Recognized for her role as Suzanne Ross on the United Kingdom children's series Grange Hill, she also portrayed Michelle Fowler on the popular soap opera EastEnders.
When she was just nine years old, she hosted a children's television series called Our Show.
Around the turn of the 21st Century, she began focusing on directing rather than acting. Her directing credits include episodes of The Bill, Silent Witness, and Good Cop.
She grew up in the North London suburb of Highgate.
She and fellow British television actress Linda Robson both trained at the prestigious Anna Scher Theatre school in London, England.