Gemma Atkinson Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 23 Nov, 2017
Facts of Gemma Atkinson
Date of Birth: 1984 , November-16
Age: 34 years old
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Height: 5 Feet 9 Inch
Name Gemma Atkinson
Birth Name Gemma Louise Atkinson
Father David Atkinson
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Bur
Ethnicity White
Profession Actress
Net Worth $3 million
Eye Color Green
Hair Color Blonde
Body Measurements 39-24-36 in
Weight in KG 69 kg
Affair with Olly Foster
Married Not Yet
Education Castlebrook High School
Awards Not Yet
Movies Fever 2016
TV Show Hollyoaks Since 1995
Siblings Nina Brollini
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Gemma Atkinson is an English actress, glamor and lingerie model, and television personality. Currently, she is playing Carly Hope on ‘Emmerdale.' Gemma is notable for playing the role of Lisa Hunter on ‘Hollyoaks’ and its sequels. Similarly, she is also famous for starring on ‘I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here,' and ‘Soapstar Superstar.'

Early Life

Gemma Atkinson was born on 16 November 1984 in Bury, Greater Manchester.  She went to Castlebrook High School, and after her graduation, she started doing commercial and photographic modeling and also began her acting profession.

Television career

Gemma Atkinson rose to fame after playing Lisa Hunter on the Channel 4 teenage soap opera ‘Hollyoaks,’ followed by ‘Hollyoaks: Let Loose’ and ‘Hollyoaks: In the City,’ both of which screened on E4.

Similarly, her other TV roles included appearing in the part of the pilot series ‘Comedy Showcase,' appearing herself in the pilot for ‘Plus One’, and playing as Ria Crossley, the girlfriend of a drug dealer in ‘The Bill.'

In 2011, Gemma started filming for her part in the BBC medical drama ‘Casualty,' where she played the role of Tamzin, a paramedic. She only appeared for ten weeks and left the show. However, in 2014, she returned to the show as Tamzin.

Similarly, some of her television shows are ‘I’m a Celebrity..Get Me Out of Here!’, ‘Soapstar Superstar,' ‘The Hamster Wheel,' ‘The Real Hustle,' ‘Law & Order: UK’ and so on. Since 2015, she has played the role of Carly Hope in the ITV soap opera ‘Emmerdale.'

Film career

In 2010, Gemma Atkinson appeared in the horror film named ‘13Hrs’. In the same year, she appeared in the romantic comedy movie ‘The Sweet Shop.' Likewise, in 2011, Gemma appeared as Hannah in the romantic comedy movie ‘How to Stop Being a Loser’ starring Jill Halfpenny, Richard E. Grant, and Pamela Anderson.

Gemma Atkinson, in 2012, played the role of Harriett in ‘Airborne,' and was also cast in the remake of ‘Night of the Living Dead,' released in 3D, where she played Barbara, the female lead character. Similarly, some of her other movies are ‘Boogie Woogie,' ‘Devil’s Pass,' ‘Fever,' ‘Confession of Tongues.’

Television Personality

Gemma Atkinson has also appeared in several television reality shows including ‘I’m a Celebrity..Get Me Out of Here!’ She appeared on the fifth season of the show, finishing in the fifth place.

  Similarly, she was also the part of other reality show ‘Celebrity Mastermind.' On March 2008, she got an opportunity to co-present the Live gaming expo at Wembley Stadium with Virgin Radio presenter Iain Lee.

Atkinson also appeared on ‘All Star Family Fortunes’ with her family, competing against Antony Cotton and his family. Likewise, she appeared in Jack Osbourne’s ITV2 show ‘Adrenaline Junkie,’ filmed in South Africa in November 2008. In the show, she did a skydive, a glider flight, a bungee jump and swam with great white sharks.


Since launching her parallel career as a glamor model, Gemma Atkinson has appeared in provocative photoshoots in swimwear and lingerie, for many men’s magazines such as Loaded, Maxim, Arena, FHM, Nuts, and Zoo.

Likewise in October 2006, Gemma appeared in three of the magazines mentioned above in one month and became one of the most prolific celebrity glamor models in the UK. She has also released calendars yearly since 2006.

Personal Life

Apparently, the current relationship status of Gemma Atkinson is single as she does not have a boyfriend. She is enjoying her single life and enjoying being single. However, she was linked up with many men in her past life. Once she dated two popular footballers Cristiano Ronaldo and Marcus Bent.

She was even engaged to Marcus, but her relationship did not last long. Later on, she dated Liam Richards, a martial arts instructor but separated in 2013. Then, Gemma dated personal trainer and former rugby player Olly Foster, but eventually, they also broke up.  

Net Worth

The net worth of Gemma Atkinson is estimated to be  $3 million. She earned her fantastic net worth from her movie, television, and modeling career, and like other celebrities, she also gets paid for several ads, sponsorships, and endorsements.


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