Profile: Susie Wokoma (1987-)

Susan Indiaba Wokoma is a British actress and writer. She is best known for her roles as “Raquel” in the E4/Netflix show Crazyhead and “Cynthia” in Chewing Gum. Wokoma was listed as one of Europe’s Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2017 and named a BAFTA Breakthrough Brit by an international jury, later that year.


Wokoma made her television debut at 14 as a participant in CBBC’s Serious Jungle in 2002. She was also a member of The National Youth Theatre, making her professional acting debut in the BAFTA-winning That Summer Day before going on to train at RADA aged 19.

Since graduating, her television appearances have included Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s debut television show Crashing as well as the film adaptation of Half of a Yellow Sun and The Inbetweeners 2.

In 2017 Wokoma won the RTS Best On-Screen Performance award for Crazyhead  In 2016 she won Best Supporting Actor at the BBC Audio Drama Awards for her performance in the radio adaptation of Marie NDiaye’s Three Strong Women.

Wokoma is the voice of ‘Princess Talanji’ World of Warcraft: Battle for Azeroth, the seventh expansion of the popular World of Warcraft game.

Wokoma wrote, starred and associate produced the Sky comedy short Love The Sinner which also starred fellow RADA alumna and friend, Daisy May Cooper. Love The Sinner went on in 2019 to be screened at the BFI London Film Festival and was longlisted for the British Independent Film Awards in the British Short Film category.

Wokoma co-wrote an episode (alongside Shaun Pye) of Romesh Ranganathan’s sitcom The Reluctant Landlord (Series 2), also for Sky. She was in the writers’ room for the second series of the Netflix original series, Sex Education.

In 2019 she starred in the Channel 4 and IFC comedy Year of the Rabbit alongside Matt Berry and Freddie Fox. 

Also in 2019 Wokoma joined the cast of new Amazon Studios comedy Truth Seekers which is co-written, co-starring and executive produced by Simon Pegg and Nick Frost through their production company Stolen Picture. Wokoma also joined the cast of the feature film adaptation of Enola Holmes alongside Millie Bobby Brown, Henry Cavill and Helena Bonham Carter. 

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