Freema Agyeman has continued to keep viewers glued to the science fiction series ‘Doctor Who’. The talented English actress also played a distinctive role in its spinoff, ‘Torchwood’. She hit the screens in the early 2000s with roles in several productions like Casualty, Mile High, and many others which gradually built up her portfolio; however, she got her big break with Crossroads.
Agyeman is on her way to great heights as she has remained steadfast in the very competitive industry. Here are lesser known facts about the talented actress.
Age, Early Life, and Rise to Fame
She was born on March 20, 1979, in London. Freema attended a Catholic school – Our Lady’s Convent RC High School. Growing up, she initially wanted to be a scientist but as time went by, Freema discovered she was inclined to performing arts. During the summer of 1996, Agyeman enrolled at the Anna Scher Theatre School. She then proceeded to Middlesex University where she studied performing arts and drama.
Agyeman made guest appearances on TV productions and soon landed a major role as Lola Wise in Crossroads. She went further to make other guest appearances on TV and Independent films. For her role in Crossroads, Freema got two nominations in the British Soap Awards for ‘Best Newcomer’ and ‘Sexiest Female’ in 2003.
After what seemed like a rigorous but preparatory process, Agyeman was confirmed in 2006 to take up the role of Martha Jones in the BBC science fiction Doctor Who. By March 2007, she had finished filming for the third series. Frema also appeared in three episodes of the spin-off Torchwood, they included – ‘Reset’, ‘Dead Man Walking’ and ‘A Day in the Death’. For her remarkable performance as Martha Jones, she was nominated for Best Actress in the National Television Awards and also, for Best Actress at the TV Quick Awards.
In 2008, Freema read the story broadcast in the kids show The Bedtime Hour on CBeebies. She played a role in Little Dorrit, an adaptation of Charles Dickens’ novel of the same name. In 2012, Agyeman featured in Carrie Diaries which was a prequel to the drama series Sex and the City. She played the role of Larissa, a young outgoing party girl who worked for a magazine.
Her Family, Parents, and Siblings
Freema was born to an Iranian mother and a Ghanian father, Azar and Osei, respectively. She, alongside her younger brother and older sister, learned a lot from the two different cultures of their parents.
The actress must have made the choice to be a practicing Catholic when she was a student of Our Lady’s Convent RC High School – her parents do not practice the Catholic doctrine. As a matter of fact, her mother Azar is a Muslim, while her father is a Methodist. Ferma’s parents divorced when she was five.
Is Freema Agyeman Married, Who’s Her Husband?
An actress as beautiful and talented as Frema surely has some stories written down in her love diary. But then, Lady Agyeman is notoriously private with her personal life and spares no information for the media and the public. This did not stop the inquisitive media from digging deeper into the personal life of the actress.
It was said that Agyeman was getting married, but it all ended as rumors as there were no reports of a wedding or an engagement to substantiate the stories. These rumors emerged when the actress was dating her former boyfriend James, a real estate agent. The couple lived together in North London and reportedly started dating in 2007 before Agyeman’s rise to stardom. They later went their separate ways after so many years together as lovers.
She then started a relationship with actor Luke Roberts. It cannot be ascertained if she is still in a relationship with the actor. Irrespective of the fact that it has circulated on several quaters that Freema is married, the actress has not confirmed it.
Body Stats, Height, and Weight
Given her nicely shaped slim body and her pretty face, Freema Agyeman can hardly go anywhere unnoticed. The actress has a perfect body that suits her dynamic career. She stands at a height of 5 ft 2 inches (1.57 m) which is quite proportional to her weight of 54 kg (120Ib). Frema’s body stats of 34-25-35 gives a perfect hourglass shape and her shoe size is 5.5 (US).