Jodie Whittaker was announced as the 13th doctor after the Wimbledon Men's Final. It is believed that Chris Chibnall gave her the job months ago. The new "Doctor Who"show-runner worked with Whittaker on ITV drama "Broadchurch" where she played Beth Latimer. Here is everything you should know about the actress.

Who is Whittaker?

Born in June 1982, Jodie Auckland Whittaker is a famous English star. She stepped into the limelight after her incredible performance in the 2006 film “Venus.” For this project, she received two Independent Film Awards and three Satellite Award nominations.

Jodie was also admired for her work in “Attack the Block,” “Black Mirror,” and television series “Broadchurch.” In 2005, Jodie received a silver medal for acting. Her nephew Harry Whittaker had Down Syndrome and played Leo Goskirk in “Emmerdale” before his death at the age of four in July 2014.

Jodie Whittaker in the show

Earlier this month, BBC announced that Jodie would become the thirteenth and first female doctor in the series “Doctor Who,” taking over the role in the Christmas special episode "The Doctors." Jodie worked with “Doctor Who” producer Chris Chibnall on “Broadchurch.” She admits that she told “a lot of lies” after being recruited because Chris wanted her to keep things secret.

What she says about becoming first female Doctor

Jodie said in a statement to Daily Mail that she was excited to be a part of the BBC series.

“The viewers have lived through various changes, and my character in the show may come up to their expectations,” Jodie told the news outlet. According to the actress, anyone can play a doctor. You must have excellent acting skills and should be ready to work hard. However, Chris Chibnall has not allowed her to reveal the secrets of the story, neither hinting at the nature of her character nor the plot of “Doctor Who" moving forward.

Is she married?

A report by The Guardian revealed that Jodie Whittaker is married to Hollywood actor Christian Contreras. They have been together for years, and Jodie has a son with Christian. Jodie's resume also includes "Roar,” "Wish 143,” “The Kid,” “A Thousand Kisses Deep,” “The Afternoon Play,” and “The Shooting of Thomas Hurndall.” She is an in-demand, funny, and inspiring personality, and she may bring loads of warmth and strength to “Doctor Who.”

Do you agree with her casting as the new Doctor? What are you looking forward to most?