Actress best known for her role as Becky McDonald in the ITV soap opera Coronation Street.
She trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA), London, where she was classmates with Meredith MacNeill and Laurence Fox.
She was initially contracted to spend only three months on Coronation Street, but after impressing the producers, she was written in as a permanent character.
She was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England.
Simon Gregson starred alongside her on Coronation Street.