Fast Facts

  • Met her partner, David L. Williams, while they were both acting at Citizens Theatre in Glasgow, Scotland.
  • First professional job was as an understudy to Toyah Willcox in a stage production of Amadeus.
  • Stint on Friends was shorter than intended due to a pregnancy; her final scene was filmed with her in bed under a sheet to hide her belly.
  • Recruited old school friends to appear in Beyond the Pole (2009), which she produced with her husband.
  • Aspires to an eco-friendly lifestyle, often dressing her family in secondhand clothing instead of buying new garments.


  • Vincent Mash Williams — Son
  • June Baxendale — Mother
  • William Baxendale — Father
  • Nell Mustard Williams — Daughter
  • David L. Williams — Significant Other
  • Eric Mustard Williams — Son


  • Attended Bristol Old Vic Theatre School, Bristol, England

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  • Birth Name: Helen Baxendale
  • Birth Place: Wakefield, West Riding of Yorkshire
  • Profession: Actor

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