Jacqueline Jossa is an English actress from Bexley, London, best known for her role in the BBC soap opera EastEnders as Lauren Branning.
Jossa was born in the London Borough of Bexley.She trained at D&B Theatre School in Bromley and in 2010 she was cast in EastEnders as Lauren Branning, taking over from Madeline Duggan who played the role from 2006 to 2010. She made her first appearance on screen on 27 September 2010.
Jossa was nominated in the category of “Best Soap Newcomer” at the 2011 TV Choice Awards.On the 25th January Jossa won “Best Newcomer” at the National Television Awards in 2012 . Currently, she is shortlisted in the category “Sexiest Female” in the “British Soap Awards 2012″