|Born||11 March 1982
Sharjah, United Arab Emirates
|Alma mater||Royal Academy of Dramatic Art|
|Occupation||Actor, comedian, writer|
Early life and education
Akram was born in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates but her family settled in Drogheda, Ireland when she was just 18-months old. Her father is originally from Pakistan and her mother, Mona, is from Drogheda and still lives in the town. She has a sister named Masooma. She is of Irish and Pakistani descent.
After graduating from drama school, Akram started writing comedy sketches for the BBC and Channel 4 and hosted shows for BBC Radio.
She writes and performs as half of London-based comedy duo Ford and Akram with English comedian Louise Ford. The duo's live show in 2011 was directed by Alistair McGowan for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
In December 2014 Akram appeared as a panellist in Never Mind the Buzzcocks.
|2004||Love is the Drug||Aisling||TV series|
|2010||Peep Show||Yana||TV series (1 episode: "St. Hospitals")|
|2010||LOL||Various roles||Also writer|
|2013||Common Ground||Restaurant Manager||TV series (1 episode: "William & Sinclair")|
|2013||London Irish||Check-in Girl||TV series|
|2013||Irish Micks and Legends||Radio; co-writer|
|2014||The Midnight Beast||Jess||TV series|
|2014||The Centre||Amanda Menton||TV series|
|2014||Never Mind the Buzzcocks||panellist||series 28, episode 11|
- Watters, Ian (24 January 2014). "It's an elementary role!". The Drogheda Leader.
- "Sherlock's Yasmine happy to be bridesmaid". The Irish World. 7 January 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
- "Interview with Yasmine Akram". Diatribes of a Dilettante. 31 January 2010. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
- Edinburgh Fringe: Glenn Wool/ Jerry Sadowitz/ Ford and Akram | Comedy reviews, news & interviews | The Arts Desk
- Fleckney, Paul (11 August 2011). "Edinburgh Festival review – Ford & Akram". London Is Funny.
- PlayographyIreland – Yasmine Akram
- "LOL". BBC One. Retrieved 11 January 2014.
- Miss Red: 10 Things You Need To Know About The Bridesmaid In Sherlock – Irish Actress Yasmine Akram
- John White (30 January 2010). "Calipo Theatre Company's '10 Dates with Mad Mary' – review". Irish Theatre Magazine. Retrieved 15 January 2013.
- Mark Monahan (16 August 2012). "Edinburgh Festival 2012: Ford and Akram, Pleasance Attic, review". The Daily Telegraph. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- "Edinburgh comedy notebook: When it's better to be funny-looking". The Guardian. 11 August 2011. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
- Aisling Bea – Bulmers Galway Comedy Festival 2013
- "Irish Micks and Legends". BBC Radio 4 website. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- "Jennifer's got her new comedy role all covered". Evening Herald. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 15 January 2014.
- "Sherlock series 3: 'The Sign of Three' recap – The end of an era?". Digital Spy. 5 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
- 7 things you didn’t know about Sherlock’s Irish woman