English actress known for her appearances in such series as Doctor Who and Casualty. Also a voice artist, she received an award for her work on the audio book version of Tea Time for the Traditionally Built.
Early in her career, she appeared as Marion in the 1991 film London South West.
Her numerous theatrical credits include roles in The Odyssey, A Streetcar Named Desire, and Blood Wedding.
She was born in Bristol, England to a family of Ghanaian heritage. She married Howard Cunnell in 2001; they became parents to three children.
She co-starred with Morgan Freeman in the 2009 film Invictus.