Cathy Murphy

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Cathy Murphy
Born 7 August 1967 (1967-08-07) (age 49)[1]
Essex, England
Nationality British
Occupation Actress
Years active 1982–present
Children 2

Catherine McKevitt "Cathy" Murphy (born 7 August 1967) is a British actress who studied at the Sylvia Young Theatre School. She played the role of Lorna in 1991, a love interest of Mark Fowler in soap opera EastEnders. In 2005 she returned to play the recurring role of Trisha Taylor. She had earlier played the ongoing role of Cheryl Barker in serial Family Affairs for one year. Prior to that, she played Tilly Watkins in The House of Elliot.

It was announced on 23 September 2010 that Murphy was to return to EastEnders for the third time, this time playing Julie Perkins, who is an old friend of long-running character Billy Mitchell. It was revealed on 21 June 2011 that Murphy had quit the role after nearly a year.[2]

Has two daughters with her long-term partner, an IT consultant, whom she has been in a relationship with since 2002.

Her mother Catherine Teresa Murphy (née McKevitt) died of cancer at Saint Francis Hospice in 1998.

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