Portrayed the character of Hayley Crooper on "Coronation Street," playing the first transsexual character on a British series.
She studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.
In 1999 and 2004, she was the co-recipient of the Best Onscreen Partnership for her role on "Coronation Street" at the British Soap Awards.
She married Ian Kershaw, who is also an actor.
She appeared on "Coronation Street," just like Brian Capron.