| Character actor|
2001 - present
| Lily Stead|
| 15 August 1993 (age 22) (1993-08-15) Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England|Lily Jane Stead Wikipedia
Lily Jane Stead (born 15 August 1993) is a young English actress from Wakefield, West Yorkshire, best known for playing Kayleigh Gibbs on the ITV soap opera Emmerdale. She is represented by Linton Management.
She went to Notre Dame Sixth Form College in Leeds and now studies Drama and English Literature at Manchester University.
Prior to Emmerdale she also starred in Where the Heart Is in 2004 as Lauren Cole. She appeared in several dramatic reconstructions for various documentaries on Channel 5 including "Young Cindy" in Extreme Cosmetic Surgery: Cindy's Perfect Face (Daisybeck Productions for Five 2004) and "Young Irene" in Alien Hand Syndrome (Daisybeck Productions for Five in 2000). She appeared as herself in Crafty Christmas for ITV Yorkshire in 2001 and with her brother William for the opening titles sequence for Living TV's Party in the Park in 2006. She has recently filmed in the role of a young Jane Austen for a documentary about the author called Something About Austen for ITV3, due to be broadcast later this year.
Stead is a member of The LYTE's theatre company who perform at The Lamproom theatre in Barnsley.