Full name: Jacqueline Jossa
DOB: October 29, 1992
Place of birth: Bexley, London, England
Jacqueline Jossa facts
Jacqueline plays Lauren Branning in EastEnders.
She was nominated for two “best newcomer in a soap’ awards in 2011.
She’s been romantically linked with amazingly named fellow cast member Tony Discipline.
Why we love Jacqueline Jossa
Something happened to the EastEnders character Lauren Branning in 2010 (beyond the usual misery, addiction, abuse and calamity that befalls EastEnders character): she suddenly went from a pixie-faced, mop-headed poppet (as played by Madeline Duggan for the preceding four years) to a strutting, mini-skirted, binge-drinking sex-bomb – as played by Duggan’s replacement, Jacqueline Jossa.
Unsurprisingly, the character’s popularity sky-rocketed, and Jossa instantly joined the ranks of Soap-Opera Actress Ladies Who We Harbour Long-Standing Crushes On. Albert Square is definitely getting hotter by the year – remember when the prettiest ladies living there were Dot and Pat? Slim pickings. No wonder all the male characters used to look so bum-faced miserable.
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