Award-nominated British TV actress has starred on Footballers' Wives and EastEnders.
In 2004, she was nominated at the British Television Awards for Most Popular Actress.
She met the Dalai Lama, and said that it was one of the greatest moments of her life.
She studied acting at The Arden, a prestigious drama school located in Manchester.
She got engaged to James Herbert in February of 2008; the couple had a baby girl on September 2, 2008.