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Caroline Chikezie

Last updated 11 June 2015


Caroline Chikezie

Born: Tue 19th February 1974 (age: 44)

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Caroline Chikezie is a British actress, best known for playing Sasha Williams in As If, and Elaine Hardy in Footballers' Wives 

Chikezie was born in England to Nigerian parents. At fourteen, Chikezie was sent to boarding school in Nigeria in an attempt to make her abandon her dreams to become an actress. Prior to this she had attended weekend classes at Italia Conti. On her return to the United Kingdom she enrolled into Brunel University where she studied Medicinal Chemistry (she was expected to take over her father's hospital in Nigeria), but left after lecturers decided that she was unsuited to academic life. She later won a scholarship to the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts

After roles in Holby CityCasualty, and the award-winning British film Babymother, Chikezie landed her first major role as bitchy Sasha Williams in As If in 2001. In 2004 she played a regular role as Kyle Pascoe's girlfriend Elaine Hardy in Series Four of Footballer's Wives. Other television work includes 40Judas KissFree Fall and Brothers and Sisters.

She appeared as Lisa Hallett, a member of the secret organisation of Torchwood who had been transformed into a half-human half-Cyberman in "Cyberwoman", an episode of Torchwood, and as Tamara, a fellow demon hunter, in the 3rd season premiere ofSupernatural.

As a film actress, Chikezie has starred as Nasuada in the movie Eragon