Who is Gemma Atkinson?

Gemma Louise Atkinson was born on 16 November 1984 under the zodiac sign of Scorpio, in Bury, Greater Manchester, England. She’s a 37-year-old actress, radio host, and former model, probably best recognized for landing the role of Lisa Hunter in the Channel 4 / E4 soap opera “Hollyoaks”, and its several spin-off series. She also featured as Carly Hope in the ITV soap opera “Emmerdale Farm”.

How rich is she, as of now? Gemma Atkinson Net Worth

As of late 2021, Gemma Atkinson’s net worth is estimated at over $4 million, acquired through her successful involvement in the world of entertainment.

She has garnered more than 30 television and film acting credits since she launched her career in the early 2000s.

Early Life, Parents, Siblings, Nationality, Ethnicity, Religion, Educational Background

Gemma Atkinson spent her early years in her hometown of Bury, where she was raised by her father, David Atkinson, and her mother whose name is unknown; she has a sister named Nina Atkinson Brollini. She holds British nationality, belongs to White Caucasian ethnic group, and is a Christian. Regarding her education, she obtained her GCSEs at Castlebrook High School, located in her hometown.

Rise to Fame

Gemma Atkinson gained enormous popularity with her debut acting role, when she was chosen to portray Lisa Hunter in the Channel 4 / E4 soap opera “Hollyoaks”, which was created by Phil Redmond, appearing in more than 110 episodes from 2001 to 2005. Subsequently, she reprised the role in its late-night specials, “Hollyoaks: Leap Of Faith” (2003), “Hollyoaks: After Hours” (2004), “Hollyoaks: In Too Deep” (2005), and “Hollyoaks: Crossing The Line” (2005-2006), as well as in its spin-offs, “Hollyoaks: Let Loose” (2005) and “In The City” (2006). She then made her debut feature film appearance as Charlotte Bailey in the 2009 independent black comedy film “Boogie Woogie”, next to Alan Cumming and Gillian Anderson.

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It was followed by her portrayals of Karen in the action crime film “Baseline”, and Emily in the horror-thriller film “Night Wolf”, both in 2010.

Continued Success

At the beginning of the next decade, Gemma landed such roles as Hannah in the 2011 independent comedy film “How To Stop Being A Loser”, and Harriett Robburts in the horror film “Airborne”, both of which were directed by Dominic Burns. Later that year, she joined the cast of the BBC One medical drama series “Casualty”, in which she starred as Tamzin Bayle until 2014.

Concurrently, she continued to work on other projects; in 2012, she appeared as herself in the ABC1 comedy series “The Hamster Wheel”, after which she took the roles of Denise Evers in the horror film “Devil’s Pass”, directed by Renny Harlin, and Barbara in the horror film “Night Of The Living 3D Dead”, alongside Joel Berg and Gregory Caine, both in 2013. The next year, she was cast as Angel in the comedy film “The Confusion Of Tongues”. In 2015, Gemma featured as Rhea Wagner in the crime mystery film “The Writer” and started playing Carly Hope in the ITV soap opera “Emmerdale”, created by Kevin Laffan.

Career on Stage

In addition to her career in film and TV, Gemma Atkinson has performed on stage. In 2008, she appeared in the Manchester Opera House production of “Peter Pan”, in the part of the title role next to John Thomson. Throughout the next year, she starred as Elaine in the West End production of “Calendar Girls” at the Noël Coward Theatre, then took the lead female role of Belinda in the King’s Head Theatre production of Neil LaBute’s play “This Is How It Goes” in 2010.

Glamour Modeling and Other Work

Apart from being an actress, Gemma is a former glamour model, having featured in a number of provocative photoshoots for various magazines, including FHM, Arena, Zoo, Maxim, Nuts, and Loaded. She has also done promotional work for such lingerie brands as Ultimo’s D-G range and La Senza.

She’s also known for making appearances in numerous reality TV shows, such as “Celebrity MasterChef”, “Soapstar Superstar”, “I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!”, “Strictly Come Dancing”, and “Celebrity Weakest Link”, among several others. She also appeared in the music videos for Goldie Lookin Chain’s single “R’n’B”, and Rizzle Kick’s song “Skip To The Good Bit”.

Furthermore, Gemma appeared as Lt. Eva McKenna in the video game “Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3” (2008), and its sequel “Command & Conquer: Red Alert 3 – Uprising” in 2009.

She served as a presenter for the Hits Radio breakfast show next to Comedy Dave and Gethin Jones, and now hosts the drive time slot across the Hits Radio Network alongside Wes Butters.

Besides that, Gemma has authored two books, “The Ultimate Body Plan” and “The Ultimate Body Plan For New Mums”.

Appearance and Vital Statistics

Gemma Atkinson has long blonde-dyed hair and green eyes. She stands at 5ft 9ins (1.75m), her weight is around 150lbs (69kgs), with vital statistics of 38-24-36, bra size 34E, having undergone breast enlargement surgery in 2006. Her dress size is 6 (US), and shoe size 8 (US).

Personal Life and Charity Work

Gemma Atkinson met Spanish professional dancer Gorka Márquez when both of them appeared in “Strictly Come Dancing” in 2017.

They eventually became romantically involved, and in February 2019 announced that they were expecting a baby – their daughter named Mia Louise Márquez, was born on 4 July that year. The couple took a step closer to marriage in February 2021 when they became engaged.

In her spare time, Gemma enjoys working out – she also takes boxing classes and Muay Thai twice a week.

She’s also known for her charity work, and has competed in numerous charity runs and other events to raise funds for different organizations, such as the Teenage Cancer Trust charity, the New Children’s Hospital, and the Christie Hospital, and Bleakholt Animal Sanctuary in Lancashire, of which she’s vice-patron.

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