Missing Doctor Who star Tanya Fear is also aspiring standup comedian

Fears are continuing to grow for British actress Tanya Fear, who was reported missing in Los Angeles, California.

Friends of the Doctor Who star are appealing for help after she was last "spotted" at a supermarket on September 12.

Originally she had been reported missing after being last seen in the Hollywood Bowl area on Thursday, September 9.

However, her distraught cousin took to Twitter to say she had been spotted in a Trader Joe's supermarket in Santa Monica days later – but still hadn't been able to make contact with her.

She wrote: "UPDATE: Tanya was last seen on 12th September at Trader Joe's on 7310 Santa Monica Blvd (close to N. La Brea Ave). Anyone in that area please keep your eyes open! Thank you for all the help! Contact @FindTanyaFear or (213)-927-2971"

Who is Tanya Fear?

Tanya, full name Tanyaradzwa, Fear is a 31-year-old writer and actor.

She was born in Zimbabwe to a Zimbabwean mother and English father, and they later moved to the UK.

Tanya is best known for starring in BBC's Doctor Who in 2018, where she played the part of Dr Jade McIntyre in the episode Arachnids.

She also starred in A Moving Image (2016), Spotless (2015) and Kick-Ass 2 (2013).

The star is also an aspiring stand-up comedian, and attended King's College London.

Sharing her love for comedy on Instagram, she posted a trio of images of herself on stage at the HaHa Comedy Club.

Tanya captioned the images: "So honored to have had my first show @hahacomedyclub still blows my mind that I shared the stage with LEGENDS! @mrdouglaswilliams @dennylove4real @chadmrodgers @malikbazille

"Y’all are amazing! I enjoyed the mischief and tomfoolery immensely.

"Thank you to people that came out to support me, it means everything! Thank you to @franklinthomasyi for giving me this amazing opportunity"

This was the last Instagram post Tanya made before being reported missing, having been last seen on Sunday September 12.

She is being described as 5'3 with brown eyes and curly black Afro hair, and weighing 140 lbs.

Tanya's cousin shared a picture of Tanya, and said she had been seen "wearing a short-sleeved brown collared fitted top with four buttons at the top and dark pants but could be shorts or something else".

She added: "They have black and red lines on them. Her hair is out in an Afro."

The Los Angeles Police Department confirmed a missing persons report was filed for Tanya on Thursday, September 9.

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