Jocelyn Jee Esien
Jocelyn Jee Esien is an English comedian of Nigerian origin. Esien attended Raine’s Foundation School, and initially studied law before giving up to study drama, graduating from Guildhall School of Music Drama. She came to prominence in the BBC hidden camera show, 3 Non Blondes, having also appeared in other television series such as The Fast Show and The Bill.
In 2006 she wrote and starred in her own comedy sketch show called Little Miss Jocelyn, a second series of which aired in January 2008. This show marks the first time in the history of television – in either the USA or the UK – that a black woman has been given her own solo comedy sketch show.
In 2000, she won the Best Newcomer award at the Black International Comedy Awards, and she won a New Talent Award in the Women in Film and Television Awards 2006. In 2007, Jocelyn featured in Girls Aloud and Sugababes’ Comic Relief video for “Walk This Way”, where she puts a parking ticket on Ewen Macintosh, a reference to the character Jiffy from Little Miss Jocelyn. She appeared in series 2 of The Sarah Jane Adventures as Clyde Langer’s mother.