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Jodie Whittaker Biography, Age, Career, Marital Status, Salary and Net Worth
Who is Jodie Whittaker?
Jodie Whittaker is a well-known American actress. She rose to prominence in 2006, in her feature film debut Venus for which she received the British Independent Film Award and Satelite Award nominations. She received commendations for her roles in the cult science fiction film Attack the Block (2011), and the Black Mirror episode “The Entire History of You” (2011). And she was a grieving mother Beth Latimer in Broadchurch (2013 to 2017)
The BBC announced on July 16, 2017, that she would become the thirteenth incarnation of the Doctor, in the television series Doctor Who. In the Christmas special episode “Twice Upon a Time” she assumed the role of Peter Capaldi when Capaldi’s Twelfth Doctor regenerated into Jodie’s Thirteenth Doctor.
She has appeared in her first full series as The Doctor in the eleventh series which premiered in October 2018. She has also reprised her role in the twelfth series in 2022, and in the thirteenth series in 2021. On July 29, 2021, it was announced that she would step down after three special episodes in 2022.
How Old Is Jodie Whittaker?
She is 39 years old as of April 2022, having been born on June 17, 1982, in Skelmanthorpe, West Yorkshire, England. Jodie shares her birthdate with celebrities such as; KJ Apa, Lisa Mantler, Lena Mantler, Kendrick Lamar, Lizzy Capri, and many more.
Jodie Whittaker Family
Who are Jodie Whittaker’s Parents?
She was born to Adrian Whittaker (Father) and Yvonne Whittaker (Mother)
Does Jodie Whittaker have Siblings?
She is the second born in her family. And has an elder brother Kris.
Jodie Whittaker Education
She received her education at Scissett Middle School and Shelley High School. After high school, she trained at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduated in 2005 with an acting gold medal.
Jodie Whittaker Marital Status
She is married to the love of her life Christian Contreras. Her husband is an actor and writer and they married in Arizona in 2008.
Jodie Whittaker Kids
She has one kid with her husband Christian. A daughter was born in April 2015. She is expecting a second child in 2022.
Jodie Whittaker Career
An Early Career
She made her professional debut in 2005, in The Storm at Shakespeare’s Globe. Since then, she has worked in film, television, radio, and theatre. In the year 2007, she stood in at short notice for an unwell Carey Mulligan in the Royal Court’s production of The Seagull and appeared in a fundraising play at the Almeida Theatre. Her first major role is when she co-starred as Jessie (Venus) in the film Venus. Jodie’s radio credits include a 2008 adaptation of Blinded by the Sun by Stephen Poliakoff and Lydia Bennett in Unseen Austen.
She worked in 2009, on the film Ollie Kepler’s Expanding Purple World, the BBC2 drama Royal Welding. And the short film Wish 143, was nominated for the Academy Award for Live Action ShorFilm at the 83rd Academy Awards. She appeared in 2010, in the film The Kid and co-starred in BBC’s Accused. Jodie appeared in 2011, in the BBC adaptation of Sarah Waters’ novel The Night Watch and the cult film Attack the Block. In the year 2012, she starred in the musical comedy-drama Good Vibrations. Moreover, she has appeared in the crime drama Broadchurch, the reality-based spy drama miniseries The Assets, and the four-part BBC One medical drama Trust Me.
A Career at Doctor Who
Jodie was announced on July 16, 2017, as the Thirteenth Doctor in the science fiction television series Doctor Who. She became the first woman to play the title role. Previously she had worked with incoming Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall on Broadchurch. Whittaker admitted that she had to “tell a lot of lies” after being cast to keep the information secret and used the codeword “Clooney” when talking about the role. She kept her mother in “the inner circle” regarding knowledge of the role, while her father Adrian “would have the ability to tell the world”.
Chris Chibnal always said he wanted a woman for the part and Whittaker was his first choice. Reaction to her casting was mostly positive despite a “sizeable minority” being unhappy. Others said a female Doctor would be a good role model to help encourage young girls. While others felt the Doctor was only ever meant to be male. Jodie debuted in 2017, Christmas special “Twice Upon a Time”. The BBC confirmed in November 2018, that the twelfth series of Jodie’s second series began production in November 2018. She returned for the thirteenth series in 2021. And is set to depart from the program following the series and three associated specials to air by 2022.
Jodie Whittaker Height and Measurements
Adding up to her well-curved and beautiful body, she stands at a height of 5ft 6inches (1.67m) and a weight of 50kg (112lbs)
Jodie Whittaker’s Salary and Net Worth
Her salary in Doctor Who is said to be between £200,000 and £249,999. She has a net worth of $6 million.
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