Kirsty-Leigh Porter

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Kirsty-Leigh Porter
File:Kirsty Leigh-Porter.jpg
Born (1988-12-30) 30 December 1988 (age 30)
Manchester, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 2006–present

Kirsty-Leigh Porter (born 30 December 1988 in Manchester[1]) is an English actress. She is most famous for her roles in British soap operas, including portraying Zoe Willson in Coronation Street, Roz Fielding in Emmerdale and Leela Lomax on Hollyoaks.


Porter attended Oldham Theatre Workshop and trained extensively in dance including ballet, jazz, contemporary and modern dance.[2] She has played a number of small roles on British television, including Doctors, The Royal Today, Shameless and Ashes to Ashes.

Porter went on to have larger roles in the children's television programme My Spy Family, as Marcy, and The Street as Ellie.

It was announced in July 2009, that she had been cast in the long-running ITV soap opera Coronation Street as the girlfriend of long established character David Platt (Jack P. Shepherd).[3] After her role in Coronation Street, Porter was cast in another ITV soap, Emmerdale, as the best friend of Holly Barton (Sophie Powles). Her role in Emmerdale as Roz, included pushing Holly into taking illegal drugs, and stealing to fuel her addiction. At the end of the storyline, it was announced that Porter would be leaving the soap.[4] On 26 June 2013, it was announced that Porter would be joining the cast of Hollyoaks and over a month later it was announced she would play Leela Lomax, one of established character, Ste Hay (Kieron Richardson)'s two half-sisters.


Year Title Role Notes
2007 Brain Warehouse Brain Bouncer TV film
The Bad Mother's Handbook Anya TV film
Year Title Role Notes
2006, 2009 The Street Tarty Schoolgirl 1/Ellie 3 episodes
2007-09 My Spy Family Marcy Desmond 7 episodes
2007 Doctors Kelly Madden 1 episodes
2008 The Royal Today Debbie Fitzgerald 1 episode
Shameless Bindy 1 episode
2009 Ashes to Ashes Rachel Lessing 1 episode
Monday Monday Kelly 1 episode
Coronation Street Zoe Willson 7 episodes
2010-12 Emmerdale Roz Fielding 29 episodes
2012 Accused Julie 1 episode
2013- Hollyoaks Leela Lomax Regular role
2014 Common Liaison Officer 1 episode


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