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Jennie McAlpine plays Fiz Stape

Jennie McAlpine (born 24 May 1984) plays Fiz Stape on Coronation Street.

Jennie was born in Bury, Greater Manchester, and is of Scottish and Irish descent.

Jennie's big break came in 1997 when at the age of 13 she did stand-up comedy in London and came second in a Young Comedian Of The Year competition run by Fanta. At the grand final at Comedy Store in London she met TV presenter Jonathan Ross and comedian Peter Kay, and was so inspired that she entered a second time in 1998, coming second again.

She then spent four years (1997-2001) doing stand-up comedy at charity nights, galas and pub nights with her father in Bury.

McAlpine played Michelle Morley in Emmerdale from 1999 to 2001.

At the age of 17 she auditioned for the part of Fiz Brown on Coronation Street, a role she has played since 2001. She won Best Newcomer for the role at the 2002 British Soap Awards.

First appearance on Coronation Street in the UK:
22 April 2001: Fiona Brown was fostered by Roy and Hayley Cropper, who immediately found her to be quite a handful.