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Stephanie Waring

Stephanie Waring
Born Stephanie Louise Waring
(1978-02-19) 19 February 1978
Urmston, Greater Manchester, England
Occupation Actress
Years active 1996–present
Partner(s) Dan Hooper (2008-2014[1])
Children Mia Grace Waring
Lexi Grace Hooper

Stephanie Louise Waring (born 19 February 1978 in Urmston, Greater Manchester[2]) is an English actress, best known for portraying Cindy Cunningham in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks. Waring has also had roles in soap opera Coronation Street, day time soap opera Doctors and medical drama Holby City. She also appeared in Crash Palace, Nice Guy Eddie and Merseybeat.

Personal life

Waring was born in Urmston, Greater Manchester on 19 February 1978 and attended Flixton Girls' High School. Waring has two children, Mia Grace[3] and Lexi Grace.[4] Waring was in a relationship with Dan Hooper who is daughter Lexi's father.[5] Waring suffered with post-natal depression after having daughter Lexi.[6]

At the end of April 2014, Stephanie branded singer turned actress Kym Marsh as being "heartless" after photos of Kym and Stephanie's now ex partner Dan Hooper were posted on Twitter.

Acting career

Waring has appeared in various British television series since 1999, including Nice Guy Eddie, Merseybeat and Holby City. She has also acted overseas, playing the lead in the Australian television drama series, Crash Palace in 2001. Waring auditioned for the characters of Tracy Barlow and Claire Peacock, both of Coronation Street, but lost out to Kate Ford and Julia Haworth respectively. Waring appeared in Coronation Street as Emma, a character who had given birth to Jason Grimshaw's child after a one night stand, initially on Christmas Day in 2006 and then the following Easter when the character discovered the child's father was actually the late Charlie Stubbs.[7]

She is best known for portraying Cindy Cunningham in Hollyoaks, taking over the role from Laura Crossley in 1996. She initially played the role until 2001 and returned briefly in both 2002 and 2004.[8] In May 2008 it was announced Waring would return to the serial on a regular basis[9] after executive producer Bryan Kirkwood felt the serial needed to bring back some established characters.[10] Cindy's return airied on 9 June 2008.[11] Waring appeared as her character in the second series of Hollyoaks Later.[12] In March 2010 it was announced Waring would leave the role temporarily for maternity leave,[3] her exit aired on 24 September 2010[13] and she returned to the serial 9 March 2011.[14]


Title Role Year
Hollyoaks Cindy Cunningham 1996–2002, 2004, 2008—
Brookside: Double Take! Sally's PA 1999
Nice Guy Eddie Laura McMullen 2001, 2002
Crash Palace Tina Clark 2001
Doctors Kim Landor 2002
Holby City Megan Hunter 2003
Mersey Beat Lisa Solomon 2003
Sweet Medicine Jodie 2003
The Royal Georgie Wells 2005
Doctors Cathy Shaw 2005
Holby City Claire James 2007
Coronation Street Emma 2006–2007
The Royal Today Lorna 2008
Hollyoaks Later Cindy Cunningham 2009

Awards and nominations

Year Awards Event Category Film or series Role
2009 Inside Soap Awards Best Bitch [15] Hollyoaks Cindy Cunningham
2010 Inside Soap Awards Best Wedding[16] Hollyoaks Cindy Cunningham
2010 Inside Soap Awards Best Dramatic Performance[16] Hollyoaks Cindy Cunningham

External links


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  3. ^ a b Kilkelly, Daniel (2 March 2010). Hollyoaks' star expecting second baby"'".  
  4. ^ Love, Ryan (17 September 2010). Hollyoaks' Stephanie Waring gives birth"'".  
  5. ^ Millar, Paul (9 February 2012). "'Hollyoaks' star Stephanie Waring: 'I'm not ready to marry boyfriend'".  
  6. ^ Millar, Paul (16 March 2012). Hollyoaks' Stephanie Waring speaks out over post-natal depression"'".  
  7. ^ "Nick Pickard and Stephanie Waring".  
  8. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (25 September 2009). "'"Waring: 'I handle Hollyoaks better now.  
  9. ^ "Bad girl Cindy's Hollyoaks return".  
  10. ^ Green, Kris (20 May 2008). "Bryan Kirkwood (Producer, 'Hollyoaks')".  
  11. ^ Green, Kris (2 June 2008). "2316: Amy struggles with her violent life".  
  12. ^ Green, Kris (30 September 2009). "Stephanie Waring (Cindy Cunningham, 'Hollyoaks Later')".  
  13. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (14 September 2010). "2915: Steph and Gilly tie the knot".  
  14. ^ Kilkelly, Daniel (1 March 2011). "3033: Cindy returns to Hollyoaks".  
  15. ^ "Inside soap awards nominations". 8 July 2009. Retrieved 15 June 2011. 
  16. ^ a b Wightman, Catriona (13 July 2010). "In Full: Inside Soap Awards 2010 Nominees".  

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