BBC staple Jenna Coleman has been proving for a decade and counting, how much of an exceptional actress she is. She turned many heads with her very first professional gig – the role of Jasmine Thomas in the soap opera Emmerdale. Coleman went on to score the role of Clara Oswald, winning her first award for her performance in 2014. She has also won many hearts with roles in Doctor Who, Dancing on the Edge and ITV’s Victoria.
Jenna Coleman Bio (Age)
Jenna was born Jenna-Louise Coleman on the 27th of April, 1986 in Blackpool, Lancashire, England to Karen and Keith Coleman. She grew up alongside her younger brother named Ben and attended the independent school, Arnold School where she served as the head girl.
From the age of ten, Jenna Coleman made up her mind to pursue acting as a full-time career. She joined the theatre company In Yer Space and performed in the play Crystal Clear at the Edinburgh Festival for which she received much acclaim.
Coleman was auditioning for drama schools in 2005 when she was discovered by producers of the TV show, Emmerdale. She was given the role of the troublesome, murderous young woman, Jasmine Thomas, which she portrayed for 4 seasons (168 episodes).
The role earned her much critical praise, exposing her to a wider audience. Coleman went on to have recurring roles in shows like Titanic, Waterloo Road, and Room at the Top before landing her big screen debut with the role of Connie in Captain America: The First Avenger.
Coleman’s next big role on the small screen was that of Clara Oswald in BBC’s long-running science-fiction show, Doctor Who. By May 2013, Coleman began using the shortened version of her name – Jenna Coleman professionally. She appeared in her second feature film, the romantic drama, Me Before You in 2016.
Her role as Queen Victoria in Victoria earned her a Golden Nymph Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama TV Series. Prior to snapping the role, Coleman was not familiar with the Victorian history and had to do a thorough research to learn more about the British monarch.
In early 2018, Jenna Coleman earned the role of Joanna in the four-part BBC drama The Cry. The show is an adaptation of a novel by bestselling novelist and screenwriter, Helen FitzGerald.
Engagement To Boyfriend – Tom Hughes
Jenna Coleman is in a relationship with her Victoria husband Tom Hughes. The duo does an exceptional job portraying Queen Victoria and Prince Albert and the chemistry between them is quite intense. The couple met on the set of the TV show in 2016 and soon began a romantic relationship in real life.
Rumors of them being a real-life thing began to swirl right after the first episode of the show aired. However, their relationship was not confirmed until a few months later. In August 2017, after about a year into their relationship, rumors began to make the rounds that the couple had become engaged.
The rumors started after Coleman was spotted during the screening of Victoria wearing a vintage ring on the finger. However, later that same month, she was spotted many times out and about without the ring, so maybe it was just a fashion piece… or not. Coleman and Hughes are uber private about their romantic life, giving little or no information away. However, the media eyes won’t just stop lurking, not when they play one of the most famous couples on a show that has garnered a huge traction.
Details from OK! Magazine emerged in October 2017 that the couple had moved in together. Though the couple has remained tight-lipped about whether or not they are engaged, fans keep rooting for them. In May 2018, when Coleman posted photos of her in a baby bump, fans were quick to conclude that she was expecting her first baby with Hughes, on the contrary, it turned out to be a prosthetic baby bomb for her part in the BBC show The Cry. She does love pulling our legs, doesn’t she?
Jenna Coleman is of a petite frame, standing at just 5 feet 2 inches tall which is about 1.57 m. The brown-eyed beauty weighs 50 kg. Her body measurements are 34C-24-34 inches.