Gemma Atkinson played Lisa Hunter between May 2001 and 2005, returning to the role for spin-off Hollyoaks: In The City, which aired between August and December 2006. She also played Lisa in Hollyoaks: After Hours, Hollyoaks: Let Loose and Hollyoaks: Crossing the Line. She also appeared in late night specials Hollyoaks: Leap of Faith and Hollyoaks: In Too Deep.
Her other credits include The Bill, Waterloo Road, The Hampster Wheel, Law & Order: UK, Casualty and Emmerdale.
In July 2019, Gemma gave birth to a daughter, whom she and her partner, dancer Gorka Márquez, named Mia.