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|Born||Fiona Sarah Wade
20 March 1979
Enfield, London, England
Fiona Sarah Wade (born 20 March 1979 in Enfield, Middlesex) is an English actress. She is best known for playing Priya Sharma in Emmerdale. 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 ITV 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's mother is Filipino her father is English. She shares a flat with Emmerdale co-star Laura Norton.
|2012||The Eschatrilogy: Book of the Dead||Zombie|
|1996-1998||Grange Hill||Joanna Day||35 episodes|
|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|
|2010||Tracy Beaker Returns||Helen Howle||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