Fiona Wade

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Fiona Wade
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present

Fiona Wade (born 20 March 1979) is a British actress. She is best known for playing Priya Sharma in Emmerdale.[1] She is best known in the United States for her brief stint as Anya Vicenze in 24Seven.

Among her theatrical credits include the role of Kim in Miss Saigon both in the UK and Sweden; Juliet in Romeo and Juliet; Maria in West Side Story; Gujarati Preethi in Strictly Dandia and the title roles in adaptations of Cinderella and Aladdin.

In March 2005, she took on the role of Princess Anjuli in the West End musical adaptation of M. M. Kaye's The Far Pavilions. Her British television credits include the roles of Joanna Day in the long-running children's drama Grange Hill, Julianna McKenzie in Holby City and the recurring guest role of Decca in Doctors.

In 2006, she starred a regular ITV1 Sunday night drama Where the Heart Is, as Rowan Clayton. Her roles also include the part of Sameen Azzizi in two episodes of the BBC drama Waterloo Road, the daughter of a family who came to the UK illegally, from Iran. In spite of the best efforts of Tom Clarkson and Danielle Harker to keep Sameen here, she accepted she had to go home back to her own country with her family and gave herself up to the immigration officials.

In 2008 she played Mamta in a play called Alaska by DC Moore at the Royal Court Jerwood Theatre Upstairs.Her recent credits also include Anhil In Silent Witness and Nita in Casualty. More recently, Wade played the role of Amira in BBC TV Drama Five Days and also starred in Tracy Beaker Returns, playing the role of Helen, the young mother of Carmen Howle.

Wade is of Filipino descent.[2] She shares a flat with Emmerdale co-star Laura Norton.

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year Title Role Notes
2012 The Eschatrilogy: Book of the Dead Zombie
Television
Year Title Role Notes
1996-1998 Grange Hill Joanna Day 35 episodes
2001-2002 24Seven Anya Vicenze
2004,2009 Doctors Decca Taylor/Shahnaz Malick 3 episodes
2006 Where the Heart Is Rowan Clayton 5 episodes
2006 Genie in the House Dooma 1 episode
2007 Holby City Julianna McKenzie 1 episode
2007 Wire in the Blood Ayesha 1 episode
2008 Waterloo Road Sameen Azizi 2 episodes
2008 Silent Witness Anhil Edwards 2 episodes
2009 Casualty Nita 1 episode
2010 Tracy Beaker Returns Helen 1 episode
2010 Lewis Meera 1 episode
2011 Coronation Street Sandeesh 2 episodes
2010 Law & Order: UK Uniform Officer 1 episode
2011–present Emmerdale Priya Sharma Regular cast
First appearance: 3 November

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