Oberman, Tracy-Ann

Tracy-Ann Oberman is an actress and author. She was born in 1966 in Brent, London and studied Theatre at Manchester University and later at the Central School of Speech and Drama.

Oberman spent four years with the Royal Shakespeare Company before joining the National Theatre, where she acted in Waiting for Leftie (1999), School Play (2001), and Edmond (2003). She also appeared in more than 600 radio plays, playing for example the lead role in The Young Attractive Rabbi (1992-2002). She played a single Jewish mother in Evan Placey’s Mother of Him, which premiered in September 2019.

In 2007 Oberman co-wrote Three Sisters on Hope Street, which is based on Anton Chekhov’s The Three Sisters, with playwright Diane Samuels. Oberman and Samuels changed the play to take place in post-World War II Liverpool. Oberman stated that she wanted to show the way that British Jewish community reacted to the events of the Holocaust.

Oberman’s television work includes roles in Doctor Who, Eastenders, Friday Night Dinner and most recently, Netflix’s After Life.

Between the years 2009 and 2017, Oberman regularly wrote for the Jewish Chronicle. Other writing credits include radio plays That Summer of ’67 and Mrs Robinson, I Presume. She now hosts a podcast named Trolled with Tracy Ann Oberman.


—. with Diane Samuels. Three Sisters on Hope Street. London: Nick Hern Books, 2008.