She began acting at age six and got her big break when she was sixteen, at which point she entered a magazine contest for a chance to appear on Neighbours. She won the competition and began playing the role of Lolly Allen in 2007.
She played Aubrey in the 2012 film Goats. In 2013, she began starring as Mary, Queen of Scots on Reign.
She was born in Claremont, Australia and raised alongside her brother. Her parents divorced when she was seven.
She became good friends with her Neighbours co-star Caitlin Stasey.