Jennifer Joanne Metcalfe was born 4 September 1983 and is an English actress. She joined the cast of soap opera Hollyoaks in June 2006, playing Mercedes McQueen.
She 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. Jennifer did a degree in Health and Fitness before proceeding with an acting career.
In between acting jobs, she 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.
She dated ex-Geordie Shore star Greg Lake in 2013, and it was reported that they split, but they holidayed in Dubai in 2014.
jennifer 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.
In June 2006, she began playing Mercedes McQueen in the soap opera Hollyoaks.
On 19 December 2010, it was announced she was to take part in the sixth series of Dancing on Ice. Jennifer 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.
Jennifer has announced she was leaving her role on Hollyoaks on 26 August 2014.