Irish TV, movie, and theatre actress known for her roles in the shows Evermoor, Waterloo Road, and All Along the Watchtower. She also had roles in the films Les Miserables and Shakespeare in Love.
She attended Glasgow School of Art, where she studied graphic design. She went on to work designing book covers.
She originally started acting after joining Questors Theatre Company, where she would meet Alan Rickman.
She gave birth to twin daughters in 1989.
She appeared alongside Rebecca Craven on Waterloo Road.