Tracy Ifeachor is a television and theatre actress best known for playing Aya Al-Rashid in the CW vampire series The Originals and Abigail Naismith in both parts of the Doctor Who Christmas special, The End of Time. The actress has also starred in other series like Strike Back and Le Grand. Here is Tracy Ifeachor biography.
In theater, she was nominated for the prestigious Ian Charleson Award in 2010 for her portrayal of Rosalind in Shakespeare's As You Like It. She has also starred in Noughts & Crosses, Raisin in the Sun at the Royal Exchange, and Welcome to Thebes at the National Theater.
Find out more interesting details about the actress below.
- Birth name: Chinwe Tracy Ifeachor
- Date of birth: 13 February 1985
- Tracy Ifeachor age: 35 years old (as of 2020)
- Birthplace: Plymouth Devon, England, UK
- Height: 5' 7" (1.7 m)
- Weight: 58 kgs
- Eye colour: Brown
- Hair colour: Black
Tracy Ifeachor biography
Here are all the details about the actress' career and more.
Early life and family
Tracy Ifeachor was born and raised in the sea-side city of Plymouth in Devonshire, England.
After being crowned Senior Verse Speaking Champion of the South-West at the age of 15, Tracy was keen to go to drama school to study acting, but her father, a Professor of Electronic Engineering, an accomplished lecturer, and published author in his field, wanted Tracy to finish her education.
The actress has not divulged any information about her family, so it is still unclear who Tracy Ifeachor sisters, brothers, or mother is.
Tracy attended Plymouth College Preparatory school. She then attended the Eggbuckland Community College, also in Plymouth.
While in school, Tracy excelled in sports and regularly competed in county events such as hurdling, high jump, and sprinting.
Alongside her academic studies, she attended The Raleigh School of Speech and Drama under Norma Blake and the Deborah Bond Dance Academy, where she enjoyed the ISTD syllabus in tap, ballet, modern, and Jazz.
After completing her A-levels, Tracy used her gap year to audition for London drama schools and gained a scholarship to The Webber Douglas Academy in London.
Even before graduating, Tracy was already attracting attention from the world-renowned Royal Shakespeare Company and landed her first acting job with them.
She then went on to make her theatre debut as Minerva in the Royal Shakespeare Company's production of Noughts & Crosses, which was directed and adapted by Dominic Cooke.
She then made her television debut as Leila in the BBC medical drama Casualty, in the episode titled No Going Back, which aired in January 2009.
Tracy went on to play Rosalind in Tim Supple's As You Like It for the opening of The New Curve Theatre in Leicester.
While rehearsing for As You Like It, Tracy was offered the role of Abigail Naismith in David Tennant's final two Doctor Who episodes, The End Of Time Parts One and Two, which were broadcast on Christmas 2009 and New Years Day 2010.
In Doctor Who, she played the daughter of the billionaire Joshua Naismith (David Harewood), who wanted his daughter to have immortality and live forever.
Tracy went on to play Beneatha in Lorraine Hansberry's Raisin In The Sun, which was directed by Michael Buffong for the Royal Exchange Theatre in Manchester. Raisin In The Sun opened to rave reviews.
She then played Ismene at The National Theatre in the premiere of Moira Buffini's play Welcome to Thebes, directed by Richard Eyre, from 15 June to September 2010.
Tracy quickly went on to star in a Revolver Entertainment and Magma Pictures feature film called Blooded as the co-lead, Eve Jourdan, in 2011.
After this, Tracy made her Stateside debut in the third season of Strike Back as Lilian Lutulu, opposite Charles Dance and Eamonn Walker.
Tracy's radio work includes the role of Queenie in the 2011 BBC Radio 4 Classic Serial production of Edna Ferber's Show Boat.
In 2016, Tracy was cast in the ABC thriller series Quantico in the recurring role of Lydia Hall.
Her role in Treadstone
In 2019, Tracy began playing Tara Coleman in Treadstone, an action-packed thriller set amidst the CIA black ops program Operation Treadstone.
Treadstone explores the origin story and present-day actions of the infamous covert program that uses behavior modification protocol to turn recruits into nearly superhuman assassins.
The first season of Treadstone follows sleeper agents across the globe as they are mysteriously "awakened" to resume their deadly missions.
In Treadstone, Tracy plays Tara Coleman, an investigative journalist who has turned her back on her career after getting too close to a dangerous truth. Now, she must put the past behind her to get to the bottom of an international conspiracy.
In an interview with Blackfilm.com, Tracy was asked to describe her character Tara, to which she replied,
Tara Coleman is the every woman that we wish we could be. We have that moment when we're down on our luck and seemingly stuck in a situation that you don't really know where to go and then something amazing enters the frame into the picture and turns things around. Well, most people would be afraid taking such a huge risk but not Tara. She's somebody that not risk averse. She has such a strong moral compass and a sense of justice and won't stand for any form of injustice. She puts other people first before thinking about herself. I think that happens with people who experienced loss earlier on.
Other cast members on Treadstone are Omar Metwally, Jeremy Irvine, Hyo-joo Han , Brian J. Smith, Gabrielle Scharnitzky, Emilia Schüle, and Michelle Forbes.
Tracy Ifeachor movies and TV shows
The actress' filmography includes these appearances:
- Confetti (announced) - Ms Rachel
- 2019 - Treadstone - Tara Coleman
- 2017-2018 - DC's Legends of Tomorrow - Kuasa
- 2016-2017 - Quantico - Lydia Bates
- 2016 - Spark - Logan Reese (2016)
- 2016 - Billionaire Ransom - Nora Paulson
- 2015-2016 - The Originals - Aya Al-Rashid
- 2014 - Hawaii Five-0 - Eris
- 2014 - Crossbones - Nenna Ajanlekoko
- 2013 - Jo - Laure
- 2012 - Strike Back - Lilian Lutulu
- 2011 - Blooded - Eve Jourdan
- 2009-2010 - Doctor Who - Abigail Naismith
- 2009 - Casualty - Lila
Tracy was nominated for the nationally recognized Ian Charleson Award for her outstanding performance of Shakespeare's largest lead female role, Rosalind, in As You Like It.
Tracy Ifeachor net worth
According to Find Celebrity Wiki, the actress's net worth is $6 million.
Tracy Ifeachor husband
The actress has not divulged any details regarding her personal life. As such, it is not known who she is dating or if she has a husband.
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