Viewers of British television will definitely be aware of the acting talents of Jenna Coleman, a Blackpool, Lancashire native who is best known for her roles in long-running programs such as the soap opera Emmerdale where she starred as Jasmine Thomas and the BBC series Doctor Who where she appeared as Clara Oswald. Other shows that the actress has been a part of, include ITV’s historical drama series Victoria where she plays Queen Victoria, and the four-part BBC mystery series The Cry, wherein she appeared as Joanna Lindsay.
Without a doubt, it is only a matter of time before Coleman is able to follow in the footsteps of some of her compatriots like Emily Blunt, Kiera Knightley, Emma Watson, Kate Winslet, and Emilia Clarke who successfully moved to Hollywood and landed main roles in a number of blockbuster projects. Read on to find out more about the actress, including details of her career and facts about her body measurements.
Who Is Jenna Coleman?
Jenna Coleman was born Jenna-Louise Coleman on the 27th of April 1986 in the northwest English Coastal town of Blackpool, Lancashire. She is the second of two children born to her parents – Karen and Keith Coleman. Her older sibling is a brother named Ben. According to the actress, her grandmother named her Jenna, after actress Priscilla Beaulieu Presley’s character of Jenna Wade in the 80s TV drama series, Dallas.
Coleman received her early education at Arnold School in Blackpool where she served as a head girl. While in school, she was able to balance the requirements of her education and her aspirations to become an actress as she was a member of the theatre company, In Yer Space. With them, she was able to perform at the Edinburgh Festival in the play Crystal Clear, which was received favorably as she also won an award for her performance.
After graduating from Arnold School, Jenna Coleman applied to various drama schools as she auditioned for roles in various shows. As things would pan out, the young actress landed the role of Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale in 2005 and opted to forgo attending university to follow her dream, a move she has since said she regrets because she did not get to have the conventional university experience.
From 2005 to 2009, Coleman starred in Emmerdale and received considerable acclaim for her acting ability. In 2006, she was nominated for the Most Popular Newcomer Award at the National Television Awards. A few years later (2009), she received nominations in multiple categories, including Best Actress and Sexiest Female at The British Soap Awards.
Following her time on Emmerdale, Jenna Coleman appeared as Princess Apricot in the 2009 production of Jack and the Beanstalk at Theatre Royal, Nottingham. That same year, she played the role of Lindsay James in the TV drama series Waterloo Road, appearing in 9 episodes.
Between 2009 and 2011, not much was heard from the actress as her only appearance was in the minor role of Connie, Bucky’s date at the World Expo in Captain America: The First Avenger (2011). 2012 proved to be a comeback year as she landed roles in the four-part miniseries Titanic, the TV film Room at the Top, and the long-running sci-fi TV show, Doctor Who (2012-2015, 2017).
Through her role in Doctor Who, Coleman was able to take home her first award after she was named UK TV Actress at the 2014 Glamour Awards. Since then, she has bagged a handful of other awards as she has been able to star in more acclaimed films and TV shows.
Jenna Coleman’s Height and Weight
Jenna Coleman is not the tallest female you would ever see on screen or come across in life. This is because the actress, whose distinctive features include a rounded chin, dimpled smile, and dark brown hair and eyes, stands at a height of 5 feet 2 inches (157.5 cm). The slim Brit has a weight that complements her height. She weighs around 50 kg (110 lb).
All of these attributes made it possible for her to enjoy a modeling career that has been quite successful alongside her acting profession. With that, she has enjoyed endorsement deals from brands like Vilshenko, Discover Soneva, Napier Quarter, Mercedes-Benz Cars UK, Abigail Ahern, Burberry, Fendi, Sonia Rykiel, and Gucci among others.