• Roxanne McKee, born on 10 August 1980, in Canada, is known for her role as Louise Summers in “Hollyoaks” and Doreah in “Game of Thrones.”
  • She distinguished herself by winning the role of Louise Summers from over 35,000 candidates without relying on industry connections.
  • Roxanne’s versatility as an actress has been recognized, alongside her attractiveness, which propelled her into modeling as well.
  • She pursued a Bachelor of Arts in Political Studies and Social Policy at Royal Holloway, University of London, initially not considering acting as her primary career path.
  • Roxanne has been involved in high-profile relationships and prefers to keep her personal life private, focusing on her professional achievements in discussions.

Who is Roxanne McKee?

Born under the fire sign of Leo on 10 August 1980, in an unspecified location in Canada, Roxanne McKee is a 43-year-old Canadian-born British actress and model. Her claim to fame is her portrayal of character Louise Summers, in the massively popular British soap opera entitled “Hollyoaks”.

Unlike most actors, who manage to land important roles using connections in the industry, Roxanne became the now-iconic Louise after a casting period of several weeks, at the end of which she was chosen for the role from a pool of over 35,000 candidates.

After this memorable part, she appeared in a large number of British TV series, amongst which are “Inspector Lewis” and “Lip Service”. However, the role she is best known for might as well be the one of Doreah, the servant and handmaiden of Daenerys Targaryen in HBO’s hit show, “Game of Thrones”.

Over the years, Roxanne has emerged as one of the most versatile actresses, due to her ability to convey a large spectre of emotions. She was proclaimed one of the most attractive women on the planet on several occasions, propelling her towards a career in modeling.

Early Life and Education: From Canada to Great Britain

After being born into a British family living “across the pond”, Roxanne subsequently moved to the homeland of her parents, most likely while she was an infant. There is no information about her mother and father across all credible sources, which is mainly due to her being a private person.

Since she became a famous actress, McKee has avoided talking about personal matters; despite numerous inquiries about said matters, the result was her re-routing the conversation back to her professional accomplishments.

CategoryInformation
Full NameRoxanne McKee
Known ForPortrayal of Louise Summers in “Hollyoaks”, Doreah in “Game of Thrones”
Profession/OccupationActress, Model
EducationBachelor of Arts in Political Studies and Social Policy from Royal Holloway, University of London
Net WorthOver $2 million (as of 2024)
Salary$100,000 per movie on average, up to $80,000 per episode on television
Date of Birth10 August 1980
Zodiac SignLeo
Place of BirthCanada
NationalityCanadian-born British
Bra Size34B
Height5ft 7in (170cm)
Weight123lbs (56kgs)
Measurements34-24-35
AwardsSexiest Female at the British Soap Awards (2007, 2008), Inside Soap Awards (2007, 2008), FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World (91st in 2006, 42nd later)
Social Profile LinksInstagram, Twitter

 

However, we do know that she graduated from college in 2005, with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Political Studies and Social Policy. Her alma mater is Royal Holloway, University of London, a globally renowned research institution.

One other peculiar thing about Roxanne is that she never really deemed acting as something that could be her true calling. Instead, she developed an interest in modeling, which prompted her to explore opportunities in this line of work.

Her luscious hair and unique looks allowed her to gain prominence early on, but one day during her junior year in college, everything changed.

Roxanne McKee

Career Beginnings: Hollyoaks, The Persuasionists, Lip Service and More

In 2004, Roxanne saw an ad for a nationwide casting, all in order to find the right actress for the role of Louise Summers in “Hollyoaks: No Going Back”. Encouraged by her friends, she embraced the challenge and decided to test her acting skills.

Given the fact that the show was already massively popular, more than 35,000 interested actresses showed up to auditions. After several weeks of casting sessions, Roxanne advanced to the final round and took home the privilege to play Louise.

In 2005, her character was introduced as a teaser for “Hollyoaks”, the next iteration of this soap opera.

In total, she appeared in 78 episodes over the course of three years, making her one of Britain’s most famous faces. From 2008 to 2010, she was on a break from television in order to focus on theater, before resurfacing in two episodes of “The Persuasionists”.

Around the same, she also assumed a smaller role in the critically acclaimed series “Lip Service”, which depicts the life of LGBTQ people in Britain. This successful streak made Roxanne a popular name in the US, as well.

