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BIOGRAPHY

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Frieda Thiel is an award winning British actress, voice artist, and mother. She is also a self-taught cake decorator and skilled in craft making.

Born on August 29, 1992, in Luanshya, Zambia, Frieda was raised in North West London. She is the younger sister of writer, director, and producer Sebastian Thiel. Her heritage includes German, Zambian, South African, Malawian, and Pakistani/Indian roots.

Before entering the entertainment industry, Frieda pursued interests in art, sports, creative writing, and music, displaying a natural creativity and a determination to succeed. She joined the A.S.A drama group founded by British actor Aml Ameen and later trained in musical theatre at Sylvia Young Theatre School. Subsequently, she completed a BTEC National Diploma in Performing Arts at Stanmore College.

Although turned down by several drama schools, Frieda's determination led her to Identity Drama School, where she was signed to Identity Agency Group at the age of 16, alongside notable actors like John Boyega and Letitia Wright.

She made her TV debut in "Excluded," a BBC TWO drama movie at 17 and continued to secure roles in feature films and high-profile dramas.

In 2014, Frieda played "Esme" in Roy Williams adaptation of greek tragedy "Antigone" during a national theatre tour, and in 2017, she starred as "Shavon" in the BBC Three comedy series "Just A Couple," written, directed, and edited by her brother Sebastian. She received awards for her performance in "Just A Couple," including a Screen Nation Award, Debbies Award, and a UEA Award for Best Actress.

In 2019, Frieda became a mother and took a break from the entertainment industry. She remains signed to Identity Agency Group and announced new representation with YAKETY YAK as a voice-over artist. Frieda is set to return to screens in 2024.

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