Bradshaw-White in 2016
|Born||9 December 1974|
Eastcote, Greater London
|Spouse(s)||Annette Yeo (m. 2015)|
Luisa Bradshaw-White (born 9 December 1974) is an English actress, known for portraying the role of Tina Carter in EastEnders and for her previous roles on Bad Girls, Holby City and This Life. She also played the cousin of Tracy Stubbs and Sharon Thedopolopodus in the television series Birds of a Feather from 1997.
She first became known for playing the role of Maria in the long-running BBC children's programme Grange Hill (1991–1994). She went on to play roles in several other notable television programmes including The Brittas Empire (1997); London's Burning (2001), A Touch of Frost (1997), the ITV police drama The Bill (1995; 1996; 1997), Birds of a Feather (1997; 1998), and Lorna Rose in Bad Girls in 1999.
In 1996, she played the role of Kira in the popular BBC drama This Life. Film credits include Wonderful World (1998), The Escort, A Friendship in Vienna and playing Evita (the Hostess) in Mauvaise Passe (1999). Other notable television credits include roles in Big Bad World (1999); Bad Girls (1999) and Meaningful Sex (2000). She played nurse Lisa Fox in the BBC hospital drama Holby City (2001–2005).
In 1997, Bradshaw-White along with fellow This Life cast member Ramon Tikaram (who played Ferdy) were invited by the singer Elton John to appear in his music video for the song "Something About the Way You Look Tonight".
On 18 November 2013, Bradshaw-White made her first appearance in the BBC soap opera EastEnders as the younger sister of established character, Shirley Carter (Linda Henry). On 23 December 2013, Bradshaw-White described her character Tina Carter as "funny" and "sweet" yet also "naughty", with a playful relationship between her and Shirley. On 1 December 2014 she praised soap bosses over their portrayal of domestic abuse within a homosexual relationship, as part of a storyline featuring Tina and her firefighter girlfriend Fiona "Tosh" Mackintosh.
Bradshaw-White is openly lesbian, and has been with her partner Annette for 15 years. The couple married in July 2015 and have two daughters. She is a vegetarian.
|1988||A Friendship in Vienna||Herte||TV movie|
|1991–94||Grange Hill||Maria Watts||Main role; 60 episodes|
|1995||The Bill||Shelley Bates||Season 11, Episode 43 – "Old Habitats"|
|1995||Faith in the Future||Groupie||Season 1, Episode 6 – "Food of Love"|
|1996||The Bill||Judy Killick||Season 12, Episode 118 – "Known to Someone"|
|1997||The Brittas Empire||Angie||Season 7, Episode 7 – "Exposed"|
|1997||A Touch of Frost||Joanna Lawson||Season 5, Episode 4 – "No Other Love"|
|1996–97||This Life||Kira||Main role; 31 episodes|
|1997||The Bill||Paula Davies||Season 14, Episode 125 – "Force"|
|1998||Wonderful World||Natalie||Short film|
|1998||Grafters||Debbie||Season 1, Episode 6|
|1997–98||Birds of a Feather||Dawn||Christmas Special 1997 – "Reservoir Birds" |
Season 9, Episode 5 – "Nuptials"
|1999||Big Bad World||Samantha||3 episodes|
|1999||Bad Girls||Lorna Rose||Main role; Season 1 – 7 episodes|
|1999||Mauvaise passe||Evita the Hostess||Feature film|
|2000||In Defence||Jackie Ellmann||Season 1, Episode 1|
|2000||Meaningful Sex||Sadie||Short film|
|2001||London's Burning||Lynne Bailey||Season 13, Episode 1 & 2|
|2001–05||Holby City||Lisa Fox||Main role; 130 episodes|
|2005||Casualty@Holby City||Lisa Fox||Episode 3 – "Something We Can Do"|
|2011||Doctors||Hannah Hampson||Season 12, Episode 220 – "Pretending to See the Future"|
|2012||Homefront||Nicki||TV mini-series; Episodes 2 & 5|
|2013–||EastEnders||Tina Carter||Regular role|
- MacCaskill, Julie (31 August 2002), "Hanging on the telephone: Holby City's Luisa Bradshaw-White tries to have a conversation with JULIE MacCASKILL while looking after her dog, Daisy", Daily Record, retrieved 19 January 2010
- "Luisa Bradshaw-White". holby.tv. Retrieved 19 January 2010.
- Kilkelly, Daniel (19 September 2013). "'EastEnders': Luisa Bradshaw-White to play Shirley's sister Tina". Digital Spy. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
- Kilkelly, Daniel (19 July 2014). "Luisa Bradshaw-White wants to stay on EastEnders: 'I love the job'". Digital Spy. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
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