- Had an interest in boxing as a child, but gave up after breaking her knuckle by punching a wet sand bag.
- Won an Ian Charleson award for her roles in Titus Andronicus and The Taming of the Shrew in 2003.
- Named Bachelorette of the Year by Wales On Sunday in 2006.
- Won the BAFTA Cymru award for Best Actress in 2007 for her role in Torchwood.
- Appeared in the West End premiere of All New People, written and starring Zach Braff, in 2012.
- Won Wales' Sexiest Woman award in 2013.