Well known for her portrayals of Sophie Johnson in My Parents Are Aliens and Clare Phillips in My Dad's the Prime Minister, she would later land a recurring role in the show So Awkward.
She graduated from the University of Warwick as a dramatic arts and theatre studies student in 1985.
She performed in four theater productions with the Oxford Stage Company which include Measure for Measure, Twelfth Night, King Lear and As You Like It.
Both of her parents were professional ballet dancers. Her mother is English while her father is Portuguese. She has two brothers, one of whom, Jorge, joined the British Army and became the youngest ever Colonel at the age of 36. She married Clive Mantle in 2016.
She starred alongside Tony Gardner in My Parents are Aliens.