Paula Lane

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Paula Shaw
Kylie Turner.jpg
Occupation Actress
Years active 2008–
Notable work Kylie Platt in Coronation Street
Television Coronation Street (2010–)
Spouse(s) Tom Shaw (m. 2014)
Children 1

Paula Shaw Nee Lane (born 17 April 1986) is an English actress. She is best known for playing the role of Kylie Platt in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street since 2010.

Early life[edit]

Lane is originally from Hebden Bridge near Halifax. At the age of 19 she was accepted to train at the prestigious Central School of Speech and Drama in London, graduating in 2008 with a 1st class honours degree in acting. On finishing drama school, Lane was cast immediately in the ITV 1960s-based drama, Heartbeat where she made her television debut.


Lane made her professional acting debut in Heartbeat in 2009. Since then she has appeared in Going Postal by Terry Pratchett for Sky, The Royal and Doctors. Lane was also featured in the short film War Wounds alongside Stephen Manga. Lane joined Coronation Street in 2010, portraying Kylie Platt, half-sister of established character Becky McDonald (Katherine Kelly). She departed her role as Kylie Platt in 2014, when she left for maternity leave. Lane returned in June 2015.

Personal life[edit]

Lane married her long term partner Tom Shaw in May 2014 at Leeds Cathedral [1] On 5 June of that year, she announced that she was pregnant with her first child. 6 months later, on 31 December, Lane gave birth to a baby boy, Arthur.[2]


Year Title Type Role Notes
2008, 2011 The Royal TV Geraldine 2 Episodes, Episodes Titled: "Dead Air" and "To Love and to Lose"
2009 Heartbeat TV Wendy Kelshaw 1 Episode, Episodes Titled: "School of Hard Knocks"
2009 Doctors TV Anna Copping 1 Episode, Episodes Titled: "Tracing the Lines"
2010 War Wounds Short Film Nurse Gemma Short Film Role
2010 Going Postal TV Princess TV Movie
2010– Coronation Street TV Kylie Platt Series Regular
2011 Loose Women TV Herself Guest, 1 Episode
2012 All Star Mr & Mrs TV Herself 1 Episode
2013 All Star Family Fortunes TV Herself 1 Episode
2014 The Chase TV Herself Celebrity Special, 1 Episode


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