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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 23 July 1957Hastings, East Sussex, England, UK
Birth NameJosephine Grace Brand
Height 5' 4" (1.63 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Jo Brand was born on July 23, 1957 in Hastings, East Sussex, England as Josephine Grace Brand. She is a writer and actress, known for QI (2003), Have I Got News for You (1990) and Countdown (1982). She has been married to Bernie Bourke since December 19, 1997. They have two children.

Spouse (1)

Bernie Bourke (19 December 1997 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (7)

Before turning to comedy she was an RMN: Registered Mental Health Nurse.
When she was in labor, a man reportedly stuck his head round the door and asked for her autograph.
Daughters: Maisie Harriet born March 2001 and Eliza Mary born November 2002.
Replaced Pamela Anderson as Genie in a stage production of "Aladdin" at the New Wimbledon Theatre.
Has been praised for raising awareness for Alzheimer's Disease.
On 17 July 2007, she was awarded an honorary doctorate for her work as a psychiatric nurse from the University of Glamorgan. In January 2014, she was awarded a second honorary doctorate from Canterbury Christ Church University, for her work in raising awareness of mental health issues and challenging the stigma surrounding such illnesses.
Auditioned for a part on Comics (1993), that was based on her, but she didn't manage to get the part.

Personal Quotes (2)

So, my style has hopefully changed over the years and it is more relaxed, and I do tend to smile and have more than one expression these days hopefully - which I didn't at the beginning.
I wasn't a real nurse, I was psychiatric.

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