Jennfier Metcalfe at the 2011 MTV Europe Music Awards.
|Born||Jennifer Joanne Metcalfe
4 September 1983
|Partner(s)||Greg Lake (2013–present)|
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. Metcalfe left Hollyoaks in November 2014 when her character was killed off after being stabbed to death by Grace Black. She later returned to Hollyoaks in February 2015 after it was revealed that she was part of a plan to get Freddie Roscoe locked behind bars.
Metcalfe was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire and grew up on the Holme Wood housing estate, and has been acting since age 12. She attended the Scala Kids drama school in her hometown. Metcalfe obtained a degree in Health and Fitness before starting her acting career.
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.
On 19 December 2010, it was announced Metcalfe was to take part in the sixth series of Dancing on Ice. 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.
Metcalfe announced she was leaving her role on Hollyoaks on 26 August 2014. Her final scenes were aired on 20 November 2014, when Mercedes was apparently murdered by gangster Grace Black. This was revealed in February 2015 to be a ploy by the producers as part of a dramatic new storyline involving Grace framing Freddie Roscoe for mercedes murder, Metcalfe returned to her regular role as Mercedes on 18 February 2015.
|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-||Hollyoaks||Mercedes McQueen||Present regular|
|2008-12||Hollyoaks Later||Mercedes McQueen||6 episodes|
|2009||Birthday Girl||Keeley||TV Movie|
Awards and nominations
|2007||British Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Hollyoaks||Nominated|
|Inside Soap Awards||Best Bitch||Hollyoaks||Nominated|
|2008||British Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Hollyoaks||Nominated|
|Digital Soap Awards||Hollyoaks||Nominated|
|Inside Soap Awards||Hollyoaks||Nominated|
|2009||British Soap Awards||Best Actress||Hollyoaks||Nominated|
|Inside Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Hollyoaks||Nominated|
|2011||TRIC Awards||TV Soap Personality||Hollyoaks||Nominated|||
- 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.
- "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.
- 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.
- "ITV1's Dancing on Ice 2011 line-up revealed". BBC.co.uk. (BBC). 19 December 2010. Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- Sperling, Daniel (6 February 2011). "Metcalfe makes shock 'Dancing On Ice' exit". Digital Spy. (Hearst Magazines UK). Retrieved 5 January 2013.
- "Hollyoaks' Jennifer Metcalfe announces she is quitting". Mail Online. 26 August 2014.
- 2011 TRIC Awards Nominees
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