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Tracy-Ann ObermanBorn: Thu 25th August 1966 (age: 47)
Tracy-Ann Oberman is an English television, theatre and radio actress, known for her role as Chrissie Watts in the BBC soap opera EastEnders. She is also a writer, who has contributed to a number of radio sketch shows and in 2008 co-authored with Diane Samuels the critically acclaimed play Three Sisters on Hope Street and in 2010 the radio play Bette and Joan and Baby Jane. Oberman was a regular columnist for The Guardian newspaper during 2007.
Following training at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London, Oberman spent four years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, before joining the National Theatre. Her extensive theatrical background includes appearing with Kenneth Branagh in David Mamet's Edmond (2003) and a run in the West End revival of Boeing-Boeing (2007–8). Most recently she appeared in a production of Earthquakes In London (2011) as Sarah Sullivan as the show is currently on tour.
Oberman played the lead antagonist in the two-part finale to the 28th of Doctor Who opposite David Tennant.
In 2009 made guest starring roles in Mistresses, Robin Hood, and Doctors. Prior to EastEnders Oberman appeared in a variety of television programmes including Casualty (1997–1998), Kiss Me Kate (1998), and The Bill (2000), and carved out a comedic niche with leading roles in Bob Martin (2000–2001), Lenny Henry In Pieces (2000–2003) and Big Train (2002).
Oberman has performed in more than 600 radio plays since the mid-90s.