She may not be popular among her viewers with her real name, but is surely known for playing the character, Tanya Branning, the long- suffering wife, in the well liked “EastEnders”, the BBC One soap opera. Jo Joyner portrayed the very character for 7 long years, i.e. from 2006 until the year 2013, prior to returning back in 2015. She was even honored with The British Soap Award, both in the year 2008 & 2012 for the category of “Best Dramatic Performer”.
Jo Joyner is originally from her birth land of Harlow, a town & borough in East Essex, England, United Kingdom. Hitting 37 by age, the actress was born to her English parents, Anne Joyner (born December 21 1947) & Peter (born January 15, 1947), on 24th of May, 1977. Her real birth name is revealed to be Joanne Mary Joyner. She grew up together with her elder brother named Daniel Charles Joyner, who is about 3 years older to her age. Behind her schooling, Jo also went to the Stratford- upon- Avon College & finally earned a BA degree majoring in Acting from the prominent Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama in the year 1999.
Alike her professional work, Jo Joyner has always remained opened about her personal life details. She had previously made an announcement about her pregnancy with twins in the June of 2009. This was actually the consequence of IVF treatment. A baby boy & a little girl were born on 7th of that December. The children were later named as Freddie & Edie Madden, respectively. She shares them with her only love of life & current husband, Neil Madden. The couple is together since 2007. After a few time of romantic linkup, the love birds provided a name of engagement to their affair in 2007 March & eventually exchanged marriage vows on 14th of that June. Since then, they have been nurturing their relationship with romance, understanding & support, which certainly is saving their marriage from passing through divorce.
Jo Joyner’s original acting work was on stage, landing roles on acts such as “The One With The Oven”, which was carried out in 2002, at the renowned Royal Court Theatre. That year, she also made her film debut, appearing as Brigitte in the 2002 released television film “Night Flight”, followed by her series regular, Beverly “Beth” Nicholas” in “No Angels”, from 2004 to 2006. Noted for her varieties inside her television roles, the actress has also played in one more television film till date, i.e. “Pretending to be Judith”, playing a shop assistant in the year 2004. She played a recurring character in “North & South” & was seen in a couple of episodes of the British sci- fi TV program “Doctor Who”, in the year 2004 & 2005, respectively. Behind playing one more recurring character in “Swinging”, Jo was picked as one of the main casts in the TV sitcom “EastEanders”, which turned out to be her most noted series to date. Both in the year 2010 & 2014, the actress popped out as a guest panelist in few episodes of ITV’s “Loose Women”. Since then, the proficient actress grabbed 2 different lead roles of Meg & Jackie O’Sullivan in the series “Trying Again” (2014) & “Candy Cabs” (2011), respectively. Presently, Jo is reaching out to her viewers as a deputy manager, Beth, in the BBC One drama series “Ordinary Lies”, since the 17th of March, 2015.
EastEnder’ sensation Jo Joyner formally was ranked number 45 in the list of “100 Greatest EastEnders Characters of All Time” pro her wonderful portrayal as Tanya. Along with awards & accolades for her professional acting job, Jo has even made herself available in different charity ventures, assisting several causes including humanitarian, environmental, social & children. An avid fan of shopping, the actress loves to shop a lot & also enjoys hanging around with her family. She likes to travel & watch TV too. As her additional business, Jo also runs “Ripel” as her only labradoodle. For more updates about the television beauty, her fans can follow her via her personal networking pages. Jo’s details can also be pulled through her biography provided on different sites over the internet, including wiki, imdb, famusbirthdays.com & so on.