Tiana Benjamin

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Tiana Benjamin
Tiana Opium Benjamin

(1984-10-05) 5 October 1984 (age 39)
Enfield, England
Years active2004–present

Tiana Opium Benjamin (born 5 October 1984) is an English actress, known for originally playing Chelsea Fox in the BBC soap opera EastEnders . [1]



Benjamin trained at the Anna Scher Theatre in London. [2] In 2005, she made a brief appearance in the film Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire as Angelina Johnson, [3] and voiced the character for the video game adaptation. In 2006, Benjamin joined the cast of BBC soap opera EastEnders , portraying the role of Chelsea Fox. Her decision to leave EastEnders was announced on 2 April 2010. [4]

In 2011, Benjamin starred in the 2011 drama film Fast Girls . She also played a role in the fourth episode of BBC crime drama The Interceptor in 2015. [5]

In 2016, Benjamin starred in The Dumping Ground as Bailey Wharton's mother Alison. [5] It was later discovered that her character was the mother of Bryony.

Personal life

Benjamin's parents are from Sierra Leone. [6] She attended Highgate Wood Secondary School alongside EastEnders co-star Scarlett Alice Johnson. [7]



2005 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Angelina Johnson
2011 Fast Girls Tara Andrews
2019The CreatressJessica Morrison


2004 The Last Detective Carleen RomaneEpisode: "Christine"
The Brief Xansi TuckerEpisode: "A Sort of Love"
Rose and Maloney Scarlett2 episodes
2004 The Bill Tania Baptiste1 episode
2006 Dalziel and Pascoe Kylie Johnson2 episodes
2006–2010 EastEnders Chelsea Fox Series regular
2010–2011 EastEnders: E20 Recurring role (seasons 1, 3); guest (season 2)
2012 Bedlam ReetaEpisode: "Unfaithful"
2015 Casualty Cheryl DunsbyEpisode: "The Last Goodbye"
The Interceptor Mandy1 episode
2016 The Dumping Ground Alison2 episodes
2017 Holby City AliceEpisode: "Enigma"

Video games

2007 Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Angelina Johnson (voice)

Awards and nominations

2007 The British Soap Awards Sexiest FemaleNominated [8]
2008The British Soap AwardsSexiest FemaleNominated [9]
2008 Inside Soap Awards Sexiest FemaleNominated [10]
2009The British Soap AwardsSexiest FemaleNominated [11]
2010The British Soap AwardsSexiest FemaleNominated [12]

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