1. Her notable roles are Clara Oswald in the British television series Doctor Who and Jasmine Thomas in the British soap opera Emmerdale.
2. Coleman was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, and began her acting career at an early age as a member of a theatre company called In Yer Space. While auditioning for drama schools in 2005, she was chosen to play Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale.
3. She received critical acclaim for her performance and was nominated for the Most Popular Newcomer award at the 2006 National Television Awards.
4. From 2012 to 2015, Coleman portrayed Clara Oswald, companion to the eleventh and twelfth incarnations of the Doctor in the science fiction series Doctor Who.
5. She appeared as Lydia Wickham in the BBC drama Death Comes to Pemberley.
6. Coleman was born in Blackpool, Lancashire, the daughter of Karen and Keith Coleman.
7. She has an older brother named Ben. She attended Arnold School, where she was head girl.
8. She has said that she regrets not having a conventional university experience.
9. While at school, Coleman was a member of the theatre company In Yer Space, with which she performed in the play Crystal Clear at the Edinburgh Festival.
10. She won an award for her performance, and the play was also received favourably.
11. Whilst auditioning for drama schools, Coleman landed the part of Jasmine Thomas in Emmerdale in 2005.
12. At the 2007 British Soap Awards, she was nominated for the Best Newcomer award, and at the 2006 National Television Awards, she was nominated for the Most Popular Newcomer award. She received a nomination for the Best Actress award from the TV Choice Awards.
13. In May 2009, it was announced that Coleman would be joining BBC drama series Waterloo Road as “hard girl” Lindsay James.
14. The dispute was resolved by 2012, and the show aired in two parts on 26 and 27 September 2012. In 2011, she made her feature film debut in Captain America: The First Avenger.
15. Coleman provided the voice for the character Melia in the English dub of the 2011 video game Xenoblade Chronicles.
16. On 21 March 2012, Doctor Who producer Steven Moffat confirmed at a press conference that Coleman would play the companion of the Eleventh Doctor .