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