Ross Kemp was born in 1964 to a hairdresser mum and a policeman father. He has a brother, Darren, who works for the BBC. Ross studied drama at the Webber Douglas Academy in London.
His first credited television appearance was in 1986, playing Graham Lodsworth in "Emmerdale…more
Ross was nominated for the Most Popular Actor award at the 2006 British National Television Awards, but lost out to David Tennant.
He's an all-round athlete who can ski, play tennis, run, ride, and scuba dive.
He supports West Ham football team.
He starred in Eastender's Grant Mitchell from 1990 - 1999
He also stared in Emmerdale's James Eckersley 1982 - 1983
And also in London's Burning Liver Salts Andrew 1989 - 1990
May 1999 Won Best Actor at British Soap Awards 1999
Plays amateur rugby.
Famous for playing though Grant Mitchell in BBC soap "EastEnders".