‘Doctor Who’ Actress Tanya Fear Reported Missing in Los Angeles

  • Actress and comedian Tanya Fear has been missing since Thursday, September 9.
  • She was reportedly last seen at Trader Joe’s on Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, on Sunday.
  • Her friends and family have appealed to people to look out for her via social media.

Friends and family of “Doctor Who” actress Tanya Fear have started a social media appeal to find her after she went missing in Los Angeles last week.

The actress and stand-up comedian, who is best known for her appearance in a 2018 “Doctor Who” episode called “Arachnids in the UK,” has not been seen or made contact since Thursday, September 9. Fear had also appeared in “Kick Ass 2” and had recently been inspired by Thandiwe Newton to reclaim her birth name, tweeting in April that her full name is Tanyaradzwa.

According to a Twitter account set up by her friends that is dedicated to her search, Fear went missing in the Hollywood Bowl area.

On Sunday @FindTanyaFear tweeted: “This account is dedicated to finding our beloved Tanya Fear who went missing in the Hollywood Bowl area on 9th Sep 2021. Tanya has a distinct British accent, is 5ft4, weighs about 140lbs, brown eyes, black hair and her hair looks like the picture below.”

@FindTanyaFear also tweeted that Fear had been spotted on Sunday afternoon after she had been reported missing.

“Tanya was last seen at Trader Joe’s on Santa Monica Blvd,” they said. “Anyone in that area please keep your eyes open! Thank you for all the help! Contact @FindTanyaFear or (213)-927-2971 #findtanyafear”

They also said that Fear was wearing “a short-sleeved brown collared fitted top with a few buttons at the top” and “dark plaid pants” when she was last spotted.

Fear’s manager Alex Cole also confirmed that the actress’ disappearance to The Independent saying that the family had reported the incident to the police. Cole said the actor, who was born in Zimbabwe and brought up in the UK, had been in LA for roughly two months performing stand-up comedy in the area.

Cole added that when the two last spoke Fear seemed fine and he described the disappearance as a “shock.”

Insider has reached out to Cole for further comment.


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