Lisa Faulkner is a British actress, presenter and celebrity chef, best known for her roles in popular television shows such as Holby City, Spooks, Brookside and EastEnders.
Born on February 19, 1972 in Merton, London, Lisa’s acting career began in the 1990s, after she was scouted by a modelling agency.
Over the years, she has become a household name, impressing audiences with her acting skills, culinary expertise and warm personality.
Lisa Faulkner was born and raised in Merton, London. She was educated in an all-girls school in Kingston, but tragedy struck when her mother, Julie, died of throat cancer when Lisa was just 16 years old.
Despite this difficult period, Lisa remained focused on her studies and pursued her passion for acting.
Lisa Faulkner’s acting career began in the 1990s, when she was cast in TV dramas such as Dangerfield. Over the years, she has appeared in several long-running TV series, including Murder in Suburbia, Brookside and New Street Law. However, Lisa is perhaps best known for her role as Victoria Merrick in the popular medical drama Holby City. Victoria was a much-loved character on the show, but was tragically killed off after being stabbed to death in her own home.
In 2017, Lisa played the role of Fi Browning in EastEnders, a “stylish, sophisticated” businesswoman who aided Max Branning in his revenge plot against the people of Walford. Despite only appearing in 61 episodes, Lisa’s performance as Fi was widely praised by viewers and critics alike.
Her character eventually left the square just after Christmas 2017 when learning the true nature of her father, James Willmott-Brown, and handed the deeds of the café back to Kathy Beale.
In addition to her acting career, Lisa Faulkner is also an accomplished celebrity chef and author. She has hosted several cooking shows on television, including What’s Cooking? on Channel 4 and John and Lisa’s Weekend Kitchen on ITV. Lisa is also the author of several cookbooks, including “Recipes from my Mother for my Daughter,” which she wrote in tribute to her late mother.
In 2010, Lisa competed in and won the celebrity cooking competition, Celebrity MasterChef. Her success on the show helped to launch her career as a celebrity chef and she went on to work in her husband John’s London restaurant, Smiths of Smithfield, shortly after her win.
Lisa Faulkner Husband, John Torode
She was previously married to Chris Coghill, her former co-star on the television show Burn It.
The couple wed in 2005 and adopted a 15-month-old girl the following year. However, their marriage did not last and they divorced in 2011.
In 2011, Lisa met chef John Torode on the set of Celebrity MasterChef. They started dating in 2011 and on January 7, 2019, Lisa revealed that John had asked her to marry him on Christmas Day 2018. They went on to tie the knot later that year.