Phina Oruche was born on 31 August 1972 in Liverpool, England. Standing 5’7 ½”, Phina’s career began as a fashion model in London, Paris and New York. She was a Gap signature icon for 5 years before her thespian instincts brought her to the famed Actor’s Studio where she studied under legendary actors like Martin Landau and Barbara Bain. She made her British television debut on the series Footballers’ Wives where she plays the character Liberty Baker. Her portrayal earned her a Screen Nations Award for Favorite TV Star. In her spare time, Phina also writes for Aspire magazine as well as her hometown paper, Liverpool Echo. She is also currently finishing the docudrama Three which she megged, produced and edited.
Liberty Baker, played by Phina Oruche on Footballers’ Wives, is a no-nonsense supermodel who wants things done properly and has the monetary muscle to ensure it. Her strict adherence to perfection tends to rub people the wrong way and paints her as a standoffish, bossy and difficult person. Liberty and football’s “Mr. Bling”, Tremaine Gidigbi have been together for five years.
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