Jodi Albert

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Jodi Albert
Kian Egan and Jodi Albert.jpg
Albert with husband Kian Egan
Born Jodi Mary Albert
(1983-07-22) 22 July 1983 (age 31)
Chingford, London, England
Occupation Singer-songwriter, actress, model,
Years active 1998–present
Spouse(s) Kian Egan (2009–present)
Children Koa

Jodi Mary Albert (born 22 July 1983) is an English actress and singer, best known for playing Debbie Dean in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, and as a member of short-lived British girl group Girl Thing and Irish girl group Wonderland. In December 2013, it was announced that Girl Thing would be reuniting for the second series of The Big Reunion.

Early life[edit]

Albert attended the independent fee-paying Sylvia Young Theatre School,[1] and shared lessons with Lee Ryan, Matt Willis, Billie Piper and Amy Winehouse. At the age of ten, she played the part of Young Cosette in Les Misérables at London's Palace Theatre.

Career[edit]

After leaving school she was in the short-lived British girl band Girl Thing,[1] that had a top ten hit in the United Kingdom in 2000 with the song Last One Standing.

In 2002 she joined the cast of the soap opera Hollyoaks on Channel 4, playing Debbie Dean. She left in 2005, but returned for guest appearances in 2005 and 2006. In 2005, Albert won the British Soap Award for Sexiest female for her role in Hollyoaks.

After leaving Hollyoaks, Albert appeared in the reality television series California Dreaming, in a bid to make it in Hollywood, leaving the series before its conclusion. Since then she has appeared in: Five sitcom Respectable; Casualty and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries for the BBC; and the British film Popcorn, opposite ex-EastEnders star Jack Ryder.

In 2008 Albert became part of the Irish-based girlgroup Wonderland, formed through auditions arranged by her husband, Kian Egan, in partnership with music manager Louis Walsh.

Albert has posed for numerous photoshoots for several men's magazines including Maxim and FHM. She is featured in Maxim's 'Girls of Maxim' gallery,[2][dead link] also being named three times in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women list: #93 in 2003;[3] #73 in 2004;[4] and #65 in 2005.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Albert married Kian Egan, a member of the Irish boy band Westlife, on 9 May 2009, in Barbados.[6] [7] On 31 July 2011 the couple announced they were expecting their first baby. The birth of their son, Koa, was announced on 20 December 2011 through Westlife's official Facebook page.[8]

Credits[edit]

Songwriting[edit]

  • "Air Brush"[9]
  • "Believe"[10]
  • "Bounce"[9]
  • "Don't Look Down"[10]
  • "Getting Mad Not Even"[11]
  • "Girl Thing"[10]
  • "Girlfriend"[10]
  • "If That's What It Takes"[10]
  • "Last Goodbye"[9]
  • "Last One Standing"[9]
  • "Like Ya Like It"[11]
  • "Not a Love Song"[9]
  • "Signs"[10]
  • "That's The Way We Do It"[9]
  • "Time Has Run Out"[10]
  • "One For The Summer"[10]

Demo[edit]

  • "La Dolce Vita"
  • "La Dolce Vita"

Cameo appearance[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Biography for Jodi Albert". IMDb. IMDb.com, Inc. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  2. ^ "Girls of Maxim Gallery". Retrieved 2007-02-17. 
  3. ^ "The Sexiest Women In The World 2003". FHM. Bauer Media. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  4. ^ "The Sexiest Women In The World 2004". FHM. Bauer Media. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  5. ^ "The Sexiest Women In The World 2005". FHM. Bauer Media. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  6. ^ "Boys and girls come out to play in Dublin". hellomagazine.com. HELLO!. February 2, 2007. Retrieved 13 May 2013. 
  7. ^ "BBC website, 'Westlife's Kian to marry actress'". BBC News. BBC. 4 January 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  8. ^ Westlife on Facebook
  9. ^ a b c d e f "ACE/Repertory: Writers: Albert Jodie Mary". ASCAP. ASCAP. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h "Songfile Search Results (Jodi Albert)". hfa. Harry Fox Agency. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  11. ^ a b "Songwriter/Composer: Albert Jodie Mary". BMI Repertoire. BMI. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 
  12. ^ "Kian and Jodi Egan". Youtube. Retrieved 14 May 2013. 

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