Doctor Who actress Tanya Fear has been declared a Missing Person in the US.
The 31-year-old British actress and stand-up comedian - who played Dr. Jade McIntyre in 2018 episode of the BBC sci fi series Arachnids in the UK alongside Time Lord Jodie Whittaker - has not been seen since 9 September in the Hollywood Bowl area of Los Angeles, California.
Fear - also known as Tanyaradzwa Fear or Pauline Fear -has been reported missing by concerned members of her family who say they are very "worried" and emphasised she has no family in the US.
A girl I know is missing! She was last seen in the LA area on 9/9/21. No one has seen or heard from her since. Please repost this picture with the hashtag #FindTanyaFear to help locate her. If you have seen her or know where she please call (626)-232-8616 #missingperson#Missingpic.twitter.com/ZFmmjk9fBi
— ALICIA (@iamaliciahaynes) September 12, 2021
Friend Alicia Haynes posted on Twitter: "A girl I know is missing! She was last seen in the LA area on 9/9/21. No one has seen or heard from her since."
She added that her family in the UK and her friends in the US have not heard from her since 9 September.
Fear is described as 5’3″, 140lbs [10st/64kg], with black curly afro hair, and with dark brown eyes and an English accent.
She has been performing a series of stand-up comedy gigs in Los Angeles at venues including the HaHa Club and the Comedy Nook.
Her cousin Tendai tweeted: "My cousin is missing, she has no family in the US and we’re all really worried."
She added that Fear was last seen wearing a short-sleeved brown collared fitted top with a few buttons at the top and dark plaid trousers.
Friend Aurora Perrineau shared a recent photograph of the actress wearing a facemask.
— Aurora Perrineau (@AuroraPerrineau) September 12, 2021
Doctor Who fans have been quick to help by retweeting and sharing the reports and pictures.
Tendai said: "Tanya loves her Dr Who fans soooo much because of things like this!! Thank you for all your support."
— Andrew(Arron) Usher 🏴 🎭 🏊 (@ArronUsher) September 12, 2021
Fear featured in an episode of the sci fi drama which saw giant spiders take over the city of Sheffield.
She has since starred in a series of short films called Shoot Your Shot which she also wrote and directed.