Yasmine Akram born 1982 is an Irish-Pakistani actress, writer and comedian, best known for playing Janine in the third series of Sherlock.
Akram was born in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates. Her family settled in Drogheda, Ireland when she was 18 months old. Her father is originally from Pakistan, her mother Mona is from Drogheda and still lives in the town. She has a sister named Masooma.
From the age of 14, she has collaborated with the Calipo Theater and the Picture Company. Akram graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art where she studied acting.
After graduating from drama school, Akram started writing comedy sketches for the BBC and Channel 4 and hosted shows for BBC Radio.