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Emma Jayne Atkins (born 31st March 1975 in Morecambe, Lancashire) is an English actress who has portrayed Charity Dingle in Emmerdale from March 2000 to March 2005 and again from October 2009 onwards. This was her first role on television.

After first leaving Emmerdale in 2005, Atkins appeared in episodes of Dalziel and PascoeMayoI'm with StupidNew Street LawDoctors and Casualty.

On the 19th March 2015, just before her 40th birthday, Atkins gave birth to her first child, a son named Albert.

Atkins has been nominated for numerous awards for her work on Emmerdale. She was nominated for Best Actress in 2010 and 2018 at The British Soap Awards. On 10th September 2018, Atkins won Best Soap Actress at the TV Choice Awards for her portrayal of Charity. She was also nominated for several Inside Soap Awards. The recent flashback episode to Charity's past was also nominated for Best Showstopper and on 22nd October 2018, she was named as the Inside Soap Awards Best Actress, and she was announced as 'Best Actress' at the 2018 Daily Star Soap Awards on 26th December 2018. On 7th January 2019 it was announced that Atkins had been shortlisted for the National Television Awards in the category of Serial Drama Performance, with the ceremony taking place on the 22nd January 2019.

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