Zoie Kennedy (born Zoie Davies in 1977 in Bury, Lancashire, England) is an English television and theatre actress. Her first known TV appearance was as a WPC in This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper. Shortly after this followed the role of news reporter Polly Grantham in Emmerdale and Staff Nurse Meryl Taylor in ITV's The Royal from 2002-2006. After The Royal she played pregnant Claudia Wheeler in Holby City. Zoie married The Royal crewmember Stuart Gibson in August 2003.