KATHERINE Parkinson has made a name for herself playing wacky, unconventional characters on the small screen.
The actress is not unlike the people she portrays, as she revealed she hoped her character in Humans would bed a synth. Here’s all you need to know about the TV star…
PA:Press Association Katherine Parkinson is an English television actress
Who is Katherine Parkinson?
Katherine Jane Parkinson, 40, was born March 9, 1978.
The brainy actress studied Classics at Oxford University before training at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, where she met future co-star Chris O’Dowd.
She left her course to star in a production of The Age of Consent for which she was nominated for a London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art Award
Katherine married actor Harry Peacock in 2009. The two met doing a workshop production of the play Heart of a Dog and have two daughter’s together.
Alamy Katherine Parkinson is perhaps best known for her role as Jen Barber in The IT Crowd
What has Katherine starred in?
Katherine played receptionist Pauline Lamb for three years in ITV’s long-running medical comedy-drama Doc Martin.
However, she is perhaps best known for starring alongside Chris O’Dowd and Richard Ayoade in The IT Crowd.
For her portrayal of Jen Barber on the hit British comedy, Katherine scooped both a 2009 British Comedy Award and a 2014 BAFTA TV Award.
Katherine has also ventured into feature films, with her credits including St. Trinian’s 2 and How to Lose Friends & Alienate People.