Jennie McAlpine was born in Rawtenstall, Rossendale, Lancashire, England as Jennie Elizabeth McAlpine, the daughter of Thomas (1945-2017) and Linda (née Garner) McAlpine (b. 1944). and brought up in Bury. Her parents divorced when she was a child but she was encouraged to take up acting by her father, she made her debut alongside her older brother (also called Tom) in pantomime. She is an actress, known for Coronation Street (1960), Coronation Street: Out of Africa (2008) and Coronation Street: Pantomime (2005). She has been married to Chris Farr since January 3, 2017. They have one child.