Faye Brookes

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Faye Brookes

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Faye Brookes
Born Faye Alicia Barber
(1987-09-03) 3 September 1987 (age 31)
Manchester, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2011–present
Known for Kate Connor on Coronation Street
Partner(s) Gareth Gates (2012–2018)

Faye Alicia Brookes (born 3 September 1987) is an actress known for playing Kate Connor in the well known soap opera Coronation Street.[1]

Early life[edit]

Brookes was born on 3 September 1987 in Manchester, England.

She graduated from the Guildford School of Acting in 2009 after completing a Bachelor Arts degree in Musical Theatre and was awarded the Principal’s Choice Award.[2]

Career[edit]

Brookes has starred in theatre productions of Grease, Shrek and Legally Blonde. She is also a co-Principal at ‘Fates Academy’ where she and her ex-boyfriend Gareth Gates teach children performing arts.

Coronation Street[edit]

In mid-2015, it was announced that the Connor family in Coronation Street was being extended. The family first appeared in the street in 2006 and have featured in many storylines. Brookes was cast as lesbian Kate Connor and after her on-screen brother Aidan Connor made his first appearance played by The X Factor winner Shayne Ward, Brookes first appeared as Kate in October 2015. She won best newcomer for her portrayal of Kate in January 2017 at the 22nd National Television Awards.

Filmography[edit]

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