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Kia Pegg
Kia May Pegg

29 June 2000 (2000-06-29) (age 21)
Nationality English
Occupation Actress
Years active 2010–present
Television Tracy Beaker Returns (2012)
The Dumping Ground (2013–)

Kia May Pegg (born 29 June 2000) is an English actress, who is most well known for her role as Jody Jackson in British children's drama show Tracy Beaker Returns (2012) and its follow-up The Dumping Ground (2013–present). Jody Jackson is currently one of the longest running characters in the series. She has also been a guest star in the CBBC HQ with Bethan Kernot and guest starred on Hacker Time and CBBC's Saturday Mashup.

Early and personal life

Pegg was born in Birmingham on 29 June 2000 to boxing trainer and promoter, Jonathan and Rachel Pegg and has two younger brothers.


Pegg began training at Birmingham Stage School Showbiz. Pegg has been in many different shows, and has been acting since a very young age. Her most popular role is that of Jody Jackson in CBBC dramas Tracy Beaker Returns & The Dumping Ground.

In 2008, she made an appearance on The Legend of Dick and Dom, as well as a small role in Horrid Henry: The Movie in which she played Vicious Vicky, also known as Sour Susan's younger sister. Pegg has also been in the film The Quiet One as a character called Peewee, this film was produced for film festivals. The other film she was in was entitled Toast, in which she played The Milk Girl.

In 2014, Pegg was nominated for a BAFTA in the performance category, for her role as Jody in the second series of The Dumping Ground.


Television and film roles
Year Title Role Notes Refs
2010 The Legend of Dick and Dom Barbra Episode: "Hag Puss"
Toast Milk Girl Film
2011 Horrid Henry: The Movie Vicious Vicky
Internalised Little Girl Short film
2012 Tracy Beaker Returns Jody Jackson 3 episodes
2013–2021 The Dumping Ground Series regular
2014 The Dumping Ground Survival Files 2 series
2015 Hacker Time Herself Episode: "Kia Pegg and Amy-Leigh Hickman"
2016 The Dumping Ground: I'm... Jody Jackson Series regular
2017 Doctors Zoe McCluskey Episode: "Twisted"
The Quiet One Peewee Film
Video games
Year Title Role
2013–2014 The Dumping Ground Game Jody Jackson
2015 The Dumping Ground: You're the Boss
2016 The Dumping Ground: On a Mission


Year Award Category Role Result
2014 BAFTA Children's Award Best Performer Jody Jackson (The Dumping Ground) Nominated
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