Award-nominated British TV actress has starred on Footballers' Wives and EastEnders.
She studied acting at The Arden, a prestigious drama school located in Manchester.
In 2004, she was nominated at the British Television Awards for Most Popular Actress.
She got engaged to James Herbert in February of 2008; the couple had a baby girl on September 2, 2008.
She met the Dalai Lama, and said that it was one of the greatest moments of her life.