- Kara Louise Tointon
- Basildon Essex England.
- United Kingdom
- Swimming Painting Shopping Skiing And Spending Time With Friends And Family.
- Sultry With Curvaceous Body With Shapely Boobs.
- Being Single
Kara Louise Tointon (born 5 August 1983 in Basildon, Essex) is an English actress, best known for playing Dawn Swann in the popular BBC soap opera EastEnders.
Tointon was born in Basildon in Essex, but shortly afterwards moved to Southend. Her younger sister Hannah is also an actress, best known for portraying Katy Fox in Hollyoaks. She had speech and drama lessons at school. She also took part in LAMDA examinations, entering local musical festivals performing poetry recitals.
Her first proper acting experience came when she played the part of Brigitta in The Sound of Music at the Cliffs Pavilion. Shortly after that, her first paid job was as one of the children in the pantomime Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Her first appearance on television was as an extra in EastEnders in 1994 when she played a school friend of Sonia Fowler.
In 2004, Tointon appeared in Mile High and in December returned to her former Dream Team role as Gina Moliano until May 2005. Almost a month to the day that her last Dream Team episode aired, it was revealed to the press that she would be joining the BBC soap EastEnders as a new character, Dawn Swann. Tointon will be leaving Eastenders, along with co-star Ricky Groves in Summer 2009, at the end of their current contracts.
Tointon auditioned for EastEnders at the same time as Tiana Benjamin, Matt Di Angelo, Kellie Shirley and Charlie Clements all auditioned for their respective roles. She has also made appearances in the films Just My Luck and The Football Factory.
Tointon won the Sport Relief version of Strictly Come Dancing in March 2008. Her partner was former Strictly Come Dancing champion, Mark Ramprakash.
In 2007, Tointon split from former EastEnders co-star, James Alexandrou, after realising that they had drifted apart after spending less time with each other. They remain close friends. Tointon is currently dating her former Eastenders co-star Joe Swash, who played the character Mickey Miller, her on-screen brother.