An Established Star: Game of Thrones, Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines, Ironclad and More

2011 was a big year for her, as she landed the part of Doreah in “Game of Thrones”. As the handmaiden of Daenerys, the future contender for the Iron Throne, Doreah was a major cog in several plotlines during the first two seasons.

Many fans of the show consider Doreah’s eventual betrayal of her mistress a significant point in Daeneris’ character development, and her subsequent ruthlessness towards enemies. She appeared in 11 episodes, with her death being all but confirmed in “Valar Morghulis”.

Upon her departure from “Game of Thrones”, Roxanne assumed the part of Lita in “Wrong Turn 5: Bloodlines”. Around the same time, she appeared in two more relatively popular movies – “The Legend of Hercules” and “Ironclad: Battle for Blood”.

This period marks Roxanne’s ascent into the highest echelons of Hollywood, and she went on to star in “Dominion” and “Strike Back”, both critically acclaimed shows.

In 2023, she starred in “The Admirer,” and she has several upcoming projects as of 2024, including “The Experiment,” “Bambi: The Reckoning,” “Bad Day at the Office,” and “Hush Now.”

Personal Life: Does Roxanne McKee Have a Boyfriend? Is She Married?

Roxanne is still unmarried; despite preferring to keep her love life hidden from the media, she’s been in a large number of high-profile relationships since the beginning of her career. In 2001, she got together with Richard Fleeshman, whom she met at college; they were together until 2007, ending their relationship in an amicable manner.

The next year, she was involved with Danny Simpson for five or six months. In 2013, Harry Neale was her beau, but they too didn’t last long. Gerg Burn was his successor, but they apparently had disagreements that ended their love story.

2015 was the same, with this British beauty showing no signs of stopping when it comes to looking for Mister Right – Simon Welbe was seen alongside her on several occasions, but they broke up too. From that point onwards, there weren’t any clues on her social media profiles concerning a potential partner, but all that changed on 27 March 2018.

Roxanne posted a photo of her kissing a mystery man, making people suggest that it was her new boyfriend. However, we haven’t discovered the identity of this so far anonymous gentleman.

For now, it is believed that she is single, but there have been rumors that the actress is gay. These rumors have not been addressed yet, at least not according to any reliable sources.

Awards and Nominations

In 2006, this beautiful actress was proclaimed the 91st sexiest woman on the globe, in “FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World”. This was an unprecedented privilege for someone so young and inexperienced, but Roxanne ultimately proved she was worthy of such fanfare around her.

2007 was equally notable, with an award for Sexiest Female at the British Soap Awards. A few months later, she would take home another award of the same name, this time from the Inside Soap Awards ceremony.

As the cherry on top, she was the 42nd sexiest woman in the world, according to “FHM’s 100 Sexiest Women in the World”. 2008 was even more hectic, with two more soap opera awards and another appearance in FHM’s prestigious list.

Around this time, Roxanne realized that her future was in acting, prompting her to abandon modeling altogether.

Body Measurements: How Tall is Roxanne McKee?

Roxanne McKee is 5ft 7in (170cm) tall, and weighs around 123lbs (56kgs), with her vital statistics being 34-24-35.

Due to frequent workouts and a strict diet as preparation for each of her roles, she’s maintained the body shape of an hourglass. Her cup size is 34B, her dress size 4, with 8.5 being her shoe size.

Net Worth: How Rich is Roxanne McKee?

Have you ever wondered how affluent Roxanne really is? Well, according to several reputable sources, McKee has a net worth of over $2 million, as of 2024, accumulated by picking the right roles and working hard to expand her repertoire.

Given the fact that she is as acting as ever, she will indubitably earn much more, resulting in a higher net worth in the foreseeable future. Reports indicate that she receives $100,000 per movie on average, with her salary on television being a little less lucrative, but with as much as $80,000 per episode.

Social Media Presence

Roxanne seems to enjoy connecting with her fans on social media. Her favorite social net is Instagram, on which she shares bits and pieces from her life with more than 93,000 people interacting with her. Unlike before, McKee mainly focuses on simple selfies and artistic photos – she must have learned her lesson after the media scoured her profiles for any clues about a potential boyfriend. You can also find her on Twitter, and add to her 24,000 fans.

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