Joanne Frogatt was born in the village of Littlebeck, North Yorkshire, UK. She started going to a drama school in Maidenhead at the age of 13 and was also a member of the "Rounders" youth theatre group at Alan Ayckbourne's Stephen Joseph Theatre, In The Round. Eventually, she was cast in the role of a teenage prostitute in "The Bill". Apparently uncertain about an acting career, Joanne started working in a regular job in Scarborough and was thinking of giving up acting when she was invited to audition for the long-running TV series "Coronation Street" (1960). She was accepted for the role of Zoe Tattersall and this kept her occupied from May 1997 to December 1998. Joanne has also appeared in "Heartbeat" (1992), "Dinnerladies" (1998), "Bad Girls" (1999) and "Nature Boy" (2000), plus the television movies "The Last Detective" (2003) and Lorna Doone (2000) (TV).
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