She was born in New Jersey, but was raised in her parents native Bristol, England, UK.
Writes a bimonthly column in the UK edition of Glamour magazine about life as a British actress in Hollywood.
Is fluent in French and Italian and has spoken both languages during performances.
Played piano from age of 3 to grade 8 (UK). Still plays. Enjoys Schubert impromptus most of all (A flat major is favorite).
(September 14, 2007) Married her boyfriend of 7 years Ioan Gruffudd following a 20-month-long engagement.