- Had her first acting job when she was 3 appearing in A Midsummer Nights Dream at the National Theatre.
- Was diagnosed with endometriosis at the age of 20 after fainting in the shower and taken to hospital.
- Was bed bound for 2 years after being diagnosed with Bechet's disease at the age of 26.
- Continued to film Holby in 2008 after being diagnosed with cervical cancer.
- Has a black belt in karate.