Caroline Chikezie

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Caroline Chikezie
Born (1974-02-19) 19 February 1974 (age 44)
NationalityNigerian, British
Years active1998 – present

Caroline Chikezie is a British Nigerian actress, best known for playing Sasha Williams in As If, Elaine Hardy in Footballers' Wives [1] and the Cyberwoman in Torchwood.

Early life and background[edit]

Chikezie was born in England to Nigerian parents of Igbo origin.[2] At fourteen, Chikezie was sent to boarding school in Nigeria in an attempt to make her abandon her dreams to become an actress. Prior to this she had attended weekend classes at Italia Conti. On her return to the United Kingdom she enrolled into Brunel University where she studied Medicinal Chemistry (she was expected to take over her father's hospital in Nigeria), but dropped out of school. She later won a scholarship to the Academy of Live and Recorded Arts.[3]


After roles in Holby City, Casualty, and the award-winning British film Babymother,[4] Chikezie landed her first major role as bitchy Sasha Williams in As If [5] in 2001. In 2004 she landed a regular role as Kyle Pascoe's girlfriend Elaine Hardy in Series Three of Footballer's Wives. Other television work includes 40, Judas Kiss, Free Fall and Brothers and Sisters.

She appeared as Lisa Hallett, a member of the secret organisation of Torchwood who had been transformed into a half-human half-Cyberman in "Cyberwoman", an episode of Torchwood, and as Tamara, a fellow demon hunter, in the 3rd season premiere of Supernatural. In 2018, She starred as a recurring character, Queen Tamlin of Leah in the 2nd season of Shannara Chronicles.

She also starred as Angela Ochello in the hit EbonyLife Television series "The Governor."


As a film actress, Chikezie has starred as Nasuada in the movie Eragon.


Year Title Role Notes
1998 Brothers and Sisters Belinda Ofori TV series
1998 Babymother Sharon TV film
1999 Virtual Sexuality Gushy Assistant
1999 Casualty Donna Episode: "Free Fall"
2001 As If Sasha Williams 7 episodes
2002 Holby City Jamila James Episode: "Judas Kiss: Part 1 & 2"
2002 Babyfather Kandii Episode: "2.1"
2003 40 Denise 7 episodes
2005 The Mistress of Spices Myisha
2005 Aeon Flux Freya
2006 Take 3 Girls Spot
2006 Breaking and Entering Erika
2006 Eragon Nasuada
2006 Torchwood Lisa Hallett Episode: "Cyberwoman"
2007 Torchwood Lisa Hallett Episode: "End of Days"
2007 Nice Girls Don't Get the Corner Office Rachel TV film
2007 Supernatural Tamara Episode: "The Magnificent Seven"
2009 The Killing of Wendy Zora
2010 Paris Connections Nathalie de Barge
2010 Inale Inale
2012 Casualty Teri Layeni Episode: "All in a Day's Nightmare"
2012 The Sweeney Clarke
2012 Crime Stories Susie Fisher Episode: "1.20"
2013 By Any Means
2016 The Governor Angela Ochello (Governor) Episode 1 & 2 as Deputy Governor, Episodes 3 to 13 as Governor
2017 Mayhem The Siren
2017 The Shannara Chronicles Queen Tamlin Episodes: "Wraith", "Graymark", "Dweller"
2019 The Passage Dr. Major Nichole Sykes


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