Jodie Whittaker

Jodie Whittaker (born 17 June 1982) is an English actress who is best known for portraying the thirteenth incarnation of the Doctor in Doctor Who (2017–2022) and as Beth Latimer in Broadchurch (2013–2017).

Jodie Whittaker
Whittaker at the 2018 San Diego Comic-Con
Born (1982-06-17) 17 June 1982 (age 40)
Alma materGuildhall School of Music and Drama
OccupationActress
Years active2005–present
Spouse
Christian Contreras
(m. 2008)
Children2

She came to prominence in her 2006 feature film debut Venus, for which she received British Independent Film Award and Satellite Award nominations. She was later praised for her roles in the cult science fiction film Attack the Block (2011) and the Black Mirror episode "The Entire History of You" (2011).

On 16 July 2017, the BBC announced that Whittaker would play the thirteenth incarnation of the Doctor[2] in Doctor Who. She formally assumed the role from Peter Capaldi in the 2017 Christmas special episode "Twice Upon a Time". Whittaker appeared in her first full series as The Doctor in the eleventh series, which premiered in October 2018. She continued in the role in the twelfth series in 2020 and thirteenth series in 2021.[3] It was announced on 29 July 2021 that she would step down after three special episodes in 2022.[4]


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