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Tameka Empson's Biography

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Who is Tameka Empson?

Tameka Empson was born in London on 16 April 1977.

She went to the Anna Scher acting school.

She first came to widespread public attention in 2002 in the hidden camera comedy sketch show on BBC Three, 3 Non Blondes alongside Jocelyn Jee Esien and Ninia Benjamin.

Her other television credits include Learners, Beautiful People, Whitechapel, and the role for which she is most famous, playing Kim Fox in EastEnders, in which she was first cast in 2009.

She has numerous stage credits and was nominated for an Olivier Award for the musical The Big Life.

She gave birth to her first child in March 2014, but was back on EastEnders just a few months later.

In August 2016, the BBC revealed that she was to be one of the celebrities on the new series of Strictly Come Dancing.

Tameka was paired with Gorka Marquez.

They were the second couple to be voted off Strictly in 2016.

In October 2016, Tameka Empson won the funniest female at the Inside Soap awards for the fifth time.

In July 2017, the BBC revealed that Tameka Empson earned over £150,000 from licence fee revenue in their financial year 2016/7.

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