Jo Joyner

Last updated 09 January 2020

Jo Joyner
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Joanne Mary Joyner

Born: Tuesday 24th May 1977 (age: 46)


Jo Joyner is an English actress who is best known for her role as Tanya Branning in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, in which she has appeared since June 2006.

She played Lynda Moss in the Doctor Who television stories Bad Wolf and The Parting of the Ways.

Before starring in EastEnders, her most noted role was as Beth Nicholls in the popular nursing drama No Angels. 

Joyner has also appeared in the feature-length drama Night Flight, and on television in Fat Friends, Silent Witness, Clocking Off, the 2004 BBC adaptation of North and South and as one of the stars of the Five comedy sketch show Swinging (2005). For her performances in the latter Jo Joyner won a Rose d'Or international award for 'Best Female Comedy Performer'.