Growing up, her mother was a headmistress and her father was a helicopter designer.
First job was at 13 in a local launderette.
Appeared in a famous 1994 Boddington's beer commercial in the UK.
Met future husband, actor James Murray, in 2005 on the set of British drama series Cutting It.
Following the death of her daughter, Ella-Jayne, due to a congential heart defect in 2009, she and her husband started the Murray Parish Trust in order to raise funds for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Southampton General Hospital.
Co-owns production company Aphra Productions with actress and friend Dervla Kirwan.
Helped found BARREtoned, a ballet-inspired workout studio in London.