Jenna-Louise Coleman Facts
Jenna-Louise is probably most famous for playing Clara, companion to everyone’s favourite Time Lord on Doctor Who.
She also played village vicar’s bisexual niece Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale.
She made her Hollywood debut in 2011’s Captain America: The First Avenger, opposite Samuel L Jackson and Tommy Lee Jones.
Why We Love Jenna-Louise Coleman
Jenna-Louise started out performing at the Edinburgh Fringe, and so clearly is, like, a proper actress and that. She was all set to go to drama school before Emmerdale snapped her up for four years and made her one of one very few reasons that you’d actually want watch the yokel-based soap.
“I used to get chatted up more before I was in Emmerdale,” she says, “now I think guys are too shy.” But if you do fancy your chances with Jenna-Louise, don’t feel like you have to wow her with name-drops of obscure actors and lists of your top-10 favourite regional theatres – she’s certainly not shy when it comes to partying. “I’ll go out and have a wild big night out,” she says. That’s the spirit! Do Meryl Streep or Dame Judi Dench go out and get trollied? No, she does not. Much. Any more.
These days, of course, she’s flying high in Doctor Who, suddenly making the show feel a lot more tolerable if you’re forced to sit through an episode by your nephew/niece/nerdy uncle Terry.