Her acting debut was in a 2004 episode of Casualty. Soon thereafter, she appeared as a regular on Byker Grove.
She sang with the girl group, Vivo, which made it to the 2009 finals of Open Mic UK.
Her aunt, Jill Halfpenny, appeared in 1985 on the soap opera EastEnders.
Her Emmerdale co-star Emma Atkins played the role of Charity Tate.