11 Things to Know About Jodie Whittaker, the First Female Lead on ‘Doctor Who’

On Sunday, the person who would take over for Peter Capaldi as the Doctor was revealed. It was an exciting moment for fans to learn that Jodie Whittaker will play the 13th Doctor on Doctor Who. If you haven’t seen the unmasking yet, it’s one you should absolutely take the time to watch. Trust us when we say you’ll get chills.

Now that the announcement is over and done with, it’s time to get to know Whittaker. Yes, she is the first ever female lead on the hit sci-fi series (and that’s an achievement she’ll forever be known for), but there is so much more to the 35-year-old than that.

Whittaker is already to be admired, especially since she is taking on a huge role, breaking barriers and defying stereotypes, but once you learn even more about her, she’ll most likely become your new favorite actor. Based on the following, she sounds perfect for the Doctor.

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