Zoë is married to actor Gawn Grainger.
Zoë is mostly recognised for her recent role as Susan Harper in the BBC sitcom My Family.
Zoë has unveiled a Blue Plaque that was awarded to her father for his efforts, and in recognition of the Shakespeare's Globe.
Zoë recently became an associate to The National Theatre (on the South Bank in London).
Zoë attended the Central School of Speech and Drama for three years.
Zoë considered the idea of becoming a nun.
Zoë had a very short career as a secretary.
Zoë decided she wanted to act when she was ten years old.
Zoë's astrological sign is Taurus.
Zoë's father, Sam Wanamaker, was an actor and a director.
Zoë's mother, Charlotte Holland, was an actress and radio star.
At the age of three, Zoë had to move to London with her family because her father, Sam Wanamaker, was blacklisted during the McCarthy witch-hunts.
Zoë received Best Female Performance in a Sitcom Rose d'Or award for My Family in 2005.
Zoë played Madam Hooch in in the first Harry Potter film.
Zoë Wanamaker: Me? A star? Oh, I hate that word. I don't know what a 'star' is. I'm a purist, you see. To me, stars are pure charisma, like Garbo or Monroe. A star is someone who twinkles from afar.