Soap star and presenter Lisa Riley first appeared on British TV screens as Mandy Dingle in Emmerdale. She has since gone on to host You've Been Framed, and appear on Strictly Come Dancing. Lisa's bubbly personality makes her a great addition to any event.
LISA RILEY is a popular actress and television presenter best known for playing the role of Mandy Dingle in the television soap opera Emmerdale.
Lisa trained at the Oldham Theatre Workshop from the age of 9, and was signed by an agent 3 years later. After some early roles including extra work on Coronation Street and an appearance in Butterfly kiss which was directed by Michael Winterbottom, her first breakthrough role in UK television was playing the well-endowed character Mandy Dingle in Emmerdale over a period of six and a half years.
In 1996, Lisa won the National Television Award for Most popular newcomer for her work in Emmerdale.
She went on to present the popular You've Been Framed show from 1997-2002, taking over from the former presenter, Jeremy Beadle and raising viewers figures to more than 13 million at it's peak in the process. In 1999, Lisa appeared opposite a young Jack P Shepherd in Pull out more fags and had a cameo role in the music video When the Going Gets Tough by Boyzone. In 2000, she appeared in ITV's Christmas Pantomime Alladin opposite stars such as Patsy Kensit, Julian Clary and Paul Merton and in 2001, appeared in a commercial for Heineken.
Lisa's other credits include roles in Fat Friends, The Bill, Holby City, Doctors, the BBC's Afternoon Play series, Having it off and the little seen film Secret society.
On stage, she has appeared in many Pantomime's and in UK tour's of The Play What I Wrote, The Vagina Monologues opposite Sharon Osbourne and The Naked truth.