She was in the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth, appearing as Hannah after playing Emily Stevens in the television show The Evidence.
She appeared in a 2005 Christmas episode of Doctor Who.
She studied theatre at the National Theatre of Iceland, where she grew up.
Her parents are named Erna Porarinsdottir and Gunnlaugur Briem. She married Dean Paraskevopoulos.
She appeared in season two of the historical series The Tudors, starring Sam Neill.