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Tracy Anne ObermanBorn: Thu 25th August 1966 (age: 50)
Tracy-Ann Oberman is an English television, theatre and radio actress. Best known for her role as Chrissie Watts in BBC1 soap opera EastEnders from 2004–05. Also a writer, Oberman 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. In 2010 she wrote and starred alongside Catherine Tate in her BBC Radio 4 play Bette and Joan and Baby Jane and in 2012 wrote the BBC Radio 4 play Rock and Doris and Elizabeth. 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 (2007–08). She recently appeared in a production of Earthquakes in London in its 2011 run as Sarah Sullivan.
Oberman's TV credits include Doctor Who, Mistresses, Robin Hood, and Doctors. Prior to EastEnders Oberman appeared in a variety of television programmes including Casualty (1997–98), 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. She also had a recurring role in the penultimate and last series of procedural comedy-drama New Tricks (2014–15).
Oberman is also a column contributor to The Guardian and has been a regular contributor to the Jewish Chronicle since 2009. She also writes radio plays for BBC Radio 4.