|Other names:||Jenna-Louise Coleman|
|Birth date:||27 April 1986|
|In the DWU|
|Main roles:||Clara Oswald|
|Main time period active:||2012-present|
|Notable non-DWU work:|
Jenna Coleman (born 27 April 1986) — initially credited in Doctor Who as Jenna-Louise Coleman — played companion Clara Oswald, beginning with 2012's Asylum of the Daleks. She also read AudioGO audio story The Time Machine with Michael Cochrane and Nicholas Briggs.
Prior to landing the role on Doctor Who, Coleman was perhaps best known for portraying Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale and had also appeared in Waterloo Road as Lindsay James, the Marvel feature film Captain America: The First Avenger as Connie and the 2012 miniseries Titanic as Annie Desmond.
Jenna-Louise Coleman first appeared on Doctor Who in Asylum of the Daleks, the only episode she shared with Matt Smith's former co-stars, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill. Coleman's character, Oswin, died at the end of the episode. She later returned as a temporary companion in the Christmas special and her character, this time named Clara, died again. Coleman then joined as a full-time companion in The Bells of Saint John, once again playing a woman called Clara who was a third incarnation of Clara Oswin Oswald. In The Name of the Doctor, she played about six additional incarnations of Clara, including one who has a brief discussion with the First Doctor (allowing Coleman, via digital editing, to share a scene with the late William Hartnell).
In June 2013, Coleman announced that she was shortening her professional name to Jenna Coleman, and was credited thus beginning with The Day of the Doctor. (She does not actually receive screen credit for the minisode Clara and the TARDIS, which was released after the announcement.)
Also in 2013, she appeared as herself in The Five(ish) Doctors Reboot, and also co-starred in the three-part BBC miniseries Death Comes to Pemberley, which began the day after the broadcast of The Time of the Doctor.
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