Who is Adjoa Andoh?
Adjoa Aiboom Helen Andoh HonFRSL was born in the United Kingdom on January 14, 1963. She has performed in leading parts at the Almeida Theatre, the Royal Court Theatre, the National Theatre, and the Royal Shakespeare Company.
She played Francine Jones in two seasons of Doctor Who, as well as 90 episodes of the long-running BBC hospital drama Casualty and the British soap opera EastEnders.
Andoh made her big screen debut in Clint Eastwood’s drama picture Invictus, acting opposite Morgan Freeman as Nelson Mandela’s chief of staff Brenda Mazibuko in the autumn of 2009.
She has played Lady Danbury in the Netflix Regency romance series Bridgerton since 2020. Andoh became an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in July 2022.
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Andoh was born in the area of Clifton in Bristol. Her mother was from England and worked as a teacher. Her father was from Ghana and worked as a journalist and musician. She has a brother. Andoh spent her childhood in Wickwar, which is located in Gloucestershire. Her family relocated there after her father was offered a position with British Aerospace.
She went to Katharine Lady Berkeley’s School and then began studying law at Bristol Polytechnic, but she dropped out after just two years in order to pursue a career in acting instead.
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Age and Birthday
At the moment, she is 60 years old.
While working at the Battersea Arts Centre with her theatrical company Wild Iris in 1994, Adjoa Andoh met her husband, Howard Cunnell, in the bookstore. They started dating at the end of 1995, tied the knot in 2001, and now have two children (born in 1996 and 1997).
Andoh is the proud parent of a girl, born in 1985/86, from a prior relationship. Andoh received his lay preacher’s licence from the Church of England in October 2009.
As of 2023, Adjoa Andoh has an estimated net worth of $5 million.
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Her theatre career began with roles in plays such as Julius Caesar, His Dark Materials, and The Odyssey. Andoh has acted in a number of films and television productions in addition to her stage performances.
Martha Jones’ mother Francine in the iconic British sci-fi series Doctor Who, Lady Danbury in the Netflix period drama Bridgerton, and Commander Josephine Becker in the criminal drama series Silent Witness are among her prominent performances.
Adjoa Andoh is also a voice actor who has contributed to a number of animated shows, video games, and audiobooks. She has voiced various audiobooks, including Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman.
In addition to her acting career, Andoh is an activist and supporter of diversity in the entertainment industry. Andoh was granted an MBE (Member of the Order of the British Empire) in 2016 for her contributions to the entertainment sector.
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