Kara Louise Tointon, who was born in the year 1983, 5th August is an English actress who is known across the globe for acting as Dawn Swann in the television series named East Enders; she is also well known as the winner of the television series named Strictly Come Dancing. She is currently 32 years of age. Kara’s father’s name is Ken and mother’s name is Carol; she was born in the city of Basildon at Essex. She has a sister whose name is Hannah who was born in the year 1987. Both of them went to St. Michael’s School located at Westcliff at Essex. At the early age of seven she was diagnosed with dyslexia. She took lessons of drama and speech at her school. She dated James Bourne when she was a teenager for about one year. The news of her joining the BBC soap opera EastEnders got leaked after a month after her last Dream Team episode got aired.
She had auditioned for the show along with Kellie Shirley, Charlie Clements, Tiana Benjamin, and Matt Di Angelo. In the year 2009, 27th August, she left the soap opera with Ricky Groves. She also had the opportunity to co-star with Joe Swash in the fairytale of “Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs” in the year 2009/10; Joe Swash was her partner then. In the year 2010, the BBC Three wanted her to record the documentary called “Kara Tointon: Don’t Call Me Stupid”. The main objective of that program was to examine the effects dyslexia can have on the public’s lives and learning styles that can be used in people with dyslexia. She also said that she is suffering from dyslexia as she has the reading age of 12. She visited Shapwick School situated at Somerset which basic specialization is educating children with dyslexia and converse regarding their experiences.
Claire Salter, a Dyslexia tutor, taught her different line learning techniques. In the year 2011, in the month of May, She acted as Eliza Doolittle in the West production at the Garrick Theatre along with the co-stars Diana Rigg and Rupert Everett. She also played the role in “Giny” in a four handed comedy set in the middle sixties along with Felicity Kendal, Max Bennett, and Jonathan Coy during the summer of the year 2013. Tim Walker, a reviewer praised the performance of her saying that her part gave an intelligently nuanced performance but at the same time deeply flawed Ginny. Still there are many actresses who are working for the West End Stage.
As mentioned above, she had a boyfriend whose name was James Bourne who was from McBusted, Son Of Dork and Busted. In the year 2011, she made it public that she and her dancing partner Artem Chigvintsev were a couple but unfortunately, they separated in the year 2014. She has been reported to be dating Matt Johnson. She was ranked with the 66th place in the FHM’s 100 Sexiest poll that took place in the year 2010. Likewise, she upgraded her place in the 48th rank in the same category in the year 2011. In the year 2014, in the month of September, she participated in the Great North Run just to raise fund for a charity to help ill teenagers and children. She also has a twitter account with 200 thousand followers, she has been in this charitable work through her twitter and instagram account as well.