• Jodie Whittaker

    Last updated: December 27, 2017

    Jodie Whittaker is a British born actress. She has recently begun playing the part of The Doctor in Doctor Who, becoming the first woman to play the character. Jodie has also appeared in the British TV shows Broadchurch, Black Mirror, Trust Me, and Marchlands.

    Whittaker is married to American actor Christian Contreras and has one child.

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    Jodie Whittaker Personal Beliefs

    Immediately after being cast as the thirteenth Doctor, Jodie Whittaker found herself thrust underneath a bigger spotlight. Requests from the public to learn about Whittaker’s private life have soared, and she has been careful to not reveal very much detail about her personal religious beliefs, politics or views on controversial subject matter.

    If you come across a quote or article that provides new information about Jodie’s personal beliefs, let us know.


    Jodie Whittaker Politics

    While the actress hasn’t said anything to the press about who she does and doesn’t like in politics, we know of one high profile politician that does. British Prime Minister Theresa May is a fan of Jodie Whittaker taking over Doctor Who.

    “I think this is a great move forward for girl power that there is going to be female Doctor Who, and one day there should be a female James Bond,” May remarked. (1)

    Jodie Whittaker Doctor Who Casting Controversy

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    The first released photo of Jodie Whittaker in her Doctor Who costume.

    In her first interview after being announced as the thirteenth Doctor, Whittaker did say that she views herself as a feminist. The announcement of casting a female Doctor was met with criticism by some Doctor Who fans. Whittaker had this to say to them:

    “I want to tell the fans not to be scared by my gender. Because this is a really exciting time, and Doctor Who represents everything that’s exciting about change. The fans have lived through so many changes, and this is only a new, different one, not a fearful one.” (2)

    Doctor Who showrunner Chris Chibnall weighed in on the gender casting controversy at San Diego Comic Con 2017, downplaying its significance. “So many people wanting to pretend there is a problem. There isn’t,” Chibnall quipped. “It’s been incredibly progressive and enlightened and that’s what really happened. I wish every other journalist who is writing the alternative would shut the hell up.” (3)


    Jodie Whittaker Trivia


    • When she landed the role as The Doctor, Jodie needed to refer to the character as “Clooney” to keep it a secret. Only herself and her husband knew what the codeword meant.
    • She describes herself as a big fan of Steven Spielberg movies.
    • Her middle name is Auckland.
    • Jodie was born on June 3, 1982, making her a Gemini.


    1: The Express

    2: BBC’s Doctor Who website

    3: The Hollywood Reporter