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Gemma Bissix is an English actress, model and television presenter. She is best known for her roles as Clare Devine in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks and as EastEnders’ Roxanne Pallett.

Bissix was born on 6 June 1985 in East Grinstead, West Sussex, England. She is the daughter of Julie and Mark Bissix. She has two older sisters, Sarah and Emily. Bissix was educated at Imberhorne School in East Grinstead.

Bissix began her acting career in 2002, when she appeared in an episode of the medical drama Casualty. She went on to have roles in a number of British television series, including The Bill, Holby City and Doctors.

In 2005, Bissix joined the cast of Hollyoaks, playing the role of Clare Devine. She remained with the show for four years, before leaving in 2009.

In 2010, Bissix began appearing in the BBC soap opera EastEnders, playing the role of Roxanne Pallett. She remained with the show for two years, before leaving in 2012.

Bissix has also appeared in a number of films, including The Last Seven (2010), Blooded (2011) and The Dyatlov Pass Incident (2013).

In addition to her acting work, Bissix has also worked as a model and television presenter. She was a contestant on the fifth series of Celebrity MasterChef in 2014.

Bissix has been married to actor Darren John Langford since 2015. The couple have two children together.

As of 2021, Gemma Bissix’s net worth is $3 million.

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Full NameGemma Bissix
EducationHinchley Wood School


ChildrenJuliette Joy Rouse


AwardsThe British Soap Award for Villain of the Year, The British Soap Award for Best Exit, The British Soap Award for Spectacular Scene of the Year
NominationsThe British Soap Award for Best Storyline
TV ShowsEastEnders, Hollyoaks

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1As a child actress, you're only allowed to earn a certain amount of money. I left just before I was 16, so I never got to see the real money. Wellard the dog earned more than us kids! I enjoyed it but I was intimidated by Ross Kemp. I don't think I spoke to him at all for about the first whole year I was there!
2On my first day on Hollyoaks (1995), Cassie Powney, who played Mel, burst into my dressing room when I was completely naked! I didn't have a chance to cover up. But it's one way of getting to know someone! We're great friends now.
3When I'm in Liverpool, I like to party with Hannah Tointon. I go to the Newz Bar and a place called Mosquito. In London, I go to little bars round Kingston. And I like my drum'n'bass raves. We often go out in a mixed group, so men don't tend to approach us. It often keeps the nice guys away as they don't think they stand a chance. But then you get the arrogant ones, who do have the confidence, looking for a one-night stand so they can brag to their mates. But I'm not bothered. I've been single for two years. I do want to get married and have kids one day, but I'm only 24 so there's plenty of time for that.
4I really want to make sure that I can earn a living acting and that I can carry on without having to find another occupation. That's the scary thing, you think "Will it last forever or will bills mean I have to get a proper job?"
5A soap is a good gig because you've got solid work and you know the pennies will come in.
6[on Dancing on Ice] I had eight weeks of training before I did it and it has really shaped me up. I never lost any weight but I've lost about two inches. It was worth it because now I've got a great bottom.
7Before I did Masterchef I couldn't cook anything and I would just be the one who brought the wine to dinner parties but now I can cook. My speciality is monkfish wrapped in pancetta.
8Most men are scared of me. They either think I'm going to kill them or steal all their money. It's as if they can't distinguish me, Gemma, from my evil characters. I was in Sainsbury's recently and a female member of staff refused to serve me. I thought she was joking and tried to get my groceries onto the conveyor belt, but she point-blank refused. I was half-amused and half-annoyed. It's the downside of playing the super-bitch on TV. If people could meet the real Gemma, they would see I'm actually a nice person, and nothing like the Clare characters.


1Was 4 months pregnant with her daughter Juliette when she performed in the play "Murderous Liaisons".
2Gave birth to her 1st child at age 32, a daughter Juliette Joy Rouse on 14 November 2015. Child's father is her fiancé, Kristian Rouse.
3Is allergic to chocolate.
4Became engaged to boyfriend Kristian Rouse after he proposed to her whilst on holiday in Amsterdam on Valentine's Day 2015. They have been in a relationship since 2008.
5Is one of 8 EastEnders (1985) actors to have competed on Dancing on Ice (2006). The others, in chronological order, are Todd Carty (Mark Fowler), Bobby Davro (Vinnie Monks), Danniella Westbrook (Sam Mitchell), Nadia Sawalha (Annie Palmer), Sam Attwater (Leon Small), Laila Morse (Mo Harris) and Matt Lapinskas (Anthony Moon).
6Is an avid supporter of Chelsea Football Club.
7Participated in the 4th series of Dancing on Ice (2006), but was the 2nd person and 1st female to be eliminated (January 2009).
8Her parents divorced when she was 11-years-old.
9Is the oldest of 5 siblings.
10After leaving school she ran a pub for two years, sold electrical products for her family business and also worked as a bra measurer at Marks & Spencer before deciding to return to acting.
11Replaced Samantha Rowley in the role of Clare Devine on Hollyoaks (1995).
12Attended Hinchley Wood Secondary school in Surrey, England, UK.



Ghetto Heavenpost-productionAmanda Hughes
Hollyoaks2006-2013TV SeriesClare Devine Clare Cunningham Clare Divine
Crime Stories2012TV SeriesFiona Anderson
Washed Up2011TV MovieClaudia Weathers
Doctors2002-2010TV SeriesMeredith Stuart / Von Trapp / Roxanne Lloyd
Britannia High2008TV SeriesLizzie Porter
EastEnders1993-2008TV SeriesClare
The Crust2005TV SeriesSadie (2005)


Who's Doing the Dishes?2016TV SeriesHerself
The Wright Stuff2009-2015TV SeriesHerself - Panelist / Herself - Guest Panelist
Dancing on Ice2009-2014TV SeriesHerself - Audience Member / Herself - Contestant / Herself
What's Cooking? From the Sainsbury's Kitchen2013TV SeriesHerself - Guest
Total Wipeout2011TV SeriesHerself
Big Brother's Efourum2010TV SeriesHerself
Mongrels2010TV SeriesHerself
Hole in the Wall2009TV SeriesHerself
Celebrity Masterchef2009TV SeriesHerself
The British Soap Awards 20092009TV SpecialHerself - Audience Member
Sound2009TV SeriesHerself
The Weakest Link2008TV SeriesHerself
The British Soap Awards 20082008TV SpecialHerself
The British Soap Awards 2008: The Party2008TV SpecialHerself
Hollyoaks Special: Summer's Got a Secret2008TV Movie documentaryClaire Cunningham
Richard & Judy2008TV SeriesHerself
No. 1 Soap Fan2007TV MovieHerself
The National Lottery: Big 72007TV SpecialHerself
Big Brother's Little Brother2007TV SeriesHerself
Loose Women2007TV SeriesHerself
The British Soap Awards 20072007TV SpecialHerself

Archive Footage

The Wright Stuff2014TV SeriesHerself
Hole in the Wall2009TV SeriesHerself
Sex, Lies & Soaps2006TV Mini-Series documentaryClare Devine


Won Awards

2008British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest ExitHollyoaks (1995)
2008British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsSpectacular Scene of the YearHollyoaks (1995)
2007British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsVillain of the YearHollyoaks (1995)

Nominated Awards

2007British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsBest StorylineHollyoaks (1995)
2007British Soap AwardBritish Soap AwardsSpectacular Scene of the YearHollyoaks (1995)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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