Joanna Taylor (born July 24, 1978 in Tooting, South London), is an English actress and former model.
A former student of the Guildford School of Acting, Joanna Taylor's big break came in 1999, when she won the role of Geri Hudson in Channel 4 teen soap Hollyoaks. She left in 2001, and has since starred in BBC One police drama, Merseybeat as PC Jackie Brown. In 2004, Taylor appeared in the American film Post Impact with Dean Cain. In 2005, Taylor turned to writing, contributing a weekly column to The Times from the perspective of a "footballer's wife" and in 2007, after taking an extended break from acting, she featured in the British Independent film Back in Business, opposite Martin Kemp.
Taylor married English footballer Danny Murphy on July 7, 2004, whom she met through mutual friend Louis Emerick in Barbados. After two failed IVF attempts, they have one child, Mya Eve Murphy, (b. 15 August 2006). Joanna ran the 2007 Great South Run for children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent.