- Moved from England to Portugal at age 1 and spent seventeen years there before moving back to England.
- When she was a teenager she wanted to travel the world, own a nature reserve and be an anthropologist.
- While in high school, acted in the theater and independent films of Portugal.
- Began full-time acting in 2002 in London, hiring a private drama coach.
- In 2010, supported a Malaria No More campaign that encouraged the purchase of a limited edition mosquito locket, all proceeds going to the charity.