- First name in Zulu means "our pride."
- Grew up in Witney, West Oxfordshire, England, where she took acting, dancing and saxophone lessons.
- Finished school early so she could perform in a 2004 open-air production of As You Like It.
- Nominated for a Manchester Evening News Award in 2005 for her lead role as Juliet in Romeo and Juliet.
- Included on the 2008 UK Stars of Tomorrow list by Screen International, a global multimedia film magazine.
- In 2009, portrayed Ophelia in the London and Broadway productions of Hamlet.
- Named a Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) in the Queen's 2017 Birthday Honours.