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Jennifer Metcalfe
Born Jennifer Metcalfe
4 September 1983 (1983-09-04) (age 26)
Bradford, West Yorkshire
Occupation Television actor
Years active 2000-present

Jennifer Metcalfe (born 4 September 1983 in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England) is an English actress and model. She joined the cast of soap opera Hollyoaks in June 2006, playing feisty Mercedes McQueen.


Personal life

She was brought up in Holme Wood in Bradford, West Yorkshire and was acting since age 12. She attended the Scala Kids drama school in her hometown. Metcalfe did a degree in Health and Fitness before proceeding with an acting career.

Before Hollyoaks, she appeared in several TV shows including kids' TV series My Parents Are Aliens and ITV dramas Where The Heart Is and At Home with the Braithwaites, as well as Yorkshire soap Emmerdale.

In between acting jobs Metcalfe worked as a fitness instructor in Bradford.


In June 2006 Metcalfe began playing Mercedes McQueen in the soap opera Hollyoaks.

In 2007 and 2008, she was nominated for 'Sexiest Female' at both the British Soap Awards and the Inside Soap Awards for her role as Mercedes, along with John Cooper who won Sexiest Male for his role in The Street.

Other Appearances

Metcalfe starred in a 1999 episode of My Parents Are Aliens titled 'First Christmas'.

She has also had many a short interview with teen-girl magazine Mizz, as well as a small spread in loveit! magazine.

Metcalfe has also appeared on Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack along with Claire Cooper (Jacqui McQueen) and Gemma Merna (Carmel McQueen), Lily Allen and Friends, and The Friday Night Project.




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