Kym Ryder

Kym Ryder


6/13/1976, Wigan

Birth Name

Kimberly Gail Marsh


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Kym was born in Garswood Lancashire. She was the youngest of four children and grew up in a musical background. At a yound age Kym had her first singing experience and continued to take part in musicals. Kym's dream of having a record deal came true when she…more


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    • Kym Ryder: Winning the role in Coronation Street has lifted my self-esteem and confidence in a way nothing else ever has and I'm enjoying every minute. I feel luck has smiled on me.

    • Kym: (On suffering from Bulimia and Bullying) My Mum helped me through it and I managed to conquer it but the legacy of the bullying still has an impact on the way I feel about myself. I think I'm ugly and can't function without my family around me. Sometimes I look at myself and think, 'You are 30 years old, do you really need to speak to your mum every day?' but the simple fact is that I do.
      I need to feel close to them, and to Jack. He is my rock. I try not to be too dependent but I'm not the confident, outgoing person I'm often seen to be.

    • Kym Marsh: (On winning Best Newcomer at the 2007 British Soap Awards) I didn't expect this. It's a real coup for me. I wanted people to see that I could do this and to prove that I could go from Top of the Pops and top of the soaps.

    • Kym: It's cooler to be in Corrie than in the charts.

    • Kym: (On winning Best Newcomer at the 2007 British Soap Awards) Never in a million years did I believe I would be here. This really does mean an awful lot to me, not coming from an acting background.

    • Kym: My acting goal was to join Corrie. I'm grateful because people have taken a huge chance on me when I could have been rubbish!

    • Kym Ryder: One of the biggest things I've learned is to be a fighter. I've turned my life around with hard work and determination. I'm really proud of all I have achieved because I've experienced the other side of life – living on benefits and struggling with bills.

    • Kym: I never liked the way I looked because I was called ugly and other stuff at school.

    • Kym: I've always been insecure, when I was coming up to 30 I had a bit of a mini-crisis. I really didn't want to be 30, I couldn't face not being in my 20s any more.
      But then my head just cleared. It was as if turning 30 suddenly flicked a little switch and I went, 'Actually I am really happy, and I don't care about this and I am not bothered about that. Actually I'm all right.

    • Kym: I love playing Michelle, she's fantastic. In some ways I can identify with her. Obviously she had a child at 15 and, although I was 18, I was still a teen mum so I can relate to her in that way and the closeness she has with her son. Also, she's quite sarcastic and I am a bit as well, and she's looking to settle down like I have.

    • (On seeing Jack before a public announcement)
      Kym: We wanted to keep it quiet because when you start a relationship, especially when you're in the public eye, it's a bit difficult because you want to make sure that you're getting along and you really like each other before you kind of make it public knowledge because when people break up when you're in our jobs it's very messy, the papers get involved and everyone that doesn't need to know knows and it's just rubbish, so we kept to ourselves for a little while. So we were sneaking around, very naughty.

    • Kym: I like the Red Hot Chilli Peppers. I'm a bit of a rock chick I think deep down.

    • Kym: I was bullied quite a bit because I wasn't into going to under 18s discos and I wasn't really into boys and stuff like that, I was more interested in setting up my career, even at that age, I mean singing was something that I'd always wanted to do since being four years old. And they just found it a little bit weird that I didn't want to go and hang out and stuff like that. And I did get picked on. But it does make you more determined I think definitely, if you really want something so badly then you just go for it and you don't really care what other people think.

    • Kym: You can be rich, have a career and a huge house, but if you're not happy it means nothing.

    • Kym: I was badly bullied at school so I think it is important that people try to do more about it.