Joanna Taylor (born 24 July 1978) is an English actress and former model.
Early life and career
Born in Tooting, South London, Taylor was a student at the Guildford School of Acting. Her big break came in 1999, when she won the role of Geri Hudson in Channel 4 teen soap Hollyoaks. She left in 2001, and has since starred in BBC One police drama, Merseybeat as PC Jackie Brown. In 2004, Taylor appeared in the American film Post Impact with Dean Cain. In 2005, Taylor turned to writing, contributing a weekly column to The Times from the perspective of a “footballer’s wife” and in 2007, after taking an extended break from acting, she featured in the British independent film Back in Business, opposite Martin Kemp.
Taylor married English footballer Danny Murphy on 7 July 2004, whom she met through mutual actor friend Louis Emerick in Barbados. They have a daughter and Taylor is step-mother to Murphy’s son from a previous relationship. Taylor took part in the 2007 Great South Run for children’s cancer charity CLIC Sargent.