Date of Birth: March 11th 1963
English actress. She is most widely known for her roles as Dr. Elizabeth Corday on the NBC medical drama ER and as River Song in Doctor Who.
Kingston was born and raised in Epsom, Surrey, England. She is the eldest of three daughters of a butcher, Anthony Kingston, and his German wife. Kingston's uncle is actor Walter Renneisen, her mother's younger brother.
Kingston was inspired to pursue acting by one of her teachers at her school Rosebery School for Girls. Kingston auditioned and performed in the Surrey County Youth Theatre production of Tom Jones, as Mrs Fitzpatrick alongside Sean Pertwee, Captain Fitzpatrick and Thwackum played by Tom Davison. She later completed a three-year programme at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and went on to join the Royal Shakespeare Company.