Jacqueline Mary Osborne (née Jossa) (born 29 October 1992) is an English actress, known for portraying the role of Lauren Branning in the BBC soap opera EastEnders from 2010 to 2018, and winning the nineteenth series of the ITV series I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in 2019.
Jossa was born in Bexley. She trained at D&B Theatre School in Bromley, followed by the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has one older sister, Katrina and her two older brothers died in infancy. She is also the cousin of former EastEnders actress Megan Jossa.
Jossa was cast in EastEnders in 2010 as Lauren Branning, Jossa was reportedly "excited" to join the show, saying she has always been a fan. Her first appearance was on 27 September 2010. Jossa also appeared in Lauren's internet spin-off series, Lauren's Diaries, with two series in 2010 and 2011. In 2013, she also appeared as a panellist on the BBC Three comedy panel show Sweat the Small Stuff.
In September 2017, it was revealed that Jossa would be leaving EastEnders after seven years alongside on-screen sister, Lorna Fitzgerald. Their exit was a decision made by the new temporary producer John Yorke. A spokesperson for the soap said, "We can confirm that Jacqueline and Lorna will be leaving EastEnders. They have both been wonderful to work with and we wish them all the best for the future". Jossa's final scenes aired on 16 February 2018.
In November 2019, Jossa was a contestant on the nineteenth series of the 3-week ITV reality TV show I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!. Jossa was voted the winner and was crowned the new 'queen of the jungle'.
On 24 June 2017 Jossa wed television personality Dan Osborne. They have two daughters.
Awards and nominations
Jossa was nominated in the category of "Best Soap Newcomer" at the 2011 TV Choice Awards. On 25 January 2012 Jossa won "Best Newcomer" at the National Television Awards. She was shortlisted in the category "Sexiest Female" in the British Soap Awards in 2012, 2013 and 2014 but lost to Michelle Keegan (Tina McIntyre) of Coronation Street. In 2013, Jossa was nominated for Best Actress at the Inside Soap Awards which she later won. She was also nominated for Best Storyline for "Lauren's struggle with alcohol" as well as ‘Sexiest Female’. In 2014.
|2011||TV Choice Awards||Best Soap Newcomer||EastEnders||Shortlisted|
|2012||National Television Awards||Best Newcomer||Won|
|2012||All About Soap Awards||Best Dressed Soap Star||Shortlisted|
|2012||British Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Shortlisted|
|2012||Inside Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Shortlisted|
|2012||Inside Soap Awards||Best Dressed Soap Star||Shortlisted|
|2013||National Television Awards||Serial Drama Performance||Longlisted|
|2013||All About Soap Awards||Best Stunt: Joey and Lauren's Crash||Shortlisted|
|2013||All About Soap Awards||Forbidden Lovers: Joey and Lauren||Shortlisted|
|2013||British Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Shortlisted|
|2013||Inside Soap Awards||Best Actress||Won|
|2013||Inside Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Shortlisted|
|2013||Inside Soap Awards||Best Storyline: Lauren's Struggle With Alcohol||Shortlisted|
|2014||British Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Shortlisted|
|2014||Inside Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Won|
|2015||Inside Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Shortlisted|
|2016||Inside Soap Awards||Sexiest Female||Won|