- Parents are Nigerian, of Igbo origin.
- Was inspired to become an actor after seeing the 1969 family crime comedy Bugsy Malone when she was a child.
- Studied Medicinal Chemistry at Brunel University, as she was expected to take over her father's hospital in Nigeria.
- First film credit was as Sharon, in the 1998 musical drama Babymother.
- First recurring TV role was Sasha Williams in the series As If.