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Jodie Whittaker Biography

Birth Name:
Jodie Auckland Whittaker
Birth Place:
Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England

Fast Facts

  • Won the gold medal for acting during her final year at Guildhall School of Music and Acting in 2005
  • Her professional acting debut was in 2005 when she appeared in The Storm at the Shakespeare's Globe in London
  • After Carey Mulligan was taken ill, she replaced her in a Royal Court production of The Seagull in 2007 with only two hours notice
  • Her film Perrier's Bounty was the first to be shown at the Bradford International Film Festival in 2010
  • Is an ambassador for Mencap and in 2014 wore odd, brightly colored socks to raise awareness for the visual issues those with down syndrome have


  • 2019National Television Awards-Drama Performance: nominated
  • 2006London Film Critics Association-British Newcomer of the Year: nominated
  • 2006Satellite Awards-Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 2006British Independent Film Awards-Most Promising Newcomer (Onscreen): nominated