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Tracy-Ann Oberman in 2015.
25 August 1966 |
Brent, London, England
|Occupation||Actress, playwright, writer|
|Spouse(s)||Rob Cowan (m. 2004)|
Tracy-Ann Oberman (born Tracy Anne Oberman, 25 August 1966, Brent, Greater London) 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. In 2015 she wrote and starred in the third part of her Hollywood Trilogy for BBC Radio 4, Mrs Robinson, I Presume, alongside John Simm and Kevin Bishop. 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), Big Train, Toast of London and Friday Night Dinner (2010-present). 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) as Fiona Kennedy, forensic pathologist.
|1998||BBC 3 Awards||Comedy writing||Won||Harringham Harker|
|2004||National Television Awards||Most popular newcomer||Nominated||EastEnders|
|British Soap Awards||Best newcomer||Nominated|
|2005||British Soap Awards||Villain of the year||Nominated||EastEnders|
|British Soap Awards||Best storyline (for Den's murder)||Won|
|Inside Soap Awards||Best actress||Nominated|
|Inside Soap Awards||Best bitch||Nominated|
|British Soap Awards||Best dressed star||Won|
|2006||British Soap Awards||Soap bitch of the year||Nominated||EastEnders|
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