Gemma Ann Merna was born on 6 February 1984 in Manchester, England. She is best known for portraying the role of Carmel McQueen in the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks from 2006 to 2014.
In August 2006, Gemma was cast in a soap opera, Hollyoaks as Carmel Valentine. In 2007, she won the British Soap Awards in the category of Best Comedy Performance. She received National Television Awards nomination for Best Female Soap Actress. In 2008, she made appearances on the game show titled All Star Family Fortune. In 2013, she appeared on the same game show playing against television personality, garden designer and gardener Diarmuid Gavin. In 2009, she reprised her character as Carmel on the spin-off Hollyoaks Later. She also made appearance on the game show called Hole in the Wall. She afterward starred in the documentaries Hollyoaks Best Bits and 50 Greatest Wedding Shockers.
In 2013 and 2014, Merna appeared as a panelist in an episode of Big Brothers Bit On The Side. She continued her television appearance with a game show titled Splash!. Gemma left her most successful television show Hollyoaks on 12th of November 2014, after her character was killed. Since then, she has appeared in shows such as Virtually Famous, The Chase Celebrity Special and Daily Brunch with Ocado. In 2015, Gemma launched her own calendar. Unfortunately the numerical data of the net worth of British actress & model has not been disclosed by any reliable sources.
She had a breast enlargement at the age of 21 and told Closer Magazine that it was the best decision she had ever made.