Freema Agyeman has been playing Dr. Helen Sharpe in the medical drama television series, New Amsterdam, since 2018. The project has not only brought her fame, but also fortune and significant growth in her career. Before hitting it big in the industry, the actress was part of those who had parts in productions like Casualty, Silent Witness, Mile High, as well as the independent film Rulers and Dealers.
An actress with a background in modeling and singing, Freema debuted in the year 2001 and so far, her talent has earned her several nominations and awards in the industry.
Freema Agyeman Bio (Age)
This beautiful actress was originally born Frema Agyeman in the United Kingdom, precisely in London, England. Her date of birth is the 20th of March 1979 and the names of her siblings are Leila Agyeman and Dominic Agyeman.
Though originally born Frema, the actress began using the name ‘Freema’ to avoid pronunciation problems in the industry. She is a practicing Roman Catholic even though her dad and mom were raised up Methodist and Muslim respectively.
Freema Agyeman received her high school education at a Stamford Hill-based Catholic school called Our Lady’s Convent RC High School. She also schooled at the Anna Scher Theatre School in Islington, after which she furthered her education at Middlesex University. Agyeman passed out with her mates in 2010 after completing her studies in performing arts and drama.
This British thespian became a sensation with her critically acclaimed performance in the BBC science fiction series, Doctor Who, wherein she played the role of Martha Jones. She is also known for the Netflix science fiction drama, Sense8, where she was cast as Amanita Caplan, and the spinoff series of Doctor Who, Torchwood.
Agyeman has done marvelously well on both the stage and the filming set. Apart from the projects mentioned above, she has also taken part in the production of the British television series, Old Jack’s Boat.
Her career received a boost in 2007 when she emerged the winner of the People’s Choice honor for “Female TV Star” at the 5th annual Screen Nation Film and TV Awards. It was also in the same year that she was unveiled as the “Best Newcomer” at the “Glamour Women of the Year Awards”, after which she was named the “Face of 2007”.
It is worthy to mention that Freema’s superlative performance in Crossroads won her double nominations in the year 2013 in the British Soap Awards while Doctor Who earned her a nomination for Best Actress in the TV Quick Awards in 2007. Some of her other projects that have raked in nominations include Law & Order: UK (at the 2010 National Television Awards), and North v South (at the Screen Nation Film and TV Awards)
Freema Agyeman’s Parents and Siblings
Freema Agyeman was born to a Ghanian father and an Iranian mother. Osei Agyeman and Azar Agyeman are also parents to Leila (her elder sister) and Dominic (her younger brother). Azar and her husband divorced when Freema was still a child. To date, the cause of their divorce and the particular year they ended their marital relationship have remained vague.
Not much is really known about Agyeman’s parents and siblings. Her parents’ divorce must have affected her life as a child, however, she has never let her tough childhood and background hold her back from pursuing and fulfilling her ambition.
Husband and Family, Is She Married?
Freeman Agyeman is known for maintaining a low profile on matters that pertain to her personal life. Presently, the actress is not married but she has been in a romantic relationship with her longtime boyfriend, Luke Roberts.
Freema and her hunky beau have been together for a long time, according to reports. Like the actress, Luke is a household name in the industry. He is an actor who rose to prominence while playing the character Joseph Byrne in Holby City, a BBC One medical drama series.
The lovey-dovey couple sparked a dating rumor after they were spotted together at award shows on several occasions. Although neither of the two has really taken time to talk about their relationship, they seem to be very committed to each other.