Most well known for her portrayal of Rowena on The CW series Supernatural, she is also notable as a professional stage actress, dancer, and choreographer. Her theatrical credits include a 2005 Oxford Stage Company production of Men Should Weep and a 2006 Royal Lyceum (Scotland) staging of Faust, Parts 1 & 2.
As a child, she danced the part of Clara in the Scottish Ballet's production of The Nutcracker and was named Scottish Junior and Senior Ballet Champion. Before studying acting at London's Rose Bruford College of Speech and Drama, she performed with the Dancebase and Jazz Art UK dance companies.
She was cast as MaryLane Heth in the 2012 independent film Folklore.
The daughter of Fiona and David Connell, she spent her youth in Falkirk and Bonnybridge, Scotland. In her early thirties, she relocated to the United States.
She and fellow Scottish actor Denis Lawson were both featured in a 2010 UK television movie titled Above Their Station.