Birth Name: Joanne Froggatt
Birth Place: Littlebeck, North Yorkshire, GB
The daughter of sheep farmers, Froggatt was born Aug. 21, 1980 in the North Yorkshire village of Littlebeck, England. She developed an interest in performing at a very early age, requesting ballet lessons at two years old. After making her acting debut with a theater troupe in Scarborough, Froggatt convinced her parents to send her to the Redroofs Theatre School when she was 12 years old. Three years later, she postponed her desire to attend the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts to make her television debut in "The Bill" (ITV, 1984-2010), and then segued into a recurring role as a teenaged mother on "Coronation Street." Froggatt worked steadily on television throughout the late 1990s, eventuall...
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