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McGarty in 2011
Shona Bernadette McGarty|
14 October 1991
Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England
Before joining EastEnders, she had been involved in amateur musical theatre for six years with a group named Traffic Lights, and later joined the drama school Young Stars where she played the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland and Glinda the Good Witch in Wizard of Oz. In July 2012, McGarty was suspended from EastEnders by the acting executive producer Lorraine Newman "for repeatedly being late for filming". McGarty performed the song "A Change is Gonna Come" on Children in Need 2012.
In 2009, McGarty was nominated for Best Newcomer at the British Soap Awards. A storyline involving McGarty as the main part was nominated for Best Single Episode as well as Best Storyline.
McGarty is of Irish descent. She attended St. Teresa's Primary RC School in Borehamwood and Loreto College, St Albans. She was in a relationship with the former EastEnders actor Matt Lapinskas, until the couple separated in February 2013.
|2007||What Goes Around||Shona||Short|
|2008 – present||EastEnders||Whitney Dean||Soap opera|
|2008||The British Soap Awards 2008||Herself||Award show|
|2008||The British Soap Awards 2008: The Party||Herself||Award show|
|2008||The National Television Awards 2008||Herself||Award show|
|2009||The British Soap Awards 2009||Herself||Award show|
|2009||The British Soap Awards 2009: After Party||Herself||Award show|
|2009 – 2010||Children in Need||Herself||Telethon|
|2010||The British Soap Awards 2010||Herself||Award show|
|2010||EastEnders Last Tango in Walford||Whitney Dean||Straight-to-DVD|
|2010 – 2016||Children in Need||Whitney Dean||Telethon|
|2011||The British Soap Awards 2011||Herself||Award show|
|2012||The British Soap Awards 2012||Herself||Award show|
|2013||The British Soap Awards 2013||Herself||Award show|
|2015||The National Television Awards 2015||Herself||Award show|
|2015||Neighbours 30th Anniversary Tribute: Ramsay Square||Whitney Dean||TV Movie|
|2016||Bruce's Hall of Fame with Alexander Armstrong||Herself||TV Movie|
|2016||The British Soap Awards 2016||Herself||Award show|
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