Attended an academic convent school for girls, where she developed an interest in science as a child. Didn't become interested in acting until her late teens.
Had a minor role as a character who was killed in a 2006 Doctor Who episode, and she impressed the producers so much that they brought her back the following year as the Doctor's companion, Martha Jones.
Portrayed the Doctor's first black companion on the series.
Nominated for a National Television Award for Doctor Who in 2007.
Named Best Newcomer at the 2007 Glamour Women of the Year Awards.
Was handpicked by producer Dick Wolf to star in Law & Order: UK.
Azar Agyeman — Father
Osei Agyeman — Mother
Leila Agyeman — Sister
Dominic Agyemen — Brother
Middlesex University, London, England (BA in Performing Arts and Drama, 2000); attended Radford University, Radford, VA