Jenna Coleman is an English actress. She is known for her roles as Jasmine Thomas in the ITV soap opera Emmerdale, Clara Oswald in the BBC series Doctor Who, Queen Victoria in the ITV drama Victoria and Joanna Lindsay in the BBC series The Cry. She received critical acclaim for her performance and was nominated for the Most Popular Newcomer award at the 2006 National Television Awards. In 2018, she starred in the BBC series The Cry as Joanna Lindsay.

Birth Name

Jenna-Louise Coleman







Personal Life

Birthday / Date of Birth

Jenna Coleman was born on the 27th of April 1986, in Blackpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom.


She’s currently 33 years old.


London, England, United Kingdom

Sun Sign




She is of Scottish-English descent.




Jenna completed her schooling from Arnold School, England where she was head girl. During her school days, she joined the In Yer Space theater company to nurture her acting skills.


Family Details

  • Father – Keith Coleman
  • Mother – Karen Coleman
  • Siblings – Ben Coleman (Older Brother)

Marital Status


Boyfriend / Spouse

Jenna Coleman has dated –

  • Karl Davies (2006-2009) – Between 2006 and 2009 Jenna was in a relationship with actor Karl Davies. They met on the set of Emmerdale where Karl played the character of Robert Sugden.

  • Richard Madden (2011-2016) – Jenna started dating actor Richard Madden in April 2011. The couple made several appearances together at numerous events. However, the couple split in January 2016 to concentrate on their individual careers.
  • Prince Harry (2015) – In early June 2015, Jenna was seen together with British Royal family member, Prince Harry after a polo event at the Audio Polo. However, sources confirmed that they were not in a relationship.

  • Tom Hughes (2016-Present) – Jenna started dating British actor Tom Hughes in 2016. The couple has made several public appearances together also.

Physical Statistics


  • In feet – 5 feet 2 inches
  • In centimeters – 158 cm
  • In meters – 1.58 m


  • In Kilograms – 50 kg
  • In Pounds – 110 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Measurements – 34-25-35
  • Bust – 34 inches
  • Waist – 25 inches
  • Hip – 35 inches
  • Bra Size – 32B

Body Build


Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Shoe Size

She wears a size 6.5 (US) shoe.

Dress Size

Her dress size is 4 (US).



Professional Statistics

Famous For

Her versatile roles in numerous TV shows like Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale (2005–2009) and Queen Victoria in Victoria.

Film Debut

In 2011, she made her theatrical film debut as Connie in the action, adventure and science fiction film Captain America: The First Avenger.

Television Debut

In 2005, she made her first TV show appearance in the romantic drama series Emmerdale as Jasmine Thomas.

Brand Endorsements

Jenna Coleman has done endorsement work for the following brands: Vilshenko, Discover Soneva, Napier Quarter, Louis Vuitton, Mercedes-Benz Cars UK, Abigail Ahern, Burberry, Fendi, Sonia Rykiel, Jaguar, Lanvin & Gucci.

Awards & Nominations

2006National Television AwardsMost Popular NewcomerEmmerdaleNominated
The British Soap AwardsBest NewcomerNominated
2009Best Dramatic PerformanceNominated
Sexiest FemaleNominated
Best ActressNominated
2013Behind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Female Vocal Performance in a Video GameXenoblade ChroniclesNominated
Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video GameNominated
NAVGTR AwardsSupporting Performance in a DramaNominated
Nickelodeon UK Kids’ Choice AwardsFavourite UK ActressDoctor WhoNominated
TV Choice AwardsBest ActressNominated
2014Glamour AwardsUK TV ActressWon
2015BAFTA CymruBest ActressDoctor Who: “Kill the Moon”Nominated
Saturn AwardsBest Supporting Actress on TelevisionDoctor WhoNominated
TV Choice AwardsBest ActressNominated
2017Golden Nymph AwardsOutstanding Actress in a Drama TV SeriesVictoriaWon
National Television AwardsBest Drama PerformanceNominated
2018Movieguide AwardsGrace Award for Most Inspiring Performance for TVNominated
National Television AwardsBest Drama PerformanceNominated
Harper’s Bazaar Women of the Year AwardsTV Actress of the YearThe CryWon
I Talk Telly AwardsBest Dramatic PerformanceWon
2019Logie AwardsMost Outstanding ActressWon
Most Popular ActressNominated

Jenna Coleman Favorites

  • Favorite Film Director – Damien Chazelle
  • Favorite Films – Bringing Up Baby (1938), Betty Blue and Little White Lies (1957)
  • Favorite Childhood Books – Anna Sewell’s by Black Beauty and Enid Blyton’s by The Wishing-Chair
  • Favorite Perfume – Acqua di Parma Ginepro Di Sardegna
  • Favorite Food – Pasta

Jenna Coleman Net worth

Jenna Coleman has a estimated net worth of $5 million dollars as of 2019.

Social Media Profiles

Some Lesser Known Facts About Jenna Coleman

  • While in school, she was inspired by the works of Maxine Peake.
  • She was named after the character Jenna Wade from the 80’s popular TV series Dallas.
  • In 2005, she auditioned for the role of Jasmine Thomas in ‘Emmerdale’, a role that earned her wide popularity.
  • In 2006, the National Television Awards nominated her as the Most Popular Newcomer for her role in Emmerdale.
  •  In May 2009, it was announced that Coleman would be joining BBC school-based drama series, Waterloo Road, as hard girl Lindsay James.
  • Her signature dance moves involve hand and hip movement.
  • Books that have made an impact in her life are John Steinbeck’s East of Eden and Donna Tartt’s Goldfinch.
  • In December 2010, it was announced that Coleman would be playing Susan Brown in a BBC Four television adaptation of the John Braine novel Room at the Top.
  • In 2011, she made her movie debut with Captain America: The First Avenger in the role of Connie, followed by the short film Imaginary Forces in 2012, where she played Ellen.
  • Her beauty icon is Keira Knightley.
  • She is an ambassador for various charities like One To One Children’s Fund based in South Africa and Place2Be in the UK.
  • In April 2015, it was announced that Coleman would be playing the role of Katrina Clark in the film Me Before You, which was released on 3 June 2016.
  • In 2016 Coleman starred in ITV’s eight-part drama following the reign of the British monarch and Empress of India, Queen Victoria.
  • In 2018, she starred in the BBC series The Cry as Joanna Lindsay.
  • In September 2018, the Old Vic Theatre announced on their website that Coleman would star in a new production of All My Sons in 2019.
  • In September 2018, the Old Vic theatre in London’s West End announced that Coleman had joined the cast of a production of All My Sons, which ran from April 13 to June 8, 2019 and included a cinema screening via National Theatre Live on May 14, 2019.
  • In February 2019, it was announced that Coleman would make a guest appearance in an episode of the comedy series Inside No. 9, with an expected broadcast date later in the year.
  • In 11 May 2019, interview with Graham Norton on his BBC Radio 2 program, Coleman indicated her intent to return to Victoria for a fourth series should it be renewed by ITV, but stated that the show will be taking a bit of a breather before production resumes.


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