Jacqueline Jossa

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Jacqueline Jossa
Jacqueline Jossa 2016.jpg
Jossa in 2016
Born
Jacqueline Jossa

(1992-10-29) 29 October 1992 (age 27)
Bexley, England
OccupationActress
Years active2010–present
Spouse(s)
Dan Osborne (m. 2017)
Children2
RelativesMegan Jossa (cousin)

Jacqueline Mary Osborne (née Jossa)[1] (born 29 October 1992)[2] is an English actress, known for portraying the role of Lauren Branning in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 2010 to 2018, and winning the nineteenth series of the ITV series I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2019.

Early life[edit]

Jossa was born in Bexley.[3] She trained at D&B Theatre School in Bromley (where she performed the role Jeanie in 'Hair' to great acclaim), followed by the Royal Academy of Music in London.[2] She has one older sister, Katrina and her two older brothers died in infancy.[4] She is also the cousin of former EastEnders actress Megan Jossa.[5]

Career[edit]

Jossa at the 2012 Inside Soap Awards

Jossa was cast in EastEnders in 2010 as Lauren Branning,[6] Jossa was reportedly "excited" to join the show, saying she has always been a fan.[6] Her first appearance was on 27 September 2010.[7] Jossa also appeared in Lauren's internet spin-off series, Lauren's Diaries, with two series in 2010 and 2011.[8] In 2013, she also appeared as a panellist on the BBC Three comedy panel show Sweat the Small Stuff.[9]

In September 2017, it was revealed that Jossa would be leaving EastEnders after seven years alongside on-screen sister, Lorna Fitzgerald.[10] Their exit was a decision made by the new temporary producer John Yorke. A spokesperson for the soap said, "We can confirm that Jacqueline and Lorna will be leaving EastEnders. They have both been wonderful to work with and we wish them all the best for the future". Jossa's final scenes aired on 16 February 2018.[11]

In November 2019, Jossa was a contestant on the nineteenth series of the 3-week ITV reality TV show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!.[12] Jossa was voted the winner and was crowned the new 'queen of the jungle'.[13][14]

Personal life[edit]

On 24 June 2017 Jossa wed television personality Dan Osbourne.[15] They have two daughters.[16]

Filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2010–2018 EastEnders Lauren Branning Series regular
2019 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Herself Winner / Queen of the Jungle

Awards and nominations[edit]

Jossa was nominated in the category of "Best Soap Newcomer" at the 2011 TV Choice Awards.[17] On 25 January 2012 Jossa won "Best Newcomer" at the National Television Awards.[18] She was shortlisted in the category "Sexiest Female" in the British Soap Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2014 but lost to Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre) of Coronation Street.[19] In 2013, Jossa was nominated for Best Actress at the Inside Soap Awards which she later won. She was also nominated for Best Storyline for "Lauren's struggle with alcohol" as well as ‘Sexiest Female’. In 2014, Jossa won ‘Sexiest Female’ at the Inside Soap Awards.

Year Ceremony Award Work Result
2011 TV Choice Awards Best Soap Newcomer EastEnders Shortlisted
2012 National Television Awards Best Newcomer Won
2012 All About Soap Awards Best Dressed Soap Star Shortlisted
2012 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Shortlisted
2012 Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Female Shortlisted
2012 Inside Soap Awards Best Dressed Soap Star Shortlisted
2013 National Television Awards Serial Drama Performance Longlisted
2013 All About Soap Awards Best Stunt: Joey and Lauren's Crash Shortlisted
2013 All About Soap Awards Forbidden Lovers: Joey and Lauren Shortlisted
2013 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Shortlisted
2013 Inside Soap Awards Best Actress Won
2013 Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Female Shortlisted
2013 Inside Soap Awards Best Storyline: Lauren's Struggle With Alcohol Shortlisted
2014 British Soap Awards Sexiest Female Shortlisted
2014 Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Female Won
2015 Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Female Shortlisted
2016 Inside Soap Awards Sexiest Female Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ Specter, Francesca (3 July 2017). "'Mr and Mrs'! Jacqueline Osborne posts a radiant selfie with new husband Dan". Metro. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Jacqueline Jossa". D&B School of Performing Arts. Retrieved 6 August 2010.[dead link]
  3. ^ Nurden, John (5 January 2016). "Eastenders star Jacqueline Jossa, who plays Lauren Branning, spotted in Sheerness and Queenborough". Kent Online. Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  4. ^ McCreesh, Louise (30 March 2018). "EastEnders' Jacqueline Jossa shares support for cot death charity for sister's fundraising campaign". Retrieved 25 June 2018.
  5. ^ Hardingham-Gill, Tamara (7 August 2015). "Courtney Mitchell from EastEnders is all grown up now". Metro. Retrieved 23 October 2015.
  6. ^ a b Kilkelly, Daniel (6 August 2010). "New actress to play Lauren in 'Enders". Digital Spy. Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 6 August 2010.
  7. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (September 2010). "Ryan and Janine face a big crisis". Digital Spy. London: Hachette Filipacchi UK. Archived from the original on 9 September 2010. Retrieved 9 September 2010.
  8. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (29 April 2011). "'EastEnders' Pics: New 'Lauren's Diaries' episode". Digital Spy. London: Hachette Filipacchi UK. Retrieved 29 April 2011.
  9. ^ "BBC Three - Sweat the Small Stuff, Series 2, Episode 1". BBC Online. Retrieved 21 October 2013.
  10. ^ Percival, Ash (10 September 2019). "'EastEnders' Spoilers: Jacqueline Jossa And Lorna Fitzgerald To Leave As Lauren And Abi Branning". Huffington Post. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  11. ^ Harp, Justin (16 February 2019). "EastEnders viewers say goodbye to Lauren Branning as Jacqueline Jossa leaves the show". Digital Spy. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  12. ^ Harp, Justin (11 November 2019). "I'm a Celebrity cast confirmed as Caitlyn Jenner, Ian Wright and more join". Digital Spy. Retrieved 11 November 2019.
  13. ^ Shenton, Zoe (8 December 2019). "The best Twitter reactions to the I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here final". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved 8 December 2019.
  14. ^ "Jacqueline Jossa wins I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!". BBC News. 8 December 2019. Retrieved 9 December 2019.
  15. ^ "Jacqueline Jossa and Daniel Osborne get married in fairytale wedding - Mirror Online". web.archive.org. 24 June 2017. Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  16. ^ "Former EastEnders star Jacqueline Jossa gives birth to her second child with Dan Osborne".
  17. ^ Wrightman, Catriona (18 May 2011). "In Full: TV Choice Awards 2011 – Nominees". Digital Spy. (Hachette Filipacchi UK). Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  18. ^ Fletcher, Alex (25 January 2012). "National Television Awards winners list – In full". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 25 January 2012.
  19. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (29 April 2012). "British Soap Awards 2012 - winners in full - Soaps News - Digital Spy". Digital Spy. Hearst Magazines UK. Retrieved 19 April 2013.

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Preceded by
Harry Redknapp
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
Winner & Queen of the Jungle

2019
Succeeded by
Incumbent