Tanya Fear: ‘Doctor Who’ star's family appeal for help after she goes missing in LA

The actress was last seen on September 12 in Los Angeles, three days after she first went missing on September 9, cousin starts social media campaign

                            Tanya Fear: ‘Doctor Who’ star's family appeal for help after she goes missing in LA
Actress Tanya Fear, who has appeared in Doctor Who, was last seen in the Hollywood Bowl area of Los Angeles on Sept 9 (@tanyafear/Instagram)

Actress Tanya Fear is reportedly missing, her family has confirmed. The British-origin actress reportedly went missing on September 9 near her current home in Los Angeles, and since then her friends and family have not heard from her. The LAPD has now been roped in and Fear's cousin has even set up a Twitter account to share live information about the case. "My cousin is missing, she has no family in the US and we're all really worried," Fear's cousin tweeted, urging LA residents to help.

The news of Fear's disappearance comes shortly after the shocking disappearance and subsequent death of Matthew Mindler. On August 25, Mindler was reported missing, only for his body to be found days later near the campus of Millersville University in Pennsylvania. His death was later ruled a suicide, but as we reported leaves many questions. He is survived only by his mother, with no details available about his father. 


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Coming back to Fear, her shocking disappearance has left friends, family, and even her manager worried. She last contacted her manager Alex Cole eight days ago, but her last confirmed sighting was on September 9. The LAPD has opened a missing person case but is so far yet to make any progress. Fear's family, led by a cousin is now leading the search for the actress, through social media. 


Who is Tanya Fear?

Born as Tanyaradzwa Fear in Zimbabwe, the actress was brought up in the UK. British audiences will recognize Fear as Dr Jade McIntyre, from the 'Doctor Who' TV series in 2018. Beyond that, she also appeared in 'Kick-Ass 2' and 'A Moving Image'. She also recently appeared in Netflix's 'Spotless' and British TV show 'Cleaning Up'. Fear recently moved to Los Angeles and was reportedly trying to make a career in stand-up comedy alongside acting.

Fear made her stand-up debut on July 31 this year, according to her Twitter account. She then went on to perform at The Comedy Nook, and most recently at the HaHa Comedy Club. Her performance at the HaHa Club on August 31 was the last time Fear was seen in public, before her disappearance. It was also the last time she posted on social media. In 2020, Fear wrote and directed a series of short films called 'Shoot Your Shot'. She describes her work as "funny, irreverent and socially conscious," on her Sundance page.

The last known image of Tanya Fear, taken on September 2, 2021. (Twitter)


She was reportedly living in Los Angeles for the past two months, near the music venue Hollywood Bowl. She was last seen at the Trader Joe's on Santa Monica Boulevard on September 12, three days after she was first reported missing. A person who identified herself as Fear's cousin has started the Twitter account @FindTanaFear to share updates about the case. "Tanya has a distinct British accent, is 5ft4, weighs about 140lbs, brown eyes, black hair," the account first tweeted on September 12. Since then, the account has shared several updates about Fear's disappearance including news articles. "She was last seen wearing a short-sleeved brown collared fitted top with a few buttons at the top and dark plaid pants," Fear's cousin tweeted from her personal account.

Since she was first reported missing, friends and family have urged people to share updates using the hashtag #FindTanyaFear. The hashtag has led to a massive surge in tweets about Fear's disappearance, with numerous LA residents spreading the word. Alternatively, people are encouraged to call the LAPD at (626)-232-8616 if they see Fear. The family has also created a report on the Citizen app, to track sightings of Fear. 

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