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. In 2016, she began dating Paul Slavin.
She appeared on the show Coronation Street with Michelle Collins.