The English actress Amanda Abbington is famously known for working in BBC adaption ‘Sherlock’, where actress Yasmine Akram appeared in three episodes of its third installment. Besides, she also recognized for playing roles as ‘Miss Mardle’ in ‘Mr. Selfridge’ and as ‘Detective Sergeant Sophie Mason’ in ‘Safe’.
On 19 September 2016, Foxnews published that Sherlock star Amanda claimed that her purse was stolen at the 2016 Emmys. Further, she also made headlines after the separation of 16 years together with partner Martin Freeman. Let us scroll to know more details on the Mary Watson of the Sherlock.
Caption: The veteran actress, Amanda Abbington.
Amanda Abbington: Bio, Family, Education
The English actress was born on 28 February 1974 in London, England. She was born as the daughter, Amanda Jane Smith to father John Smith and mother Patsy Smith. The actress has not revealed information on her parents, sibling, or early years. She grew up in Hertfordshire along with her parents.
Regarding her education, she has not drafted any information on her academics background. Further, she has always dreamed of making a career in acting which we can see now.
Amanda Abbington: Career & Life Achievements
She started her acting career from the British series ‘The Bill’ that aired from 1993 to 2007. After that, for many years, she has appeared in guest and recurring roles until 2013. That year, she cast as ‘Miss Mardle’ in the 29 episodes of series ‘Mr. Selfridge’. Her series credits include ‘No Sweat (1998)’, ‘Dream Team (1999)’, ‘The Sins (2000)’, ‘Shades (2001)’, ‘Coupling (2004)’, and ‘Married Single Other (2010)’, amongst others. She has appeared in the 21 episodes of the BBC One comedy series ‘After You’ve Gone’ in 2007. Also, she became part of the comedy sketch show ‘Man Stroke Woman’ for the 12 episodes.
In 2104, she got her big breakthrough role as ‘Mary Morstan’, wife of Dr. John Watson. She has partnered with her then real-life partner in the series. However, the role has garnered her fame and recognition as well as nomination and wins. Following that, she gave her voice to the character ‘Gwen’ in animated series ‘Dinopaws’. In the same year, she was featured in a music video of Kaiser Chief’s ‘Meanwhile, Up in the Heaven’. Also, she became a panelist for the comedy panel ‘Would I Lie to Yoy?’.
After that, she has appeared in the series like 2105 ‘Cuffs’, 2016 ‘Stag’, 2017 ‘Uncle’, and 2018 ‘Safe’, among others. In addition, she has worked in several theatrical productions including 2019 ‘My Son’.
Amanda Abbington: Personal Life & Husband
You must be wondering whether the English actress was married or not? Well, actually we can say that the ex-couple had shared vows in a traditional wedding ceremony. But they were in a serious lovey-dovey relationship which led to giving birth to two kids: son Joe and daughter Grace. The couple first met at the sets of Channel 4 drama ‘Men Only’ in 2000. After two days, they started dating and thereafter commenced to share their life together.
Together the couple has shared the screen in many series and dramas. It includes series like ‘The Debt’, ‘The Robinsons’, ‘The Good Night’, and ‘Sherlock’. However, after 16 years of togetherness, in 2016, they shock their fans by announcing their separation. Amanda has revealed there were many reasons and tensions to breaking up their closeness which she has not shared on the media. Finally, the couple decided to call off their relationship so that it would not disturb their kids.
Caption: After a split with Freeman, Amanda is getting close to actor Jonjo O’Neil.
In an interview, Freeman had said that he would like to keep an amicable relationship with Amanda. Not only for kids but also the love they had between each other once, for the sake of that, he would like to have a good relationship with her. After separation, it seems that Amanda has moved on and found love in actor Jonja O’Neil. They first met at the Royal Court gala in November 2016. After some time, they started to date and further she introduced him to her kids.
Amanda Abbington: Net Worth & Social Media profiles
Talking about her earnings, she has been in Hollywood over decades, she must be earning a handsome amount from her acting career. However, in 2013, London High court has declared Amanda insolvent over an unpaid tax bill. It has been 6 years of the incident, therefore, as of now, her net worth has an estimation of around $1.9 million USD and £1.5 million.
Amanda is highly active over different social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter. She has personal and verified accounts where she shared her memorable pictures with her fans and followers. On Instagram, she has handle @amanda_abbington74 with 46.2k followers. On Twitter, she has an account @CHIMPSINSOCKS with 252k followers. She has an unverified Facebook page account with 1.4k followers.
Amanda Abbington: Body Measurements
The 45-years-old actress has a well-maintained and well-trained body that stands to a height of 5 feet 4 inches or 1.64 meters. She has deep blue eyes with short blonde hair which she dyed occasionally. Other than, this no information on her body stats and measurement.