Sarah Jayne Dunn Net Worth, How Much Money Does The Fitness Influencer Have?

Sarah Jayne Dunn is a 41-year-old actress and fitness influencer known for her role in Hollyoaks.
Sarah Jayne Dunn is a 41-year-old actress and fitness influencer known for her role in Hollyoaks.( Source : sportskeeda )

Sarah Jayne Dunn is a 41-year-old actress and fitness influencer known for her role in Hollyoaks.

Hollyoaks is a British soap opera which started on October 23, 1995and has been running on Channel 4 since 2005.

Dunn played the role of Mandy Richardson in the soap opera from 1996 until 2021, but unfortunately, Hollyoaks dropped her from the show after she joined a popular adult subscription service.

Since she joined the service, she has stopped acting and has focused on building a bigger prominence online.

To that end, she has garnered 241K followers on Instagram and has fashioned herself as a fitness influencer.

Dunn's choice brought her the ire and the admiration of people the world over, and she embraced the supporters and showed up the detractors when the media revealed that she'd made over 121K pounds in 48 hours.

Quick Facts About Sarah Jayne Dun

Net Worth:$9 Million
Spouse:Johnathan Smith
Date of Birth:September 25, 1981
Place of Birth:Leigh, Greater Manchester, England
Years Active:1996 - Present

How Much Is Sarah Jayne Dunn's Net Worth?

Actress, Fitness Influencer, and Adult star Sarah Jayne Dunn have amassed an estimated net worth of $9 million.

The actress first appeared on the Channel 4 soap opera Hollyoaks on September 12, 1996.

Her character, Mandy Richardson, was by walking into the video shop in the forty-third episode.

Mandy came into the village at 14 as an aspiring supermodel who quickly forms a friendship with another character, Ollie Benson. 

In 2003, the actress played a supporting role in the Brookside, the original inspiration for Hollyoak's DVD spin-off, called Unfinished Business. 

Her beginnings as a fitness influencer happened when she appeared in the fitness DVD Hollyoaks Dance workout in 2004 with fellow actors Jodi Albert (Debbie Dean) and Ali Bastian (Becca Dean). 

Sarah Jayne Dunn at a social event sponsored by Audio Network
Sarah Jayne Dunn at a social event sponsored by Audio Network ( Source : independent )

Dunn suddenly left Hollyoaks as a cast regular in 2006, although she didn't reveal why then.

Dunn has since left and returned to Hollyoaks five times. 

The first was in February 2007, for a two-episode stint for the funeral of Becca, Mandy's best friend. 

The actress then returned in 2008 for six months, leaving in December after the disastrous wedding of Louise Summers (Roxanne McKee) and Warren Fox (Jamie Lomas). 

In November 2010, the actress returned to Hollyoaks with a one-year contract alongside fellow actor Lomas. 

Dun ended up leaving in September 2011. 

She reprised her role as Mandy again for a guest stint in the spin-off Hollyoaks Later in October 2013. 

Sarah Jayne Dunn's modeling shoot covered by Sky News
Sarah Jayne Dunn's modeling shoot covered by Sky News ( Source : news )

On June 2, 2017, the media announced Dunn would reprise her role as Mandy once again, but this time alongside actor Gary Lucy, who plays the character of Luke Morgan in Hollyoaks.

Dunn has been pictured wearing skimpy clothes and lingerie for glamour photography throughout her career, which she has shared continuously on her Instagram account. 

Dunn announced her decision to open an account on an adult subscription site on October 22, 2021. 

She stated the decision was due to her wanting to share more intimate content.

Dunn explained that as a model, she was constantly compared to other women, and professionals edited her photos to change her appearance without her consent.

So, she opened a subscription account to take control of her image. 

She added that she feels strong and confident when she shoots images like the ones shared on her account.

She continued that she hopes she can give other women the confidence to own their physique, work hard on themselves, eat well and healthily, move their bodies in whatever way makes them feel alive and energized, wear whatever they like without judgment, and feel proud to be a woman. 

Sarah Jayne Dunn when she was younger
Sarah Jayne Dunn when she was younger ( Source : reddit )

Dunn's fans and many Hollyoaks viewers supported her decision to break new ground in the adult world.

Things seemed on the up and up when a spokesperson for Hollyoaks confirmed that the production team and Dunn would be meeting to discuss the account.

After her meeting with production on November 3, 2021, the media reported Dunn had been let go from Hollyoaks.

The production reasoned that Dunn's activity on the adult subscription service was not in line with Hollyoak's target audience.

Also, the production team felt they were responsible to younger viewers, which meant that the show could not allow any Hollyoaks cast members to be active on certain 18+ websites.

In their statement, the production team confirmed that they wanted Dunn to take down her account if she wanted to continue portraying Mandy.

Sarah Jayne Dunn didn't even get to give a tearful goodbye as she was simply sacked
Sarah Jayne Dunn didn't even get to give a tearful goodbye as she was simply sacked ( Source : sportskeeda )

But Dunn made it clear her decision to continue posting on the website was final, so they decided to write Mandy out of the soap opera. 

Viewers criticized the decision to fire Dunn and her character and stated that the soap opera is hypocritical due to formerly producing calendars showcasing the cast in similar photographs to Dunn's adult content.

Fans said they would boycott the soap and started a petition to reinstate Dunn in her job.

