DATE OF BIRTH : 20th April 1983
BORN : Dublin, Ireland.
HEIGHT : 5ft 6
FAMILY : The second of four children to parents, accountant father Ronan and volunteer teacher mum Adele.
TRAINED : Gaiety School Of Acting, Dublin
PREVIOUS JOBS : Joanne was a BBC Tour guide when she auditioned for CASUALTY on her lunch break. Whilst in London trying to make it as an actress, Joanne says ‘Life was hard. I moved to London determined to become a successful actress but it’s not that simple and I had so many jobs just to get by; I was sweeping up hair at a hairdresser’s, packing bags at a supermarket and working nights at a pub in North London’
HOBBIES : Joanne enjoys yoga. On keeping healthy, she says ‘Personally, I like good food and lots of it. I don’t believe in denying yourself treats. I hate the gym but yoga is brilliant. It’s part of me.’
ACTORS SHE ADMIRES : ‘Kate Winslet is my inspiration. I think she’s a great actress and has picked her jobs so well. I’d love to have a crack at America.’
ON CLOTHES SHOPPING : ‘I love a bargain! When something’s half-price I get all excited about it. I like vintage clothes and get a lot from secondhand shops.’
ON HER HOMETOWN OF DUBLIN : ‘I love it back in Dublin. We have the most beautiful theatres and wonderful people. I love going back.’
TELEVISION CREDITS : Getting Peter Ready; Champions League; Love Bite; The Wonderful…Kelvin Kind; Boy Eats Girl; Fair City; The Fortunes (Pilot); The Exile Files; Casualty; Shameless; The Omid Djalili Show; Trial and Retribution; Massive; The Tudors
THEATRE CREDITS : The Abduction Of Persephone; What The Dead Want; G.S.A. Showcase; Elysian Juniors; World; The Playboy Of The Western; Carolling Corlorans; Hamlet; A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Personal Enemy
MUSIC VIDEO : Brian McFadden
AGENT : Sally Hope Associates, 108 Leonard Street, London, EC2A 4XS.
Nolan Muldoon Agency, 14 Beech Grove, Booterstown, Co Dublin, Ireland
WHERE ARE THEY NOW?
As well as an actress, Joanne is also a trained yoga teacher.