6 August 1960 |
Dewsbury, West Yorkshire, England, UK
Kazia Pelka (born 1960 in Dewsbury, West Yorkshire) is a British actress. She trained at LAMDA where she was awarded the Wilfred Foulis prize. She has worked extensively in the theatre with roles ranging from classical to contemporary. She has had major roles in Brookside (as nanny/prostitute Anna Wolska), Heartbeat (as district nurse Maggie Bolton), Coronation Street, five's soap Family Affairs, where she played Chrissy Costello from September 2003 until the show's final episode on 30 December 2005. Pelka won the award for "Best Dramatic Performance" at the 2005 British Soap Awards, the first award ever to be won by Family Affairs. She also appeared as a semi regular character DAC Georgia Hobbs in The Bill . Kazia Pelka was a make up artist before training as an actor and has had a very successful career in the beauty industry alongside her acting career. She is the owner of Dr.Boo a niche, independent cosmetic store and beauty salon in East Dulwich and from July 2014 starts writing for Prima magazine.
Her brother is Valentine Pelka who starred in the TV series Queen of Swords and guest appearances in the TV series Highlander: The Series. They appeared together in the Heartbeat episode Sitting off the Dock of Bay. Their mother is Irish stage actress Alma Herley, whose brother Randal Herley is also an actor, and their maternal grandmother was opera singer Anne Herley.
In 1998 she married Brian Jordan. Their daughter Theodora was born in 2000.
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