- Has said that 1976 crime comedy Bugsy Malone inspired her to become an actress.
- As a child, joined the prestigious Oldham Theatre Workshop, a children's ensemble in Lancashire, England.
- First television appearance was on 8:15 from Manchester, a British Saturday morning kids' show.
- Made her big-screen debut in the controversial 1994 drama Priest.
- Has said that before joining NBC's Las Vegas, she knew nothing about gambling and couldn't even shuffle a deck of cards.
- Was friends with Lost cast member Dominic Mognahan before joining the series as a recurring guest star.