Most well known for her long collaborative with Shane Meadows on his This is England series. She also had a recurring role on Broadchurch in 2013 and went on to play Fleming on the BBC series Line of Duty.
She made her screen debut in 1999, playing Ladine Brass in the film A Room for Romeo Brass.
Outside her television credits, she has also appeared in feature films like Redemption, Beverley, and Svengali.
She has a sister named Jenny. Her longtime partner is director Jonny Owen.