- Grew up in Britain's West Midlands; worked as a model and waitress before turning to acting.
- Was discovered by agents while performing in Shakespeare's Measure for Measure at Scotland's Edinburgh Festival after college.
- Received a 2002 British Soap Award nomination (Sexiest Female) for her role in the soap opera Crossroads.
- Moved to Los Angeles to study acting and quickly landed a leading role in the 2008 independent romantic comedy Kissing Cousins.
- Hobbies include chess, horseback riding, surfing and snowboarding.
- Bretton Hall College, West Yorkshire, England
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