Played Carla Connor on the ITV drama Coronation Street. Her acting won her a British Soap Award for Best Actress in 2012.
She had a minor role in the show Brookside.
She appeared as an extra in the film Shanghai Knights.
She previously dated Coronation Street actor Philip Middlemiss for five years. She has a daughter named Daisy with sound technician Adam Huckett. She dated Paul Slavin. In September 2019, she got engaged to IT salesman David Stuckley.
She appeared on the show Coronation Street with Michelle Collins.