English actress, writer and comedian best known for her work on the television series The Royle Family. She also narrated the Channel 4 reality series Gogglebox.
She was born and raised in England where she went to the Hollies Convent Grammar School in West Didsbury and then studied drama at Liverpool Polytechnic.
She suffered from an eye disorder as a child that caused her to be partially blind in one eye.
She was married to Peter Hook from 1994 to 1997.
She appeared with Steve Coogan in the television pilot The Dead Good Show.