Roxanne Pallett
Birth Date:
December 26, 1982
Birth Place:
Carlisle, Cumbria, England, UK
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British actress Roxanne Pallett is best known for playing the vulnerable Jo Stiles (previously Sugden) on the ITV soap opera “Emmerdale” from 2005 to 2008.

Pallett is an ambassador for the Eden Valley Hospice in Carlisle where she keeps on to raise money for Cancer patients. In 2008, she was the public face of a campaign for Women's Refuge that urges women to look out for early signs a partner may turn violent. Pallett is a big fan of Sylvester Stallon. She dated Richard Fleeshman from January 2006 to October 2007.    


Childhood and Family:

Roxanne Pallett, whose nickname is Roxy, was born on December 26, 1982, in Carlisle, Cumbria, England. Her parents separated before she was born, and she was raised mainly by her mother and grandmother. Her father is Iranian, and her maternal grandfather was Italian. Roxy attended Robert Ferguson Primary School and Trinity High School in Carlisle. She got a BA Honours Degree in Media and Cultural Studies from Liverpool John Moores University. On weekends, she trained at the Manchester School of Screen Acting.       

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Roxanne Pallett  co-founded girl band Urban Angel in her last year at university. She co-wrote songs for the band with Ivor Novello award winner and East 17 creator and artist Tony Mortimer. After scoring a record contract, she developed her music for a year.

Pallett's big break in acting came in 2005 after she won the feisty role of  Jo Stiles (Sugden)on the long running soap opera “Emmerdale.” She made her first screen appearance during the episode broadcast on August 26, 2005, and her last appearance was on December 22, 2008. Pallett's bright performance received critical acclaim, and she was nominated for several awards in the categories of  Sexiest Female, Best Storyline, and Best Actress at The British Soap Awards 2007, 2008, 2009, the Inside Soap Awards, and TV Quick Awards 2008.

While working on the series, Pallett appeared in the ITV reality singing show “Soapstar Superstar” during 2006-2007. She finished fourth and raised over £70.000 for her endorsed charity the Eden Valley Hospice Jigsaw Appeal. In 2007, a deep red hybrid tea rose, Rosa Roxanne Pallett, was named after her and launched at the 2007 Southport Flower Show by Cheshire-based grower C&K Jones. Her TV success also landed her several front covers and modeling featured in various magazines like Sugar, Closer, Now, Mizz, Hello, Reveal, and OK.

After leaving “Emmerdale,” Pallett participated in the fourth series of “Dancing on Ice” in January 2009, with Daniel Whiston as her professional partner. She finished fifth out of thirteen celebrities and becoming the only female contestant to try the risky Headbanger move.     

In 2010, Pallett made her Hollywood debut with the made for TV film “Lake Placid 3,” where she played the small role of April, and guest starred in an episode of “Casualty” called “The Enemy Within,” in which she portrayed Leanne Greening. Still in 2010, she made her stage debut in the UK production of the musical “Rock Around The Clock,” which toured the country until September 2010. She went on to tour with Eve Ensler's sell out UK tour “The Vagina Monologue's,” opposite Nikki Sanderson and Sue Jenkins, and receive good reviews for her performance opposite Matt Healy on two-hander play “Satin 'n' Steel” (2010), directed by Joyce Branagh.   

In 2012, Pallett returned to “Casualty” in an episode called “Appropriate Force” to play a character called Keeley Hyatt. She also guest starred in television series “Waterloo Road” and “Crime Stories.” In the following year, she played Louise on the British comedy film “It's a Lot,” starring Femi Oyeniran, Red Madrell and Roxy Sternberg.  

Pallett will star opposite Jason Mewes and Frances Ruffelle in the British horror movie “Devil's Tower,” directed by Owen Tooth and written by Adam J. Marsh. The film is set to be released in the UK on September 16, 2014. She also will play a role on the upcoming horror film “Wrong Turn 6,” directed by Valeri Milev and starring Angelica Penn, Erica Leerhsen and Rollo Skinner.


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