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Zoë Wanamaker Biography

Birth Name:
Zoë Wanamaker
Birth Place:
New York, New York, United States

Fast Facts

  • Moved to London as a child because her father, actor Sam Wanamaker, was blacklisted as a result of the HUAC hearings investigating "un-American" activities
  • Member of the Royal Shakespeare Company from 1976 to '84
  • The first person to speak from the stage of the reconstructed Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, reading a passage from Henry V
  • Holds both British and American citizenships
  • Received a CBE from Great Britain in 2000
  • Supports the Eastside Educational Trust, a British arts charity for children