Disabled actress renowned for her roles portraying Belle Hutchinson and Izzy Armstrong on Doctors and Coronation Street, respectively. She became the first disabled person to actually represent a disabled character on the long running soap Coronation Street.
She fell in love with movies at the age of seven after watching the classic children's film Annie made in 1982. She began appearing in plays as a teenager and eventually studied at the Arden School of Theatre.
At 23, she was diagnosed with the connective tissue-disorder Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, and has since used a permanent wheelchair.
Her parents, Bill and Coral, ran their own photography business. She has two older brothers named Lee and Vincent.
She portrays Izzy Armstrong, the ex-girlfriend of Gary Windass, a character played by Mikey North, on Coronation Street.