Gemma Merna is well known English actress who was born on February 6, 1984. She was born in Manchester, England and she holds a British identity. Her Zodiac sign is Aquarius.

She rose to fame after playing the role of Carmel McQueen in the Channel 4 soap opera, Hollyoaks (2006 to 2014).

Family Background

Gemma aka Carmel McQueen was born in a small family with her siblings. She used to live in her birthplace formerly. Her father’s name is Dennis Merna and her mother’s detail is not given. She was raised with three siblings, two brothers, and one sister.

Photo of Gemma Merna wearing a blue shirt.
Photo of Gemma Merna (source: Married Biography)

Her brothers’ names are Leigh Merna and Stephen Merna and her sister’s name is Katie. She was raised without much struggle, she has a pretty good life from the beginning. She is quite private about her family life she doesn’t post much about her family.

Educational Background

Merna had done her schooling at St. George’s RC High School in Walkden. She was a very hardworking and obedient student from her childhood. She also used to take part in Extra-Curricular Activities during her childhood.

She always wanted to move ahead in an acting career from her childhood. Later she continued her studies and joined the Manchester School of acting and started her acting career.

Career Highlights

Merna started her acting career in 2006 after appearing in the show Hollyoaks. She also won an award for Best Comedy Performance in the year 2007 at the British soap awards. She slowly started appearing on TVs and on game shows. She appeared in the All-Star Family Fortune. Likewise, She also appeared in the Spin-off show and many other shows.

Currently, She is not actively working as an actor. She has been active in the entertainment industry for quite a long time. She is currently handling her business and working as a yoga, and meditation teacher.

What Is She Currently Doing?

Merna is currently working as a yoga teacher and She is also giving meditation classes. She also introduces herself as Accredited Mind & Wellness Coach. She has been doing this immediately after he became inactive as an actress. She is doing very well in this profession.

Picture of Gemma Merna showing a yoga pose
Gemma Merna showing yoga position picture source Instagram: @gemmamerna.

She has a separate Instagram account for her yoga and meditation classes named mindandwellnessuk where she gives courses to people. She is also running a business of shoe company named Yeezy shoes.

What Is Her Net Worth?

Gemma Merna has been able to amass a really good amount of fortune. She was able to do this because of her hard work and dedication. She has a net worth of $2.5 Million.

She was able to do this as she worked as an actress, Yoga teacher, and successful businesswoman. She will be gathering some more fortune in the future as she is still working hard.

Dating Rumors

There are not many rumors about Gemma Merna dating someone in the past before her marriage. It was rumored that she had at least one relationship earlier but the rumors might not be true as well because there are no pieces of evidence.

Her name was taken by only one person and that is her husband. She was married to Ian Minton in the year 2012. She was in a relationship with him for a very long time but after a few years, they parted ways. Their marriage couldn’t last long and that is why she is currently single.

Why Did She Decide To Split With Her Husband?

Gemma Merna and her Ex-Husband Ian Minton decided to split after a few years of their marriage. They both have not addressed any specific reason for their split but according to the sources they were separated in the matter of children.

Her Ex-husband Ian Minton wanted to start his family but Merna didn’t want to start her family that early she wanted to move ahead in her yoga career, which is why she didn’t want a baby. Now they are separated and living happily as they both are doing good in their lives.

Interests And Hobbies

Apart from her interest in Acting, Merna is Very interested in activities like yoga, and meditation. She is also interested in traveling and exploring different new places. She seems to be very adventurous, She also likes surfing.

She loves getting involved in different sports activities and she also loves running. She also loves reading books. Other than that, she loves to spend her time with her pets.

Physical Feature

Gemma Merna stands about 5 feet and 5 inches tall and she weighs about 55kg. She has amazing physical features. She has fair skin with brunette hair color complementing her deep blue eyes.

She does yoga resulting in her toned and beautiful body. She looks gorgeous with her defined jawline.

Does She Have Pets?

Merna is a pet mom of four pet dogs. She seems to very good pet mom as we can see her taking care of her dogs on her Instagram account. She loves posting about her pets and she spends most of her leisure time with her pet dogs. She seems to love the company of her pets. She even celebrates their birthdays.

Picture of Gemma Merna with her pet dogs
Gemma Merna with her pet dogs picture source Instagram: @gemmamerna.

How Active Is She On Her Social Media Accounts?

Gemma seems very active on her social media account. She keeps posting lots of stuff on her Instagram account. She has about 120 thousand followers on her Instagram account. She mostly posts about her day-to-day activities, Her friends, family, and pet.

Her contents are interesting which is why she has a huge number of people following her. Her posts are usually very motivating. For more information and updates about her, you can follow her on her Instagram account @gemmamerna.


Gemma Merna has been a rumor-free personality. She is known for all the good reasons only. She is known for her sweet and humble nature. She keeps herself away from the media and has been able to keep her life private which is why there is no controversy about her.

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