DATE OF BIRTH : 1968
HEIGHT : 5ft 5
HUSBAND : Actor, Adam Smethhurst.
CHILDREN : Two daughters, Tansy (b.2004) and Shani (b.2009)
FAMILY : Her mother, from Sierra Leone, was the second wife of a wealthy Nigerian. Just three weeks after giving birth to Rakie she left her in the care of her cousin in Cardiff and his wife. They brought her up as their own and, although Rakie has met with her real mother a few times over the years, she considers them her parents. It’s her adoptive mum, who died when she was 14, was whom she credits with helping her into acting.
CASUALTY APPEARANCE : Rakie played Karen Goddard in S13 E19 ‘Trapped’.
TELEVISION CREDITS : Night Shift; Soldier Soldier; A Better Life Than Mine; Scarlett; Tiger Bay; Maisie Raine; Armando Iannucci Show; Casualty; London’s Burning; Waking The Dead; Green Eyed Monster; Eastenders; Offenders; Being April; Holby City; Canterbury Tales; Sea of Souls; Extreem Soap; My Almost Famous Family; Black Mirror; Stella;
FILM CREDITS : Horse; Great Moments in Aviation; The Secret Laughter Of Women; The I Inside; Sahara; Now is Good; Dredd
THEATRE CREDITS : It’s A Girl; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Up And Under; Hiawatha; Lord Dynamite; Dracula; Mathilda; The Merchant of Venice; Merlin; The Tempest; Ashes and Sand; Each Day Dies With Sleep; Macbeth; Way of the World; War and Peace; Yerma; Hamlet; Daughters; Breath Boom; Twelfth Night; King Hedley II; Dido Queen of Carthage
AGENT : Gordon & French, 12-13 Poland Street, London W1F 8QB.
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