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Jodi Mary Albert (born 22 July 1983) is an English actress and singer, best known for playing Debbie Dean in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, and as a member of short-lived British girl group Girl Thing and Irish girl group Wonderland. In December 2013, it was announced that Girl Thing would be reuniting for the second series of The Big Reunion.

Jodi Albert
Kian Egan and Jodi Albert.jpg
Albert with husband Kian Egan
Background information
Birth nameJodi Mary Albert
Born (1983-07-22) 22 July 1983 (age 36)
Chingford, London, England
Occupation(s)Singer, actress
Years active1998–present
Associated acts


Early lifeEdit

Albert attended the independent, fee-paying Sylvia Young Theatre School,[1] and shared lessons with Lee Ryan, Matt Willis, Billie Piper and Amy Winehouse. At the age of ten, she played the part of Young Cosette in Les Misérables at London's Palace Theatre.


After leaving school, Albert was in the short-lived British-Dutch girl band Girl Thing,[1] that had a top ten hit in the United Kingdom in 2000 with the song Last One Standing.

In 2002, Albert joined the cast of the soap opera Hollyoaks on Channel 4, playing Debbie Dean. She left in 2005, but returned for guest appearances in 2005 and 2006. In 2005, Albert won the British Soap Award for Sexiest female for her role in Hollyoaks.

After leaving Hollyoaks, Albert appeared in the reality television series California Dreaming, in a bid to make it in Hollywood, leaving the series before its conclusion. Since then, she has appeared in: Five sitcom Respectable; Casualty and The Inspector Lynley Mysteries for the BBC; and the British film Popcorn, opposite ex-EastEnders star Jack Ryder.

In 2008 Albert became part of the Irish-based girlgroup Wonderland, formed through auditions arranged by her husband, Kian Egan, in partnership with music manager Louis Walsh.

Albert has posed for numerous photoshoots for several men's magazines including Maxim and FHM and is featured in Maxim's 'Girls of Maxim' gallery,[2] also being named three times in FHM's 100 Sexiest Women list: #93 in 2003;[3] No. 73 in 2004;[4] and No. 65 in 2005.[5]

Personal lifeEdit

Albert married Kian Egan, member of the Irish vocal group Westlife, on 9 May 2009, in Barbados.[6][7] On 31 July 2011 the couple announced they were expecting their first baby. The birth of their son, Koa, was announced on 20 December 2011 through Westlife's official Facebook page.[citation needed] In November 2014, it was announced that they were expecting their second child.[8] In February 2015 her mother Eileen died after suffering from cancer for eight years. On 21 May 2015 Albert gave birth to her second child, a son named Zekey.[9] On 30 March 2017 Jodi announced on her Instagram that they were expecting their third child.Their third son Cobi Egan was born 29 September 2017



  • "Air Brush"[10]
  • "Believe"[11]
  • "Bounce"[10]
  • "Don't Look Down"[11]
  • "Getting Mad Not Even"[12]
  • "Girl Thing"[11]
  • "Girlfriend"[11]
  • "If That's What It Takes"[11]
  • "Last Goodbye"[10]
  • "Last One Standing"[10]
  • "Like Ya Like It"[12]
  • "Not a Love Song"[10]
  • "Signs"[11]
  • "That's The Way We Do It"[10]
  • "Time Has Run Out"[11]
  • "One for the Summer"[11]


  • "La Dolce Vita"
  • "La Dolce Vita"

Cameo appearanceEdit


  1. ^ a b "Biography for Jodi Albert". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  2. ^ "Girls of Maxim Gallery". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 17 February 2007.
  3. ^ "The Sexiest Women in the World 2003". FHM. Archived from the original on 19 July 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  4. ^ "The Sexiest Women in the World 2004". FHM. Archived from the original on 1 August 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  5. ^ "The Sexiest Women in the World 2005". FHM. Archived from the original on 7 August 2013. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  6. ^ "Boys and girls come out to play in Dublin". Hello. HELLO!. 2 February 2007. Archived from the original on 12 October 2012. Retrieved 13 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Westlife's Kian to marry actress". BBC News. 4 January 2008. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  8. ^ "Baby News! Kian Egan and Jodi Albert expecting second child". The Irish Independent. 14 November 2014. Retrieved 18 January 2015.
  9. ^ "'My beautiful little mummy has passed away peacefully' Jodi Albert's mother loses battle with cancer". 25 February 2015.
  10. ^ a b c d e f "ACE/Repertory: Writers: Albert Jodie Mary". ASCAP. Archived from the original on 6 March 2013. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  11. ^ a b c d e f g h "Songfile Search Results (Jodi Albert)". hfa. Harry Fox Agency. Archived from the original on 6 October 2010. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  12. ^ a b "Songwriter/Composer: Albert Jodie Mary". BMI Repertoire. BMI. Archived from the original on 9 January 2016. Retrieved 14 May 2013.
  13. ^ "Kian and Jodi Egan". YouTube. Retrieved 14 May 2013.

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