Date of Birth : May 30th 1983

Ellison’s acting career started in 1998 with her role as Emily Shadwick on the British soap opera, Brookside Her surname changed to O’Leary when her character married Timothy ‘Tinhead’ O’Leary. Her stay in Brookside ended in 2003. The same year Ellison ventured into film, where she played Meg Giry, Christine Daae’s friend and Madame Giry’s daughter, in Joel Schumacher’s adaptation of The Phantom of the Opera. Ellison has also recently appeared in an episode of the ITV legal drama The Brief.


In 2007, Ellison has appeared in episodes of the British television shows New Street Law and Hotel Babylon for the BBC and has begun work on the British film The Be All And End All opposite John Thompson and Liza Tarbuck.


It was announced in 2005, that Ellison was to act in the lead role in the horror film The Cottage, Ellison was also cast as Cleopatra in a contemporary film version of the Caesar and Cleopatra story.


She has appeared regularly in almost all of the mainstream British “lads’ magazines” over the last few years, though her first appearance was in 1999 in a sexually suggestive shoot for FHM at the age of just 16, under the heading “Jailbait”. 

Ellison took over a contract with lingerie giant Ultimo for its “Young Attitude” line from fellow model Jordan barely two months after she had been signed on. Though Ultimo boss Michelle More had chosen Jordan for being “sexy, fun and outgoing,” she later changed her mind, stating, “Jordan was just the wrong choice for . Jennifer is a far better option and far classier.” In 2005 Ellison was voted “world’s sexiest blonde” by readers of the UK magazine, Nuts, beating model Victoria Silvstedt, who came second, and pop superstar Britney Spears, who was voted third. Ellison is also a regular in the yearly FHM “100 Sexiest Women in the World” feature. She first appeared in 2003 at number 50, then at number 40 in 2004, and by 2005 she was at number 23. In FHM’s 2006 poll, Ellison was at 21.


The Cottage ( 2008 )

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