- Enrolled in Bush Davies Ballet School at the age of 10.
- Was a professional dancer, but took up acting after suffering a severe leg injury.
- Toured with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
- In 1990, landed the lead role in the British TV series Lorna Doone.
- At age 23, took on her breakthrough film role as a member of an Irish terrorist group in Harrison Ford's political thriller Patriot Games (1992).
- Had recurring roles on a number of series, including BBC's State of Play and Prisoners' Wives, CBS's Cane, HBO's Rome and SyFy's Caprica.
- 2006, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series - Drama: Nominee
- 2002, Genie Awards — Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role: Nominee
- Laurence Penry-Jones — Husband
- Delilah — Daughter
- Arthur Walker — Father
- Daniel Walker — Brother
- Giorgio — Son
- Emma — Sister
- Adam Coleman Howard — Ex-significant Other
- Georgiana Walker — Mother
- Hannah — Sister
- Drama Centre, London, England (1988)
- Birth Place: Warrington, Cheshire, England
- Profession: Actor
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