Initially famous for her teenage role as Maddie Gilks on the popular BBC series Grange Hill, she went on to appear in episodes of Casualty and The Inbetweeners, as well as in the films I Spit on Your Grave 2 and Resident Evil: Afterlife.
She started acting in theatrical productions and television commercials when she was just nine years old and appeared in her first episode of Grange Hill when she was thirteen.
In 2011, she acted in a made-for-TV movie titled Jabberwock.
Born to Malcolm and Karen Barnfield, she grew up in London, England, with siblings named Tyla and Kye. Her cousin Victoria Shalet also successfully pursued a television acting career.
Early in her career, she appeared with Kate Maberly in the 2007 comedy movie Popcorn.