Zoe Wanamaker - Updated Jun 2024

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Zoe Wanamaker

Zoe Wanamaker is a famous movie and series actress from the United Kingdom. Zoe Wanamaker gained popularity for her roles in “My Family”, “Mr. Selfridge”, and “The Worst Witch”.

Early Life and Childhood

Actress Zoe was born on 13 May 1949, in New York City, New York, United States of America. Currently, she is 74 years old. Her real name is Zoe Wanamaker and her nickname is unknown.

She is the daughter of Sam Wanamaker (father), an actor and director, and Charlotte Holland (mother), an actress. Her mother passed away when she was just three years old and her father raised her.  Then, she followed in her parent’s footsteps and carved out a successful career as an actress. She has a sister named Abby Wanamaker, an actress, and writer.

There is not much information available about Wanamaker’s childhood. She has not spoken much about her childhood in interviews or public appearances. But she was interested in arts and acting. She is British and American by nationality, and her zodiac sign is Taurus. As well as her religion is unknown and her ethnicity is secret.

Zoe Wanamaker – Education

She studied at King Alfred School in Hampstead. Later, she moved on to Sidcot School in Somerset. She studied at Hornsey College of Art and the Central School of Speech and Drama in London.

There is no information available about how she was with his teachers and pals and her interest in studies and so on. At the Central School of Speech and Drama, she received formal training in acting, which helped her develop her skills and craft as an actress.

Net Worth 2024

The estimated value of her net worth is $2 million, and her monthly, weekly, and yearly salaries are unknown. She accumulated her wealth through her successful career as a movie and series actress.

Additionally, the entertainment industry can be unpredictable, and actresses’ net worth can fluctuate significantly over time depending on their success and the demand for their work.

Career and Professional Life

Zoe Wanamaker began her acting career in the late 1960s and became a respected and accomplished actress known for her versatility and talent. Her movie career started in the 1970s in the movie “The Ragman’s Daughter” in 1972. She played in “The Cherry Picker” in the year 1974. She continued to work in British cinema in movies like “A Touch of Class” in 1973.

Additionally, she played in “Ragtime” in 1981 and gained popularity. In the 1990s, she gained name and fame for her role as Madame Hooch in “Harry Potter“. Also, he played in “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” in the year 2001. We can see him in “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” in the year 2002.

She worked with renowned directors and actors, showcasing her versatility and range as an actress. Some of her other notable movie credits include “Wilde” (1997), “Pandaemonium” (2000), “Love Hurts” (1992), “My Week with Marilyn” (2011), and “Mr. Holmes” (2015).


She played in “Doctor Who” (1979), “Play for Today” (1975-1982), and “Minder” (1979-1994). In the 1980s and 1990s, she played in “Agatha Christie’s Poirot” (1989-2013), where she portrayed the character of Ariadne Oliver. She also appeared in “Wives and Daughters” (1999), and “My Family” (2000-2011), showcasing her versatility as an actress.

In the 2000s and beyond, she appeared in “The Passion” (2008), “Gormenghast” (2000), and “The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher” (2011). She also made appearances in popular shows “New Tricks” (2005-2015), “Mr. Selfridge” (2013-2016), and “Girlfriends” (2018-2019). And she made appearances on shows like “The Graham Norton Show,” “QI,” and “Have I Got News for You“.


Her career in theater began in the 1970s when she appeared in various productions in the United Kingdom. Her early theater credits included roles in classic plays such as “The Cherry Orchard,” “The Importance of Being Earnest,” and “The Way of the World”.

In the 1980s and 1990s, she played in  “As You Like It,“The Tempest,” and “Electra.” She also performed in West End productions, including “Once in a Lifetime,” “Piaf,” and “The Glass Menagerie”.  Her theater career reached new heights in the 2000s. She has appeared in “All My Sons,” “The Rose Tattoo,” and “Stepping Out“.

Zoe Wanamaker during her shoot (Source Marca)

Caption: Zoe Wanamaker during her shoot (Source Marca)

Brand Endorsements

Zoe Wanamaker has not been very active in brand endorsements. At the same time, she is well-known for her work in various movies as well as television productions. But not yet endorsed by any brands. She may receive offers for brand partnerships as well as endorsements in the future.

However, as of now, there is limited public information about any brand endorsement deals she may have participated in. If we get any information it will be updated here.

Awards and Nomination

He won three Olivier Awards for her performances in the plays “Once in a Lifetime” (1979), “Electra” (1998), and “All My Sons” (2011). Also, nominated for BAFTA TV Awards multiple times in”Love Hurts” (1993), “My Family” (2001), and “Gormenghast” (2001).

Additionally, nominated for a Tony Award for her performance in “Electra” (1999) in the category of Best Actress in a Play. She has won the Critics’ Circle Theatre Awards for her performances in “Electra” (1998) and “All My Sons” (2011).

Relationship Status

Zoe Wanamaker has had two significant relationships. She lived with fellow Royal Shakespeare Company actor David Lyon for many years but they broke up. In November 1994, she married actor/dramatist Gawn Grainger.

Like many celebrities, Zoe Wanamaker prefers to keep her personal life separate from his public persona but she is very happy with her partner and enjoying her life. She is not active on social media so it is very difficult to collect information related to her relationship status.


There have been no major scandals involving her throughout her career. She has maintained a relatively low profile and she has not been involved in any significant controversies or scandals that have made headlines in the media about her.

Overall, Zoe Wanamaker has maintained a positive reputation in the entertainment industry and she is known for her talent and professionalism both on and off the screen.

Zoe Wanamaker – Body Measurements

Her exact body measurements are unknown and she is estimated to be around 5 feet 3 inches tall and her weight is estimated to be around 60 kg. She has a slim build with a well-proportioned figure.

And Zoe Wanamaker has naturally dark brown hair and her eye color is blue, and her unique features and striking appearance have made her a standout in the entertainment industry.

Zoe Wanamaker posing for a photo (Source Contactmusic.com)

Caption: Zoe Wanamaker posing for a photo (Source Contactmusic.com)

Social Media

Zoe Wanamaker does not have any official or verified social media accounts. She has maintained a relatively private personal life and has not been known to actively engage in social media platforms such as Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.