British actress Emilia Fox attended Oxford University to study her craft, before setting out to begin her professional acting career in the late '90s. She most notably played the title role in the play Katherine Howard at the Chichester Festival Theatre in 1998, and played Clara Copperfield in a TV movie production of David Copperfield. As the new millennium began, Fox had wracked up enough roles on her resumé that she was ready for more substantial parts in projects like the 2003 TV biopic Henry VIII, and the 2005 comedy Keeping Mum. In 2004, she began playing pathologist Nikki Alexander on the TV series Silent Witness, and she stayed with the show for seasons to come. In 2006, she also garnered much praise for her role in the independent dramedy Cashback.