Fast Facts

  • Grew up on a turkey farm in Ireland after her parents relocated from east London.
  • Worked in a head shop while she was a struggling actress in her 20s.
  • Both Pulling and Catastrophe are loosely based on her own personal experiences.
  • Performed in Terrible Advice at the Menier Chocolate Factory, a play written by Saul Rubinek and directed by Frank Oz in 2011.
  • Made directorial debut in 2012 with a short film, The Week Before Christmas, set on a turkey farm where she plays a woman who is inspired by her mother.


  • 2016, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Female Performance In A Comedy Programme: Nominee
  • 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
  • 2015, IFTA Television Awards — Best Female Performance: Winner
  • 2016, BAFTA Television Craft Awards — Best Writer - Comedy: Nominee
  • 2015, IFTA Television Awards — Best Writer- Soap and Comedy: Winner


  • Maria — Sister
  • Sadhbh — Daughter
  • Shane Horgan — Brother
  • Lorraine — Sister
  • Amer — Daughter
  • Mark Horgan — Brother
  • Jeremy Rainbird — Husband


  • Brunel University, London, England (BA in English and American Studies, 2000)


  • Birth Place: Hackney, London, England
  • Birthday: July 13, 1970, Cancer
  • Profession: Actor, Screenwriter, Producer

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