5' 2" (1.57 m)
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[on the growing popularity of Doctor Who in America] I can't believe how it has just exploded over here. When I was doing the show, we didn't get to come over to America and do any of the promotion. The new lot [of Doctor Who actors] did, but my agent said, 'Don't worry, whatever happens with them, it kind of ripples outwards and the whole family reaps the benefit of that'...
Brought up in North London, UK, by her Iranian mother and Ghanaian father on the Woodberry Down estate in Manor House with her older sister, Leila, and younger brother, Dominic. Her mother, Azar, and her father, Osei, separated when she was a child.