Jossa in 2016
Jacqueline Mary Jossa
29 October 1992
Dan Osborne (m. 2017)
|Relatives||Megan Jossa (cousin)|
Jossa was born in Bexley. She trained at D&B Theatre School in Bromley (where she performed the role Jeanie in 'Hair' to great acclaim), followed by the Royal Academy of Music in London. At music college her activities included performing the Bruch violin concerto. She has one older sister, Katrina and her two older brothers died in infancy. She is the cousin of former EastEnders actress Megan Jossa. She is half Irish from her mother, who moved to England before Jossa was born.
Jossa was cast in EastEnders in 2010 as Lauren Branning, taking over from Madeline Duggan who played the role from 2006 to 2010. Jossa was "excited" to join the show, saying she has always been a fan. Her first appearance was on 27 September 2010. Jossa also appears in Lauren's internet spin-off series, Lauren's Diaries, with two series in 2010 and 2011.
In September 2017, it was revealed that Jossa would be leaving EastEnders after 7 years alongside on-screen sister, Lorna Fitzgerald. Their exit was a decision made by the new temporary producer John Yorke. A spokesperson for the soap said, "We can confirm that Jacqueline and Lorna will be leaving EastEnders. They have both been wonderful to work with and we wish them all the best for the future". Jossa's final scenes aired on 16 February 2018.
Jossa has been in a relationship with The Only Way is Essex's Dan Osborne since 2013. In August 2014, the couple confirmed that they were expecting their first child together. In February 2015, Jossa gave birth to a daughter, Ella. In June 2015, Jossa and Osborne announced their engagement. On 24 June 2017, Jossa and Osborne married and she became the stepmother of Osborne's son from a previous relationship, Teddy Osborne. On 15 January 2018, Jossa announced she was expecting her second child with Osborne. On 25 June 2018, Jossa gave birth to a second daughter, Mia.
|2010–2018||EastEnders||Lauren Branning||Series regular|
|2019||I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!||Herself||Contestant|
Awards and nominations
Jossa was nominated in the category of "Best Soap Newcomer" at the 2011 TV Choice Awards. On 25 January 2012 Jossa won "Best Newcomer" at the National Television Awards. She was shortlisted in the category "Sexiest Female" in the British Soap Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2014 but lost to Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre) of Coronation Street. In 2013, Jossa was nominated for Best Actress at the Inside Soap Awards which she later won. She was also nominated for Best Storyline for "Lauren's struggle with alcohol" as well as ‘Sexiest Female’. In 2014, Jossa won ‘Sexiest Female’ at the Inside Soap Awards.
|2011||TV Choice Awards||Best Soap Newcomer||EastEnders||Shortlisted|
|2012||National Television Awards||Best Newcomer||Won|
|2012||All About Soap Awards||Best Dressed Soap Star||Shortlisted|
|2012||British Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Shortlisted|
|2012||Inside Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Shortlisted|
|2012||Inside Soap Awards||Best Dressed Soap Star||Shortlisted|
|2013||National Television Awards||Serial Drama Performance||Longlisted|
|2013||All About Soap Awards||Best Stunt: Joey and Lauren's Crash||Shortlisted|
|2013||All About Soap Awards||Forbidden Lovers: Joey and Lauren||Shortlisted|
|2013||British Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Shortlisted|
|2013||Inside Soap Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2013||Inside Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Shortlisted|
|2013||Inside Soap Awards||Best Storyline: Lauren's Struggle With Alcohol||Shortlisted|
|2014||British Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Shortlisted|
|2014||Inside Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Won|
|2015||Inside Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Shortlisted|
|2016||Inside Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Won|
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