|Born||Emma Jaye Jacobs
27 May 1982
Street, Somerset, England
She attended dance classes at the Joy Tinney School of dancing, where she landed several roles in their yearly musical, including the Lion in The Wizard of Oz. She subsequently trained at the Arts Educational School in London.
While training, Jacobs undertook a series of part-time jobs, including modelling shoes and underwear, working in an Indian restaurant, and making and selling jewellery.
She is most famous for her role as fun-loving nurse, turned Ward Sister, Donna Jackson in the BBC medical drama series Holby City from 2004 to 2011. She also played the role of Alice in a spin-off of BBC soap opera EastEnders, "Perfectly Frank", in 2003.
In 2011, it was announced Jacobs had joined the cast of BBC drama Waterloo Road as new Deputy Head and Science Teacher, Sian Diamond in the seventh series. Following the drama's relocation to Greenock in Scotland, Jacobs has also made the move up north, and appeared throughout the eighth series. She stopped filming her character from August 2012, and her final episode was shown on 28 February 2013.
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- "Jaye goes from nurse to teacher as she joins cast of Waterloo Road". Central Somerset Gazette. 23 June 2011. Retrieved 10 January 2013.
- "Jaye Jacobs discusses 'Holby City' exit - Holby City News - Soaps". Digital Spy. 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2012-12-19.