattering. It’s an honor. I’d love to do more with her, definitely…”

The role of Martha Jones came when she auditioned for three roles in the 2006 series of “Doctor Who”. She later auditioned for the roles of Esme and Adeola Oshodi, in the “Rise of the Cybermen”, “The Age of Steel” and “Army of Ghosts”, respectively. Esme was ultimately cut from the final script but Agyeman was successful in her audition for Adeola. She appeared on screen as Adeola in 2006 after she studied dance and practiced horse riding, martial arts and gymnastics, a fact that the producers exploited in order to provide her with more physically arduous action scenes.

She narrated the first series of BBC Three’s hospital documentary series “Bizarre ER” which ran from 14 February 2008 to 3 April 2008. In 2008 Freeman Agyeman also appeared in Survivors, a BBC 1 remake of the cult 1970s TV series, as Jenny Walsh (surname originally reported to be Collins), although her character was killed off in the first episode in a shock twist despite featuring prominently in promotional materials for the series.

Agyeman appeared in the Netflix series “Sense8” as Amanita Caplan the girlfriend of Nomi, a sensate. In 2018, Freema became a member of the cast of the NBC medical procedural series “New Amsterdam, playing the role of Dr. Helen Sharpe. She has made theater appearances in plays like “When Snow Falls”, “Twisted Roots” “Lords and Ladies” and others.

Freema 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.


Freema Agyeman is not a married woman but she has had dates in the acting industry. She dated Luke Roberts and there are no stories whether they’re still together. She also dated a real estate mogul named James, they were even lived in lovers during their relationship days.

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Currently, Freema might be single or dating someone whom she doesn’t want to let the media know about.

Freema Agyeman: Net worth, height, and other facts

Freema has a net worth of 4 million dollars. This amount is an accumulation of her hard work in the acting industry. She is just 40 and since age is just a number, there is still time for her to make more movies and more money.

She stands at a height of 5 ft 3 inches or 1.60 meters and weighs around 64kg. Her body measurement is 34-25-35 inches and her bra size is 34B. She supports the LGBTQ community. She has a tattoo of a Persian word “raha”, meaning “free”, under an image of a butterfly, on her upper arm. Although she is a Christian, she is not a regular churchgoer. She once revealed that doing good is her way of believing in God and expressing Catholic Christianity.

In March 2008, Wizard magazine listed her as the 16 Sexiest Women on TV.

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