Who is Agyness Deyn, what are the Hard Sun star’s hit shows, who is her husband Joel McAndrew and when was she married to Giovanni Ribisi?

FORMER model Agyness Deyn was best known in the noughties for her cropped blonde hair and famous circle of pals as well as her forays onto the catwalk.

But after quitting modelling her life took quite a different turn. Here is all you need to know about the girl from Lancashire who made it big.

Born in 1983 in Littleborough, Greater Manchester, Agyness’ real name is Laura Michelle Hollins.

She came up with her moniker to differentiate herself when she went into the world of modelling.

After moving to London to become a model she made friends with fashion designer Henry Holland and walked on the catwalk for Chanel, Burberry, Jean Paul Gaultier and Yves Saint Laurent, among others.

But she retired from modelling 2009 to focus on an acting career.

She told The Independent: "I suppose I have stopped modelling officially. I've not done any for a good long while now.

“I think it was about four years ago when my feelings were changing towards the industry. I didn't hate it, but I was yearning to do something different. I was on a gradient. It was a gradual thing."

Since leaving modelling, Agy has appeared in several different productions.

She appeared in 2012’s Pusher, a film about a strong-minded stripper.

She’s also appeared on the West End stage in The Leisure Society.

Agy’s due to start in huge BBC drama Hard Sun, which starts in the New Year.

From the creator of Luther, the six-parter Hard Sun is about a detective duo battling rising lawlessness as the apocalypse approaches.

It began on BBC One on January 6, 2018 at 9.35pm, and continues every Saturday.

Agyness sees her character DI Elaine Renko as a chance to finally prove she is not just a pretty face.

She says: “One of the things that really drew me to the part was the chance to play a woman who is enigmatic and strong-willed, but without the sexual projections that such roles usually have.

“Renko is driven by the need to do what she knows is right.

"She’d probably rather have a fight than an intimate conversation. She’s doing everything for a cause.”

The star got hitched to Giovanni Ribisi in 2012, but their marriage only lasted until 2015 after Giovanni filed for divorce over irreconcilable differences.

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In August 2016, she married New York hedge fund manager Joel McAndrew.

She named him her “best friend” on Instagram.

Source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbiz/5172305/agyness-deyn-hard-sun-husband-joel-mcandrew-giovanni-ribisi-shows-model/

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