Joanna Louise Page (born 23 March 1978) is a Welsh actress, best known for her role as Stacey in the BAFTA-winning television series Gavin & Stacey. Page was born in Treboeth, Swansea, Wales, the only child of garage mechanic financial services worker Susan Angela (ne Foster) and Nigel Leslie Page. She attended Mynyddbach Comprehensive School, where she was head girl. She graduated from the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) in 1998. On graduation from RADA, Page spent ten years in stage-based roles, mainly costume dramas for the Royal National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company. This led to appearances in film productions, including From Hell, Mine All Mine, Love Actually and Miss Julie. She also starred as Mark Owen's love interest in his music video for 'Makin' Out'. Page came to wider public attention after taking a leading role in the BBC Three comedy Gavin & Stacey, playing the main part of Stacey.