The actress thanked fans for the support and later voiced her disappointment in being fired. 

In an interview, she said she would miss the cast and crew members and expected more from the production team due to her years of experience in the program.

Who Is Mandy Richardson? Sarah Jayne Dunn's Character on Hollyoaks

Sarah Jayne Dunn is most popular for playing Mandy Richardson on the soap opera Hollyoaks.

The character first appeared on October 7, 1996, and has since been a major or minor part of many storylines that deal with the following topics:

  • The abuse she faced as a child at the hands of her father, Dennis (David McAllister)
  • Her brother Lewis (Nick Pickard) passed away by his hand
  • Richardson's on-off relationship with Tony Hutchinson (Nick Pickard)

As stated above, Richardson was a part of the show from 1996 to 2008, 2010 to 2011, and 2017 to 2021.

Sarah Jayne Dunn as Mandy Richardson, a character she played for over 20 years
Sarah Jayne Dunn as Mandy Richardson, a character she played for over 20 years ( Source : metro )

According to Dunn, she began her role at the age of fourteen after she got the audition through her agent.

Once she won the role, the actress stated that her contract kept getting renewed.

Originally, she was only supposed to appear in some episodes, but her performance impressed enough people that she kept her role.

Though her time with the role was on and off, Dunn still deeply loves the character she played and the world that the character inhabited.

Every time she left, fans were sore, and every time she came back, the fans and the people working on the show were in awe of the impact Dunn created.

Though Dunn loves playing the role, she has stated that she doesn't have much in common with Mandy, stating that the actress is the opposite of her character. 

Even a year after Dunn's unfortunate removal from the show, people still miss the character of Richardson.

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Who Is Sarah Jayne Dunn's Husband?

Actress Sarah Jayne Dunn married Johnathan Smith, whom she wed in 2018.

Not much is known about her relationship with Johnathan Smith, as they have been private about their relationship with the media.

Despite the controversy that she has faced, or perhaps because of it, Dunn has become very private about the personal matters of her life.

Sarah Jayne Dunn with her husband Johnathan Smith
Sarah Jayne Dunn with her husband Johnathan Smith ( Source : thesun )

However, one thing she has not shied away from is stating that her activities have not impacted her relationship or our personal life.

Sadly, Dunn has to keep reiterating it, but the fact is that Hollyoak is not the only one who has had an issue with Dunn's choices.

More About Sarah Jayne Dunn's Career

However, Sarah Jayne Dunn has worked in more than just Hollyoaks and has had a thriving career out of the show.

Dunn appeared, all in a single span of the year 2007, in single episodes of the following series: 

  • BBC One's The Innocence Project 
  • BBC Three's Drop Gorgeous
  • It's Adam and Shelley

The actress has also appeared in nine episodes of BBC One's medical soap opera Doctors.

Dunn then also appeared in an episode of Big Brother's Little Brother.

Sarah Jayne Dunn had a very small role in 2008's The Dark Knight
Sarah Jayne Dunn had a very small role in 2008's The Dark Knight ( Source : dailystar )

Dunn started the new decade right when she appeared on Ready Steady Cook with Helen Noble in January 2010. 

In January of the next year, she appeared in Channel 4's former reality show Famous and Fearless.

Later in the year, on May 2011, Dunn appeared in two episodes of the three-part BBC One series Exile.

Lastly, in October 2011, the actress appeared in one episode of The Real Hustle, a BBC One reality series.

In the mid-2010s, Dunn played international charity worker Taylor Ashbie in the BBC One medical drama Casualty, specifically in Series 29's episodes from 13 to 29).

Sarah Jayne Dunn during the red carpet for Mortdecai
Sarah Jayne Dunn during the red carpet for Mortdecai ( Source : southwalesargus )

Her character became cast regular Caleb Knight's (Richard Winsor) girlfriend.

She left after being told that the charity was a con trick and that she had knowingly conned Knight.

She returned to production in late 2015.

She has also had some success in film, with the following being her most successful roles:

  • Northern Cowboys
  • Betting in Bars
  • The Dark Knight

Dunn has also played some roles in Theatre, with her most prominent being:

  • Gloria in Boeing, Boeing from December 18, 2008, to April 25, 2009
  • Sally in When Harry Met Sally from February 3, 2010, to July 3, 2010

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How Many Children Does Sarah Jayne Dunn Have?

Actress Sarah Jayne Dunn has one child, a son, although his date of birth is unknown.

The child has appeared in many of his mother's Instagram posts.

Dunn hasn't talked much about her child, but she has been attacked for her adult content, given that she has a child.

Sarah Jayne Dunn with her son.
Sarah Jayne Dunn with her son. ( Source : instagram )

Though she hasn't spoken much about her child regarding the new direction of her content, Dunn has remained adamant that she does not regret making the choices she does.

If anything, she has stated time and time again that she feels more like a woman due to all the love she has received for making a bold decision.

Her fans couldn't agree more, and Dunn keeps getting more and more success for her actions, as her fans shower her with praise and love.

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Some FAQs

Is Sarah Jayne Dunn Married?

Yes, she is married to Johnathan Smith

How many children does Sarah Jayne Dunn have?

She has one child, a son

Why was Sarah Jayne Dunn fired from Hollyoaks?

She was fired for starting an account in OF

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