Louise Marwood

Louise Marwood (born 13 March 1979) is an English actress and comedian. She is best known for playing Chrissie White in ITV soap Emmerdale from 2014 to 2018.

Louise Marwood
Louise Howells

(1979-03-13) 13 March 1979 (age 41)
OccupationActress, comedian
Years active2002–present
TelevisionEmmerdale (2014–2018)

Early lifeEdit

Marwood was born on 13 March 1979 in Bristol, England as Louise Howells. She trained at the Oxford School of Drama.


Early workEdit

Acting under the name of Louise Howells, she appeared in various television programmes including Waking the Dead and Law & Order: UK. She also appeared as part of sketch show Comedy Bitch until 2010.


On 4 October 2014, Marwood was cast in the role of Chrissie White in the ITV soap opera, Emmerdale, the fiancée of established and returning character Robert Sugden, played by Ryan Hawley respectively.[1] She was also introduced as part of a new Emmerdale fictional family, the White family.[1] Chrissie arrived in the village with her fiancé Robert, her father Lawrence White (John Bowe) and her son Lachlan White (Thomas Atkinson). Marwood made a previously unannounced departure from Emmerdale on 11 January 2018, after her character was killed-off in a car accident. She appeared in 459 episodes.

Personal lifeEdit

Marwood was raised in Bristol, England, under the name of Howells.


  1. ^ a b Kilkelly, Daniel (4 October 2014). "Emmerdale reveals new family for Home Farm". Digital Spy. Retrieved 4 October 2014.