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Gemma Bissix

Biography

Award-winning British actress most widely known on her behalf role as Claire Devine within the soap opera Hollyoaks. She analyzed at Hinchley Real wood School and began acting at age group nine. She began smoking at age group 11 and stop when she was 25. She actually is the oldest in a family group of 5 and her parents divorced when she was 11 years of age. She competed with Melinda Messenger on Dance on Ice in ’09 2009.

Quick Facts


Full Name Gemma Bissix
Date Of Birth June 6, 1983
Place Of Birth England
Profession Soap Opera Actress
Education Hinchley Wood School
Nationality British, English
Children Juliette Joy Rouse
Star Sign Gemini

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#Fact
1Was 4 months pregnant with her daughter Juliette when she performed in the play "Murderous Liaisons".
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a daughter Juliette Joy Rouse on 14 November 2015. Child's father is her fiancé, Kristian Rouse.
3Is allergic to chocolate.
4Became engaged to boyfriend Kristian Rouse after he proposed to her whilst on holiday in Amsterdam on Valentine's Day 2015. They have been in a relationship since 2008.
5Is one of 8 EastEnders (1985) actors to have competed on Dancing on Ice (2006). The others, in chronological order, are Todd Carty (Mark Fowler), Bobby Davro (Vinnie Monks), Danniella Westbrook (Sam Mitchell), Nadia Sawalha (Annie Palmer), Sam Attwater (Leon Small), Laila Morse (Mo Harris) and Matt Lapinskas (Anthony Moon).
6Is an avid supporter of Chelsea Football Club.
7Participated in the 4th series of Dancing on Ice (2006), but was the 2nd person and 1st female to be eliminated (January 2009).
8Her parents divorced when she was 11-years-old.
9Is the oldest of 5 siblings.
10After leaving school she ran a pub for two years, sold electrical products for her family business and also worked as a bra measurer at Marks & Spencer before deciding to return to acting.
11Replaced Samantha Rowley in the role of Clare Devine on Hollyoaks (1995).
12Attended Hinchley Wood Secondary school in Surrey, England, UK.


Actress

Actress

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Ghetto Heavenpost-productionAmanda Hughes
Hollyoaks2006-2013TV SeriesClare Devine Clare Cunningham Clare Divine
Crime Stories2012TV SeriesFiona Anderson
Washed Up2011TV MovieClaudia Weathers
Doctors2002-2010TV SeriesMeredith Stuart / Von Trapp / Roxanne Lloyd
Britannia High2008TV SeriesLizzie Porter
EastEnders1993-2008TV SeriesClare
The Crust2005TV SeriesSadie (2005)

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV SeriesHerself
The Wright Stuff2009-2015TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself - Guest Panelist
Dancing on Ice2009-2014TV SeriesHerself - Audience Member / Herself - Contestant / Herself
What's Cooking? From the Sainsbury's Kitchen2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Total Wipeout2011TV SeriesHerself
Big Brother's Efourum2010TV SeriesHerself
Mongrels2010TV SeriesHerself
Hole in the Wall2009TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Masterchef2009TV SeriesHerself
The British Soap Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Sound2009TV SeriesHerself
The Weakest Link2008TV SeriesHerself
The British Soap Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself
The British Soap Awards 2008: The Party2008TV SpecialHerself
Hollyoaks Special: Summer's Got a Secret2008TV Movie documentaryClaire Cunningham
Richard & Judy2008TV SeriesHerself
No. 1 Soap Fan2007TV MovieHerself
The National Lottery: Big 72007TV SpecialHerself
Big Brother's Little Brother2007TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women2007TV SeriesHerself
The British Soap Awards 20072007TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Wright Stuff2014TV SeriesHerself
Hole in the Wall2009TV SeriesHerself
Sex, Lies & Soaps2006TV Mini-Series documentaryClare Devine

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest ExitHollyoaks (1995)
2008British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsSpectacular Scene of the YearHollyoaks (1995)· Jamie Lomas
· Hannah Tointon
· Chris Fountain
· Matt Littler
2007British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsVillain of the YearHollyoaks (1995)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2007British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest StorylineHollyoaks (1995)· Darren Jeffries
· Matt Littler
· Ellis Hollins
2007British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsSpectacular Scene of the YearHollyoaks (1995)· Matt Littler
· Darren Jeffries
· Ellis Hollins
· Scott Mann


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#Quote
1As a child actress, you're only allowed to earn a certain amount of money. I left just before I was 16, so I never got to see the real money. Wellard the dog earned more than us kids! I enjoyed it but I was intimidated by Ross Kemp. I don't think I spoke to him at all for about the first whole year I was there!
2On my first day on Hollyoaks (1995), Cassie Powney, who played Mel, burst into my dressing room when I was completely naked! I didn't have a chance to cover up. But it's one way of getting to know someone! We're great friends now.
3When I'm in Liverpool, I like to party with Hannah Tointon. I go to the Newz Bar and a place called Mosquito. In London, I go to little bars round Kingston. And I like my drum'n'bass raves. We often go out in a mixed group, so men don't tend to approach us. It often keeps the nice guys away as they don't think they stand a chance. But then you get the arrogant ones, who do have the confidence, looking for a one-night stand so they can brag to their mates. But I'm not bothered. I've been single for two years. I do want to get married and have kids one day, but I'm only 24 so there's plenty of time for that.
4I really want to make sure that I can earn a living acting and that I can carry on without having to find another occupation. That's the scary thing, you think "Will it last forever or will bills mean I have to get a proper job?"
5A soap is a good gig because you've got solid work and you know the pennies will come in.
6[on Dancing on Ice] I had eight weeks of training before I did it and it has really shaped me up. I never lost any weight but I've lost about two inches. It was worth it because now I've got a great bottom.
7Before I did Masterchef I couldn't cook anything and I would just be the one who brought the wine to dinner parties but now I can cook. My speciality is monkfish wrapped in pancetta.
8Most men are scared of me. They either think I'm going to kill them or steal all their money. It's as if they can't distinguish me, Gemma, from my evil characters. I was in Sainsbury's recently and a female member of staff refused to serve me. I thought she was joking and tried to get my groceries onto the conveyor belt, but she point-blank refused. I was half-amused and half-annoyed. It's the downside of playing the super-bitch on TV. If people could meet the real Gemma, they would see I'm actually a nice person, and nothing like the Clare characters.


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