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Yasmine Akram

Yasmine Akram

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1982-01-01 (39 years old) · Gender: Female · Place of Birth: Sharjah, United Arab Emirates

3 Movies · 7 TV shows


Yasmine Akram (born 11 March 1982) is an Irish actress, writer and comedian, best known for playing Janine Hawkins in the third series of Sherlock.


After graduating drama school, Akram wrote comedy sketches for the BBC, and Channel 4, and hosting for BBC Radio.She wrote her first play, 10 Dates with Mad Mary, a monologue about a young woman's struggles after leaving prison, and performed the play at Project Arts Centre in Ireland in 2010. This was adapted into the feature film A Date for Mad Mary in 2016.She writes and performs as half of London-based comedy duo Ford and Akram with English comedian Louise Ford. The duo's live show in 2011 was directed by Alistair McGowan for the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.In 2013, she co-wrote and co-presented BBC Radio 4's Irish Micks and Legends with Aisling Bea, with whom she worked on the Channel 4 sketch comedy LOL.In 2014, she portrayed Janine Hawkins opposite Benedict Cumberbatch's Sherlock Holmes in two episodes of the third series of Sherlock. She reprised the role in the 2016 special, "The Abominable Bride"; her name in this was Janine Donlevy.In December 2014, Akram appeared as a panellist in Never Mind the Buzzcocks. In October 2015, she appeared as a panellist in BBC Radio 4's The News Quiz.

Personal Life

As of January 2016, Akram resided in London.

Early Life

Akram was born in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Her family settled in Drogheda, Ireland when she was 18 months old. Her father is originally from Pakistan, her mother Mona is from Drogheda and still lives in the town. She has a sister named Masooma.From the age of 14, she has collaborated with the Calipo Theatre and the Picture Company. Akram graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where she studied acting.

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1 Movie · 3 TV shows


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