- Daughter of Jasper Carrott, a popular British comedian.
- One of her first jobs: packaging nuts and seeds at a health-food store.
- Appeared on the popular BBC radio drama The Archers for 10 years.
- Received a kidney transplant from her mother in 1997 after being diagnosed with kidney failure.
- Moved to L.A. in 2005, after the original BBC version of The Office went off the air.
- Appeared nude in a 2007 PETA advertisement against the bearskin hats worn by British royal guards.
- Volunteers with Camp Cocker, which rescues cocker spaniels from animal shelters with high kill rates in the L.A. area.