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Overview (3)

Born in Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Birth NameJodie Auckland Whittaker
Height 5' 5¾" (1.67 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jodie Whittaker is an accomplished English actress who came to prominence after her breakout performance in Venus (2006), which was met with a string of nominations, including British Independent Film Award and Satellite Award nominations for "Most Promising Newcomer" and "Best Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical." Whittaker has also received critical acclaim for her performances in Journeyman, Adult Life Skills, and Broadchurch, and is the thirteenth actor and first woman to play the Doctor on Doctor Who (2005).

She has also starred in Wired (2008), Attack the Block (2011), Good Vibrations (2012), and Trust Me (2017).

On 16 July 2017, Whittaker was announced as the thirteenth incarnation of The Doctor in the science fiction television series Doctor Who. She made her onscreen debut as the Doctor on December 25, 2017, in the episode titled "Twice Upon a Time."

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Christian Contreras (November 2008 - present) ( 1 child)

Trade Mark (1)

Yorkshire accent

Trivia (12)

She graduated from the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she won the Gold Medal for Acting.
In August 2007, she was in rehearsals for a revival of Clifford Odets' "Awake & Sing", Almeida Theatre, London.
She was named after the American actress Jodie Foster.
She is the aunt of late child actor Harry Whittaker (2011-2014).
She gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a daughter in April 2015. The child's father is her husband, Christian Contreras.
Was 3 months pregnant with her daughter when she completed filming the 2nd season of Broadchurch (2013).
Returned to work 11 months after giving birth to her daughter to begin filming Journeyman (2017).
In July 2017, she was announced as Peter Capaldi's replacement in the 2017 Christmas special as the 13th incarnation of the Doctor in the Doctor Who (2005) series, making her the first woman to play the role of the Doctor in 54 years of the franchise's existence. She was cast by Chris Chibnall, with whom she had worked on Broadchurch (2013).
Although much was made of her casting as the first woman to play the Doctor, the prospect of a female Doctor had been mooted since 1980, when the Fourth Doctor, Tom Baker, left the role and wished his successor the best "whoever he or she may be".
Sixth Doctor Colin Baker responded to her casting by saying "the BBC really did do the right thing and let the Doctor be in touch with her feminine side. As a father of daughters - result!" Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy said ""congratulations Jodie Whittaker!!!!! One small step for Women, one Giant leap for Womenkind!!".
Peter O'Toole described Jodie and Rose Byrne as the two best young actresses he'd ever worked with.
Since October 2018, she has her own wax statue displayed in Madame Tussaud's Blackpool, based on her appearance as the Thirteenth Doctor.

Personal Quotes (5)

[on being hired as the first female as The Doctor in Doctor Who (2005) I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that's exciting about change. The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one.
It feels completely overwhelming, as a feminist, as a woman, as an actor, as a human, as someone who wants to continually push themselves and challenge themselves, and not be boxed in by what you're told you can and can't be.
[on her 13th Doctor costume] Any age, any gender - anyone can wear it! You're not dressing as a girl and you're not dressing as a boy... you're dressing as The Doctor.
I've never smoked. I have to smoke for films sometimes and I smoke like a teenager without inhaling - you can tell! I'm not cool enough to pull it off.
The pressure on any actor coming into the role - man or woman - is huge because they're big boots to fill. And for me there's been 12 pairs of boots. Well, 13 if you count [50th anniversary guest star] John Hurt. Then we could throw in David Bradley [from the last Christmas special]! That's a lot of boots! In a way, though, there is liberation in that new direction: the pressure is less for me because I can only do this my way. All the rules are out the window! That's what makes it so fun.

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