Notable for her roles in such English and Scottish television programs as Sea of Souls and Taggart, Bryan is also known for her appearances in the children's educational programs See You, See Me and Nina and the Neurons.
After earning a bachelor's degree in Acting from Queen Margaret University, she performed in professional theatrical productions of Sleeping Beauty, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Death of a Salesman.
She contributed to a 2006 BBC Radio program titled Death and the Penguin.
She was born and raised in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
She and Dawn Steele were both in the cast of the BBC paranormal series Sea of Souls.