- 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, IFTA Television Awards — Best Writer- Soap and Comedy: Winner
- 2016, IFTA Television Awards — Best Female Performance: Winner
- 2015, IFTA Television Awards — Best Female Performance: Winner
- 2016, BAFTA Television Awards — Best Female Performance In A Comedy Programme: Nominee
- 2016, BAFTA Television Craft Awards — Best Writer - Comedy: Winner
- 2016, Emmy — Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series: Nominee
- 2015, IFTA Television Awards — Best Writer- Soap and Comedy: Winner
- Amer — Daughter
- Maria — Sister
- Mark Horgan — Brother
- Sadhbh — Daughter
- Shane Horgan — Brother
- Lorraine — Sister
- Jeremy Rainbird — Husband
- Brunel University, London, England (BA in English and American Studies, 2000)
- Birth Place: Hackney, London, England
- Profession: Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
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