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Overview (3)

Born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England, UK
Birth NameZoe Elizabeth Lucker
Height 5' 5" (1.65 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Yorkshire-born Zoe Lucker has been on our screens a lot in recent years in TV dramas such as "Holby City", Trial & Retribution: Episode #4.1 (2000), Barabara, Brazen Hussies (1996) and Coronation Street (1960), where she played Sonia Leech, owner of the beauty parlour where Raquel worked.

But it's her role as Tanya Turner in Footballers' Wives (2002) that she really loves. She adores her character ("We're both survivors, but I wouldn't use people the way she does to get on in life"), the stunning clothes, the dramatic scenes with screen husband Cristian Solimeno - and she's even learnt to live with her extra-long fake fingernails. The only part she hated was filming the opening sequence in a pool because, probably just like Tanya, she's not keen on swimming and prefers to keep her head above water. However, 28-year-old Lucker really is keen on football, and once bid successfully at a charity auction for a tour of Leeds United football ground.

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Mark <mark_jones702@yahoo.co.uk>

Spouse (1)

Richard Forshaw (2000 - ?) ( divorced)

Trivia (19)

Is making a soap star exercise video
Once worked as a waitress at "Ask Pizza".
Has done some presenting/reporting on BBC Choice.
Left drama school aged 21, got herself an agent and her first job was on tour with the Hull Truck Theatre Company in John Godber plays including "Dracula" and "The New Office Party".
Did A-levels at Huddersfield New College and went to Drama School in Manchester, obtaining drama degree.
Her school teacher, Tony Walker, wrote a part in a play for her
Father set up his own stained glass design business. He also writes music and can play several musical instruments.
Has three siblings.
Parents spent year + half doing voluntary service in Zambia then became school teachers.
Was in a relationship with TV presenter Tony Craig (November 2002-August 2003).
Before landing the role of Tanya Turner on Footballers' Wives (2002) she was about to give up acting for a career in teaching.
Gave birth to her daughter Lily Alabama Herbert, with fiancé James Herbert, 5 days late weighing in at 8lbs 12oz, via Caesarean section (2 September 2008).
Returned to work 11 months after giving birth to her daughter Lily in order to begin rehearsing for Strictly Come Dancing (2004).
Passed her driving test just 4 weeks before she started filming EastEnders (1985).
Became good friends with Natalie Cassidy when they competed together on Strictly Come Dancing (2004).
Is one of 20 EastEnders (1985) to compete on Strictly Come Dancing (2004). The others, in chronological order, are Jill Halfpenny (Kate Mitchell), Christopher Parker (Spencer Moon), Patsy Palmer (Bianca Jackson), Louisa Lytton (Ruby Allen), Letitia Dean (Sharon Rickman), Matt Di Angelo (Deano Wicks), Phil Daniels (Kevin Wicks), Gillian Taylforth (Kathy Mitchell), Jessie Wallace (Kat Moon), Ricky Groves (Garry Hobbs), Natalie Cassidy (Sonia Fowler), Jimi Mistry (Fred Fonseca), Scott Maslen (Jack Branning), Kara Tointon (Dawn Swann), Anita Dobson (Angie Watts), Sid Owen (Ricky Butcher), Jake Wood (Max Branning), Kellie Bright (Linda Carter) and Tameka Empson (Kim Fox-Hubbard).
Good friends with her Footballers' Wives (2002) co-star Daniel Schutzmann.
Used to live with friend Alyn Waterman, the make-up designer on Footballers' Wives (2002).
Despite playing her mother on EastEnders (1985), Lucker is just 13 years older than Kylie Babbington in real life.

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