Jennifer Ellison (born May 30, 1983) is an English actress, glamour model, television personality, dancer and singer. Ellison, who was born in Liverpool, is perhaps best known for playing Emily Shadwick in the television soap opera
Ellison's acting career started in 1998 with her role as Emily Shadwick on the British soap opera,
In 2007, Ellison has appeared in episodes of the British television shows New Street Law and Hotel Babylon and has begun work on the British film The Be All And End All opposite John Thompson and Liza Tarbuck.
It was announced in 2005, that Ellison was to act in the lead role in the horror film "The Cottage", Ellison was also cast as Cleopatra in a contemporary film version of the Caesar and Cleopatra story.
Modelling and magazine appearances
Ellison is currently featured in Maxim magazine's Girls of Maxim gallery. She has appeared regularly in almost all of the mainstream British "lads' magazines" over the last five years, though her first appearance was in 1999 in a sexually suggestive shoot for FHM at the age of only 16, under the heading "Jailbait". Recently, Ellison took over a contract with lingerie giant Ultimo for its "Young Attitude" line from fellow model
Since the age of three years old, Ellison has trained as a dancer. She started off at a dance school in
Ellison had a run in the London West End theatre version of the musical
She will also soon appear in the west end play Marlon Brando's corset.
Ellison has also flirted with a pop rock career. Her first single was Baby I Don't Care, released in June 2003, which reached number six in the charts. The song was originally released by Transvision Vamp in 1989. The following year in July, after being brought back into the public eye after winning Hell's Kitchen, Ellison released her second single, Bye Bye Boy, which reached number 13 in the
In 2004 Ellison appeared on the reality television show Hell's Kitchen, which she went on to win. In 2005 she appeared on the celebrity challenge show With a little help from my friends.
In spring 2007 Ellison appeared in the BBC reality TV show The Verdict, based on a fictional courtroom, alongside the likes of Jeffrey Archer and Sara Payne.
Ellison played the self styled character of Carrie Cottan in an episode of the BBC's Hotel Babylon which aired March 2007