Produced in London, England, on March 20, 1979, Freema Agyeman wasn’t thinking about playing until her late teens. After several little guest television characters, she got her big break playing Lola Wise to the most popular UK soap opera Crossroads. She was later cast as Martha Jones, the very first black company on the cult sci fi TV favourite Doctor Who.
rowing up with an older sister, Leila, and smaller brother, Dominic, she was initially enthusiastic about science as a youngster. It was not until her late teens that she acquired an interest in acting. Even though the merchandise of a Muslim mom and Methodist dad, Agyeman grew up attending Roman Catholic schools. She also studied in the Anna Scher Theatre School, and graduated with a diploma in performing arts and play from Middlesex University. She and her siblings learned considerably from both cultures, which inspired their particular imagination. Freema blossomed from a quiet kid into an outgoing and intellectually inquisitive young lady.
When she began playing professionally, Agyeman initially used the spelling “Frema” for her first name to allow it to be simpler for casting directors to pronounce. Following a number of little guest roles on television, she got a break when she was cast as Lola Wise to the favorite soap opera Crossroads. She continued doing TV guest appearances and independent film work, such as the character as a crime policeman in the picture Rules and Dealers, composed and directed by Stephen Lloyd Jackson.
The celebrity auditioned for three distinct parts on the huge science fiction success show Doctor Who, ultimately winning a modest part as Adeola, which aired in the summer of 2006. Producers were impressed with her work and she was called back to audition for among the show’s major characters, that of the company to the name character. After that summer, Agyeman was cast in the part of Martha Jones, the very first black company in the show’s history. (She also reprised the character in the show’s spinoff series, Torchwood.)
North American audiences also have become more accustomed to seeing the gifted performer because of her character on The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to the hit show Sex and the City. On the show she plays Larissa Loughlin, a style editor for Interview magazine. She’s also supported Divine Chocolate, a business that supports fair trade practices with Ghanaian cocoa farmers. She seldom discusses her private life and lives together with her boyfriend, a realtor, in North London.