Liverpool, Merseyside, England
August 31st, 1969
Phina Oruche was born on August 31st, 1972 in Liverpool, England. She is an actress and former model best known for her performances as Liberty Baker in ITV's Footballers' Wives, for which she won a Screen Nations Award for Favourite TV Star.
She appeared in the 6th series of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!. Phina ran the 2007 and 2006 London Marathons raising £35,000 for the Anthony Nolan Trust. She has also appeared in The Bill, Nip/Tuck, Charmed, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Diagnosis Murder, NYPD Blue, The Forsaken, The Unit and "Happy Ever Afters".
Phina represented GAP for five years in the USA, and was featured as a cover model on magazines in the 1990s. She has also made a cameo appearance in Little Miss Jocelyn which aired in Britain on BBC2 in January 2008.
She is also a published writer, contributing to the Liverpool Echo amongst many others. She is also in the process of penning her first book .
Phina also has a film company called Ibo Girl Films Ltd., for which she directs, edits and produces digital shorts and videos between TV and Film projects.
Presently, Oruche is splitting her time between Los Angeles and Dublin; in Dublin she presented a show three days a week on Ireland AM for TV3 and in London was the "Babe in the Booth" for the week starting 29 April 2008 on the morning discussion programme, The Wright Stuff on Channel 5.
She is best known in America for her modeling work and for starring in such television shows like Buffy the Vampire Slayer and as a vampire in the films How Stella Got Her Groove Back and The Forsaken.
- Happily Ever Afters
- The Unit
- Footballers Wives
- The Bill
- Who's Kyle
- The Forsaken
- Diagnosis Murder
- Buffy the Vampire Slayer
- The Pretender
- How Stella Got Her Groove Back
- Saved By the Bell