- Only applied to one drama school (Welsh College of Music and Drama) because she didn't believe she'd be accepted - she was.
- Played Eliza Doolittle in the school's production of My Fair Lady at Porthcawl Comprehensive School.
- Was going to give up acting, at one point in her career, and retrain to become a solicitor.
- Gained her Equity card by doing assistant stage manager work as well as appearing as a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle in the pantomime Dick Whittington in Porthcawl alongside veteran Welsh entertainer Stan Stennett.
- Recorded the 2009 Comic Relief single: (Barry) Islands In The Stream, a cover of the 1983 Dolly Parton/Kenny Rogers song, along with Robin Gibb, Tom Jones and Rob Brydon (with Rob and Ruth as their Gavin And Stacey characters, Bryn and Nessa).