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Suranne Jones

Occupation: Actress

Nationality: British

Born: January 2, 1979 (35)

Suranne Jones is best known for playing Karen McDonald in Coronation Street from 2000 to 2003, a character that gained a significant fanbase when she married Weatherfield favourite Steve McDonald for a bet and ultimately bowed out after exacting a fiery revenge on love rival Tracy Barlow. Shortly after winning a British Soap Award for her portrayal, Jones announced that she would be exploring more projects with Granada Television and later starred in their detective drama series Vincent. Since leaving Corrie, Jones has appeared in therapist drama Strictly Confidential, black comedy Dead Clever and critically acclaimed BBC mini-series Single Father.
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