Jennifer Metcalfe

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Jennifer Metcalfe
Jennifer Metcalfe.jpg
Jennfier Metcalfe at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards.
Born Jennifer Joanne Metcalfe
(1983-09-04) 4 September 1983 (age 31)
Bradford, England
Occupation Television actor
Years active 1998–present
Partner(s) Greg Lake (2013-2014)

Jennifer Joanne Metcalfe (born 4 September 1983) is an English actress. She joined the cast of soap opera Hollyoaks in June 2006, playing Mercedes McQueen for 8 years. She is due to leave the series in late 2014.

Personal life[edit]

Metcalfe was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire and grew up on the Holme Wood housing estate,[1] and has been acting since age 12.[citation needed] She attended the Scala Kids drama school in her hometown. Metcalfe did a degree in Health and Fitness before proceeding with an acting career.[citation needed]

In between acting jobs, Metcalfe worked as a fitness instructor in Bradford.[1] She appeared in the sixth series of ITV's Dancing on Ice, partnered with Sylvain Longchambon.

She co-owns the clothing rental boutique, The Closet, in Liverpool with Hollyoaks co-stars Claire Cooper and Leah Hackett,[2] which opened in April 2010.

She dated ex-Geordie Shore star Greg Lake in 2013, and it was reported that they split, but they holidayed in Dubai in 2014.[3]

Career[edit]

Metcalfe has appeared in several television roles including children's television series My Parents Are Aliens and ITV dramas Where The Heart Is, At Home with the Braithwaites and soap opera Emmerdale.

In June 2006, Metcalfe began playing Mercedes McQueen in the soap opera Hollyoaks.[4]

On 19 December 2010, it was announced Metcalfe was to take part in the sixth series of Dancing on Ice.[5] Metcalfe was the seventh celebrity eliminated from the competition when she finished in the bottom two of the leaderboard along with fellow contestant Vanilla Ice who was saved by the judging panel.[6]

Metcalfe announced she was leaving her role on Hollyoaks on 26 August 2014.[7]

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
1998, 2001 Where the Heart Is Kelly/Geena Garton 3 episodes
1999 My Parents Are Aliens Katie Roberts 1 episode
2001 At Home with the Braithwaites School Bully 1 1 episode
2002 Emmerdale Jade Nicholls 3 episodes
2006–14 Hollyoaks Mercedes McQueen Regular cast
First appearance: 19 June 2006
2008-12 Hollyoaks Later Mercedes McQueen 6 episodes
Film
Year Title Role Notes
2009 Birthday Girl Keeley TV Movie

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Ceremony Category Film Result Ref
2007 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Hollyoaks Nominated
Inside Soap Awards Best Bitch Hollyoaks Nominated
Sexiest Female Hollyoaks Nominated
2008 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Hollyoaks Nominated
Digital Soap Awards Hollyoaks Nominated
Inside Soap Awards Hollyoaks Nominated
Best Bitch Hollyoaks Nominated
2009 British Soap Awards Best Actress Hollyoaks Nominated
Sexiest Female Hollyoaks Nominated
Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Female Hollyoaks Nominated
2011 TRIC Awards TV Soap Personality Hollyoaks Nominated [8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Black, Michael (27 March 2008). "'Make me the McQueen of soaps!'". Bradford Telegraph and Argus. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Denise Van Outen shops at Coleen Rooney's favourite boutique". Mail Online. 3 August 2010. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  3. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2594980/Jennifer-Metcalfe-shows-super-slim-waist-black-cut-bikini-holidays-Greg-Lake-Dubai.html
  4. ^ Lee, Cara (13 January 2009). "Jennifer Metcalfe: 'I love my curvier body'". The Sun. Archived from the original on 19 August 2010. Retrieved 19 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "ITV1's Dancing on Ice 2011 line-up revealed". BBC.co.uk. (BBC). 19 December 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  6. ^ Sperling, Daniel (6 February 2011). "Metcalfe makes shock 'Dancing On Ice' exit". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 5 January 2013. 
  7. ^ http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2734751/Jennifer-Metcalfe-announces-quitting-role-Hollyoaks-man-eater.html
  8. ^ 2011 TRIC Awards Nominees

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