Fitzgerald in 2016
|Born||Lorna Katie Fitzgerald
17 April 1996 
Lorna Katie Fitzgerald (born 17 April 1996) is a British actress from Northampton. She lives in Hunsbury. Her most notable role to date is that of Abi Branning in the British soap opera EastEnders.
Fitzgerald started attending Stagecoach Drama Classes at the age of four. She has two older sisters, Corinne and Abigail. She is a keen dancer and enjoys ballet and tap. She also plays the guitar and keeps active by swimming.
She appeared in the Casualty episode "Animals", and a short film called Big Girl, Little Girl. She also appeared in the ITV drama The Golden Hour, as well as playing Sarah Lancashire's daughter Jade Cannings in Cherished, and Young Bex in According to Bex. She has also been in adverts for Childline and Nescafe.
Some time after attending acting classes, Fitzgerald joined the Stagecoach Theatre Arts School in Stony Stratford, and Derngate Theatre School. Through her agent, she heard about the role in BBC One soap opera EastEnders, and went to the BBC Studios in London for the first of three auditions. She was cast as Abi Branning, making her first appearance in 2006.
In November 2009, Fitzgerald was actively involved in a charity project in Northampton called Talking With Hands, a charity for people with hearing impairments and deafness. The project featured on ITV's Anglia News, alongside deaf actor Alex Nowak, and Fitzgerald helped with this project a great deal.
- Lorna Fitzgerald on Twitter: "Thanks for all your messages. But it's not actually my birthday until April.. Is it wrong if I still celebrate today with cake? #2birthdays🎂"
- Madeline Duggan on Twitter: "So excited to see @LornaFitz0 tonight I could explode... "OMG it's ABI from eastenders" that's what I'll be shouting #birthdaygirl"
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