Jennifer Metcalfe

Jennifer Joanne Metcalfe (born 4 September 1983) is an English actress. She joined the cast of soap opera Hollyoaks in June 2006, playing Mercedes McQueen for 8 years. Metcalfe left Hollyoaks in November 2014 when her character was killed off after being stabbed to death by Grace Black. She later returned to Hollyoaks in February 2015 after it was revealed that she was part of a plan to get Freddie Roscoe locked behind bars.
Personal life
Metcalfe was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire and grew up on the Holme Wood housing estate,and has been acting since age 12.She attended the Scala Kids drama school in her hometown. Metcalfe obtained a degree in Health and Fitness before starting her acting career.
In between acting jobs, Metcalfe worked as a fitness instructor in Bradford.She appeared in the sixth series of ITV's Dancing on Ice, partnered with Sylvain Longchambon.
She co-owns the clothing rental boutique, The Closet, in Liverpool with Hollyoaks co-stars Claire Cooper and Leah Hackett,which opened in April 2010.
Career
Metcalfe has appeared in several television roles including children's television series My Parents Are Aliens and ITV dramas Where The Heart Is, At Home with the Braithwaites and soap opera Emmerdale.
On 19 June 2006, Metcalfe began playing Mercedes McQueen in the soap opera Hollyoaks.
On 19 December 2010, it was announced Metcalfe was to take part in the sixth series of Dancing on Ice.Metcalfe was the seventh celebrity eliminated from the competition when she finished in the bottom two of the leaderboard along with fellow contestant Vanilla Ice who was saved by the judging panel.
Metcalfe announced she was leaving her role on Hollyoaks on 26 August 2014.Her final scenes were aired on 20 November 2014, when Mercedes was apparently murdered by gangster Grace Black. This was revealed in February 2015 to be a ploy by the producers as part of a dramatic new storyline involving Grace framing Freddie Roscoe for mercedes murder, Metcalfe returned to her regular role as Mercedes on 18 February 2015.
Filmography
Television Year     Title     Role     Notes
1998, 2001     Where the Heart Is     Kelly/Geena Garton     3 episodes
1999     My Parents Are Aliens     Katie Roberts     1 episode
2001     At Home with the Braithwaites     School Bully 1     1 episode
2002     Emmerdale     Jade Nicholls     3 episodes
2006-     Hollyoaks     Mercedes McQueen     Present regular
2008-12     Hollyoaks Later     Mercedes McQueen     6 episodes
Film Year     Title     Role     Notes
2009     Birthday Girl     Keeley     TV Movie
Awards and nominations
Year     Ceremony     Category     Film     Result     Ref
2007     British Soap Awards     Sexiest Female     Hollyoaks     Nominated    
Inside Soap Awards     Best Bitch     Hollyoaks     Nominated    
Sexiest Female     Hollyoaks     Nominated    
2008     British Soap Awards     Sexiest Female     Hollyoaks     Nominated    
Digital Soap Awards     Hollyoaks     Nominated    
Inside Soap Awards     Hollyoaks     Nominated    
Best Bitch     Hollyoaks     Nominated    
2009     British Soap Awards     Best Actress     Hollyoaks     Nominated    
Sexiest Female     Hollyoaks     Nominated    
Inside Soap Awards     Sexiest Female     Hollyoaks     Nominated    
2011     TRIC Awards     TV Soap Personality     Hollyoaks     Nominated