Freema Agyeman Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 20 Jan, 2019
Facts of Freema Agyeman
Date of Birth: 1979 , March-20
Age: 42 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 5 Feet 2 Inch
Name Freema Agyeman
Birth Name Frema Agyeman
Father Azar Agyeman
Mother Osei Agyeman
Nationality English
Birth Place/City London
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Actress
Net Worth $ 2 Million
Eye Color Black
Hair Color Black
Body Measurements 34-25-35
Weight in KG 54 KG
Boyfriend James
Married N/A
Education Radford University
Movies North v South
TV Show Sense8
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Actress Freema Agyeman is widely known best for playing Martha Jones in Doctor Who and also for her portrayal of Larissa on the Carrie Diaries. Her amazing performance in the Netflix science fiction drama Sense8 also brought her further popularity. The actress is also credited for her work in Law & Order: UK, Silent Witness, Survivors, and among others. 

Early Life And Education Of Freema Agyeman

Freema Agyeman was born on the 20th of March, 1979, London, the United Kingdom. She is the daughter of Azar, is Iranian and Osei is Ghanaian. As a child, her parents got divorced. She is of the Iranian and Ghanaian descent, Agyeman grew up with an older sister Leila Agyeman and younger brother Dominic Agyeman by practicing Catholicism. Her schooling was done from the Our Lady’s Convent RC High School and she then joined the Anna Scher Theatre School situated in Islington.

Agyeman opted to study in the Middlesex University to study acts and drama and then graduated in 2000. She has a tattoo on her upper arm which symbolizes her ancestry.  

Freema Agyeman's Professional Career 

Freema Agyeman’s first major role was on the soap opera Crossroads as Lola Wise. She then appeared on Casualty, The Bill and Mile high before landing a role as Martha Jones. Before her role in Doctor Who, she also acted as Mary Ogden in Silent Witness and as Nana in the film Rulers and Dealers. Her major role came up in 2007.

Following her three auditions, Agyeman obtained a substantial boost following her iconic role of Martha in one of the most viewed TV series Doctor Who. In the series, the actress played the role alongside John Barrowman, Kylie Minogue, Elisabeth Sladen, and David Morrissey.  After filming on August 2006, she appeared first as Martha on the episode Smith and Jones on March 31, 2007. The Doctor Who’s spinoff Torchwood also starred her.

Agyeman also portrayed at the same time on Law & Order: UK. She did not return to the Torchwood later. Her next endeavors include appearing several times on The Bedtime Hour in CBeebies and also the narration of the documentary Bizarre ER. 

Freema also appeared on The Paul O’Grady Show on April 2008. Little Dorrit portrayed her as Tattycoram and the adaptation won an Emmy Award too. Law and Order: the UK starred her as Alesha Phillips between 2009 and 2012. In the Sex and the City Prequel entitled The Carrie Diaries, also starred her as Larissa sharing the screen along with AnnaSophia Robb, Austin Butler, Ellen Wong, and Katie Findlay.

The CBeebies television series Old Jack’s Boat portrayed her as Shelley in 2013. Her marvelous performance in the science fiction drama web TV series Sense8 also earned her huge fame. She played the role of Amanita in the series along with James McTeigue and Tom Tykwer.

Freema Agyeman's Awards And Achievements 

Freema Agyeman is the recipient of the Best Newcomer Award, People’s Choice Award, Screen National Film and TV Awards etc. The catress has also been nominated for many other accolades like the British Soap Awards and the National TV Awards as well. 

Freema Agyeman’s Net Worth And Earnings 

Widely known for her wide range of acting skills Freema Agyeman rose to stardom following her finest performance on the popular UK soap Crossroads.  The actress subsequently appeared in many other successful projects but the exact amount of her net worth is yet to be revealed which as per some reliable sources is believed to be more than $2 million, in 2019. 

Agyeman is also quite popular on social media especially on Instagram with over 289 K followers, as of 2019. It likewise plays one of the major roles to boost up her net worth as the Instagram star who has more than 100 K followers can command more than $5000 a promotional post. 

Freema Agyeman’s Personal Life And Relationship 

As far as her personal life is concerned, Freema Agyeman was in a relationship with boyfriend James. There is no information about the time duration that they have been together or if they are considering marriage or not. Freema has never been married and she doesn’t seem to be planning on doing so anytime soon. She does not have children and no information is available about her having an affair with anyone else before or after James.

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As of now, scrolling down her social media, the actress is reportedly dating her rumored boyfriend Ro Parra-Grady. But they are yet to confirm their relationship to the media. 

Freema Agyeman’s Body Measurement

  • Freema Agyeman's height:  she stands at the height of 5' 2" (1.57 m).
  • Birth Name: Frema Agyeman
  • Age: 20 March 1979 (age 39)
  • Weight:  54kg  (120lbs)
  • Body Measurement: 34-25-35 inch
  • Bra Size: 34 B
  • Hair Color: Black 
  • Eye Color: Black