Claire Elizabeth Cooper
26 October 1980
Claire Elizabeth Cooper (born 26 October 1980) is a British actress, best known for portraying Jacqui McQueen in Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks, a character she played from 2006 to 2013.
Cooper co-owns clothing rental boutique The Closet in Liverpool with Hollyoaks co-stars Jennifer Metcalfe and Leah Hackett.
Cooper was a British champion gymnast for 10 years.
Cooper attended the Guildford School of Acting.
Cooper has appeared in various British television shows, including a two-part episode on Waking the Dead in 2004. She made appearances on Coronation Street and Waterloo Road in 2006.
Cooper made her on-screen debut in Hollyoaks in September 2006. In 2009 she played a character in the second series of Hollyoaks Later. In late 2010 she was in an hour-long spin-off episode called Hollyoaks: King of Hearts.
In 2016, Cooper played the part of Claire in the second series of In the Club.
Cooper married her boyfriend Emmett J. Scanlan on 31 December 2015 in New York City. On 8 May 2020, she announced she was pregnant with their first child. On 18 July 2020, she gave birth to a boy. In October 2020, Cooper disclosed that she had a miscarriage the previous year.
|1999||Red Dwarf||50s woman
|Series 8: Episode 5|
|2004||Waking The Dead||Audrey Clayton||Series 4: Episodes 1 and 2|
|2006||Waterloo Road||Zoe Ramsden||Series 1: Episode 3|
|Coronation Street||Anya Spader||Series 47: Episode 161|
|2006–2013||Hollyoaks||Jacqui McQueen||Series regular, 532 episodes|
|2007||Most Haunted||Herself||Episode - Most Haunted Live at Halloween: Tatton Park|
|2008||All Star Family Fortunes||Episode – Hollyoaks vs Emmerdale|
|This Morning||Series 20: Episode 4900|
|Big Brother's Big Mouth||Series 10: Episode 2|
|The Hollyoaks Music Show||Jacqui McQueen||Series 13: Episode 60|
|Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack||Celebrity HiJacker
|Series 1: Episodes 22 and 23|
|2009||Hollyoaks Later||Jacqui McQueen||Series 2: Episodes 1–5|
|Strictly Come Dancing||Herself||Round 6|
|Ready, Steady, Cook||Series 20: Episode 9|
|2010||Derren Brown Investigates||Episode - The Man Who Contacts The Dead|
|Hollyoaks: King of Hearts||Jacqui McQueen||Late night special one-off episode|
|2011||Hollyoaks Best Bits 2011||Herself||Television film|
|2014||From There to Here||Matilda||Two episodes|
|2015||A.D. The Bible Continues||Herodias||Six episodes|
|2016||In the Club||Claire||Series 2.|
|Six Wives with Lucy Worsley||Anne Boleyn||Two episodes|
|2017||12 Monkeys||Eliza||One episode|
|Love, Lies & Records||Sarah|
|2019||Knightfall||Sister Anne||Series 2|
|2020||Strike Back||Amy McAllister||Series 8: Episode 6|
Cooper won Best Actress at British Soap Awards in 2013 and Best Family at Inside Soap Awards in 2009. She has also received several nominations:
|Year||Result||Award||Category||Film or series||Character|
|2007||Nominated*||Inside Soap Awards||Best Actress ||Hollyoaks||Jacqui McQueen|
|2011||Nominated*||National Television Awards||Outstanding Serial Drama Performance|
|Nominated||All About Soap Bubble Awards||Best Actress|
|Shortlisted*||British Soap Awards||Best Actress|
|Nominated||Best Dramatical Performance|
|Nominated*||TV Choice Awards||Best Soap Actress|
|Shortlisted*||Inside Soap Awards||Best Actress|
|Nominated*||Best Dramatical Performance|
|Nominated||Royal Television Society North West Awards||Best Performance in a Continuing Drama|
|2012||Nominated*||National Television Awards||Outstanding Serial Drama Performance|
|Nominated||Shorty Awards||Best Actress||n/a||n/a|
|Nominated||All About Soap Awards||Best Actress||Hollyoaks||Jacqui McQueen|
|2013||Won||British Soap Awards||Best Actress|
|Nominated||Best Dramatic Performance|