Celebrity Profile: Freema Agyeman

Born in London (England, UK) in1979, Freema Agyeman did not begin acting until her late teens. After several small guest television roles, she got her big break playing Lola Wise on the popular UK soap Crossroads. She was later cast as Martha Jones on the British cult sci-fi TV favorite Doctor Who. Freema was later cast in a starring role on the crime drama Law & Order: UK.

Currently American audiences have become more accustomed to seeing Freema, in her role on The Carrie Diaries, a prequel to the hit series Sex and the City. On the show she plays Larissa Loughlin, a fashion editor for “Interview” magazine.

Amazing facts about Freema:

1) She is trained in martial arts
2) Previous jobs includes modeling.
3) Has a tattoo of the Persian word “raha,” which means “free.”
4) She has endorsed Divine Chocolate, a company that supports fair trade practices with Ghanaian cocoa farmers.