|Born:||October 11, 1984|
Manchester, England, UK
|Bra/cup size:||38G (85G) (same as FF cup)|
|Height:||5 ft 5 in (1.65 m)|
|Weight:||115 lb (52 kg)|
Gemma Ann Merna (born 11 October 1984 in Manchester) is an English actress and model, who is mainly known for her role playing Carmel Valentine in the TV series Hollyoaks.
In the same year's National Television Awards, she was nominated for Best Female Soap Actress.
Gemma also gave awards out along with Alan Hinkes at the Kirkby Suite, Kirkby, Liverpool for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme on 14 October 2009.
Merna was born in Manchester. She has two older brothers Stephen and Leigh and a younger sister Katie. She is engaged to long term boyfriend Ian Minton and they are getting married in the Summer of 2011 with Jennifer Metcalfe (Mercedes Fisher), Leah Hackett (Tina McQueen), Claire Cooper (Jacqui McQueen), and Nicole Barber-Lane (Myra McQueen) as bridesmaids.
Gemma used to share a house in Liverpool with on-screen sister Jennifer Metcalfe, who plays Mercedes Fisher.
On Sky Sports, Gemma revealed that she is a split supporter of both Manchester United F.C. and Liverpool F.C.
In a 2009 interview with Closer magazine she said that having a breast enlargement at the age of twenty-one was one of the best things she ever did and said it gave her so much confidence.
- Little Britain, an extra.
- Hollyoaks, Carmel Valentine (2006–present)
- Big Brother: Celebrity Hijack (2008), herself as hijacker
- Hole in the Wall Blue Team Series 2 Episode 2
- Gemma Merna links at FreeOnes