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Cherylee Houston

Cherylee Houston MBE (born 20th August 1974 in Morecambe, Lancashire) has appeared in Coronation Street as Izzy Armstrong since April 2010.

As a teenager she began appearing in school plays and later trained at the Arden School of Theatre in Manchester. It was only after she graduated at twenty-three that she was diagnosed with the rare tissue disorder, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome Type III hypermobility type. She has used a wheelchair ever since.

Her other credits include roles in Doctors, A Thing Called Love, Little Britain, Holby City, The Bill, I'm with Stupid and Emmerdale.

She was awarded the MBE for services to drama and disability charities in the New Year honours of 2021.

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