Prior to finding fame and fortune as a Hollyoaks babe, Roxanne McKee studied politics at the University of Sussex in south England. She worked odd jobs unrelated to her field of study, including stints as a waitress and a recruitment consultant. Unsatisfied with her career situation and keen to get into acting, she enrolled herself in drama classes. In 2005 she attended “Hollyoaks: On the Pull,” an open casting call for the long-running daytime drama, and left quite an impression on the judges, who cast her on the spot.
Featured as Louise Summers, Roxanne McKee made her television debut in Hollyoaks: No Going Back (2005), becoming a regular member of the soap’s extensive cast. In 2006, she participated in the Hollyoaks Extreme Challenge reality series. She received a British Soap Award nod as Sexiest Female in 2006, but had to wait until the following year when she was once again nominated to collect it. She also won the Inside Soap Award in the same category in 2007. Featured in the usual array of lad’s magazines like Loaded and Maxim, Roxanne McKee made the cover of FHM’s August 2007 issue. She also joined 13 other Hollyoaks babes in bikinis, including Gemma Bissix and Zoe Lister, in the pages of the Hollyoaks Girls 2008 Calendar.