Emmy award nomination for local born actress

Joanne Froggatt poses in the press room with the award for best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or television movie for 'Downton Abbey' at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

Joanne Froggatt poses in the press room with the award for best supporting actress in a series, miniseries or television movie for 'Downton Abbey' at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

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Local born actress, Joanne Froggatt has been nominated for an Emmy award for her role in the hit TV show ‘Downton Abbey’.

Froggatt, who plays maid Anna Bates, said she was “humbled” by the citation for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama series’.

The actress who hails from Littlebeck near Whitby has played the role since 2010 and already has a handful of award nominations to her name.

Her first TV appearance came in 1996 when she appeared in ‘The Bill’ but she was more famously known for playing teenage mum Zoe Tattershall in Coronation Street.

Her parents Ann and Keith Froggatt, used to run a corner shop, but still live on the smallholding farm.

Froggatt initially joined a drama group in Scarborough but left home at 13 to attend the Redroofs Theatre School in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

This year’s Emmy awards ceremony, hosted by Saturday Night Live star Andy Samberg, will be held in Los Angeles on 20 September.