Katherine Kelly

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Soap Opera Actress
Date of Birth November 19, 1979
Place of Birth Barnsley, England
Age 41 years old
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Katherine Kelly (actress)

Katherine Kelly is an English actress and presenter, who made her TV debut in 2003, appearing on Last of the Summer Wine. Kelly rose to prominence after portraying Becky McDonald in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street between 2006 and 2012. For this role, Kelly won multiple awards including a National Television Award for Best Serial Drama Performance in 2012. Since leaving Coronation Street, she has played Lady Mae in the ITV drama series Mr Selfridge and starred in ITV drama Cheat as Leah in 2019. Kelly is also known for her roles in Happy Valley, Class, Criminal: UK and a starring role in the second series of Liar.

Born: November 19, 1979, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England
Alma mater: Royal Academy of Dramatic Art
Occupation: Actress, presenter
Years active: 2001–present
Known for: Coronation Street (2006–2012)
Spouse(s): Ryan Clark (m. 2013)
Children: 2
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About Katherine Kelly

Actress best known for her role as Becky McDonald in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.

Before Fame

She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London, where she was classmates with Meredith MacNeill and Laurence Fox.


She was initially contracted to spend only three months on Coronation Street, but after impressing the producers, she was written in as a permanent character.

Family Life

She was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.


Simon Gregson starred alongside her on Coronation Street.

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Latest information about Katherine Kelly updated on January 20, 2021.