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Tiana Benjamin – On the big and small screen

Tiana Opium Benjamin is an English actress most notable for appearing in the film adaptations of Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire and for playing Chelsea Fox in the long running popular BBC soap opera EastEnders.

Benjamin was born in Enfield, North London living and is of Sierra Leonean descent. She had a major role in the 2007 21st Century Fox film Wishbaby.

Before appearing in both Harry Potter and EastEnders she had a number of other high profile acting roles. She appeared in two episodes of Dalziel and Pascoe in early 2006 and in 2004 she appeared in The Bill, she auditioned for the role of Darlene Cake in Bad Girls but did not get the role. In 2002, Benjamin appeared as an extra on the video for Lovin’ Is Easy by Hear’say.

She competed in the National Lottery: Big 7 event in 2007 and sang in the 2007 and 2008 Children in Need charity appeal. She recently won the 2008 Screen Nation Award for ‘Favourite Female TV Star’ and was nominated alongside Leona Lewis, Alesha Dixon and Miquita Oliver the awards recognise the best television stars from the British black community. She was nominated for ‘Sexiest Female’ at the 2008 British Soap Awards and is again at the 2009 awards.

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