Jodie Whittaker

Jodie Whittaker

Highest Rated: 94% Good Vibrations (2012)

Lowest Rated: 8% A Thousand Kisses Deep (2011)

Birthday: Jan 3, 1982

Birthplace: Huddersfield, England, UK

Jodie Whittaker broke new ground for women in science fiction in July 2017 when the British actress was announced as the 13th Doctor in long-running cult favorite "Doctor Who" (BBC 1963- ), making her the first woman to take on the iconic role. Not bad for a girl who told the Washington Post early in her career that there was no appreciation of the arts in her family and that she had left school at 16 to work odd jobs around London before finding her true calling. The hazel-eyed, blonde-haired actress was born in 1982 and grew up in Huddersfield, West Yorkshire, England. She then moved to London and trained in acting at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Her onscreen acting career started in 2006 in an episode of "The Afternoon Play" (BBC, 2003- ), followed by a role in the drama series "Doctors" (BBC, 2000- ) before appearing in several productions in Shakespeare's Old Globe Theater in London. Whittaker's big break came in the form of the film "Venus" (2006), directed by Roger Mitchell of "Notting Hill" (1999) fame and written for the screen by Hanif Kureishi. Whittaker played Jesse, a young woman who meets and befriends an old man (Peter O'Toole), changing both of their lives forever. It took four auditions before she landed the role. A two-episode stint on "Dalziel and Pascoe" (BBC, 1996- ), a TV show based on the books by Reginald Hill, followed Whittaker's breakout role in "Venus," as did a role in "This Life + 10" (BBc, 2007) and and co-starring roles alongside Viggo Mortensen in "Good" (2008), a movie about the rise of the Nazi Party in Germany and in the popular school comedy "St. Trinian's" (2007), which she reprised in the sequel "St. Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold" (2009). During this period, Whittaker also maintained a steady presence on British television, appearing in the miniseries "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" (BBC 2008) and "Wired" (BBC 2008), as well as the made for TV films "The Shooting of Thomas Hundall" (BBC 2008) and "Consuming Passion" (BBC 2008). After co-starring in the South African-made romantic comedy "White Wedding" (2009), crime comedy "Perrier's Bounty" (2009), and family drama "The Kid" (2010), Whittaker scored her breakout role starring in Joe Cornish's science fiction comedy "Attack the Block" (2011). After co-starring in the Anne Hathaway romance "One Day" (2011) and the thriller "A Thousand Kisses Deep" (2011), Whittaker co-starred in the TV miniseries "Marchlands" (ITV 2011) and an adaptation of Sarah Waters' novel "The Night Watch" (BBC2 2011). Whittaker co-starred in "Good Vibrations" (2013), a drama based in the Belfast punk rock scene of the '70s, and the thriller "Ashes" (2012) before co-starring on acclaimed British crime drama "Broadchurch" (BBC 2013-17) as the disconsolate mother of a dead child. She moved to American TV for the first time on the espionage drama "The Assets" (ABC 2013-14), which scored the dubious honor of gaining the smallest premiere audience ever for a series on one of the major broadcast networks. She rebounded with British firefighter drama "The Smoke" (Sky1 2014), but that series was also canceled after a single season. After starring in and executive producing the comedy "Adult Life Skills" (2016), Jodie Whittaker was announced as the 13th Doctor, replacing Peter Capaldi, on "Doctor Who" on July 16, 2017. With her one-line debut in the 2017 Christmas special, Whittaker became the first woman to star on the long-running cult favorite.

Highest rated movies

Good Vibrations
Attack the Block
Black Sea
Get Santa
Adult Life Skills
White Wedding




No Score Yet No Score Yet Journeyman Unknown (Character) - 2017
85% 73% Journeyman Unknown (Character) - 2017
75% 67% Adult Life Skills Anna (Character) - 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Emotional Fusebox Anna (Character) - 2014
79% 53% Get Santa Alison (Character) - 2014
80% 59% Black Sea Chrissy (Character) $1.2M 2014
29% No Score Yet Hello Carter Jenny (Character) - 2013
No Score Yet 15% Ashes Unknown (Character) - 2012
94% 82% Good Vibrations Ruth (Character) - 2012
8% 33% A Thousand Kisses Deep Mia Selva (Character) - 2011
36% 49% One Day Tilly (Character) $13.8M 2011
90% 75% Attack the Block Sam (Character) $1.0M 2011
No Score Yet 85% Wish 143 Maggie (Character) - 2010
50% 63% The Kid Jackie (Character) - 2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ollie Kepler's Expanding Purple World Noreen Stokes (Character) - 2010
14% 45% St Trinian's 2: The Legend of Fritton's Gold Beverly (Character) - 2009
56% 52% White Wedding Rose (Character) $10.9K 2009
55% 47% Perrier's Bounty Brenda (Character) $828 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Swansong: Story of Occi Byrne Bridget Byrne (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roar Eva (Character) - 2009
33% 32% Good Anne (Character) $23.1K 2008
No Score Yet 83% The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall Sophie (Character) - 2008
31% 55% St. Trinian's Beverly (Character) - 2007
88% 74% Venus Jessie (Character) $3.3M 2006


90% 67% Doctor Who The Doctor (Character) 2017-2022
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2018-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet AMC+ Fan Experience Unknown (Character) 2020-2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Who Do You Think You Are? Guest 2020
No Score Yet 28% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2020
No Score Yet 53% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jamie and Jimmy's Friday Night Feast Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet Last Call With Carson Daly Guest 2018
No Score Yet No Score Yet 2018 New York Comic Con Guest 2018
No Score Yet 44% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2018
79% 80% Trust Me Cath Hardacre (Character) 2017
92% 92% Broadchurch Beth Latimer (Character) 2013 2015 2017
56% 75% The Assets Sandy Grimes (Character) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Smoke Trish (Character) 2014
84% 84% Black Mirror Ffion (Character) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet Wired Louise Evans (Character) 2008